"Revealing your innermost feelings on the internet is good for you, psychologists said today. A study of the phenomenon of blogs - or online diaries - found people writing them feel happier and more organised.
"Feeling that you have a forum for expressing yourself can make a huge difference to your psychological well-being," said psychologist Honey Langcaster-James, a Big Brother analyst."
As Celebrity Big Brother has only just finished screening in the UK, this was a very timely observation! The article in the Evening Standard continued:
"Nearly half of the 2,000 people surveyed online believed that a blog helped them get through life as it allowed them to relax and de-stress after a day at work.
"Big Brother housemates go into the legendary 'diary room' all the time just to let off steam, a vital coping strategy for them," said Ms Langcaster-James."......
"Keeping an online diary could prove to be highly rewarding and have psychological and emotional benefits. It also helps people feel wanted - those with blogs often keep a very close eye on the number of people visiting [it]. "
Lastminuteliving.com, which commissioned the study, managed to drop in the fact that they have a lot of bloggers: "Creating a blog can be a way to get more out of your life. Judging by the amount of users we have, people like sharing their photos, videos and personal thoughts with others."