Bullet Journaling: A Year On

Okay… I say a year, I actually started my bullet journal in February 2017 so it’s almost been a year! I thought I’d do a post about the things I like and all the things I don’t really like about bullet journaling. I think the idea is great, however last year I felt I made some mistakes and there’s a few things I wanted to change, which left me a bit confused about how I would like to set out next year’s one.

Here’s the changes I’m making to my 2018 bullet journal:

I’m leaving more space at the beginning for notes as last year I had to start adding more notes at the back, whereas I’d prefer to keep all my notes at the front and then start the diary later. I know the whole point of bullet journaling is so you can change each page as you like, but I’m keen to keep all my weekly page setups together if that makes sense.

I had one page per month for my monthly content pages where I’d list the blog or YouTube video going live on a day, which was fine until I was uploading a video and blog post on the same day, then it turned out there wasn’t enough space! This year I’m trying something different and having a double page spread, one for YouTube and one for my blog. Check out my YouTube video tomorrow for a look at how I’ve done this!

Things that worked really well:

Having the monthly list of content to keep track of what’s going live when and being able to see it all on one page was great (apart from now I need it over two pages)! I didn’t really use the checkboxes (which was for ticking off once a post had been written, photos edited, scheduled), and although it’s something I’d like to do more of, the reason why I hadn’t is because I didn’t like listing the blog posts too far in advance as I found quite often things would pop up and schedules would change. So this time I’m going to write them all in pencil and once they’re live I can go and re-write them in pen!

The Stats Tracker page! I loved keeping track of my growth, and although I believe blogging isn’t about numbers it’s still good to keep an eye on growth. I actually loved this so much I started adding a weekly stats tracker at the end of each week page. I also set my bullet journal out with one week over two pages instead of a page per day.

I’ve also kept my goals page although this year I don’t have any New Years Resolutions (keep your eyes peeled for more info about why I don’t!). I still think it’s good to have a goals page even if it stays empty all year as I like the fact I can add goals if something pops up!

Have you done a bullet journal? Have you got any tip you can give me I would love to hear how your bullet journaling is going?

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2 Comments

  1. 6th January 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I really got into bullet journaling last year too and can’t get enough of it! Absolutely loving the images in the post too, can’t wait for tomorrows video xx

  2. Liz
    6th January 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I love my bullet journal but like you, feel I didn’t quite use it to it’s full potential. I joined a bujo fb Page and was sent the link made by the creator that explains the basics. I’ve realised I would like to add a running jobs page for the week…
    I’ve also realised I SHOULD have left more empty pages at the front as I’ve already put my ‘books to read’ and ‘Half Marat tracker’ at the back. Doh. I know for next year!

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