Keep a Journal – Find Yourself


Steve Osborne shares a post on journaling keeping. His long list of of published works includes over 300 magazine articles, including profiles and travel articles for such magazines as Popular Photography, Writer’s Digest and Backpacker, as well as several books covering a wide spectrum of subjects.

"The kind of journal you use matters. You should love it and feel comfortable with it. Moleskine is my journal of choice, and I have tried dozens of different kinds of notebooks from several countries. The fact that Ernest Hemingway used Moleskines adds to their appeal. The choice of pen is important, too. I have tried expensive pens, space pens and (I am embarrassed to admit this) hand-customized pens, but I have settled on the unassuming, inexpensive, off-the-shelf Pilot G-2 gel pen. I keep the mini version of one of these pens in my left pocket at all times. Another thing I am somewhat embarrassed to admit is this: I have become a journaling nerd. I am strangely drawn to Web sites like Try going there and looking around. If you get an almost sensual thrill as you scroll through its pages, you will know what I’m talking about. It’s inexplicable. But there it is."


Read the full article at his blog, "The Writer’ Bag"

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3 thoughts on “Keep a Journal – Find Yourself

  1. i love moleskin notebooks! they always look luxurious, and the quality is very good. ive been using their agendas for 3 years in a row, and i love the way they age.

  2. While I’m not completely sold on the pedigree of the Moleskine, I also am glad to hear that people are getting enthusiastic about journaling.

    “I have become a journaling nerd. I am strangely drawn to Web sites like”

    If Moleskine has the power to get people to journal, it’s all good! 🙂

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