The Way I Journal: Gilles Vautier

My name is Gilles Vautier. I am a professional photographer and I am french. I am (a little) bit famous for my work : Be Myself, people will love you.

When and why did you start journaling?

I started journaling in 2012. My first entry was written after a circus show. I included a nice photo – according to me –

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The Way I Journal: Zach Weismann

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Zach Weismann and I’m a Partner at Connective Impact. Additionally, I am the Co-Founder of a healthcare startup called CancerQ.

When and why did you start journaling?
I started journaling in September of 2014 after losing my mom to only a 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer. It was an extremely difficult and challenging time for my family … Read more “The Way I Journal: Zach Weismann”

The Way I Journal: Daniel J. Olsen

Here’s how Day One helps a soldier track his life

Who are and you and what do you do?

My name is Daniel J. Olson, and I am a US Army Soldier, full-time dad, and college student. I also journal a lot, play guitar, take pictures, do artwork, and do family history work. I am a Latter-day Saint. I have been married for almost seven years now to my amazing … Read more “The Way I Journal: Daniel J. Olsen”

The Way I Journal: Kendra Wright

Blogger Kendra Wright doesn’t want life to whizz by

Who are you and what do you do?

Kendra Wright. I’m a writer at HeyKendra.com, a speaker and creator of The Year of Fear Project. I specialize in helping others break through uncertainty, take consistent action, and embrace the rebel they were born to be.

When and why did you start journaling?

At the end of 2014 after a … Read more “The Way I Journal: Kendra Wright”

The Way I Journal: Amit Gupta

Traveler and entreprenuer Amit Gupta doesn’t want to miss a moment

Photo Credit: Helena Price

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Amit Gupta. I’m a designer, entrepreneur, and occasional investor. I’ve worked on a lot of different things — started a couple companies, helped start a non-profit, wrote and contributed to a couple books, started a coworking movement called Jelly, and starred in

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The Way I Journal: Kelly Hodgkins

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Kelly Hodgkins. I am a journalist covering the outdoors sector and cutting edge technology for Digital Trends. I also work part-time as the Program Coordinator for the Western Foothills Land Trust.

When and why did you start journaling?

I started journaling a year ago when I started the Maine Master Naturalist program. This year-long program trains individuals to become … Read more “The Way I Journal: Kelly Hodgkins”

The Way I Journal: Aymeric Marlange

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

[Aymeric] I am Aymeric Marlange @aymericmarlange, co-founder of AirJin, a combined app & smart box solution to assess indoor and outdoor air quality and to deliver specific information or recommendations on pollution eviction and prevention behaviors. I also co-founded a co-working place in France.

When and why did you start journaling?

I journal because I need to remember … Read more “The Way I Journal: Aymeric Marlange”

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 … Read more “The Way I Journal: Asatuurs Keim & Dennis Le Prevost”

The Way I Journal: Chris Handy

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

[Chris] I’m Chris Handy (@chrishandy), a board game designer and publisher. You can learn about my games at www.perplext.com and my latest game project—Pack O Game—a collection of gum-pack-sized card games. I also write and record music for children.

When and why did you start journaling?

I started using Day One on November 28, 2011. I … Read more “The Way I Journal: Chris Handy”

The Way I Journal: Sam C. Perry

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

[Sam] My name is Sam C. Perry (@samcperry), and I’m a Senior Menswear Buyer for an e-commerce company in New York City. I am also the Creative Brand Director and Editor for samcperry.com. Aside from the professional titles, I am a creative individual from a small town in New Jersey, the only child of wonderful parents, and … Read more “The Way I Journal: Sam C. Perry”

The Way I Journal: Valerie Elkins

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

[Valerie] Hi, I am Valerie Elkins (@elkinsvalerie), and I am a professional genealogist, family history researcher, presenter, and writer. I am passionate about helping others find their stories and leave a recorded legacy. I recently wrote an ebook, “30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable” (free download available at ValerieElkins.com) with journal writing prompts that I record using Day … Read more “The Way I Journal: Valerie Elkins”

The Way I Journal: Bakari Chavanu

Bakari Chavanu

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

[Bakari] My name is Bakari Chavanu @Bakari45, and I’m a freelance writer, blogger, author, and staff writer for MakeUseOf.com. I sometimes wear a few other hats, including a professional meeting facilitator. I’m happy to announce that I recently published my first iBook, Starting From Day One: Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your LifeRead more “The Way I Journal: Bakari Chavanu”

The Way I Journal: Cecily Walker

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

[Cecily] My name is Cecily Walker @skeskali, and I’m a public librarian and emerging front-end developer based in Vancouver, BC. I’ve also worked as a user experience professional. I’m also on the editorial board of In The Library with the Lead Pipe, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of library and information science. Although these things are what I do … Read more “The Way I Journal: Cecily Walker”

The Way I Journal: Alan Bailward

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

[Alan] My name is Alan Bailward (@alanbailward), and I’m the senior technologist at a web startup just out of Vancouver, BC. By day I do everything from programming architecture to fixing printers, while evenings and weekends I am a portrait and wedding photographer. I’ve been everything from tech support to a programmer to a system admin (and back … Read more “The Way I Journal: Alan Bailward”

The Way I Journal: Ross Lockwood

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

[Ross] My name is Ross Lockwood (@rosslockwood), I’m a PhD student and simulated Martian. I’m working towards my PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, and participating as a crew member in the 120-day long Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation (HI-SEAS.org, a NASA-funded study).

When and why did you start journaling?

I’ve been journaling on and off … Read more “The Way I Journal: Ross Lockwood”

The Way I Journal: Sven Fechner

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

[Sven] I am Sven Fechner and work as a Senior Manager for Cisco Systems across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia. However, I might be more known online for the blogging I do at SimplicityBliss.com and, as of recently, I am a co-host at the bi-weekly German tech podcast “Der Übercast“.

Stuttgart, Germany—known for all the beautiful, well-engineered … Read more “The Way I Journal: Sven Fechner”

The Way I Journal: Christine Chan

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

[Christine] I am Christine Chan (@christyxcore), a writer and editor over at AppAdvice.com. I go hands-on with tons of apps and cover everything about them to let our readers know if something is worth checking out or not in my in-depth reviews.

When and why did you start journaling?

I started journaling when I was really young. … Read more “The Way I Journal: Christine Chan”

The Way I Journal: Cameron Moll

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

[Cameron] I’m Cameron Moll (@cameronmoll), a designer, speaker, and author living in Sarasota, Florida with my wife and four sons. I’m the founder of Authentic Jobs (@authenticjobs) and Type Structures (@typestructures), an endeavor to print letterpress posters that reimagine buildings as if created in type.

When and why did you start journaling?

I didn’t start journaling seriously until … Read more “The Way I Journal: Cameron Moll”

The Way I Journal: Chris Bowler

Chris Bowler

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

[Chris] I’m Chris Bowler and I’m a bit like the other folks you’ve interviewed to date; what I do differs from moment to moment. By day, I’m a member of the amazing support team at Campaign Monitor. I also write for my own site and tinker away on design and educational projects for my business. Before that I … Read more “The Way I Journal: Chris Bowler”

The Way I Journal: Matt Alexander

Matt Alexander

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

[Matt] My name is Matt Alexander and I’m the founder of Need, a refined retailer and lifestyle magazine for men. I’m also the co-host of Bionic with Myke Hurley on 5by5.

When and why did you start journaling?

If we’re truly looking back, I suppose I was really rather young.

As you’d expect, I never wrote consistently, nor did … Read more “The Way I Journal: Matt Alexander”

The Way I Journal: John Carey

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

[John] My name is John Carey and what I do can be a bit unpredictable. To some, I am a live audio engineer. Audio engineering is an industry I grew up around and takes up most of my time. To many others, I am a photographer and writer who has been sharing online since somewhere around ’99.

Currently, I am … Read more “The Way I Journal: John Carey”

The Way I Journal: Shawn Blanc

Shawn Blanc

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

[Shawn] I’m Shawn Blanc, I run three websites: shawnblanc.net, toolsandtoys.net, and thesweetsetup.com, the newest one. I work from home–for myself–managing these websites, doing some writing and editorial direction on them. All of it is focused on software and cool stuff like that.

When and why did you start journaling?

I’ve been keeping a journal for probably twenty … Read more “The Way I Journal: Shawn Blanc”

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