Bullet journal series - WHAT is bullet journaling? (part 1)

Updated: Sep 13

Hey, bumblebees! Today you are going to be welcomed into the wonderful world of bullet journaling! This post, in particular, will introduce what bullet journaling is and how it is utilised for customization. I have briefly mentioned bullet journaling in a previous post but I will explain it in depth today!


What is it?

Bullet journaling is a customizable planner that you make from scratch. It can be as artistic as you want or as simple as you want.



What do you do?

A bullet journal begins with a couple of pages that cover the entire year, such as a yearly log - which you write all the events throughout the year or fun pages such as books I want to read or a wishlist. Then at the beginning of each month, you set up the monthly pages, these pages can be customized to whatever you want like, habit trackers, brain dumps or monthly logs. After the monthly pages, you have weekly spread these two pages have a section for each day which is where you write you tasks and things for each day. On the weekly spread, you can also add, trackers, to-do lists the list is endless!

Be sure to check out the Youtuber AmandaRachLee for more information on this!


Here are some links to her videos for setting up her journal:

Setting up the yearly pages click here

Setting up the monthly pages click here


Here is a video that will explain it all much better!

*please watch if you are confused*



Who began it?

Ryder Carrol is the creator of the Bullet Journal system, he started it as an extremely simple method but many people rather to ad creative aspects to it such as fonts, colours and artsy aspects. Here is a video on how he would do it.





What do you need?

To start a bullet journal the only things you really need are a notebook and pencil, but if you are like me you love to make it look pretty! :)

Bullet journals are generally created on dotted paper notebooks, but whatever you have is totally fine.

You will probably also want some coloured markers and pens, I will tell you my favourite kinds and other materials in a later post so keep your eyes peeled!



Thank you so much for reading through this post! I really hope you enjoyed it and I hope you are interested in the world of bullet journaling! Please contact me here if you have any questions or suggestions about this new bullet journal series!


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