Q: "What can you do in a journal? (this is seperate from a diary)"
A: I've looked this up in a legal encyclopedia to be sure, so this is reliable information: there is no law that regulates what people can and cannot do in their journals. Which means you can pretty much do whatever the hell you want, to the extent of your physical and mental abilities. This is to say that if you've only got one hand, say, you can't doodle in your journal with two hands at once. Or if you've a very limited imagination, you can't do anything that's not included on the following list:
- you can write bad neo-goth poetry
- you can document daily atmospheric pressure, wind direction, or the temperature inside your freezer.
- you can create expressionist sketches with your own bodily wastes
- you can even spell badly (this is seperate from writing ungrammatically), and still no one will arrest you, or make fun of you, or tell you that you're using your journal incorrectly.