The Way I Journal: Asatuurs Keim & Dennis Le Prevost

August 1, 2016 by Dallas Petersen

The Way I Journal: Asatuurs Keim & Dennis Le Prevost

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do?

Asatuurs Keim: I am a filmmaker from Brighton, England where my studio From the Sky is based. Dennis Le Prevost: I recently retired as an IT manager for a bank and I am now traveling on my motorbike with Asatuurs through 30 European countries making a documentary film about our journey.

When and why did you start journaling?

Asatuurs: I use Day One as it is a great way to capture notes about each day as we make our documentary film Faster Than My Mind. Dennis: I started using Day One in the lead up to my retirement as I had decided that it was important for me to make every day count.

What is your journaling routine?

Asatuurs: I try to keep it up to date while things are fresh in my mind but Day One reminders are handy. Dennis: I often start writing my journal during the day then try to finish them off at the end of the day. I also find the Day One reminder very useful.

Do you focus on longform writing, or in capturing small memories of life?

Asatuurs: I have a visual mind and I like to add a lot of graphics and pictures with my notes". Dennis: Knowing that my memory isn't as reliable as it was, I try to keep as much important detail as I can and use a lot of images too.

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Do you have a favorite spot where you like to journal?

Asatuurs: Yes, all around Europe. Dennis: Every day is different as we are rarely in the same place from one day to the next.

What was your first entry in Day One?

Asatuurs: My first entry is about my trip to Manchester for a film shoot. Dennis: Friday 18th December 2015 I wrote “Installed Day One app today”. I also recorded that I gave a charity shoe box for an appeal at my work.

How many entries do you have in your journal?

Asatuurs: I am quite new to Day One and have used it about 40 days. Dennis: I have 237 journals with 373 photos.

What is your favorite or most-used feature in Day One?

Asatuurs: The ability to capture images. Dennis: I also like the ability to capture images and to view my journals across all my devices.

Do you write mostly on the iPhone, iPad, or the Mac?

Asatuurs: I use my iPhone. Dennis: I mostly use my iPhone and occasionally make entries on my Macs.

Have you ever relied on Day One for something unexpected, or used it to recall details about a specific event or date?

Asatuurs: I've looked back a few times to recall the dates when we were in specific countries. Dennis: Yes, on several occasions to check details on where I was or what I was doing on a particular date.

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About the Interviewer

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Dallas Petersen is Day One's product manager by day (and some nights). When he's not working, he's hanging out with his wife and five kids and/or playing board games.

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