DearDiary.Net is a place where you can express yourself in your own online diary. DearDiary.Net was founded in 1999 and has been in operation in various forms since then. It’s therefore, quite likely, one of the internet’s oldest websites that’s still in operation. If you know of an older one please let us know!

DearDiary.Net used to be a place you could write your online diary for free, but unfortunately with recent changes in Spammer behaviour, as well as the support aspects involved with running a large site for free DearDiary.Net is now only available to Patreon supporters.

Important: If you had a diary at DearDiary.Net previously your work is not lost. You will soon be able to see it again at but you will not be able to update it there.

DearDiary.Net is now invite only and presently only for Patreon Patrons. If you would like an invite please contact us and let us know why. You will also need to sign up for a Patreon account and pledge at least $3/mth in order to gain access.

We know this may be offputting to some, and we are sincerely sorry that we cannot provide this service for free any longer. In order to provide our users with the security and safety they expect we have to reduce the number of freebies given away to concentrate on those people who appreciate the site enough to make a small contribution every month. After 20 years of providing the service for free, this hasn’t been a decision we’ve taken lightly.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions and we will honestly do our best to help you.