Not all the Torah teachings are permitted to be written down. Some may only be spoken but not written down. One who can distinguish which may be written and which may not, can identify a Jew among a thousand (thousands of) non-Jews. - Sefer HaMidot, Novelties in Torah p.205
With this in mind, how does a Baal Teshuva approach a novel idea in Torah (nature, halacha, etc.)? Is it common practice to keep a journal?
Coming from a secular background can taint perspective. So what is the protocol/expectation in sharing with others and 'backing-up' these ideas? Respectfully is it better to share or just be silent?