Many bloggers document the important events in their lives via their blogs, but sometimes it’s good to document the daily routine. I do this from time to time (I am too imperfect to do it every day), and love looking back at what I recorded of the everyday and seemingly (at the time) the mundane. One day the kids will be gone, and we’ll look back and wonder what the hell we did all day. Here are five ways to record just that.
1. Amazon have this (left) one line a day, five year journal. Easy peasy, and when you are a couple of years down the line, you’ll instantly see what you were doing this day two years ago.
2. Ohlife is a simple online and private journal. The big differentiator here is that they email you every day and you respond via email with your daily update. Couldn’t be simpler and with a kick up the bum reminder that even I can’t ignore.
3. If you already have a blog, create a private one attached to the main one. Or if you’d like to split your journal from your main blog completely, Posterous is a stupidly simple blogging platform to get up and running.
4. If you like photos, paper and pens and being a bit artistic, Becky Higgins Project Life is your answer. It’s a photo album on steroids that comes with all sorts of little tags and labels that you can fill out and slip into the pockets. It’s available from Amazon and you can read more about the philosophy behind it at Becky Higgins’ website here.
5. If you fancy just documenting a week of your life, join Ali Edwards for her week in the life project. This year she is running it from 25th – 31st July and you can join in via her blog. She uses all sorts of lovely paper and albums to create this project, but you could do this extremely simply with a 6×4 photo album and some index cards.
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