Frequently Asked Questions
ByteLyfe is a private online journal. The name comes from the word byte, which is a unit of digital information and a “creative” spelling of the word life. We wanted to create an online space where people could store the fun and important parts of their lives. Our tag-line is: bite-sized portions of life, without any prying “I”s.
ByteLyfe has a user-friendly interface and uses labels and hashtags to help organize journal entries around different topics or styles. You can enhance your traditional text entries by adding pictures, audio, video, emojis, and location tags. These entries are designed to be just for you so that you can remember and reflect on the important moments of your life.
ByteLyfe is for anyone who wants to get the most out of their journaling experience and remember all the things in life they would otherwise forget. We think ByteLyfe makes a great alternative to the traditional journal. It’s easier, faster, and more fun than writing things down and you’ll never lose it. We use it as a traditional journal, for tracking fitness progress, as a baby book, to record little reminders, as a recipe book and meal planner, and so much more. We are excited for you to find out the perfect way for you to use ByteLyfe.
Journaling has long been prescribed by mental health professionals as a way to manage stress and anxiety, and cope with depression. It is a form of meditation that allows practitioners to identify the root causes of their stress. Journaling can also help in organizing your thoughts and allowing you to see patterns in behavior and your emotional state. This should help give you a heightened self-awareness and relieve some anxiety and stress.
Journaling is also a great way to remember things. People are busier than ever and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget the important things. It could be your child’s first words, where you went on your first date, or even where you parked the car. ByteLyfe makes it easy to quickly record a thought or important detail and always have access to it.
ByteLyfe was designed with privacy in mind. There are some things that can’t or shouldn’t be shared with everyone. ByteLyfe allows you to be your true self, without worrying about how other people will respond to your thoughts and memories. It is our hope that you find ByteLyfe to be a helpful and cathartic way to reflect on the moments that make up your life.
We encrypt all of your posts. The only way to access them is with your username and password. Further, unlike social media platforms and free websites, we do not need to look at the content of your posts to sell advertisements. We don’t have advertisements. Your posts can only be seen by you.
If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. We value your privacy. Unlike social media sites, it is not our goal to figure out everything about you in order to sell it to advertisers. When you pay for a ByteLyfe membership, you get a service. We provide you with a platform to journal and store your thoughts and ideas. We use your money to help pay for the storage and encryption of that data.
If you decide that you do not want to use ByteLyfe anymore, you need to cancel membership from the website. You will be charged for the current month and have that time to add content to your page. You will be able to download your page as a PDF file, but should make sure to back up any audio or video you have uploaded. If you decide to join again later, after not being a member for a while, your page will still be there. However, you will not have access to it and will not be able to add content unless your membership is current.