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Speaking of popular trends...

This is another one I missed out on (but I'm a text-only journal person) but you guys, have you heard of the "Midori Traveler's Journal" or "Midori Traveler's Notebook"? (They also called it a 'Fauxdori' if people weren't buying the name brand one & making their own.) Entering those terms into YouTube is going to find you another thing that was popular (earlier this year, even!) and looks like it quite caught on by the number of hits on some of the videos.



This would be a fun time to list all the different types of journaling people have done. How many different ways have you documented your life? How many types of diaries / journals / notebooks / sketchbooks / etc have you tried or continuously kept? What are your favourite ways to do this?


p.s. also, i'm super happy to be seeing that there are SO MANY VIDEOS on youtube now for journaling. remember when there were hardly any or the very few were difficult to find? If you look for "journal collections" it can get you started off into the world. I'm wondering if it will develop into it's own thing like "booktube" has - you know, that area of YouTube where so many lovers of books have found one another? (i found it looking for "bookshelf tour" but you can also delve into it with "book haul" - & down the rabbit hole you go!) oh! i'm still writing in my paper journal every day since October 1st so i feel happy about that.

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kinston
Nov. 18th, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
Everything else aside, congratulations on going six weeks (+!) without missing a day journaling. I've been going strong the month of November and have not missed a day. I'm hoping to stay strong throughout the rest of the year and hopefully by 2015 I will have developed a daily habit that's second nature to me.

On to the Midori- what exactly is it? I'm not able to watch YT videos at the moment but I've one a little Googling and it's just turning up a brand name for me. It looks to be a couple of books within one cover and held together with an elastic but if you could elaborate I would be extremely grateful.

I LOVE how popular journal videos are on YT these days. I think we should soon do a post to collect all the journalers on YT so we have all the names of journaltubers (jubers?) together in one place. Whatchoo think?
arantia
Nov. 18th, 2014 08:53 am (UTC)
...I own one. Surprise surprise! I don't know if I'll be able to post pics in a comment without it being marked as spam but I will give it a try...! Watch this space! When you are able to watch videos, though, try checking youtube for "goulet pens midori". Brian from the Goulet Pen company does a really good overview of the brand, and also some follow-up videos on how to configure the book and so on.
arantia
Nov. 18th, 2014 09:53 am (UTC)
I made a post about the traveller's journal on my own livejournal (with fun pics!) so as not to clog up the community. Long story short... you're basically paying for the leather cover. The notebooks themselves are cheap to buy and, for that matter, pretty easy to make. I speak from experience XD

Midori also have their own brand of notebooks (Midori MDs) which are also nice. I can't recall if I've ever journalled in one, though I know I did buy one with the express purpose of journalling in it. I will have to double check my journals when I'm home for Christmas...
savannahjan
Nov. 18th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
I'm pretty much a text journaler with the occasional tape-in.

I have a movie journal which is a list of the movies I watch, their rating, where I am, who I'm with, and then what I thought of it.

Before Goodreads, I kept a reading journal. I wish I had kept that going even with goodreads because it was more personal on paper. But it was just so gosh darn easy/convenient to rely on the website.

I've tried my hand at health/weight journaling, but it never sticks.

Yay for all of our journaling successes! :)
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kinston
Nov. 18th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
Putting your trust in GoodReads is no different than putting your trust in LiveJournal ;) Also, Amazon owns GoodReads so that makes me comfortable that they won't just disappear from the face of the Intarwebs, like Diary-X did (if you are at all familiar with that website).
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kinston
Nov. 18th, 2014 04:25 pm (UTC)
Add me add me add me!

http://goodreads.com/waxless
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kinston
Nov. 18th, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
arantia made an excellent post on her LJ about Modori that I am reading right now. It's very helpful understanding the brand because until this post went up I really didn't know anything about it.
butterpixie
Nov. 19th, 2014 11:31 am (UTC)
I've recently switched to a Midori. It's a lot of fun because you can customise it to how you want.
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