Thanks, Bakari Chavanu, for this guest post: In age of Twitter, Facebook, smartphone apps, and even the NSA, very little seems private anymore. Many of us seem to want to let others know what we ate for lunch, who we recently befriended, and what video we starred on YouTube. Some people even confuse Twitter for a daily journal or diary. The tradition of diary- and journal-keeping is centered around privacy. But is there a case for allowing others to read our private writing? Our journals or diaries may not be the historic coming of age...read more!
Life is constantly evolving. I’m welcoming a journaling guru to the Easy Journaling team. While demands on my full-time career have never been higher, and my roles as husband and father require increasing attention, I realize that I need serious help to give Easy Journaling the attention it deserves. This website is still the only location focused on digital journaling and consistently serves a growing audience as well as the casual journaler looking for the best journal app or digital journaling tips. It is with great excitement that I...read more!
I’ve been there before. Writing in a personal journal consistently for weeks or even months until finally the thought pops in “will anyone ever read all of these words I am writing?” You have possibly been there as well. It can be sort of a downer and mess with the journaling motivation that is often so hard to gather up. Conjuring up so much thought, emotion and story telling only to wonder if those words will ever been seen by human eyes again. Sometimes writing in a journal feels like throwing a pebble in the ocean or...read more!
I have discussed many features and criteria by which you should be judging a journal app when you are in the market for a new one. These have included export to PDF, security and backup features and cross-platform compatibility. But when it is all said and done, after all of the numbers are crunched and you have limited your selection down to only a handful (which, by the way, www.bestjournalapp.com does for free) there is one criteria that you should use to rank and chose your app. What is it you ask? Well, just ask yourself a simple...read more!
New Year’s is a season for reflection and contemplation. It is a time for change. This is the third New Year in Easy Journaling’s existence. Looking at the traffic on those past two days (a bunch of people came to this website), it is apparent that journaling is a common New Year’s resolution. It makes sense, really. Journaling can both preserve history and improve life. A personal journal can even help you with your other resolutions including losing weight, progressing careers and improving relationships. While I think...read more!
Although I’m probably an above-average journal keeper, I never pretend to be perfect. I confess 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 could still do better. 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 story will help you is because we all have times...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 family loves their...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 moments of your life...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 The Artist’s...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 many famous or...read more!
Journaling causes you to push your edges. It has you exploring the confines of your comfort zone. It makes you question things and draw conclusions. It gives insight about the past, identifies areas of improvement, and helps your dreams take flight. With that being said, if you journal on a regular basis, you’ll find times where you need inspiration for your posts. The creative well may have run dry and you look for things outside yourself to fill it once again. If that is the case, and it certainly will be from time to time, there are a...read more!
Express Yourself with an Art Journal Art journaling offers freedom of expression. Drawing, painting, and collaging enhance journal entries and allow journalers to capture the faintest details of daily events. Part art and part written word, the art journal brings to life thoughts, feelings, and experiences and puts them on the page for others to see. Although art journaling can be a very private affair, many people gain strength in sharing their Art journaling offers freedom of expression. Drawing, painting, and collaging enhance journal...read more!
Seeing the growth of the Easy Journaling website and community over the past few years has been amazing and humbling. It has been an honor to take part in a movement that is growing so quickly with such passionate users at the forefront. Hundreds of you have joined the community via Twitter, Facebook and the mailing list. Thousands have commented on posts. Hundreds of thousands have visited the site. There comes a point in most projects where one man can’t just do it alone anymore if the quality and growth are to be maintained. This...read more!
As you may have heard in the most recent podcast, our family has made some major life decisions recently. These have spiraled us into an exciting direction but has also given us low stability as we have been basically living with family and out of suitcases for a month. I say this to give context to the type of month that June was; not your typical month. Still, we managed to capture our life significantly along the way and have had some great moments together. This included our big move, several family gatherings and a vacation/reunion in...read more!
Greetings from CreateWriteNow, and many thanks to Sam, for hosting us here today! EasyJournaling focuses on the many different media with which to journal, and it provides a unique and much-needed service in doing so. Thanks again, Sam! I’m also going to talk about available media technology, but it’s nothing so new and untried as the techniques discussed in this blog. I refer to the lowly technology of pen and paper. Using pen and paper exclusively is one of the fundamentals of a Morning Pages practice. Are you familiar with Morning...read more!