I always was hesitant to call my self a photographer b/c I am not professional by any means (nor trained). But I have started to call myself a photographer and be confident about it. Anyways, I had a great idea of starting a journal/notebook of just ideas, articles, new skills to learn, my thoughts, my desires, etc. of photography. I started reading forums for photographers introducing and sharing skills and techniques on the camera that have taught me quite a bit already, and then I write them down. I hope this will help quite a bit and maybe improve my writing skills as well as getting better at looking closely at photos and their details.