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What Is Bullet Journaling?


The Bullet Journal was created by Ryder Carroll and based on a quick logging system instead of in depth entries. The idea behind this is that with faster, easier logging, you'll be more likely to stick with the Bullet Journal system. You can read all about the minimalistic basics here.


Ultimately, Bullet Journaling can be whatever you want it to be. It can be a planner, a journal, a photo album, a diary, an agenda, etc. That's the best part about Bullet Journaling- you can make it into whatever you need it to be. You can be as artistic or minimalistic with your Bullet Journal as you want. Whatever fits your style!


What You'll Need:


  1. Notebook
  2. A pen

To be honest, the most basic items will be needed to start your Bullet Journal. A notebook and pen. Yep! That's really all you need; but, if you want to be more crafty, you can pick up colored gel pens, stickers and patterned paper. Your local craft store, like Michaels, will have everything you need to get started. That's where I picked up all my supplies, plus, they're doing daily door buster deals and coupons!


My favorite notebooks to use are hardback, dotted ones; like this one from Moleskin. But another great brand is Leuchtturm, although they are pricey. These are my favorite pens to use because they have an assortment of colors and they don't bleed through the paper.


The Rules


Here is a general idea of what your bullet Journal key should look like. This will help you keep track of things, and I LOVE the color-coded idea!

Once you get the basics of Bullet Journaling down, it will be so much easier to discover what kind of pages and layouts you want to include in your journal. Remember, this is all about making your Bullet Journal your own! You're meant to have fun with it! And don't worry if you make a mistake. Mistakes happen and your Bullet Journal doesn't have to be perfect.


Does Bullet Journaling sound like something you're willing to try?! I can't wait to start mine, and I've found tons of inspiration and layout ideas on Pinterest! Happy Journaling!