The Nerd Journals

Filling up journals as proof of my meager existence.

Category: Journaling

Why do you date your journals in the year 10,000?

I first discovered the Human Era calendar in December 2016 from the YouTube channel Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.  The idea of adding ten thousand years to our calendar to acknowledge how far humankind had come truly resonated with me.  To pay my respects to my ancestors who hunted and gathered their way to developed agriculture and buildings is important to me, so I respect them every day when I write in my journal and begin the year date with a one.  I recommend checking out the video below for more information.

Microbus Journal Part 4

Hello friends, I hope you are all doing well.  Today I am posting the final installment of pictures from my Microbus journal by Peter Pauper Press.  I hope you have enjoyed the pages that I have selected to share with you on my blog.  Before my birthday next week, I’m going to be completing my current journal and I look forward to sharing some pictures with you from this book, as well.  In the meantime, I have been trying to figure out the perfect journal for the next chapter in my life.

Microbus Journal Part 1

I’ve been putting off posting photos of my Peter Pauper Press Microbus journal because I wanted to post all of the pictures at once.  I guess I underestimated how busy life can be and how long it actually takes to edit photos (especially if you’re not certain what you’re doing, like me).  Instead of putting it off any longer I decided to go ahead and release pictures in batches.  Without further ado, here are ten pictures from my recently completed Microbus journal.

Choosing a new journal for autumn

For me, the satisfaction of completing a journal and the excitement of beginning a new journal comes with the in-between stress and anxiety of choosing the next notebook that I will use.  My favorite season is just around the corner so currently, I am waffling between these five earth-toned and autumn feeling books.

The Journal CEO Magazine – 1st Issue

3/5 stars

I had been wanting to read this magazine since shortly after it was published for Kindle, but I held out waiting for a sale- it was finally lowered about ~$10.00USD in price and it currently is still sitting at $1.99 if you want to check it out as well.

The Journal CEO Magazine is a quick read based on non-art journaling, which is the type of journaling I’ve been doing off and on my entire life, but regularly since 2009. This magazine has a lot of fun things to offer like pictures you can print out to put in your journal, recommendations of products and apps, and long lists of prompts and types of journals you can keep.

The problem with this magazine is that it’s very repetitive and has a number of editing errors. I would also have liked it more if the writer had told us what secret writing with a lemon and a lamp was without me having to Google it after reading about it.

Journals Have Feelings, Too

1/5 stars

If the fat was trimmed from this book and the remainder was better organized, “Journals Have Feelings Too” would make an excellent series of blog posts. This is more of a wishy washy self help book than a book about journaling. Too much of the book was about the author’s struggles in life, I was put off before I even got to the part about journaling. I really wanted to like it but I didn’t.

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