For a few weeks now, I have been considering writing a journal. Nothing too over the top, just a few lines every day. I’ve been told that writing things down, helps with memory and trying to remember things. May all be rubbish, but it may just work.
So today was the day I was going to start. I’ve been looking for for something suitable to jot down my notes for a few weeks. What I wanted was some kind of soft backed book with lined pages. I wanted it about A5 or A6 size, but I didn’t want it to have dates. I already have a ‘page-to-a-day’ type of diary, and I don’t think it is suitable for what I want. This is what I found and it seemed just the job. It wasn’t until I got home that I discovered that it had plain pages with no lines. It wasn’t expensive, so I’m not going to take it back. It will teach me to read all the small print before jump in and buy anything.
So, I’ve taken the plunge and have bought one (another) from eBay which from the look and description ‘seems’ to be what I want. Price is similar to the other one I purchased and should be here on Wednesday. Fingers crossed, I should be able to start before the whole idea falls by the wayside.
The problem, if it can be called a problem is what to do with the other notebook. As I say, it wasn’t expensive so not really much point in taking back for a refund. I have a distant developing idea that I could use it as a sketch book, which basically what it is but I’m not sure about my artistic abilities. So who knows.
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I write a journal but use an electronic one that allows me to insert photos. I haven’t the patience to sit and handwrite.
The advantage of the electronic is if I feel lazy I can dictate notes into it and edit afterwards,and I can lift out sections for the blog.
There lots of free ones available, I use Day One for the iPad.
Hi Sue. I tried using a digital journal, but I found it too easy. Apparently, it is the physical aspect of handwriting that helps with memory.
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I understand the physical aspect.
When I was a child I could make up endless stories but only if my fingers were fiddling with a box of buttons. When my son was little he used make up stories too but only if he rubbed his fingers together.
Typing now does it for me as it does for him.
He has a degree in writing but gave up in favour of teaching.
I can come up with ideas without typing, but the moment my fingers touch the keyboard the words flow. My brain works too fast for handwriting I can’t get the words down quick enough.
I’m giving Onenote another go. Never really used it, but I’ve been told it’s ideal as a journal. We shall see.