Lined versus unlined? Journals come in both formats. Which is best?
However, as we can see here, lines are not a guarantee against messy handwriting.
However, unlined can present great artistic freedom because of the lack of lines.
A lined specimen, one of my favorite journals.
Unlined journals can provide more opportunities for doodles.
Here you can see lined and unlined side by side (using an unlined page and then pasting it into a lined journal is a great way to do word art and avoid line obstruction.)
Lined or Unlined?
Looking at my own personal journal history, I gravitate towards lines versus unlined. I'm not against unlined journals, and sometimes they are a refreshing break from lined ones every now and again. There have been two unlined journals I used in particular that I greatly enjoyed.
Lined: Personally, I tend to actually write more in lined journals. My unlined journals are filled with less writing and more word art, collages, and other artsy things. Lined journals beg for words, not so much of the same sort of art that goes into an unlined journal. Lined journals also make your handwriting more controlled and obviously straight.
Unlined: Unlined journals can be fun, because there aren't any restrictions. You can write and draw and paste things in and the lines aren't there to constrain you. However, messy handwriting can go along with this, as well as slanting handwriting. And sometimes less actual words and writing.
So ultimately, the choice is the journaler's. But I am curious, what is your personal preference? Lined or unlined? What are the pros and cons for you? Please leave a comment and let me know.