Thursday, February 28, 2013

Social media and a new(ish) journal page

I joined Facebook.

I'm still figuring out how it works, but I think it will be good.  I've been stalking other people's Facebook pages -- mostly their business pages -- and what I like most about them is their surprisingly casual nature.  I love reading all the behind-the-scenes posts about work in progress, which tend to be longer than tweets, but shorter than traditional blog posts.  I also really like the staggered chronological layout and the abundance of photos.

So I'm giving it a try.  I'll still stick to the major stuff here like new pages and products, major changes and challenges, and, of course, the overwrought posts about my various neuroses (see below), but over there I'll try to stop by almost every day, to chat a little about this adventure in guided journaling (that's the name of my Facebook page, by the way:  Adventures in Guided Journaling) and share photos and stuff.

As I may have mentioned before, I've been searching for a communication medium that feels comfortable and helps me to connect better (we both know I need the help).  I'd like to find something I can reliably stick to.  I seriously hope that this is it.  At the very least, it's worth a try.  (Maybe a billion people are on to something. :) )

The page is a public one, so even if you're not on Facebook, feel free to stop by anytime.  I've posted a few times since Sunday and I'll post again today and tomorrow.  I haven't liked anyone or anything yet, though, which . . .

. . . well, there's always this confounding, ever-present shyness.  A truly irrational fear.  Present in every comment and tweet I haltingly compose.  Arghh.  I'm hoping that the relative ease of the Like might help me get over this hurdle. 


Then, in other news, I've been working on Journal Page no. 5, below, which is a revised version of the original Journal Page no. 5.  As with the previous four revised pages, I've kept a little, changed a little, extended the lightning round, and added a new border.  (This border is my favourite one so far.)

The colourful version looks a little like this:

and the colour-free version looks a lot like this:

If you'd like a copy for yourself, the pdfs can be found here (colour-free) and here (colourful).



  1. I'm your 5th "like" on Facebook - I'm sure you'll get along just fine :)

  2. It is nice to see you one Facebook. You are up to 25 likes now! Yay, you!

    I really like Facebook (and Ravelry) because I can interact by just pressing Like (for Ravelry there are Agree, Disagree, Love and a couple of other buttons). It is a big thing for us shy people.

  3. make sure to link your blog to your FB page. that way your new posts will show up there as well. :)

  4. Just liked your FB page! Best of luck with it; I'm sure you'll do fine.

  5. When I try to print the revised journal page it will not print to full size paper. I have checked my settings and it is not my printer.

    1. Hi Michelle - Hmm. I think I know what the problem might be. If you print directly from the Google Drive page using the print option in your browser's toolbar (rather than Google Drive's own print function), you'll only get part of the page. Be sure to download the page first from Google Drive, then print from your pdf reader. From there, you should be able to see the print preview of the entire page in the print instruction box before you print.

      I hope that helps you to print the whole page. If not, please do let me know. Just send a quick email to christie(at)graceisoverrated(dot)com and I'll be happy to help you sort it out. :)

    2. Thank you So much for sharing these pages! They are superb!!


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