Wednesday, 3 September 2008

A Compilation

I've been thinking lately about how little I write in my journal. Years ago, I was a compulsive journal keeper. I rarely missed a day. It is something I should still do, but somehow life has become busier and it gets harder to fit everything in. Then I read something Kimberly said in her blog. It reminded me about a project I started and quit several months ago.

Even though I don't write in my journal as often as I should, I've become a fairly regular blogger. So I spent the afternoon capturing all my entries from 2007 and formatting them in a word document. Nothing fancy. But at least I'll have a copy, once I replace the ink cartridge in the printer. Maybe I'll have to get some advice from Autumn on how to fancy things up and make a pretty binder to put them in. I figure I can continue to add new entries and keep the binder up-to-date. I should still write in my personal journal more often, but at least this is a step in the right direction.


Kimberly said...

Oooo...I got a linky!

It was something my husband said that got me thinking, actually. He asked me if I had any sort of backup or hard copy of my blog. And I realized how vulnerable all that writing is. I've been slowly making a similar compulsion. I'm debating whether to just print it and have it coil bound at Staples or something, or to print an actual hard cover copy (expensive - but mapy worth it?). One reason I did my little quote book was to try out's services and see what I think.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I debated hardcover because it would be extra nice, but decided on a binder for practical reasons. I can print it on good paper and add to it regularly. Someday I may decide to print everything again and get it coil bound, but for now a binder works. I think I will probably make a cover page for each year. If I get really creative, I'll post a picture of it.

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