Starter’s Guide For Writing: Using Journaling to Maintain Your Blog and Yourself

An article written by: Lee Sonogan

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“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.” Christina Baldwin

Journaling or just a Journal is usually defined as a record of experiences, idea or reflections kept regularly for various sorts of reasons. I started my first journal on the 24/1/2017. Originally to organise my life better. Then it started to come very helpful with my blog. A journal is good to reflect back on and to get ideas onto paper, while it can inspire you to be more creative and productive.

In this paragraph, I am going to list all the positive uses of using a journal to overcome challenges and design out your thoughts and goals. studying and research information. Clarity in self-reflection. Review goals/dreams. Writing a book about yourself. A great place to plan. Jot down your ideas. Exercise your writing skills. Too much more to list in this paragraph.

Positive Mental/Health benefits by Journaling:
  • Clear your head
  • Make important connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Something to hold yourself responsible.
  • Improve your cognitive functioning.
  • Pushes you toward your goals.
  • It offers you a daily opportunity to recover from the daily stress.
  • Can help you identify things that would otherwise go unnoticed
  • Release emotion
  • Improve sense of gratitude
  • Discover your voice

Using Journals to maintain and improve your blog is one tool to prepare for blogging. When I started off blogging, I knew nothing compared to what I now know. But, I knew how to plan and design ideas. The more I wrote the more I felt comfortable publishing my ideas. I planed out publish schedules, pitched content ideas, compared and contrasted stats, documented any useful/relevant information I could use, promoting/advertising plans, and probably much more I can not name off the top of my head at the moment.

As I said in the previous paragraph, the more you write, the more it gets easier and becomes a habit. Motivation to keep a journal up can be difficult. Put meaning and purpose into a journal and that information can become useful to you if you’re a blogger, writing, or any type of thinker that needs to organise thoughts. I hope that was enough detail to get you to want to start making journal entries of your own.

“And so I just kept writing to myself.” Kimberly Novosel, Loved
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