>>105685This seems more like a /feels/ post tbh
>What made you start?
Needing to vent my feelings and to have a reference to my past self and memorize experiences I liked .I have a lot of diaries and journals. I have around 6 real ones (I started the first one when I was 11, and after a 4 year old break continued writing diaries). And about 8 digital ones, first 3 of which were lost due to my pc being a retard. I miss those the most, it's the most important timeline for me>What do you usually use your journal for? creative writing? expressing thoughts? organising? making collages/moodboards?
My current physical journal/diary I use mostly for writing stories based on my life (like alternate universes), venting about certain annoying individuals and rambling about self improvement and self care. My digital ones are for my limerence, my encounters/memories (those are the words I use when referring to meeting people worthy of remembering them), a lot of times I ramble paragraphs upon paragraphs about the same topic, mostly about my limerence lmao. Also one is dedicated to documenting my dreams.>What kind of notebook do you write in?
The ones that I find aesthetically pleasing the most, when I'l have my own money I'll order some online. The digital ones are in microsoft word.>Do you do daily logs, weekly logs, monthly logs?
I don't have a schedule, I just do in accordance to what is happening to me. Interesting dream? Write in dream logging diary. Need to write down self care tips? Physical diary, the list goes on. >Do you mainly use your journal for improving organisation or personal expression? or both?
well, I almost never think about improving my organization. In fact, diaries are the most organized thing in my personal space rn.>Where do you get your journals?
Stationery shops…? idk what they're called in english. >How often do you write?
Depends whats going on in my life. I havent wrote in months, i think. I hit a plateau because nothing interesting is going on right now, not even dreams. I have 1 thng I want to write about though but I'm procrastinating.>Do you have a preference with what you write with (favourite pens/stationary)?
I like to write with thin (but not extremely thin) dark blue pens. I hate the thick ones>Do you prefer keeping your journal minimalist, or do you prefer decorating or drawing in your journal?
I used to draw in my journals a lot. I still love the 2 notebooks I taped together when i was 11, I glued my drawings and quotes inside it was so edgy. Now I just write, with short comics/illustrations to laugh at when I reread. Still remember that caricature did of myself wen I was at my lowest. >If you decorate your journal/planner/diary, what themes do you normally go for? and what do you usually use to decorate (gel pens, wasabi tape, markers)
I just drew with the same pen I was writing with>Any favourite stores/companies to get all your journals and journaling goodies from?
No, I couldn't care any less tbh. As long as it does the job and the notebook is comfortable and pretty.