Audio Journal vs. Written Journal: 5 Reasons to Love Audio Journaling

What’s the difference between audio journaling and written journaling? Here are 5 differences that make audio journaling stand out.

Sound Off
3 min readJun 10, 2021
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Audio Journal vs. Written Journal

Aside from the obvious voice vs. text, there are actually a lot of differences between audio and written journaling.

Here are five ways that audio journaling is different from your classic pen and paper journal:

It’s convenient

You carry your phone with you everywhere you go, whereas you might not always have your physical journal on hand. With audio journaling, all you need is your phone.

So when a stressful moment comes up during your day or you have an idea for your next project, you can open up your audio journaling app right then and there and talk it through.

It’s faster

Most people talk faster than they write. This gives you freedom with audio journaling to work through more thoughts in a much shorter amount of time.

You don’t need to worry about spelling things out, making full sentences, or keeping your hand from cramping.

It’s easier

With audio journaling, you can freely and quickly articulate your thoughts as they pop up in your mind.

You don’t need to organize anything or focus on writing any kind of story, it’s a far more free-form version of journaling.

It can offer more of a guided pathway

It can be incredibly intimidating to open up a journal and have an empty page staring you in the face. With Sound Off, you have the option to listen to our wide selection of daily starters, which are one-minute episodes designed like mini-podcasts.

Each starter offers inspiration on a particular topic as well as prompts that you can use to guide your audio journaling. This makes it easier to start your audio journaling process and organize your thoughts.

It captures more emotion

It’s pretty easy to monitor or censor yourself when you are writing in a journal. It takes a lot more work to write something down than to simply speak it out loud.

You have to decide to write something down, and you might not want certain thoughts to make it to the paper. This means you could be less filtered and more raw in your audio journaling than written journaling.

Give Audio Journaling A Go.

Try the free iOS and Android app, here.

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