Writing Wednesday: Links for inspiration for daily writing

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Those of us doing the Page Per Day Challenge, or anyone who wants to write or journal daily, can sometimes get stuck for what to write every day. Here is a collection of links to posts that I have found inspirational for daily writing.

First of all, if you haven’t yet heard about our Page Per Day Challenge, this post gives you the basics of the idea:https://quovadisblog.com/welcome-to-the-quo-vadis-page-per-day-challenge/

Our goal is to write something on one page of a notebook or day per page planner every day for the whole year. Your book will become your companion, holding the record of your life all year. Your daily page is where you will capture all those little details that might otherwise be forgotten. Quotes, numbers, sketches, memories all go on your daily page.

Here on Quo Vadis blog we have a whole series of posts on the Page Per Day Challenge, you can see them all here: https://quovadisblog.com/category/challenge/  These posts include ideas on what to write each day, which book to choose, etc.

Austin Kleon’s post from several years ago on how he uses a logbook revolutionized my journaling process and got me into the habit of keeping a daily record. I have been writing daily ever since I read his logbook post. It changed my mind about what I thought a journal should be. I found his method much easier to keep up on than what I had previously been doing. Here is his excellent post:  http://austinkleon.com/2010/01/31/logbook/

Another post that changed the way I journal was this woman’s post on different “levels” of daily journaling, from basic what-I-did to more details, art, collage, and more. It encouraged me to capture more on my daily page: http://www.blogher.com/own-your-beauty-primer-journaling-those-whod-start?wrap=own-your-beauty

The Bullet Journal method is a great way to capture information daily. It lets you organize and index your notes as you write them, so they are easy to find later. I’ve seen so many people get frustrated with this system when they think it should also be their planner, which is not how it was originally designed. There is a monthly spread, but it is for an overview of the current month and not meant for forward planning, which is why it’s not recommended to write out months in advance.

Ryder Carroll, the creator of the Bullet Journal system, uses Google Calendar for his planning. He talks about it in this podcast (he starts talking about it around 16:40): www.5by5.tv/mikesonmics/95 The whole podcast is gold, and full of great use ideas. If you use a separate planning system and use the Bullet Journal system for capture, notes and journaling it’s excellent. www.bulletjournal.com.

Here is a recent article on “7 reasons you should be journaling daily.”

These links are all available in our Facebook group for people doing our Page Per Day Challenge. I will update this list throughout the year. Join our Facebook group for all the latest!

If you have a link to a post on daily writing that you’ve found particularly inspiring, please share it with us!

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