Bullet Journal Basics

The tips and tricks for starting a bullet journal

Bullet journaling is a creative way to create an expressive journal that is unique to each person. The process was originally started by designer Ryder Carroll and is described as “an analog system designed to be a to-do list, diary, notebook, and sketchbook,” according to evernote.com. The process of bullet journaling gained popularity after its creation in 2015 and has since sprouted an online community of blogs dedicated to the creative outlet. Many people might be eager to join in on the ever-growing activity but are not sure where to start.

Whether it be organizing the sections by weeks or months, it can be best to keep the journals organized by time frames.

“[Bullet Journals] are an amazing organizational tool,” junior Shelbie Vaughan said. “I find my inspiration online, some people get really creative with [their journals].”

Keeping a theme or color scheme for your sections can help distinguish them from one another. Animals, pop culture and music can all make for eye-catching themes.

Record all important upcoming dates and tasks. Bullet journals are great for functioning as a planner, so keeping a calendar can help replace the need for multiple notebooks.

Be creative. Drawing, sketching and painting can all add a personal touch and create a unique journal.