Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Super Stupendous Journal Experience

          I recently decided to get back into journaling, which I've tried pretty much every six months or so for my entire life and have always ended up failing. So this time, I decided to do a little research. I Googled journal ideas (your move, chess club) and was uninspired. Most of these ideas start off by introducing the purpose behind keeping a journal, which is usually to discover your true self or whatever. Which is cool and stuff. But then the prompts are these stupid things like "make a list of your favorite foods" or "write a letter to someone who inspires you." What is this, a sixth grade English class? Call me crazy, but I don't think writing down how much you love pineapple or Abraham Lincoln is really going to inspire you too much (and if it does, you are an extremely boring person and we probably would not be friends). Then I saw this idea of a journal challenge at http://iheartrunwithscissors.blogspot.com/ (which is an absolutely adorable blog, by the way), where every day a new journal prompt is posted, and then people post pictures of their journal entries. It's super cute. However, I chose not to do this, mostly because most of these entries are really artistic and I'm more into the writing side of keeping a journal. But then I thought to myself, hey, I have a blog! And thus, the Super Stupendous Journal Experience was born.
          Basically, I'm pretty much going to do the same thing as the other journal challenge. I'm going to post a new journal prompt every now and then (I won't promise every day, because I'm a busy person), and they will be interesting. If you want to write about how much you love cupcakes, by all means, exit this window, grab your Justin Beiber notebook and go to town. But if you are awesome and REALLY want to create a journal that you will want to continue for years to come, then please join me. Here are the rules:
          1. THERE ARE NO RULES. That's the beauty of a journal; you don't have to do what anyone else tells you, and you don't have to worry about what anyone's going to think. It's YOUR journal--that's the whole point. You don't even have to write every single day. You don't even have to write about the prompt. Maybe the prompt is about describing the grossest thing that ever happened to you, and you're all like, nah, I really just wanna draw a potato. You draw that potato.
          2. By no means do you have to post what you've written--or share it with anyone at all, for that matter--but I would love to see everyone's thoughts!
          3. This is the only actual rule (which I guess means Rule 1 was kind of a lie): if you decide you would like to participate, leave a comment on this post. I just want to know how many people are actually writing!
          4. Even if you don't want to share your journal entries, I would love to hear about your progress. Feel free to leave me a comment or whatever about whether you're having fun, what you're having trouble with, if you did or didn't like a certain prompt, etc. I'm seriously just making this up as I go along, so the more feedback, the better.
          5. If you have an idea for a prompt--or if you just want another way to give/get feedback--follow me on Twitter (@thebardashian).

          Hopefully people will actually do this! I'll post the first prompt tomorrow!

2 comments:

  1. Hollo :3

    I've tagged your blog as a recipient of one of those online blog award things. You can participate if you want to. No pressure :)
    You check it out more here
    http://letsmoongaze.blogspot.ca/2012/06/award-hurrah.html

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  2. im gonna participate,yeah!-Valerie

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