We’re still busy with the A to Z Challenge, following the theme, Build a Better Blog. Today, we’ve reached the letter J and so I thought we’d look at the
Joys of Journaling.
I used to think a journal was a daily account of everything I had done during the day. This meant several things, none of them good.
- I had to write it at night so I knew what had happened during the day.
- I had to list everything relevant that had happened and some days that took a long time.
- I had to find time to do both.
- I ran out of enthusiasm . . . fast!
- I gave up.Then I discovered the world of blogging, and I realised I could journal while blogging. So here are some suggestions of how to Build a Better Blog by journaling.
As a Highly Sensitive Soul, you may sometimes feel disconnected from yourself, particularly when you feel overwhelmed. In my experience, it can be challenging to “come back to yourself,” especially in a world where busyness and materialism abound. Compounding this, we’ve often told, “Oh, you’re just too sensitive.” read more
Years ago, I read Julie Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, for the first time. In it she describes a craft she calls,“Morning Pages.” “Morning Pages are three pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness.” She goes on to say: read more
I think one of the reasons for my repeated failure in the World of The Diary, was the thought that diaries had to be a record, a very full record, of my entire day. And of course, that was impossible. I spent far too much time climbing trees, rushing to finish my homework (that was in the days when I still did homework) so that I could go and play, avoiding my parents wrath over the latest misdemeanor, and going for long walks with my dog in the monkey-infested bush near our home. read more
Feeling a bit blue or discouraged? Maybe it’s time to give yourself not one, but many pats on the back. We get plenty criticism, lots of rejection and an abundance of put-downs. Now is the time to lift yourself up. read more
When we travel, we often think of writing in a journal, but where do we start and what do we cover? read more
Writers are supposed to be observant . . . or so they say. Ten minutes after I’ve spoken to someone, I’ll remember the conversation—but please don’t ask me what they were wearing. read more
Today we look at two other uses for a journal: read more
In one of the posts in this thread, we have looked at how to write a letter to God—and receive a reply. read more