if you write on a computer, not only are you free to rearrange parts of your journal, you can also revise everything you write. this may actually be a disa ... ntage if you get caught up in editing instead of writing. you can lose the free flow of putting thoughts on paper, and you can also end up censoring yourself, editing your journal down to nothing. writing on a computer, some people also miss the physical act of shaping the words with their hands. they feel the words in a different way when they are moving a pen or pencil over a page