I've been wanting to go through my mission journals for sometime, but never seemed to make the time to sit down and read them. One thing that motivated me to finally do it is to transcribe them. I bring the journal to work and take 15 minutes of my lunch break to type up a couple of entries and store them online (using Google Docs or Zoho). Hopefully this will serve as a good backup in case anything happens to them.
I started with the MTC and it was neat to see my growth the two months I was there. I was beginning to get annoyed at myself at how "amazing" everything was and the fact that I didn't explain anything as to why it was amazing. Then, the last week or so there, I actually started expounding on the spiritual experiences I was having. If you're keeping a journal, make sure to not just list the things you've done but try to communicate your actual feelings and things you've learned. Those items are what will help the reader the most.
I've also started keeping my current journal online because I can add to it where ever I am (provided there's a computer nearby). I know it doesn't capture my actual handwriting and that can take away from the personal depth of the entries, but I can include photos a lot easier, and it will allow me to share it with my family a lot easier too, and not have to worry about losing the original. My blog is also a good journal source, though I don't tend to share intimate personal experiences here.
Have you all had any recent journal writing experiences? At what point would you begin sharing your journal with your family?