Let's assume that I begin a written journal (which over time will be published online) about:

  • My preferences towards music
  • Inspirational art and photography
  • Short stories that I read and enjoy

In my mind, the goal of this journal is not only to document my interests, but to also promote the bands, artists, photographers and authors who are mentioned.

Now let's assume that within 6 months, I begin to create my own Art, Photography, Literature and Music. It seems to me that creating a journal about this (my work process, rough workings, finished projects, alternative edits, etc.) would be a great thing to do.

But, even though each of these journals have their own content and goals, I feel there is a good reason for combining the content into one single writing project. Bearing in mind that my preferences in music, literature and art — documented in Journal A — is the inspiration for my own work and creations — documented in Journal B.

On the other hand, as one is primarily an interests journal, and the other is a project journal, I'm not sure if in practice they would go together as well as it looks in theory.

Alternatively, does this scenario work better the other way around — turning a project-based journal into one that documents the inspiration behind your work.

  • I swear this same question was asked last week.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 19:51
  • Well if you could point me to it's answer that would be extremely helpful @F1Krazy
    – W Six
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 20:40
  • I couldn't find it, otherwise I would have done. I'll take another look when I get home.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 14:17
  • @F1Krazy Similar feelings of deja vu here.. I suspect because of a series of extremely similar questions across the network from this user, the content (and style) of the questions is.. familiar. Commented Jan 24, 2020 at 10:28
  • Also please be aware that cross posting the exact same question across multiple sites (in this case Writing and Community Building) is generally frowned upon. Commented Jan 24, 2020 at 10:41

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Start writing. Stop asking questions about format or you will never get anything written. It doesn't matter whether you are writing about more than one topic in a single journal or more than one. Get a body of written text and then worry about its exact form.

The bottom line is, until you start writing, your questions are immaterial: you can't publish articles that have never been written.

  • That is very true, but I would like to address these concerns sooner rather than later as I have found that in the past, not planning ahead has had a negative impact on my workflow ( when I was blogging ).
    – W Six
    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 20:37

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