It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me but I’m very excited to be back with a freshly launched Journaling Saves 2.0.
I launched journalingsaves.com in 2010 and the site blossomed over the next few years, including a large library of journaling resources, original articles, eBooks, a mailing list and even a podcast for awhile. Funny to think I was podcasting in 2010 before it was a “thing.” I plan to bring the Journaling Saves Podcast back online very soon.
Speaking of eBooks and mailing lists, if you’d like to join my email list and receive a weekly journaling prompt delivered right to your inbox, I’ll send you my eBook 30 Days to a Journaling Life for free. Just use the form below and you can start journaling minutes from now.
If you were a part of my previous email list, you’ll need to subscribe again because I changed email providers. It only takes two clicks!
Emerging from the Ashes
Journaling Saves was an active part of my life for several years and then other projects became a priority, including starting my own web design business. As much as it pains me to say it, I’ve recently learned that I can’t in fact do it all. I tried, trust me!
So as I focused on other projects, the Journaling Saves website remained as a live resource for folks to get inspired by the 150+ articles. I pressed pause on updates, podcasts and social media.
And then a horrible thing happened. In 2018 my web server had a meltdown and I lost everything, including my redundant cloud storage. The website was finished.
This happened to a couple other websites I built and was intensely engaged with. I was sick over this catastrophe and even stopped doing web development. My momentum was destroyed. I knew I wanted – needed! – to rebuild Journaling Saves but the sheer volume of work required to do so seemed insurmountable.
Then I found a document of my posts, a tiny WordPress text back-up. I didn’t have the stomach to think about rebuilding for another 6 months. The idea felt like an enormous weight pressing down on me.
But I knew I couldn’t stay away. Eventually I had to come back!
So I have spent the past year (YEAR!) rebuilding this site, locating and adding in photos for each post, repairing every link on the website, creating a weekly email list with a new provider, and updating my 30 Days to a Journaling Life eBook. Hundreds of hours.
…And We’re Live!
I am overjoyed to relaunch this labor of love so I can help people start journaling or deepen their existing practice.
And I can’t wait to re-engage with all of you! My community was always the most motivating and enjoyable part of this whole endeavor.
In the coming weeks, I have several new product reviews to share with you as I continually discover new notebooks to obsess over. I also have a few new articles in the works.
I created a new Journal Prompts area of the site so if you’re looking for some quick inspiration, that’s a good place to start. I have also relaunched the Journaling Saves Facebook Page and I’m now on Instagram @journalingsaves where I’ll be posting original journal prompts a couple times a week. Be sure to follow me for some quick journaling ideas!
As always, please reach out anytime with questions, comments or just to say hi. I love audience participation! You can leave a comment or use the contact form to send me an email.
Be well, my friends. I can’t wait to see you all around the site soon.
Yours in journaling,