Anywho, moving on to the BOS topic:
It's quite a familiar topic, but keeping a BOS is something I've never been good at. If I use a regular bound journal, I have to write everything chronologically and hope that I can remember where it was that I wrote what. If I kept a physical binder, I think I would like that option the most out of the touchable options. I like the idea of being able to organize things to my liking with tabs to tell me what section I can find which topic. However, I don't have anything right now that I can use for a binder BOS.
Another option, of course, is the keeping of a BOS on the computer. There are many different options for that. One could use a blogging site such as this one or even LiveJournal. Even though things are still written chronologically, one has the use of Tags to keep track of different entries, which is definitely something I like. If one doesn't want to use a website that, of course, relies on an internet connection (what if you lose internet at home or something?), one could make use of a desktop diary software such as Chrysanth. However, my current favorite option for keeping a BOS on the computer is using Microsoft OneNote. If you happen to have the Microsoft Office suite and you have OneNote, I HIGHLY recommend using that.
This was something that J and I suggested to Greyhart, who perked up with interest as we described its vast options for use.
I started a BOS on OneNote several months ago, but I haven't filled it out very much. Here's a glimpse of part of my OneNote BOS:
I've got tabs for Correspondences (such as the Sunday Correspondences partially pictured above), Sabbats, Esbats, Chants and Songs, Rituals, Spells, Magickal Journal, and Herbs.
On the Correspondences tab, you can see that I've got Pages for each day of the week. Thus far, I've only gotten Sunday done, but I'm about to start working on the rest of them. The info I've been getting for the Correspondences section comes from Ellen Dugan's book, "Book of Witchery".
So, that's about all for now. I think I may start a BOS LJ to store info that I gather on my Microsoft OneNote BOS. And, of course, this blog is also part of my BOS. For now, I think I'm going to flesh out my OneNote BOS.