Bullet Journal year one

Bullet Journal year one

Bullet Journal – year one

bullet journal year one

my first Bullet Journal entry/task list, 19-Jan-2017

Bullet Journal – year one

The concept of keeping a “Bullet Journal” was all the rage this time last year. As my friends began to take up the style, I thought I’d give it a try. I’d been back-and-forth with paper versus electronic task lists for a couple of years. New apps, new systems come and go. I needed something I could stick with.

The key aspect of the Bullet Journal – often shortened to BuJo – is that it’s forgiving. The BuJo starts blank. You can set it up this week in one style, shifting to another next week.

This was an opportunity. I like the Franklin-Covey system for task management. A-B-C, 1-2-3 worked for me. The world changed since I started that system around 1989. BuJo brought me back to it.

Weekly layout, daily details

I now set up a two-page weekly layout, with a monthly calendar, sections for Monday though Sunday, next to the calendar. Then I have general task topics, such as Writing, Blogging, Podcasts, Personal, etc. Each day, I take tasks from the weekly layout, move them into a daily list, then prioritize that. Notes about the day go below that, onto multiple pages, if necessary.

Managing the writing

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Standard Moleskine – Dragon’s writing notebook!

Bullet Journal year one started with me adding writing notes as part of the daily BuJo pages. I’ve decided to change that up. I’ll finish Trusted Talents (the second novel in the Bayou Talents series) in the day-to-day BuJo. The third Dragons novel, Dragon’s Defiance, now has its own notebook. Well, it’s the start of a “dragons” Moleskine. Third Talents will go that way as well. Other writing projects will start in the regular BuJo.

Will three notebooks be a problem? probably not. If something comes to me for one of the two main universes, I can note it in the daily notebook and transcribe to the project notebook.

Starting a new daily notebook

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Old and New – 2017 BuJo Moleskine, 2018 BuJo Moo Notebook

I decided to buy new Moo cards for NOLA History Guy just after New Year’s. When I placed the order, the company offered me their “Moo Notebook” for a discount. I grabbed it this morning and declared it to be the continuation of the BuJo for 2018!

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Moo Notebook binding

The Moo notebook has an interesting binding, making it easier to lay flat.

And, we’re off!