Bullet Journal for Bloggers

A couple of months ago, having seen a lot of fellow bloggers mention Bullet Journals in their tweets, I thought I’d see what all the fuss was about, and invested myself – and I’m so glad I did!

Until then, I’d used my phone and iPad to keep notes, gather ideas and store anything blog related. Since I took it all a bit more seriously at the beginning of the summer, it was all just getting too much for my little ‘Notes’ app to cope with, and I decided I needed a notebook to help make everything easier.

To get a bit of inspiration, I googled some images, read a few posts about how other bloggers used theirs, and cracked on! A few of you had said you’d be interested in seeing how I got on with mine, so I’m going to share some of it with you now 😊

Yearly Calendar

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Fairly straight forward, and yes I have the calendar app on my phone too, but it’s good to have at the front of the journal to refer to quickly if I’m already writing.

Category Tracker

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Seeing as I write about whatever topic takes my fancy at the time, I thought it might be helpful to keep an eye on the types of blogs I post. Colour coordinating like this means I can see at a glance what topic needs some more love, and what my next couple of posts could be.

Monthly Calendar

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This has so far proved to be the most helpful section of my journal. I mapped out the month and filled in my blog posts, Instagram posts and Pinterest posts (each month is in different colours too, October was orange and brown). As you can see, I’ve tried to spread out my post schedule, mainly because I have no idea what days are best to post on yet. I figured I’d give it a shot this way this month, and see how we go. Keeping a note of Insta and Pinterest has also proved to be REALLY handy: before now I’d just do it off the top of my head, but it’s one less thing to have floating around in there (which is really helpful with the craziness of life right now)!

Photo Plan

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This one was new this month (a couple of days ago in fact), when I’d mapped out most of November on the monthly calendar. With so much going on, I thought it’d be a good idea to make a note of what photos were going to be needed (and when), and note them down so I can keep track of them easily, and (as before) without endless ideas just floating around in my head. It’s actually helped a lot so far, I already feel much more in control!

Post Ideas

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From there, I get into actual post ideas. Some ideas are categorised like this Beauty/Lifestyle page, (I’ve made space at the side to tick when posts are written, photos taken and published too).

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Other pages, like this ‘Fun Things About Moving House’ page, just a stand alone because there’s so many subheadings/notes to include.

And last but not least…

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I mean, it’s November now, it’s definitely not too early to be planning for Blogmas!

And that’s where I’m up to so far! I’m going to take everything month by month, because I think that’ll real help maintain clarity about my blog and it’s content. If anyone wants to take inspiration from these pages, please do!

Lynette x

46 thoughts on “Bullet Journal for Bloggers

    1. Massively! One specific place for all my blogging notes, organised however I want (I like the freedom of the dots compared to lined notebooks)…it’s been a god send! Would highly recommend!

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    2. I’m with Lynette on this. My Bloggers BuJo coerces me into planning a month or so in advance, has the basics I need in hand (image sizes, character limits per SM networks, maintenance lists and so much more. Indeed, it’s proven so valuable I’ve incorporated it into my multi-year core EDC BuJo. Just be sure to think it through first– what you need, want, etc. Will likely emerge as your analog BFF.

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  1. Ahh I need to get back in touch with my bujo! I was religiously keeping up with it at the start of the year but slowly started using it less and less. It’s now a perfect time to start again now I started blogging

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  2. I just couldn’t get into ther hang of bullet hiding. I love journals but spending so much time setting it all up could make me crazy lol. Yours looks amazing!

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    1. Haha yeh I get that, colouring has always been something that really calms me down if I’m stressing though, so setting this out actually ended up being quite therapeutic for me! Thankyou so much though!

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  3. Thanks do much for that Photo Plan spread. I’ve been wrestling with that particular issue, since I rely so heavily on birds. Think I’ll take your idea and build a companion booklet around it– A5 or B6 Slim, or perhaps a Hobo Weeks Memo Pad. You’ve rescued this blogger from the ‘forest for the trees’ syndrome. 🙌🏽👍🏽👊🏽

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  4. I tried doing a bullet journal before but only could get so far with it 😅 it seems like you have managed to keep up with it really well and stay organised. Any tips to be able to do the same?
    Ruth | melanintalks.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww no! I try to find time before the start of each month to map out the few weeks coming up, and update the rest of it – we just moved house so I found keeping on top of it a nightmare! Sometimes I’ll make notes on my phone on the go (so I don’t forget!) then add them to the journal when I have some free time 🙂

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  5. I’ve always wanted to start bullet journaling, but never kind of understood how it actually works. Thank you for sharing, got me inspired to finally start bullet journaling!

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  6. You’re highly creative it seems. The journal looks so pretty. Hearing about bullet journals for a long time but never had the itch to use it for myself. Thanks for the inspiration <3. I might start one from 1st January, next year.

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  7. I’ve used a notebook as a journal for a couple of years now but I’ve never had a proper bullet journal, where did you get yours from it looks so pretty? Journalling is great to keep things organised though.

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    1. I found it on amazon for about a fiver! There’s quite a few on there! I tried once with a regular notebook too but didn’t like the lack of freedom – with this you can set out your pages however you want!

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  8. Your drawings are absolutely incredible! I tried to bullet journal but got too anxious about the set-up, I just use an Excel spreadsheet to track my blogging stuff!

    Rachel | anotherstationanothermile.com

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  9. This is super cute!! I love the organization here and the drawings are a cute touch! I have one but I’m not as organized I think.. 😅

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    1. Aww thankyou lovely! I love a bit of colouring, I find it really theraputic, so the drawings just HAD to be part of it 🙊 As long as whatever you’re doing works for you that’s the main thing, we all have so many different ways of working/organising our lives 🙂

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  10. Your BJ looks amazing! I can’t wait to invest in one. It can be such a great tool for bloggers. I admire people’s BJ all the time and I love how creative it allows you to be. Thanks for sharing❤️❤️

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