I wasn't really sure what a journal was, I assumed it was a diary/old fashioned blog entry, but as we say at work 'never assume'.
My past notebooks and diaries dating back to 1990
So, I have done a bit a journal reseach; first I searched 'journal' on flickr. While flicking through the photos I noticed a few where tagged with Wreck this Journal. I had seen this journal before and I remembered that it looked interesting so I did another search and found Kerri Smiths Blog (she's the author), scroll down a bit on her blog and there is a list of ideas which then takes you to a pdf of 100 ideas to do in your journal.
So, I printed it off and cut it up (that's what it said to do).
Some of my favorites from the list are;
10. Draw your dinner.
39. Write about your relationship with your washing machine.
48. Make a useful item using only paper and tape.
70. Do nothing.
88. Write an entry about a secret. Cut it up and glue the pieces randomly.
My current notebooks and diaries
I have never kept a journal (if I had I would have know what one was!). I have notebooks on the go all the time and if I lost my desk diary I wouldn't know what was going on. I blog sporadically, so keeping a journal is going to be interesting.