I once read an article about the way we journal. It may of been in the Scrapbook Inspirations Magazine, I apologise to who ever wrote it that I cannot thank you but it had some useful metaphors in the article that struck a cord with me, I hope you don't mind me repeating some of them.
The piece likened our journalling to a donut. When you journal do you just include the barest minimum, say the date and a name.......this would be the sugar coating!!! With this type of journalling you know very little of the artist or what the LO is about. The second type of journalling was the 'donut' itself. This may include one or two facts but no real feeling, thoughts or expressions. This type of journalling could be ' Robert during a long, hard, rocky walk from Hrebienok to Skalnata Plesco, Slovakia August 08'. Better, but there is no story or emotion. The third type of journalling is the 'jam', it's the core of the story, it may express your feelings or others around you or maybe a story you wish to tell.
My type of journalling.....is sometimes the 'donut' but I prefer and aim for the 'jam'. To me scrapbooking should preserve special moments, everyday events, photos and an outlet for my creativity.
So, I have posted some old LO's, which type of journalling have I used for each one? (click on the picture for a better view). What's your style of journalling and what do you aim to strive for?. Are you the 'sugar' the 'donut' or the 'jam'?