Ways to Journal your Thoughts and Ideas

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There are many ways to begin the process of journaling. Here are some outlines to help you choose the right journaling process for you.

· Will the journaling be strictly private and for your eyes only?

· Will the journaling be open for friends, family, or the general public?

· Will your journaling focus on specific topics of your life?

· Will your journal be informative for others that read it?

· What method works best for you? Digital, paper, or both?

Reasons to start journaling

· Change your perspective and outlook on life

· Track habits, behaviors, or self-improvement

· Share with other specific experiences, travel, or review information

· Create a fun album of your life to share with family and friends

· Write to reflect on your life or release stress 

Whatever your reasons are, journaling is a great hobby or activity to help you express yourself. If you are not sure where to start with journaling, you can begin a few ways.

Mobile Apps

· Daylio—Self-Care Bullet Journal with Goals and Mood Diary & Happy Tracker
IOS App & Google Play

· The Five Minute Journal— Morning & evening prompts with photo attachment options
IOS App & Google Play

· Diaro—A basic app with the ability to create quick entries and attach photos
IOS App, Google Play, Amazon

Online Platforms

· Journey Cloud—Allows you to post your entries on the cloud via mobile or desktop
IOS, Android, macOS, Windows, & Linux

· DayOne—Writing, photos, videos, drawings, or audio entries
IOS, Android, Mac, Browser Extensions, & Email Access

· Penzu—Typical blogging style journal with an email reminder to post an entry
Desktop, Laptop, IOS App & Android

Blog Style

· BloggerHosted online blogging platform with or without a domain

· WordPress—Hosted or self-hosted with mobile app access or post using email

· Squarespace– Alternative compared to WordPress with templates

Social Media

· Adobe Spark interactive format easily viewed on all devices

· Tumblr cross mix of blogger and Twitter style

· Medium community-based blogging platform

· Bloglovin another community-based blogging platform

Pen and Paper Style

· Guided Journals

· Wreck this Journal

· Bullet Journal

· Q & A Journal

· Basic Plain no Prompt Journal

Other Ideas

· Scrapbook It
Use your scrapbooking for writing short stories about the photos on the pages.

· Planner Style for Journaling
me & my BIG ideas—https://meandmybigideas.com

· Handmade personalized journal

· Google Drive and use Google Doc or Spreadsheet to track your thoughts

· Create slideshows

· Make movies and upload your videos

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