So you all know how I love journals. I have many of them. One of my favorites is my digital journal, which I keep as a Keynote file (it’s like PowerPoint, but for Macs). It’s simple to use, and I just drag and drop my favorite images and thoughts from the web right onto each page. Because it’s not published, I don’t have to worry about linking and crediting so much – it’s just for my own eyes.
Except! I thought some of you image lovers might be interested in something like this, so I wanted to share how I do it.
I keep a folder on my desktop titled “For Journal.” Every time I find an image, quote, product, or anything on the web that I love, for any reason at all (it’s digital! you can keep EVERYTHING!), I either drag it to my journal folder or do a screen grab of the section.
Then, every so often, when I feel like journaling, I open my Keynote file, add a new page, and drop in the images I’ve saved, in whatever size/order/format I like. And whenever I want to view it, I just hit Play and watch all my mesmerizing images go by, ready to inspire me and urge me to try new things.
I gather my images from EVERYWHERE – Tumblr, Pinterest, blogs, emails, websites, texts, books, etc. This is the one place I can keep every type of inspiration and not worry about who will see it, who will judge it, who will censor it. It’s quite lovely.
Do any of you journal this way? Do you keep images and ideas somewhere? Would you mind sharing? I do love journals.♥