I’m a blogger and I’ve got a Bullet Journal. I consider myself a better blogger than the old me who didn’t have a Bullet journal
Ever since I began taking blogging to the next level, I found it to be very hard to keep track of. As a blogger, there were so many things to remember that I couldn’t keep up with everything. It became stressful and all over the place. I decided I need to take action.
I popped off to the shops and bought myself a cheap little notebook (Bullet Journal) with the title ‘Dream Big’.
I thought it wouldn’t be a solution. What can paper and pen do? Surely, the limits would be infinite? Surely this craze about a Bullet Journal couldn’t possibly be so helpful as so many bloggers claimed?
I was very wrong.
What Is a Bullet Journal?
A Bullet Journal is one thing: YOURS. It can be your to-do list, sketch pad, a note-taking tool, planning paper. Anything you want it to be. Of course, planning related. I’m going to talk through MY blogging journal and how you can use one for blogging.
Your Bullet Journal
I began using my Bullet Journal straight away. With colour coding, checklists and reminders, blogging became that treasured hobby and aspiration that we bloggers begin with but lose as it dies away.
As a stationery addict, I already had lots of bits and bobs like sticky notes to add in to my Bullet Journal. I could take my Blogging Bullet Journal with me wherever I went. I could jot down any crazy ideas before they escaped. I could keep track of sharing posts and networking. I could brainstorm. I could remind myself to do everything I needed to do. I could finally savour and enjoy my blogging experience. Being a blogger had never been easier with my Bullet Journal.
What To ‘Bullet Journal’?
- Sharing posts
- Outlining posts
- Tagging and Categorise posts
- Visiting other blogs
- Scheduling and Posting
- Images to include
- Things to do before hitting ‘publish’
- Research notes
- Mini reminders (e.g adding a new category)
- Guest posting
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many things you can do with your blogging planner or notebook. Keep track of how much money you’re making or even projects you are working on.
My 5 Top Benefits Of Having A Bullet Journal
1.You can jot down random ideas
You know when you have that ‘Eureka!’ moment and then the amazing idea escapes out of your mind? And your try so desperately to get it back but that post idea is GONE, like a balloon in the sky.As a blogger with ideas, I found that happened to me A LOT. If you carry a bag around with you, a Bullet Journal can be SUPER USEFUL for jotting down those light bulb ideas so you can use them for later.
2. You can be anywhere and everywhere
Take your note-taker with you everywhere. A Bullet Journal is light and not too big, so you can plan at work or at home with ease.
3. You can see everything at a glance
It’s so easy to flip through the pages of your Bullet Journal and see what you’ve shared, what you’ve written and what you’ve blogged in that month, week or year. That way you can easily keep track of your blog and ideas and never be a stressed-out blogger!
4. You will never forget again
When writing a post, you may forget to share it, tag it or even add your sign-off. If you use your Bullet Journal while writing your post, you can see what you need to do and when.
5. Better Quality Blog Posts
It’s true. Your blog posts will come out MUCH better when you are planning them. Everything is in order and isn’t hard to read. You’ve already outlined your posts and include all information in the right places and taken every image you need to include in your blog posts.
Bullet Journal VS Planner?
I use my notebook for several things. Even though, it’s just lined paper it works a treat. But, if you’re really serious about blogging or a ‘planner person’, then there’s millions of blogging planners out there. Some are free printables and some you can purchase from all sorts of online stores.
I am considering buying ‘the book blogger’s planner’ by Jamie, but I want to finish my notebook first.
Why I Switched From Online To Paper
For years I had been using online reminding and note-taking apps like ‘Google Keep’ or ‘Evernote’ but they never seemed to work for me. I would use it for maximum a week. I never knew that I was such a ‘paper person’. I never knew what a Bullet Journal could do for me as a blogger!
If you find your phone calendar does not work for you, and you’re a ‘paper person’, like me then don’t hesitate to colour code, note, stick, glue and design your notebook so blogging is more colourful!
I use my blogging tool for EVERYTHING blog-related. Whether it’s what blogs I need to check out or sharing my posts, I write down every note, reminder and top tip I can so I never miss a thing.
All in all, a blogging helping hand just makes blogging less stressful! I’ve used a Bullet Journal for ages now and I think it’s time you started too!
Do you have a way to plan and keep track of blogging? Do you do everything online or on paper? Are you considering a planner?How do you keep your ideas fresh in your brain? Are you ready to get a Bullet Journal and be a better blogger?