Month: June 2013

The 10 Best Easy Journaling Posts (So Far)

The problem with a blog as opposed to, say, a book, is that blogs are living and evolving while books are (generally) static and considered a finished work. Books are organized so that you can start from the beginning and get the information presented on a sturdy foundation. For example, if you are reading a book on volleyball you will probably learn about the history of the game and the fundamentals of how to play before you get to expert techniques. Blogging is as big as it is for a reason, but that still doesn’t mean there aren’t any...

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Should I Worry About Spelling And Grammar In My Journal?

Spelling bees are cute, aren’t they? Children gathering to demonstrate a talent that hasn’t been relevant since before they were born. This is comparable to me taking part in a typewriter competition when I was in grade school 20 years ago. Typewriters were largely irrelevant at that time just like spelling on the fly is largely irrelevant now. Spell check has killed the spelling B, even if society hasn’t come to grasp with that fact now. I’ve thought considerably about what role proper spelling and grammar play in my personal journal. When I was handwriting my journals they played...

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What I (Will) Miss Most About Penzu

Get 101 Reasons to Write a JournalĀ andĀ Modern Journaling (plus more) bundled for a low price today! My relationship with Penzu has been well documented. It started as a nice online journal that I hoped to use someday to something that I used daily for more than a year. It went from something that I was infatuated with to something that I was ultimately frustrated with. To read more about Penzu, click here. It has been nearly six months since I started using Diaro 3 for Android (and PC) as my daily journal and I still love it. The mobile...

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Are You A Level 5 Journaler? Find Out Now!

In an effort to better measure and track the progress of myself and other digital journalers, I recently developed a method called ‘The 5 Levels of Digital Journaling‘ (you can see a summary here or get the full version here). This was my attempt to quantify all of the things that make great journalers great and reveal the signs and symptoms of those who have a long ways to go. Along with the 5 levels I developed, I also created a quiz that you could take so that you instantly knew where you landed on the spectrum. As nice...

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My Capturing Life Report- May 2013

As I mentioned roughly a month ago, I am going to start reporting on how I am doing with my own personal journal keeping as well as other metrics of capturing my life. I will do this for two reasons: 1) hold myself accountable to the goals I am setting and 2) help you have some sort of bar to check yourself against. I am by no means perfect or the highest bar. Rather, I would consider my efforts perhaps above average with many exceeding the quantity and quality of my journaling and picture taking. May was a crazy...

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