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Roz’s 2018 International Fake Journal Wrap Up

April 17, 2018

How can I post a wrap up today when IFJM is still not over?

This year because of a pending surgery (happily not needed after all) and other factors you can read about in my wrap up I did my fake journal in March 2018.

You can access the wrap up and gallery of my pages here.

You can also access that page any time you come to this blog by using the navigation menu at the top of the website on any page. Simply go to “Visual Journaling” in the top row of menu items. A list of items will appear. Scroll down to 2018 International Fake Journal. Click on that, and you’ll get to the page I just linked above.

I’m posting my journal on my main blog this year because I have a gallery feature I can use for it. The Official Fake Journal Blog doesn’t have that feature.

Currently there are a lot of artists working on their fake journals.  There are over 200 past and present participants in a closed Facebook group. They wanted a group with only participants able to view their pages. Some of the artists, however are also posting publicly. You can see those if you go to the Official Fake Journal Blog and then scroll down the right hand column until you get to “2018 IFJM Participants Who Post Publicly.” Click on the names in that title and you’ll go directly to their dedicated fake journal blog, or a first post on their regular blog (from which you can navigate through the rest of their project).

There are some amazing journals being created this year. Some of the journals focus on visual aspects, others have more text. All are focusing on characters who have some aspect the real person is trying to inhabit for 30 days. I hope that you’ll go and check out the work these people are posting publicly.

Take some time and poke around the Official Fake Journal Blog as well to learn what fake journaling is. And also learn how it might be a useful tool in your own personal life.

People posting elsewhere on the internet have been encouraged to use the hashtag #2018IFJM.




    • Eleanor
    • April 17, 2018

    Phew!!! You must be so relieved to not need surgery! Hope you are healing well. Thanks you for all you do!

    1. Reply

      Eleanor, I’m both relieved and grateful most of the time—but the rest of the time I’m very frustrated as this is the most limiting form of chronic pain I’ve ever experienced in my life. I have to work much harder on the mental aspects than I ever have. But then I remember to be grateful and it’s doable again.

    • Adrianne
    • April 23, 2018

    Roz, That journal is spectacular! Whew! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind comment. It was a bit of a headache to juggle so much—so many prompts and my fake character’s take on things. But I’m pleased with the result because I can look at it and remember how fun it is. What I didn’t realized until I put it up and let it sit for a week and came back to it is that it’s a bit personally exposing, because my character was so close to my real self, but then people don’t know the real me so it won’t have that impression as to which is which for them Whew! Thanks for stopping by.

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