On Deciding . . . Better 3.0: Creative Writing and the Blog. January 20, 2017 by Garret Vreeland in Weblogs, Internet, Arts Writing a personal journal published on the internet is a generous and courageous act. Generous because most who write don’t expect anything in return. Courageous because putting work in front of others is a risky act of exposure. It’s a social expression of shared experience.Beautifully expressed by one of the best.