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If you're new to the bullet journal experience, take a look at these five resources to take your journal to the next level.
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Five finds for budding bullet journal junkies

Five finds for budding bullet journal junkies

During my morning reading on Monday, this article by Cerries Mooney, a brand strategist, introduced me to the concept of the bullet journal. I’ve been a journal advocate for years, even forcing – er, persuading – my kids to maintain daybooks while I was a public school teacher.

But since I started Aware, my journaling has been sporadic at best, and my often abandoned daybooks have looked like artifacts from a mental institute because I wasn’t making any effort to organize them.

I was first intrigued by bullet journaling and quickly became consumed by it. If you’re they type of person who loves to write, to organize, to plan, to brainstorm, to research, etc., learn more about the process – hint: it’s easy – on Ryder Carroll’s website here. He’s the digital product designer who first coined the term and created the system.

I’ve been using my journal for a week, and it is crazy how many Massive Idea Avalanches it has triggered, and what writer doesn’t need Massive Idea Avalanches? Downside, once my brain gets going, it won’t shut up, so I didn’t get nearly enough sleep this week. Upside, I’ve already got 64 pages of ideas, notes, and research to help me generate more and better content for my clients.

For all of you budding bullet journal junkies, here are five of my favorite journal-related finds of the week:

A designer with some great ideas on using bullet journals for business

Jenn Coyle, an illustrator and surface pattern designer, maintains the blog Hello Brio, which offers resources for bloggers, creatives, crafters, entrepreneurs, and artists as well as weekly tutorials. I came across her post My Bullet Journal Setup: Blog & Business Planning during my hunt for more journal inspiration. She has some fantastic ones, from using your journal to track your social analytics to using it as a reminder to share your own blog posts, which is all too easy to forget during a busy week.

A Pinterest page dedicated to bullet journal junkies

Kara Benz of Boho Berry has amassed an inspiring array of bullet journal hacks and ideas on her Bullet Journal Junkies Pinterest board. Don’t start scanning it until you’ve got three hours of free time to dedicate to the undertaking because you will go down the rabbit hole.

Pinterest Bullet Journal Junkies

An Instagram collection that will challenge users to get more out of their journals

Scroll through the Instagram collection denoted by the hashtag #bulletjournalchallenge to see how people have responded to challenges to do more with their journals. Again, this should be done when you’ve got some free time. It’s not a quick peek thing.

Instagram #bulletjournalchallenge

An Etsy shop with bullet journal add-ons

While searching for all of the fun stuff that turns a bullet journal into an evolving work of art, check out the Etsy site DubuDumo. I stumbled across it in my hunt for the perfect pencil pouch to corral all of the highlighters and pens that are cluttering the bottom of my carry-all. Scrolling through the shop is like perusing the shelves of a Sanrio store, but better because there are all sorts of office and organization must-have. Y’know, like these penguin sticky note tabs:

bullet journal sticky note tabs

Or these handy month-at-a-glance calendar stickers:

bullet journal calendar sticker

Or tiny pop-up people stickers that clearly have no relationship to bullet journals at all, but they’re tiny pop-up people stickers. They don’t need to justify themselves to you.

bullet journal stickers

What are some innovative uses and fun resources you’ve found for bullet journaling?

Autumn Ware About the author

Autumn Ware is the founder of Aware Copywriting Services. When she's not writing on behalf of clients, she's writing on behalf of the strange characters that populate her imagination.

Comments:
  • Love this post Autumn…thank you so much for sharing! <3

    March 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm
    • Autumn

      Thank you for giving us the opportunity to become bullet journal junkies! Love all the images with your post!

      March 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm
  • Thanks for highlighting the #BulletJournalChallenge! 🙂

    March 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm
    • admin

      We love it! I wasn’t able to find the challenges on your actual website. I received errors on the previous challenge pages. Where are you posting the actual challenges now?

      March 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm
      • Hi! I host the challenge over on the Bullet Journal Blog, the Bullet Journalist 🙂 They have random fun names, this month’s it’s ‘The Unfold Challenge’ now with a giveaway of an official Bullet Journal notebook every month! bulletjournal.com/the-unfold-challenge

        May 6, 2016 at 1:10 am