Month: April 2013

I Have Written 371,193 Words In My Journals In 14 Years

I’m a stat nerd, so to be honest, I’m not sure why I haven’t done this before. It all started with a simple question I had the other day: How much have I really written in my journals? It wasn’t the sort of question that has no answer or is not quantifiable, it was a very clear and direct question that I knew I could find the answer to. I turned to the tool that I have become oh-so-familiar with as an aspiring engineer- a spreadsheet. Now I must be clear on a few points. First of all, I...

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Improving Life vs Capturing Life- Why Do You Journal?

The more I have gotten to know the journaling community the more I have realized how diverse it is, which is contrary to what I initially thought. When I first started Easy Journaling I was sure that most people who kept a journal where similar to each other. Call it stereotyping or call it demographics but I was sure I knew what types of people were most likely to journal. Obviously I was wrong as I have come to the realization that there are journalers of every age and stage in life and from every country and nationality in...

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A Letter From Me: You Are Using That Journal Or Diary App Wrong

Are you a level 5 digital journaler? Find out for free now! Let me be clear, this post isn’t necessarily for regular Easy Journaling readers. You understand the basics and many of you are consistently leveling up what you do with your digital journaling abilities. No, I’m talking to everyone else. Not just everyone who comes to this site but everyone who has downloaded a journal or diary app. Scratch that. This is a letter to the entire world of anyone who has even thought about downloading a journal or diary app for their smartphone or tablet. Ever. As fast as...

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5 Ways To Start A Digital Journal For Free

Not only does keeping a journal on your favorite device have incredible benefits over the alternative, but it is usually very affordable as well. While I typically encourage the serious digital journaler to eventually pay for a premium service, free alternatives are a great choice if you are just getting started. To help you out I have compiled a list of the top 5 free ways you can get started on your digital journaling adventure for free. Try the free option of a journaling service. Many journal services allow you to try it out for free. While you don’t have...

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Does Keeping a Digital Journal Mean No More Hand Written Entries?

The benefits of keeping a digital journal over a classic, hand-written journal are clear and growing every year. It is now more secure, private, convenient and enjoyable to keep a digital journal than the more old fashioned methods. As I speak to you through email and social media, however, there is one aspect of hand-written journals that many of you aren’t willing to fully let go of- the hand-written part. For some reasons there is a perception out there that there are fewer benefits of journaling via your fingers on a keyboard than using your wrist with a pen. I’m not...

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