Deciding what journal to use is one of the biggest questions asked by new journal writers. However even people who have journaled for years will probably still have that as a core question when they finish their journal. Some people are lucky and have a favourite method for example Moleskine or an app on their phone. Me? Well I love to dabble. Over the years I have amassed a large collection of journals and they all vary in styles. I have lined and unlined, Moleskine and WHSmith basics, Filofaxes and index cards- I have tried them all! And I am happy with that. I hate to be constrained and as a stationery geek I am always on the lookout for a new journal. In fact I sometimes have several on the go! If you are new to journal writing it may take you a while to find your ‘thing’. And that’s ok! As I said in my opening post a journal is what you make of it. Browse Pinterest and you will find such an amazing range of journals, pure inspiration! Just don’t be afraid of making a mark in that brand new notebook. When I was younger I would buy ‘special’ notebooks and then leave them languishing in a drawer because they were too pretty to use. If I could go back in time now I would shake myself and make me use those gorgeous notebooks. If you are really stuck with what to write perhaps copy out a special poem or a quote, anything to get that first page written on.
Are you considering starting a journal? If so how are you going deciding on a new journal? Is it an issue for you or does it not matter what you use? If you have been a journaler for a while do you have a specific way of journaling? Any advice or things you would like to share?
Thanks for reading, I look forward to hearing all about your journal keeping!