Why is my view a different from most? Well I think it might have something to do with the fact that I am a scrapbooker (15 years) and a daily journaller. My scrapbooking and my journalling tend to intertwine one with another. My scrapbooks have lots a journalling and my journals have lots of scrapping.
I don't want to be confined to rules on how to journal and what I can and cannot do in a journal. If I make a junk journal and just want to write one day, then that is what I want to do. If I want to put pictures in and decorate a page and decorate it like a scrapbook page, then I want to be able to do that. No rules! I want the freedom to do what I want in any book, journal or scrapbook I make.