Medium Journal Day 8 — Writing Tips — Lessons Learned.

Jay Javurek
3 min readMar 17


More “Lessons Learned” from my experience on Medium writing a Journal for seven days. How I; re-organize my writing. How to Note.

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3 Lessons About Journals:

It has been five days since my last Journal entry. My first lesson learned; is that my Journal days do not match up, with my daily routine. Doing a daily Journal every day took up to much time for me to do other writing.

My second lesson learned is the format I used was not based; completely on the number three. There are many things about the number three in writing that makes people absorb more of what they are reading or seeing. I am devoting a complete article to why the number three is important to writers.

My third lesson learned is there are so many types of Journals. I started a separate Journal where I put the notes I take as thoughts pop into my brain. To start to organize these Journals, one needs to keep them accessible and keep separate books.

Four rows of five photos each, organized by topic. Separated from a pile of other pictures and filmcanasters on a desk
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My Reorganization — Lists

Medium; allows you to organize your stories in what Medium calls; My library. The Medium Libary you have is a collection of lists into which you can put your stories. I keep other writers’ stories in a single list area Medium calls “Reading List.”

It is also possible to import into your library: other writer lists. So if you wanted you could import mine into your library. Every time I add to that list: you are informed of the addition.

The best writing tip I can give you is: to organize this Libary of Lists by topic for yourself. And by author, if you like the way they write. Within each of your lists: you can order the stories in the order of importance you perfer.

A blank opened Journal atop a brown desk. A lead pencil laying on top of it.
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My Journal Journey — In the works.



Jay Javurek

Military Ops/Intell Assitant — Instructor — Leader — Gamer — Electronic Engineer — Science Explorer — People Person — Doberman Lover — An “Old Guy” who reads.