I've tried so many methods of journaling throughout my life. I remember being little and getting diaries that came with locks and keys and never being able to fill them up. As I got older I ran into the same problem of not being able to fill up blank journals because I simply could not write pages of text about my life. I always felt like my life wasn't interesting enough to be able to write about. But, that didn't mean that I didn't want to document my life. For a while I simply gave up writing in journals and did the ever-so-popular LiveJournal for many years. While I made so many great friends on LiveJournal, I always missed the paper journal.
The One Line A Day journal became popular a few years ago and I did keep up with it for a about a year and a half. I liked that format because it was short and to the point. I wanted something similar to the One Line A Day and when I saw people using their weekly Midori insert for journaling rather than planning, I knew it was the one! I really love the weekly view on the left and a blank grid on the right. The blank page gives ample space to draw or paste in ephemera.
For 2016 (see the post before this one) I've decided to use Midori's pre-dated weekly inserts so my dates have aesthetic consistency. And I'm hoping it makes my journaling look a little more grown-up if that makes sense. But then again, my doodles are always little cartoon-y characters so maybe I should just embrace the style I have.
If anything, I hope this post gives you a little push to journal--no matter how much you choose to write daily. Would you be interested in seeing my 2016 pages? Let me know and maybe I'll make it a monthly thing.