Journal writing techniques are vast and just about everywhere on the web. It can actually be said that there is no wrong way to write an entry into a journal. Everything depends on the mindset of the writer. With the advent of web logs (blogs), journaling has become so much more expedient and fun to do.
Journaling has been around for several decades, probably since the dawn of time. It has always been a way to preserve a memory or some passage in time that has served as a written record of history.
When you think of journaling, do you equate it with diaries or with writing aficionados? Perhaps both – perhaps neither. You need not be a bona fide writer to compile your thoughts into a journal. However, many people may worry that there are certain journal writing techniques that are necessary in order for a journal to be an acceptable piece of writing. The truth is that there is no set standard for writing entries into a personal journal.
If it is journal writing techniques that you seek, then you can look to books, blogs, newspapers and magazines for examples. Depending on the tone that you are looking for, you can even turn to those who write on Twitter for samples of journal writing.
As a rule of thumb, If you choose to write in a journal, you are basically writing a written record of your day-to-day activities or your daily regime. While it should not be written like a schedule or a calendar, you may consider infusing a bit of fodder through stories within your journal postings. For example, if you are describing an event that took place in your day, you would want to centralize it around something that can be amusing or eye opening. The event that triggered a reaction that you had could be centered around a revelation from a co-worker or a confrontation of some sort. This will provide a good backdrop for the journal entry.
This is the mantra when it comes to writing entries in your journal. From inception to completion creativity is king! One of the things that you can do to rev up the old creative juices is to buy the perfect journal. There are an array of good journals at your local bookstore. They come in different materials as well. From rayon, silk, denim and leather to just the plain, hardback paper stock covers, there are just an array of journals to choose from. Along with having the perfect journal is having the perfect pen, and the sky is literally the limit when it comes to pens for you to choose from.
The most important technique is to relax your mind and release any and all chaos that may be in your midst. Chaos equals clutter, and a cluttered mind will not yield the sort of journal entries that you seek. You might consider drafting up a list of topics that you want to address in your journal entries. Consider the following: are you going to write about your daily life, your working life, or are you going to journal your daily rants and raves of the day.
This is the easiest thing for you to do because all you have to do is step outside of your home in order to gain a better perspective and inspiration from just about any event. If you have to commute to work by taking public transportation or sitting in traffic for several hours, you will begin to notice that there is always something to write about. On your lunch break if you people watch you will notice that the subtleties and nuances that people (on average) exhibit can be a great means of inspiration for journaling.
If you keep in mind that there is no wrong way to write in a journal then you will be surprised at many of the entries in which you write.