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International Fake Journal Month Is Coming Up!

February 4, 2010

Kicking off 2010’s celebration of International Fake Journal Month (April 2010).

Yesterday I posted on my other blog the Official International Fake Journal Blog about preparations for the upcoming celebration. You can read my post about selecting a journal to house your fake journal here.

As the winter fades to spring I will have additional posts on that blog dealing with fake journals. You might want to check it out every so often, or subscribe. I find that fake journaling can teach us a lot about our real journaling habit.

In April I will be posting pages from my fake journal. (Though I don't think this year I'll be posting the entire journal in progress—too many deadlines are looming.) There is a link to this blog in my blog roll in the right-hand column of this blog. Or you can find information about International Fake Journal Month by clicking on the IFJM category in the category list (also in the left-hand column of this blog).

For those of you who don't know what International Fake Journal Month is, or what a Fake Journal is, click on the link.

You can see a video of my completed 2009 Fake Journal here. I have plans to publish the 2009 fake journal on Blurb.com, but if you can't wait for that (watch here for details) you can actually go back into the blog's posts from April 2009 and see each page and the text.

Just like last year I will be publishing fake journal entries submitted to me by those participating in this celebration. If you are keeping a fake journal and would like to share your pages on the Official International Fake Journal Blog instructions for submission can be found at the bottom of the right-hand side column of that blog under "Want to Post Your Pages?" Even if you have your own blog and intend to post your pages on it I encourage you to share your work here so that other people can learn of your efforts.

It will also give you an opportunity to be in the contest! Yes there will be another contest. Anyone posting to the OIFJB will be entered to win a prize yet to be determined. (Last year's prizes were T-shirts and buttons with my artwork on them.) Dates and other contest details will be announced on the OIFJB, another great reason to subscribe so you don't miss it.

Whether you keep a fake journal in 2010 or not, and whether or not you share it with the rest of us, I hope you'll join me at the OIFJB upon ocassion, to explore further what journals are, how they function in our lives, what they can be, and most importantly what they can teach us about ourselves and our creative process.

  1. Reply

    Yeah! I didn’t participate last year and wished that I had! I look forward to trying it this year!

  2. Reply

    Roz, I am ready and on-board this year! This will be fun! I’ve already got 5 journals I’m working in, so why not add one more?! Sorry I missed January’s meeting, I am hoping to see you all this month!

    • Roz
    • February 5, 2010
    Reply

    Raena and Jenny, I’m so glad that you are going to participate this year. You’ll have fun! Check in at the Official International Fake Journal Blog every so often as I won’t be posting here to announce future posts.

    Jenny, 5 journals—Wow, that will keep you busy. But you definitely need to journal!

  3. Reply

    This will be the first year I am participating. I am already researching materials and the location for my journey/journal. Got the other blog bookmarked so I can follow along with you and others.

    • Roz
    • February 5, 2010
    Reply

    Suzanne, So glad that you are going to join us!

    • Zoe
    • February 7, 2010
    Reply

    Roz, will you be doing a 2010 button for the blogs participating? Or shall we use the 2009s?

    Fun again!

    • Roz
    • February 7, 2010
    Reply

    Zoe, I didn’t do a button for the “blogs participating last year” so I don’t know what you mean? Please explain.

    Last year I did have buttons (actually pin backed things) which I had available at Cafe Press, but I’m not sure I’ll do that this year or not. We’ll see.

    Thanks for asking and I’ll look forward to hearing what you mean so I can respond intelligently!

    So glad you’re going to participate.

    • Zoe
    • February 8, 2010
    Reply

    Dang, I must have misunderstood and used the pin fish as a blog button.

    Me-bad.

    But thanks or clarifying. I’ll take my fish down.

    Best to you.

    • Roz
    • February 8, 2010
    Reply

    Zoe, I think that’s a fun idea. I’m not going to redo the fish pin for this year, but if you wanted to put a “button” on your blog to get people to participate (and let them know you are), why don’t you use the “just different” Gull image at the top of the right column on the IFJ blog? I removed the year from it. You could have it up in April. How fun would that be? Let’s get some people participating.

    Thanks for asking.

  4. Reply

    oooh I’ll grab that too and put it on my blog!

    • Zoe
    • February 9, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks, Roz.

    I’ll post the new “revised” button…soon.

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