# Neoim: Journaling using a separate Neovim configuration, vimwiki ver. 2

Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by shibatau

## I. Journaling using a separate Neovim configuration

I have been using zk-nvim for my journal for about two years. zk-nvim is great and I haven’t had any complaints about the journal. But I installed Kali Linux a few weeks ago and searched for a simpler one for jounaling. I have found a good one. It seemed to answer my needs.

https://devcharmander.medium.com/neovim-for-journaling-9b5503dc341a

## II. How to start journaling

It’s surprising easy. Just run the command in the terminal and open a journal MD file.

journal

Then, press Space Bar + l, the template with the date and a random quote is inserted in the MD document like this:

## III. Quotes

If you search for “qotes.txt” on the web, you will find a lot of suitable quotes especially on GitHub, though you can make a file of quotes. I’m using this:

https://gist.github.com/chreke/5e6d900ac2bc0ef282fd#file-quotes-txt

## IV. To do list

[ ] — 0% complete
[.] — 1-33% complete
[o] — 34-66% complete
[O] — 67-99% complete
[X] — 100% complete

Here are some samples. You have to put a space after ] in the first line. [ ] will change when you press Enter at the end of the last line.

To be continued.