1000 Journals

Thursday, January 21, 2010
by LuAnn Schindler

I started journaling when I was in high school. Actually, it was in 7th grade when grandma gave me a diary in my Christmas stocking. It had a beautiful white cover with the 'diary' embossed in gold on its cover. As the years progressed, I started myriad journals. In our bedroom closet, one box contains seven volumes of my ramblings through the years. Another six sit on my computer desk.

I'm a journal junkie. I'm not afraid to admit it!

One of the most amazing journal projects I've discovered is 1000 Journals, an ongoing experiment that tries to follow 1000 journals. The stories, artwork, collages gracing the pages provide a random glimpse of society and the creative inspiration everyone has within. The project has been bound into a book and a documentary.

If you're interested in becoming part of the journal project, check out 1001 Journals.


Stef Howerton said...

I'm the same way! I've been writing in journals since I was in the 7th grade, and while actual journal writing (i.e. I hate my mom! She's so mean!) has tapered off into creative writing (i.e. I hate writer's block! It's so frustrating!) I'm at around 27 filled journals. At 23 years old, I think that's pretty nuts. :)

I've never heard of the 1000 Journals thing, though. I'll have to check it out! Thanks!

Jill said...


I'm a journal junkie too. Started and ended right after high school, but picked it up again while in college. In addition to the actual journalling, I love browsing for and selecting them. I'm about to finish up my seventh, so I'll be shopping for a new one soon.

What a great idea for a site, looking forward to the next visit there! Thanks!

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