Amy Larrimore | 5 Steps for Creating a Digital Vision Board
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5 Steps for Creating a Digital Vision Board

5 Steps for Creating a Digital Vision Board

Before you begin the creation of the board, you’ll want to do some planning. See 5 Steps to Vision Your Way to Success – Journaling and Vision Boards to understand the steps that will make the building process easy. The steps detailed here are for creating digital vision boards. If you have chosen to create a paper based or offline (in real life) vision board, refer to: 8 Steps to Creating a Vision Board (offline).

1. Select the site to create your vision board or journal. You’ll want to consider subscription price, privacy, accessibility of finished content, accessibility of adding content, volume of uploads or total content allowed, type of mediums allowed – video, links, photos. Here are some options:

Pinterest

For Image Content
Not Terribly Private
Possible to Place Content
Easy to Access Finished Content
Cost is Free
Unlimited uploading and storage of content

Pocket

For Written and Image Content
Private
Harder to Place Content
Possible to Access Finished Content
Cost is Free
Unlimited uploading and storage of content

Evernote

For all Content
Private
Harder to Place Content
Possible to Access Finished Content
Cost is Free
Uploading content restrictions

Mindmeister

For mindmaps with some image attachments
Private
Harder to Place Content
Harder to Access Finished Content
Cost is Free
Limited qty of maps restrictions

If you opt to not use a dynamic service like the ones above, you may opt to use an online scrapbooking tool or an image manipulation tool to make a large image out of smaller images. If you have a high degree of technology or design skill, you may want to create a blog or a website for this purpose, which is similar to a vision jounal on paper. 

2. Choose Content – If you’ve been collecting content in your content collection system, you’ll use that to put onto the board or the journal. 

3. Be Literal and Selective – Sometimes it’s helpful to do this exercise with a friend and explain to them your rationale for the images. You have to choose wisely around your images because creating new neural patterns is very literal. For example, if you put single men on a love board, you’ll be less likely to create a happy couple.

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4. Location, Location, Location – Once completed, download your vision board so you can have it in a conspicuous place so you can see it often. You may consider having it printed at a large format printer copy shop. 

5. Archive – Because the board is digital and inherently fluid, I recommend you take images of it, back it up, or chronicle the changes you make to it or in case any linked web content becomes unavaliable. You may want to keep track of vision board events that are completed by journaling about them in the case you want to remove them. 

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Please share any suggestions you have from a vision board creating experience in the comments.

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    I’ve always been a big fan of Evernote. However Pinterest is gaining more popularity these days. Very comprehensive list you have here. I appreciate the post!

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