I hope one of these examples will inspire you to make a list-style layout, but if you still need a topic to capture your interest, here are a few ideas to get the wheels turning.
Make a list of
· top five meals from your childhood (why not include the recipes?)
· stores you shopped at before college/marriage/kids (pick one) vs. stores you shop at now
· everything you do before 10:00 a.m.
· things you want to learn in the next year
· top five memories from the last five years
· your proudest moments from grade school
· things you fight about with your parents/kids/boss
· toppings you like on your ice cream
· happiest moments from the past week
· most important lessons you’ve learned in your lifetime (so far)
Today’s Tip: My favorite thing about list-style journaling is that it makes it easy for me to get “caught up” on my storytelling. Not every story needs its own layout; squeeze smaller memories onto list-style layouts by finding a common theme, as I did for these two pages.
Example 1: This first example (from the July gallery) summarizes a month of my daughter’s crazy antics. I don’t have photos of most of these moments, but now I’ll have the stories forever.
Example 2: This is a less-traditional use of list-style journaling. Using “how to be a mom” as the common them, I created “steps” to introduce three otherwise unrelated short stories. It’s perfectly okay to supplement your lists with a few more details.
P.S. Did you notice the conspicuous lack of photos? I thought so. Remember when I said I usually start my pages with stories, not photos? Well, this strategy helps me find and patch gaps in my daughter’s photographic history—such as the strange lack of photos of her with her doll. I’ve been trying all week to snap photos for this page, but my toddler won’t oblige. So this is what you get: a glimpse at a work in progress.
Keep those list-style journaling layouts coming! I’m loving the examples that are being posted to the Flickr group. I can’t wait to see what you ladies come up with next.