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[personal profile] used_songs2017-09-13 07:28 pm


I saw this post on tumblr and immediately thought of this community. What I love about the journal in the post is that she starts it with one intention, then it gets used very differently, and then it evolves into something else. The book measures changes in her and in her life over time. And it's also a tool that helped her to make it through tough times.

I wanted to share because I found that post very inspirational; it made me think about the purposes that journals serve, about how we mix media in order to make something meaningful, how personal and yet universal the act of journaling is.
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[personal profile] lunabee342017-07-23 06:37 pm

July Discussion Post

Recommend a favorite notebook or pen. Tell us about a cool electronic gadget or app that helps you journal or plan. In other words, help us all add to our wishlists by telling us about your favorite supplies. :)
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[personal profile] egret2017-06-30 03:57 am

DayOne subscription model and people's emotional reactions

 Hi everyone, I'm new to the comm but not to journaling.

I was really fascinated by this debate today and wondered if anyone else saw it. I am, like many, a longtime user of the Mac/iOS journaling app DayOne. If you are not familiar, it's a very beautifully designed app that syncs between all your devices and lets you insert photos as well as whatever your tweets or instagram posts were that day, etc. It automatically records the place you're posting from and the weather in that location at the time of your post. It's terrific. There have always been some vaguely answered questions about the security of their syncing system though, but I figured nothing I was writing was valuable to anyone but me. Anyway, just recently DayOne announced that they are moving to a subscription model and going forward users will have to pay a monthly/yearly fee. I've seen discussion in several places (MacRumors [in link], a Mac focused FB group) and people are overwhelmingly outraged. 

I am annoyed and unwilling to pay because I will feel locked in and I feel like I've already paid for the software and then paid again to upgrade it and enough is enough. As I read so many angry comments, though, I wondered if part of this anger is because it's a journaling app, and we have emotions of reliance and trust in our journals, and to be reminded that our outpourings are being monetized is wounding. 

My personal solution is that I am going to begin moving my entries by pasting and copying them into dreamwidth, which will then be my only internet journal. I have a paid DW journal, and I don't mind that subscription at all -- I think it feels different because the DW developers have always been open and transparent about how they're making their money from this service. And of course it feels different because there is still at least a vestige of online community on DW, unlike a solo journaling app. If I need to write something in the notes app of my phone and then copy and paste it into Dreamwidth that evening, I can live with that. 

I guess I am curious as to whether others
- have feelings one way or another about DayOne or any of the other journaling apps
- have feelings about Dreamwidth itself as a journal that is different from other journals
- have ideas about our emotional connections to our journaling tools

Sorry if this post is too much for a brand new member of the group; I'll delete it if it's inappropriate. I was happy to find this group though!
Crossposting some of this to my own journal. 

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[personal profile] used_songs2017-06-15 06:06 pm

Art Journal inspirations

Has anyone here found a great, inspirational book for art journaling, something that was really useful for you? I was doing a Wreck This Journal with a friend for a while, but she is several states away so it meant long delays between it being mailed back and forth and I didn't find it terribly inspiring. Then another friend got me a really pretty book called Journal Fodder 365 and it looked great ... but I barely used it because it just didn't meet my needs.

Are there any books or card sets or websites out there that you have found helpful it pushing your creativity?

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[personal profile] gokuma2017-06-10 04:14 pm

Pay More, Have More?

Where do you buy your stationery supplies? Good stationery stores, supermarkets, dollar stores, flea markets, Etsy?  I find myself constantly having dilemma whether to buy more cheaper things or less, but of higher quality.

What are your stationery shopping habits?
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[personal profile] gokuma2017-05-19 05:38 pm

Stranger Tools Happen

Journaling / planning / scrapbooking makes you broaden your horizons in some very... unexpected ways. I've started laughing today when I noticed I was customizing my journal cover using: a) a cross-shaped screwdriver, b) a long nail, c) an upholstery needle I bought once in some stroke of brilliance/foresight.

What's the weirdest tool/medium your journaling/planning made you use?
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[personal profile] gokuma2017-05-14 07:45 pm

Decorating your journal/planner

When do you decorate your pages? Do you do that in advance, during writing on an actual page or afterwards, when all of the writing is done? What supplies do you enjoy using (stickers, markers, watercolours, stamps etc.)?
Do you use tip-ins?
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[personal profile] lunabee342017-05-06 06:50 pm

May Discussion Post

Has your approach to journaling, planning, etc. changed over the years? What would you like to do in the future?
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[personal profile] lunabee342017-04-11 08:07 pm

April Discussion Post

Tell everyone about the top five topics you write about (or chart, record, etc.) in your journal or planner. Pictures always encouraged!

March Discussion Post

Recommend a favorite planner! Tell or show us why you love it.
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[personal profile] lunabee342017-02-11 09:32 am

February Discussion Post

Post a photograph of your journal or planner! Show off what you've been doing. :)