Journaling: These are not albums. They are collections of pages. Each one stands alone and represents whatever was on my mind on that day or week. I do this because I know that I would get bored making all my pages with the same theme, font, and color scheme every time I sat down to make a layout. I often get new ideas and I don't want to have to worry about whether it's going to fit with the other pages. The trade-off is that they seem a little hodgepodge when seen together. But at least I keep them in somewhat chronological order. And my “style,” if I have one, has morphed into the clean and simple category, focusing on photography and strong journaling to hold the readers' interest rather than decorating the pages with fancy embellishments.
I generally avoid collecting things because they clutter up the house. These pages are the only things that I could be considered to “collect.” These two dimensional images take up a minimal amount of space on my shelves and can be taken out and put away easily. So, this page may look like a mess, but only on paper.