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6f1ae2a10312012a2332533e0e231fd5.jpg (960×720) My Hobonichi Planner. If you are not a total geek, you will not understand this post at all.

My Hobonichi Planner

Bullet journalling… six months on. EDIT: There were some questions regarding how I use my monthly pages, so I’ve added this under the monthly plan picture.

bullet journalling… six months on

I’ve written a good 6 or 7 drafts of this blog post trying to figure out the best way to review the bullet journal system after six months. Being a visual person, this is another image heavy post, so here goes… To date, I’ve had 5-6 revisions of my system, and even now, I’m still changing a few things around. It’s more stylistic changes (e.g. lettering, labelling, etc.) rather than anything specific to bullet journalling itself. My Life All in One Place: Free Bullet Journal insert for your Midori Traveler's Notebook. The Bullet Journal system seems to be becoming popular in planning circles.

My Life All in One Place: Free Bullet Journal insert for your Midori Traveler's Notebook

First described by Ryder Carroll at, it constitutes an effective system for organising the notes you make in your daily notebook. Today I am offering for free download a Midori Traveler's Notebook insert designed to make it easy to use Bullet Journalling. The opening page lets you note the date range of the book, allowing for easy archiving when it's finished. Turning over, you'll find the book index. The index is a crucial part of the system, as Bullet Journal users will know. My Week with Bullet Journal — Better Humans.

I’m a journal addict.

My Week with Bullet Journal — Better Humans

I've started dozens of them and most of them never go deeper than 30 pages. Office supply addictions aside, when I stumbled upon Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal system I realized there was an opportunity to reset my obsession with journals and turn it into a useful productivity tool. An Abundance of Attempts I'm no stranger to trying to remember everything, and Bullet Journal isn't the first thing I've tried to manage tasks. When I was in middle school and high school, back before iPhones or Evernote and even predating the cult of GTD a bit, I used a daily note card system. I wrote ideas, goals, and most importantly homework all on one card. The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook.

Bullet Journal: An analog note-taking system for the digital age. Bullet journal. I’ve been intrigued by Bullet Journaling since I first heard about it last August.

bullet journal

The person who conceived of the system, Ryder Carroll, explains it very well on the web site, so I won’t try to give a full run down here. Essentially Bullet Journaling is a system for keeping track of your daily tasks and notes using a pen and notebook. If you haven’t seen it in action you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, that’s a diary, moron.” Well it is a little more and a little less than that. At its heart is a concept called “rapid logging,” in which you record brief bits of data as they come to you. There has been a flurry of interest in Bullet Journaling, and searching Google will reveal quite a few commentaries on the system. Speed. But there are drawbacks to Bullet Journaling. Repetitious. Some people will find keeping a Bullet Journal liberating and effective. Clearly, some of the cons flow directly from the pros, as in the “off-the-grid” but “no backup” dilemma. My Moleskine Planner Hack. There was a time when I had an unhealthy obsession with notebooks.

My Moleskine Planner Hack

Hardbound, softbound, spiraled, stitched… it didn’t matter! I would hoard several just because. I just loved how I felt whenever I wrote on them and the resulting creativity and momentary ‘blackouts’ (i.e. getting lost in my thoughts) that went with writing. But of course, I’d like to think that I’ve outgrown that obsession (yeah right! :) ). READ: Moleskine hack and free printables for a more organized 2015 Ten years ago, I started using Moleskine notebooks.

So here I am at the beginning of a new year with a new Moleskine with fresh, crisp pages to write on. Bullet Journaling on Pinterest. Pins from on Pinterest. A Peek into my 2014 Planner. Up until this week, I had my planner inside my household binder.

A Peek into my 2014 Planner

It was really cute, but not at all portable, and just wasn't meeting my needs. (To clarify, just the planner part wasn't working for me... I am still in love with my household binder!) Right before the new year, some friends started talking about the Bullet Journal, and I knew I had to give it a try. If you've never heard of it, head on over to Bullet journal system. EDIT: Hi everyone, I know this little page of mine has attracted some attention in the blogging and productivity community, and I don’t mind that you share it and use my adaptations for personal use, but please make sure you link back to my page and not claim this work as your own.

bullet journal system

I’ve added in links to the systems that I’ve used, so please use the same courtesy for mine. Thanks again for all the blog love :) The Post To (Maybe?) End All Bullet Journal Posts. - zoot. I wrote a post at Rocket City Mom about Bullet Journaling for the first of the year.

The Post To (Maybe?) End All Bullet Journal Posts. - zoot

2014 Calendar Pages for the Bullet Journal - zoot. The Bullet Journal. The other day, I was browsing Facebook and Pinterest (when I should have been doing calculus homework), and I came across someone that was absolutely gushing over something called "Bullet Journaling".

The Bullet Journal