At Sunny Island, there is no particular template for journals. Everyone has a different method for setting them up and I don't want to impose my method on anyone else. As long as they are not completely incomprehensible or offensive, it's all right with me. If you prefer the friends/lovers/enemies templates used on other sites, go ahead and use those.
In light of the recent attacks on Harvest Moon forums, you cannot style your journals with HTML or CSS; feel free, however, to go to town with BBCode stylings.