Six Tips for Better Journal Entries

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 | 1 comment

Journal - Bev Sykes

Photo Credit – Bev Sykes

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 practice?  What type of things can you do to enhance the quality of your digital journal entries?  Is there a way to make things look, feel, and read better?  Are there any tools you can use to safeguard your most private thoughts?

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4 Reasons Why Everyday Timeline is Better than Diaro 3

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 | 12 comments

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Everyday Timeline

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 the right of this page.

While there are a few things I miss about Diaro 3 (see below), there are several things I am loving about Everyday Timeline that Diaro can’t do. I’ve boiled them down to the top 4:

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Finding the Right Digital Journal for Beginners- Vince’s Journey

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 | 0 comments

Photo Credit - Madalai Muthu

Photo Credit – Madalai Muthu

Vince Doss recently reached out to me asking a few questions and explaining his journey attempting to find the right digital journal in his busy life. I was inspired and educated by his story enough that I encouraged him to write it out for all of you to enjoy as well. As you will soon see, Vince is on the right track and his careful selection process will increase his chances of an enjoyable and fulfilling journaling experience.

Take it away Vince!

I am an IT support professional and I have just taken up journaling in the past month. I set out to find a tool to help me gather my thoughts, a compensatory strategy for ADD. I enter repair tickets (only PC based); do network management and email from my PC laptop. I also have an iPad (but find typing on it is not fun with/without stylus) and an iPhone5. I was looking for something to quickly enter notes from the time I wake and throughout the day to both chronicle my day’s activities, for ticket entry later if needed, as well as my goals, thoughts and musings. After trying for a couple weeks I think the iPhone has won out as the primary input platform. I first stumbled upon EJ when searching for “the best journaling apps” and found Sam’s eBooks and PDFs. These were pivotal in helping me arrive at a few conclusions.

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Everyday Timeline Is Vying To Become The Best iPhone Journal

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 | 5 comments

A while back I wrote a post on a new iPhone application called Everyday.me and how it was the latest in a movement to automate your personal journal. Well, apparently Everyday.me was an early build and now the full product is out and called Everyday Timeline. This cute application has now become a force in the iOS journal space and with a few m

ore improvements could become one of my top recommendations.

Everyday Timeline now includes many of the features that I consider important or even essential such as:

  • Exporting - you can now export and backup your journal to Dropbox and Evernote weekly automatically. You can also print out the PDF for your own purpose.
  • Sharing - you can also explicitly share specific entries with others via email or Facebook.
  • Email posting - you can add entries by emailing anything to post@everyday.me. Attachments work also.
  • Location checkins - You can record your own private location/checkins, and/or import them from Foursquare.
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Everyday.me and the Automated Journaling Movement

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 | 1 comment

What if I told you that you could journal without even journaling? That you could go to bed at night knowing that your entries had been written, complete with pictures?

This may sound far off, but with a new app called Everyday.me, it is closer that you imagine. The thing that gets me even more excited is that I have been thinking about taking journaling in this direction recently- a direction I call the automated journal.

This new way of journaling hinges on the fact that in this day and age we are constantly leaving notes and pieces of our lives. Tweets, Facebook posts, emails, Instagram pics… and so on. We are leaving more of this personal information out there, usually for sharing with our friends and family, but why not collect it for personal use as well? What if we could collect this digital footprint and store it privately?

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