Today, even keeping a journal has moved into the realm of social media. Journaling is not a solitary act anymore. Visit any social media platform and you will find thousands of people who keep journals, with many wanting to share their enthusiasm and love of journaling with others.
Listed below are blogs, communities and pages on social media that are made specifically for those who keep a journal. Look out, their love of journaling is contagious!
Michelle has created a blog to inspire fellow journalers and all kinds of artists who want an outlet of self-expression.
In this blog, formerly known as Journal Addict, Dolly Garland’s love of journaling truly shows. She offers posts presenting her thoughts on writing and journaling, journal prompts, reviews of stationery, and conferences available to journalers.
The Soul of Hope
Hope has been sharing her love for journaling through her own blogs, which also include her earlier journal-keeping blog, Besottment. ( http://www.besottment.com ). Hope’s work has also been featured in numerous publications that focus on art journaling and journaling as a meditative practice.
Writing Through Life
Amber Lea Starfire’s blog is focused on helping journalers bring truth and creativity through their writing. Whether you are writing in your journal with a goal toward publication, or just writing for yourself, Amber has some great ideas on how to make the most of your daily journaling habit.
Facebook Communities for Journalers
Facebook is without a doubt the most well-known social media website. It should come as no surprise that Facebook has a number of journal-centric pages.
Bills itself as a place to learn about how to journal and the reasons to journal.
Started on Livejournal and Dreamwidth, Writer’s Muses has a page on Facebook that features prompts as well as other journaling and writing related news.
Can be linked through your Facebook account. By making a simple search on ‘journaling’, you can find even more blogs featuring journaling, mind-mapping, prompts, and creative journaling ideas.
Google+ Journaling Communities
Journal Writing – Making it Personal
One of the communities on Google Plus, journal writing prompts are posted daily and users discuss their own insights about their process of journaling.
Journaling for Creativity
Filled with prompts, journaling games, product and book reviews. You’re sure to find something that you can use in your own journal!
Journaling on Tumblr
Tumblr is the site of choice for journaling enthusiasts. A journal of the World – This Tumblr blog gives a glimpse into creative journaling around the world. Join Tumblr and follow the hashtag #journalsoftheworld and check out the wide variety of journals, or post pictures of your own journal projects and ideas. Other Tumblr offerings are Journal Inspiration and Journaling Junkie or follow the hashtag #journaling-junkie.
Your leather journal is unique. By journaling and reaching out, you gain a community of possible friends who are willing to walk with you on your path.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jake & Bella are both young professionals who reside in sunny Queensland, Australia. Jake is an executive within the medical tourism industry and Bella is a young PR & Journalism graduate. Both use journals and notebooks as part of their daily life, whether it's taking notes, creating concepts, planning projects or showing some gratitude. Both have a keen eye for what makes a high quality journal that's a pleasure to own and use. Visit the Our Team page for more info on this bother and sister duo.