Here are some pages from the diary of an ordinary student who lived in the North of England in the early 1980s. His notes resemble any online diary such as an account of Tumblr, Blogspot or Facebook.
It looks like those years, offline-blogs were no less popular than modern blogs. The young men exchanged with each other their written quotations, song lyrics, more pictures and marks.
By the way, it is possible that if you take a look at the bookshelves of your grandparents, you will run into the same interesting little things.