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Today, I’m going to share with you some of my journaling product preferences. As I keep saying, journaling is a very personal thing. That means, the only right way is your way. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t learn or be inspired from other people. Journaling is a continuous process, and one can never be an absolute expert. Therefore, all the things I am sharing with you here are true for at least today.
My favourite journal
Moleskine large, hardback black cover, and plain, unlined pages.
I’ve used a variety of journals, and I continue to experiment, though I do end up going through more and more moleskines. One of my other favourite brands is Paperblanks. They make gorgeous journals in different sizes. The main downside for me is that their lines are too wide, and I haven’t yet found an unlined Paperblank journal.
I always get tempted by those old-fashioned leather bound journals, but usually the price puts me off. I’ve currently got a stock of a few special journals I’ve bought over time, so looking forward to using them.
My favourite pen
If I am using moleskine, Pilot G-2. I have it in Black, Blue and Red. This is what I use to write majority of my entries with. Sometimes, for different colours, I use Sharpie’s fine point pens.
I also really like using fountain pens, but they are not suitable for moleskines, so I use them when I use journals which have thicker pages.
These are clear, acid-free glue dots that I use to paste memorabilia in my journals. It’s not messy or sticky, and are easy to carry when I go abroad. This is about the only thing I use to stick things into my journals. Not just for travel journals, but even during daily life – movie stubs, play tickets etc. make a much better memory and enhance visual.
Even though I prefer to buy plain black covers on moleskine, sometimes I like to decorate them. Usually, I use stickers. I’ve these two awesome journals with Dr. Who stickers.
Journal I want to try
Rhodia. This is not that widely available in the UK, and when it is, it’s very expensive, even more than moleskine, which I usually get for a decent price on Amazon. I have my own personal criteria for what I am willing to pay for a journal (£10 or less for all my regular journals, unless there is something really special about that), and Rhodia hasn’t met that criteria so I haven’t tried it. When you feel as many journals as I do, even £10 per notebook can get expensive, so money matters.
What journaling products do you use? Share in the comments.