How To: Keep your diary private

Keep your diary private

If you're serious about keeping your diary for your eyes only then you might have to take some drastic steps. There are some very clever ways to distract from, encrypt, hide, or disguise a diary if you're willing to put in the work.

If you keep a diary, you're likely to want your private thoughts to remain private.
You Will Need

  * Locked door or safe
  * Dictionary
  * Old book or book cover
  * Decoy diary
  * Enabled privacy settings
  * Passwords
  * Fake file names
  * Secret code or language

How To Keep Your Diary Private: Lock it up
Step 1: Lock it up

Lock the diary to keep prying eyes at bay. Some diaries come with locks, but these are fairly easy to break. For extra protection, keep your diary behind a locked door or in a locked box or safe.
How To Keep Your Diary Private: Disguise it
Step 2: Disguise it

Disguise your diary so that prying eyes mistake it for something else. Hollow-out a dictionary and tuck it inside, or remove the cover from an old book and have it rebound with your journal pages inside.
How To Keep Your Diary Private: Plant a decoy
Step 3: Plant a decoy

Plant a decoy diary. Write in the decoy to make it seem like your real diary, but don't put your secrets in it.
How To Keep Your Diary Private: Choose privacy settings
Step 4: Choose privacy settings

Apply privacy settings if you keep your diary online. You can choose to make the entire site private, or only certain posts.
How To Keep Your Diary Private: Protect it
Step 5: Protect it

Password-protect both your computer and your journal files if your diary is electronic.

Make sure your password is easy for you to remember but hard for someone else to guess.
How To Keep Your Diary Private: Rename it
Step 6: Rename it

Disguise your electronic diary file. Instead of naming it "diary" or "journal," label it something that no one else would be interested in peeking at.
How To Keep Your Diary Private: Keep it in code
Step 7: Keep

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