My journals

I started reviewing one of my journals in search of writing material to clean up. A few drafts talk about cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and non-fungible tokens (NTFs), many are comments and reflections on my creative practice and process, and others capture memories and experiences.

Printing my own 'zines' and reading them is a crucial part of my writing process—these are my journals. I start a new volume every seven thousand words and print them out for later review, and I'm up to sixty-three of these volumes.

Giving yourself time to re-read what you've written lets you view your writing from the lens of a reader; there are facts you forgot about and stylistic resources you don't remember using. Part of the writing is for me to keep, but many publications resurface snippets I wrote in the past.

Within this practice, I believe quantity, more than quality makes it easy for me to publish consistently. First, I dump my thoughts on writing; then, I act as a curator.

I wrote this post using a 95-word draft titled My Journaling Zines—which I wrote on May 10, 2021—from my Daily 62 volume.

This piece links to related posts. My journal and publications mull over the same topics throughout the years, slowly settling up my take on each of them and helping me clarify the why behind each of the things I do and showing where my opinions changed. I believe this to be the incredible power of writing.

June 29, 2021
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