Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Journal Swap


I've elected to participate in a Journal Swap being put on my Etsybloggers team. We have suggestions each day for assigned writing. This is particularly good for writers (us bloggers) since we are always looking for prompts and writing ideas! I especially like several blogs that give you a title, then you come up with the blog entry!


It's only the second day of the process and upon reading my team members blog entries about their first entry, already, I have learned something! The other bloggers are doing their journals in artful ways! I guess I am just a "Straight Laced plain Jane" gal, 'cuz I started with JUST writing! I don't know why, I guess the word 'Journal' conjured up a picture in my mind of a 'diary.' So, now I have to think more out of the box! And prettier!


So I went digging in my magazine pile for a magazine that I bought some time ago. It is a Somerset Studio presentation of "Artful Blogging". It's a visually inspiring magazine for bloggers! Gorgeous! I'll be flipping thru it today to gain some inspiration and to see what I can come up with for an inspired Journal!

8 comments:

Myfanwy said...

There's nothing wrong with words - and I'll be doing some pages which are nothing but! You might also like to look here
http://itsjustajournal.wordpress.com/
After all - it IS just a journal...
;o)

Patch said...

Don't worry too much.. I still haven't start my first page.. maybe it's just all about words coz I feel like I'm so busy to create what I plan to do.. :D

The story is important than the first look.. I think..

storybeader said...

Linda - my first page is a "secret" for my swap mate... you! And you're getting a bunch of words from me - we must think alike!

Marlene said...

Sounds fun, I will be looking forward to seeing your journal pages.

sunish said...

Beautiful Page. Wonderful Art. We Love it

Sunshine and Baba said...

We Love your Blog and the Art

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

That's the nice thing about journals...they will all be different :)
I'm sure yours is going to be great!

Suzanne said...

I agree with the others that each journal will be, and should be, different. If you're a plain Jane, then go ahead and be that. A journal should be an expression of who you are. No need to make it artsy if you are not.

I happen to like "plain Jane's" and I think simple words are wonderful!