I kept a journal when backpacking in Europe for 2 months. Just a generic notebook. If I had a great story, I wrote it down, but mostly it listed my thoughts on features and sights, names of pubs, monuments and restaurants to visit again. Useful information, cost of goods, lots of stuff. I didn't really put down emotions.
My blog is for the people. Emotions, action. Sometimes talking it up to make it exciting even though it was a fire trail in the desert
Bark Bark goes Frankie the Adventure Dawg