Month: July 2011

Stephen R. Covey’s Journal Tips

I have been reading the book “Living the 7 Habits” by the famed author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen R. Covey. It is filled with stories of people who used the 7 habits in their own lives and commentary by Covey throughout. One particular story titled “The Journal” discusses an embattled father going through a divorce. He was torn by the fact that he wasn’t going to be able to see his 3-year-old son as much and influence him as his father. Covey had the inspiration to encourage him to keep a journal for his son...

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What Is An eJournal?

It’s all about the “e” in eJournal You may have heard the term ‘eJournal‘ here or abroad, especially in reference to a journal app or online diary. While the term can actually mean several things depending on context, including online medical, law or scientific journals, when discussed about personal journaling, eJournal simply means “electronic journal”. There are many other “e” words gaining popularity including “edating”, “elife” and “efriends”. In all of these examples, the e originally stood for electronic, just like eJournal and just like email. …and almost as popoular as the “i” in Apple This is a very...

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Journal App Review: Chronicle- A Personal Journal and Secret Diary

Chronicle – personal journal and secret diary is a solid app from a well established developer, Slide To Rock. Along with Chronicle for both the iPhone and iPad, StR also has put over 20 apps in the app store. With this app developing experience comes a well rounded feature-set and stable performance. The interface of Chronicle leans more towards classic, similar to Molenotes. Still, customization options are available including a kaleidoscope of colors to choose for your background and several different fonts and sizes. Multiple entries can be made per day and pictures can be added to every entry....

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3 Tips That Will Improve Today’s Journal Entry

  Many of my journal entries are lame. I’ll man up and admit it. They could have been written by Watson, the IBM Jeopardy robot. It’s not that I don’t care or don’t try, I just get lazy sometimes. I leave out the real substance and settle for the Oreo cookies that go with every meal- a log of the days events. But fortunately I try and improve every day as well. Sometimes I make a concerted effort to stay away from the empty calories and go for the healthy stuff. The kind my mom used to hide in...

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Use Keywords And The Search Bar To Index Your eJournal

Difficulty: Medium I once had a brilliant idea for my journals. I wanted to get colored pencils and go through them, page by page, color coding different themes. I would use blue for inspiration, yellow for a funny story, green for a life changing event, and so on. Of course I never did this. It would be far to much work for something no one would ever appreciate, including myself. Fortunately, with eJournals, I have realized that a small variation on this idea is not only possible, but it is easy and very effective. If you use an online...

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