If someone has become a Christian and they are not going to join an existing church suitable to their convictions and aspirations - what should they actually do?
It's a problem, because it is possible thy will not personally know a single person in the same situation, with the same perspective - and if they do know someone they are probably living miles away, probably in another country - known only via the internet or other mass media...
The essence of our current situation includes that all public discourse, all cooperative behaviours, are corrupted - often to the point of inversion.
Well, thoughts and thinkings are the most important reality; but for most of us this is not enough; we are good enough at thinking for it is suffice...
So that is where a personal (private) journal comes in. It starts as reflections and notions planked down, but may develop into a conversation with oneself - itself a way of thinking; a kind of feedback process by which the written expression of an idea becomes a partner in conversation with yourself as you have become in the (brief) time since you had that idea - because to make an idea explicit is to change the mind.
The writing of a journal, the process rather than the product, can be literally a form of meditation - it is for me.
Journaling doesn't suit everybody, it doesn't help everybody; indeed it may make some people worse - increasing self-absorption and hardening wrongness.
But it may help you.