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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Referencing all those journals - the lazy way
An 8 1/2 x 11 page of thumbnails from one of my journals
I recently had reason to refer to something in an old journal, and it took me only 3 minutes to find it. Knowing you journallers as I do, you, too have many, many volumes to keep track of. I know there are people who have the discipline to number pages and create indexes but that's not me, and that's not how I recall information.....I recall events by the pictures I drew of them. So, upon completing each journal, I photograph the cover and all the pages and print a contact sheet with thumbnails of every page. I label the pages and pop them into a binder, divided by category (regular journal, garden journal, travel, etc.) I can flip through those pages and find what I want very quickly!