There are so many creative journaling options, when was the last time you tried something different? Journaling is something that many people struggle with and often times it’s the last thing to happen on a page and may even be forgotten about completely.
I’m completely guilty of that. I look back at some of my pages and the photos are beautifully displayed and there’s a spot for journaling but nothing in it! I now will not allow a page to go back into an album until the journaling is done.
I’m not saying that you have to include journaling on every page, because there are pages where the photos tell the story and nothing else is needed. It’s easy to include the who, what, where and when. I encourage you to get creative and try something different.
Here are just a few alternatives to the who, what, where, when style of journaling.
- journal in bullet point
- include a list (here’s an example)
- use song lyrics
- have someone else in the photo tell the story from their perspective
- include your thoughts or how you were feeling in, or about, the photo
- document how you feel now, looking back at the photo
- include a comparison (check out this layout for an idea)
- recipes (example)
To go along with todays topic of trying different styles of journaling, I thought I’d share a layout that I created years ago where I used a poem that I found online as my journaling. There are so many great nuggets of information to be found online, get creative about how to incorporate them on your layouts.
Have a creative day!