Last Monday I talked about my new adventure into on-line journal writing, and after one week of playing around with it, I have to say I love it. I’m using the One Day app.
Today’s entry in what I call my Nothing Special journal, the place where I just dump stuff.
It’s a gorgeous day in paradise. The sun is beating on my back as I write my journal on the balcony, and my hair, soggy from my morning swim, is drying. The birds are singing. It’s a wonderful Monday.
I listened to Kevin Tumlinson’s Wordslinger podcast this morning with James Rollins about thriller writing. They talked about AI which is a topic that fascinates me. I’m listening to Kai-Fu Lee’s audiobook, AI Super-Powers China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order.
Tumlinson quoted my review of his show which was kind of neat. At the end of the podcast, he talked about using the resources we have to get things done; about thinking about what we can use rather than focusing on what we don’t have. Then I listened to some of Joanna Penn’s podcast with Alastair Humphreys about memoir writing. Before the interview, she talked about how no one gets on the best seller list of a store or on their best selling tables without paying for it, and how we need to expect to pay to get noticed. It’s just the way retail works, she said. We can no longer count on organic reach. I found Kevin’s podcast inspiring and Joanna’s equally depressing. What can I say? Writing is a bitch. …
I went on to write about other stuff, but you get the idea. This journal is a great place for me to talk to myself about what I’m doing, thinking and feeling. It was free for the first few days and now it costs $35. Canadian/per year. If I continue to use it, it’s a steal.
What I like about the Day One app/ on-line journaling:
- Being able to write several journals in one place. I hate clutter, and I’m always losing things, not to mention ideas, so this should be a way to keep myself organized.
- Being able to use tags. This should help me track information I may want to use later.
- Being able to sync. I haven’t put it on my phone yet, but I do have it on two handy devices (laptop and IPad), which should make it more accessible to me.
That’s my experiment this week. I hope wherever you are is sunny and that you are enjoying yourself.
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