Journaling, Notetaking, Dear Diary for a Technologically Sullen World

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I am not a militant journaler. Ever since I was little, I loved the idea of diaries and notebooks and journals, but I am way to undisciplined and wild horsey to write in a diary every. single. day.
Here are a few of my tips for getting through the mental block and just putting the pen to paper:
Best of for the week. It can be as quick or as long as you want:
“Monday – Beau made coffee. Only good thing about the day. Tuesday – babysat and the girls were delightful. Wednesday – went to Breadfruit with Coco. Photobooth pics and fun. Thursday – cleaned up half the craft room and was able to put sewing machine in proper place! Friday – made homemade pizza and accidentally put too much garlic on it. My breath may smell bad but I am uber-healthy!”

Like twitter, write down small things that amuse you.

“The lady I ride the bus with always has something to knit – does she have a zillion grandkids, or is she clothing homeless kittens in booties?”
“This week was nothing but bollocks – under the weather, dropped my bagel, living room dancing and stubbed my toes. Let’s go for broke next week.”

Even snippets of conversations or phrases you like are a good practice to write down. Who knows? You may even be able to string them together into truly unique/comical/”cellar door“-type masterpieces!
Make your own Bartlett’s. When you find quotes that inspire you, write them down. Better yet, turn them into a mural on your pages.

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Thankfully I am not alone in the fear of the blank pages everyday. Karen Walrond is an amazing character and has brought up some tips on her site as well.
Happy notetaking!

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