My reflective journal developed before I came out of my #sketchbookwoes. I think I was comfortable with it earlier as I’d given myself permission to limit what I wrote and to use my own style. Anna Piper was really helpful in this, and I saw her reflective journal (with it’s limited space for entries) as a starting point. I eventually used my reflective and sketchbook together and mixed in samples and technical info too.
I’m also considering the possibility of recording this type of thing for JC Middlebrook, and posting videos online showing some design and making process, as part of my social media marketing and promotion.
My eventual sketchbook/journal/technical file is almost full. I plan to continue using a book of this type in the future, possibly going back to a smaller one eventually. The ultimate goal of the reflective is to go back and look at it on a regular basis, to remember your reflections and continually refine your work as a result.