We’d love to help show you how to create a journal page, and the many ways you can customize it for your needs.
You can find your journal by hovering over the menu “My Academy” in the purple menu bar, then going down and selecting “My Journal”.
Now you’ll see a bright green button on the right that says “New Journal Entry”. By clicking this, you’ll be on your way to documenting anything you’d like!
The first thing you’ll see is the title. You can label it a topic, or you can enter the date.
The next field box is where you’ll start typing- write about anything you’d like! You can bold or italisize certain parts, center your text, or even add an image.
To add an image, you’ll click the little box with a mountain icon.
Next, you’ll click the folder with a magnifying glass icon.
Select the image you want to use from your computer, and click choose or hit the return key on your keyboard.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you enter a dimension size, or your image won’t show up. But you only need to put in one number (either the width or the height) and make sure that “constrain proportions” is selected.
I usually enter 500 (but you can go smaller or bigger if you’d like) in the first box and then clicked OK.
The next part is a fun way to help you find certain topics later on. These are called Journal Entry Tags. These are topic key words. For example, since I’m writing about my house plans, one keyword I’d want to use is “home”, but if I include a part about the barn, I’ll also add “barn”.
The next section is the “Make Sticky” drop down, but for now, I’m going to leave it at normal, and go into more detail below.
The final part is adding attachments. If you already have a word doc with important info, or a pdf that you’d like to include, this is where you’ll add it. Click on the “Choose File” (or “Browse…”) Button, click the file from your computer that you’d like to upload, then select “Choose” or hit the return key on your keyboard.
Once you’ve finished, you’ll click the blue “Submit” button, and you’re done!
Now we can talk about some of the cool features you can do with your journal, and how YOU want to set it up to look.
- Do you want to use this as you would a physical journal? With a new entry every time you add something?
- Do you want to group your journal entries by topic?
I want to keep all my journal entries about my house plans in one place, so I’ll label the title of this entry “House Plans”.
Now, when I need to add more to it, I can just select the Journal entry titled “House Plans” and just add to that, even after it’s been awhile since creating it.
Another fun way to use the Journal is to create a To-Do list! Just write down the things you’d like to accomplish on your journey, and make them a numbered or bulleted list. Once completed, you can delete the item, or just highlight the text and click the strikethrough icon (ABC with a line through it).
Want to keep this To-Do list at the top of your Journal entries list? Just select the drop down menu on the “Make Sticky” section, and you can choose between sticky, or super sticky.
By selecting “Sticky” this will keep this specific journal entry at the top of your journal entry list. If you keep it at normal, it will just post in order of the date you created the entry.
By selecting “Super Sticky”, it keeps that entry at the top of all your “sticky” entries. It’s like saying this is super, super important. It also is a great way to keep from scrolling through your entries to find your To-do list.
And that’s it! Any questions? Ask away on our forum page, or send us an email – we’re more than happy to help you!