I love Dictionary.com. Need a word? Got it. Wondering what the word of the day is? Tweeted. Today’s word of the day, however, isn’t a word. Dictionary.com talks about the benefits of writing in a diary. For example, some studies have shown that writing in a diary before taking a test can actually help students increase their test scores by half a grade. I think this is pretty akin to blogging. When we’re upset, when we’re curious, when we’re just writing aimlessly, blogging is a great way to write in your “online diary.” Of course, just like a diary, we often neglect our blogging and realize months later that we haven’t posted in…well, months. That’s actually why I joined Post A Week 2011. And you know what? I’ve really enjoyed writing blog posts in my “online diary.” 🙂