Although I’m probably an above average journal keeper, I have never pretended to be perfect. I have even confessed that I only score a 4 out of 5 on my own digital journaling scale. I believe in it and I try to faithfully keep up with it, but I am still not where I want to be. Well, today I have some more confessions to share. I basically missed the month of October with my journaling. Oh, and most of September as well. This isn’t to discourage you but rather will hopefully help you. The reason I feel this short...read more!
In today’s world, it can be very easy to focus on the things we don’t have rather than pay thanks to the things that we do have. Indeed, that’s when keeping a gratitude journal comes in to play. Not only does it take the focus off our unnecessary wants, it gives us a reason to reflect on all of the good things in our lives. And you shouldn’t limit the project to just yourself. Instead, involve the whole family and let the gratitude journal your children keep become a way to show them what is truly...read more!
Journaling regularly is a very satisfying act. It’s the type of pastime with numerous benefits. Not only does journaling give you a private place to record your thoughts, it gives you the opportunity to revisit different times in your life and reflect upon the growth and progress you have made as a person. Your journal can enhance the quality of your life, help you pinpoint your dreams and aspirations, and strengthen the relationships you have with your family and friends. So, how can you improve your journaling...read more!
Editors Note: Although I will get credit towards my phone bill if you sign up for Ting using the links below, this isn’t an advertisement. Ting never approached me about this. I found out about them, researched the service they offered and made the switch. The post below documents my thought process on a decision that would cost me hundreds up front but save me thousands in the long run. I have been very happy so far and wanted to share my experience with you. I will try and keep you updated on my Ting experience. My...read more!
After reviewing several really good journaling apps, My Diary – Private Journal was quite a letdown. In all fairness I must state that I am a bit of an App Junkie and I enjoy apps that are feature rich as well as apps that are highly customizable. My Diary – Private Journal is neither. What you see is what you get, and you don’t get much. Nevertheless, how can one complain when the price is right… it is free. When an app is free what could you lose? All you invested is the time it took you to determine...read more!
Okay, so a month or two ago I made the announcement that I would be switching my daily journaling from Diaro 3 to Everyday Timeline- both for Android. I had been using Diaro 3 for about 7 months and had loved it but I had always wanted to try Everyday Timeline as my daily go-to for about a year so as soon as it came to Android I jumped on board. As always, because I am in control of my data I can switch the journals I use daily when ever I please. If you don’t know what I am talking about, please download the free mini-guide you see on...read more!
You may have read on EasyJournaling.com, our mid-summer review of Thoughtree (the Beta) but I’m pleased to reevaluate my recommendation now that it has hit the iTunes App Store, all tweaked and tuned for iOS 7 and free for the taking. Developer, Jude Abeler, offers journalers his “personal thought network” for practical productivity, with a classic user interface in black, white and green. Its charming tree logo reminded me of my children’s’ book collection, which included The Giving Tree. Both are delightfully...read more!
Photo Credit: Peter Griffin Do you love the convenience of modern technology but also enjoy the solitude found in the Great Outdoors? Does your idea of ‘roughing it’ differ than your family and friends? If you answered, “Yes,” to these questions, you very well fall into a category of modern day campers, hikers, and explorers that are online and connected throughout the course of their journeys. Thanks to a handful of incredible inventors, you can take technology with you while you sleep under the stars. Best of...read more!
Orange Diary was quite a delight to use. One could call it the Swiss Army Knife of diary and journaling apps. Not only can it do many different things, but it can do them well. It is a great tool for someone who, in addition to making journal entries, has projects and task to keep track of. For instance you can add an entry that is a project and within the entry you can add a task list. This will show up in your timeline and you can choose a specific icon of your liking to identify your non journal entries. In...read more!
When it comes to journaling, it’s more about the practice than it is about what’s being written. Creating a writing routine can make you a better person. In fact, it allows you to explore the depths of your soul and to consider possibilities that may otherwise be outside your reach. Journaling regularly allows you to have a better connection with yourself. You don’t have to censor your thoughts or your words. You can be crass, critical, caring, careful, calculated, and confident all at once. You can relive the best...read more!
Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. Organization isn’t usually my thing. I typically make up things as I go and look back to see how I did. However, when it comes to improving digital journaling skills, I have found that many struggle to get started, let alone become proficient and comfortable with this relatively new practice. For this reasons I actually put myself to organizing the process of becoming a better digital journaler and the 5...read more!
Ten of the Most Creative Journal Keepers When it comes to keeping a journal, these people are pros. In fact, there’s a lot that can be learned from them about the process. With modern technology being what it is, it’s easier to share, engage, and even keep journals. In fact, the digital journal is what we promote heavily here. Some of the most creative journal keepers of all time include: 1. Julia Cameron. Author Julia Cameron set the trail ablaze for creative by sharing her ‘Morning Pages’ with readers of...read more!
Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. While it is nice to be able to pull out your smartphone or tablet and make a journal entry keeping a journal online has its own perks. Not only is your journal automatically backed up and secure but you can also often write entries from mobile devices as well. As you will learn in the 12th episode of the Capturing Life podcast, Penzu is the industry leader as far as online journals go but there is at least one...read more!
You are reading this on a website about journaling because you are at least curious about what journaling can do for you life. You have either felt benefits of putting a pen to paper or fingers to keyboard or you believe that doing so may improve your life somehow. Okay, lets be honest. You are probably here because Oprah told you to journal. This brings up an important question and the focus of this post. Not the point about someone telling you to journal. …the point that Oprah is rich and famous. Oprah is just one of...read more!
The handheld version of Private Diary along with its online version make quite a complete journaling package that will suit most anyone’s journaling needs. Let’s take a look at both and see how they may fit into your daily journaling life. The handheld version has most of the necessary features you would expect to find in most top of the line journaling apps. These include a timeline view, calendar view, photo capability from within the app, auto location insertion, tags and categories as well as a host of other...read more!