Hi guys, I hope you are all well. As you can see from the title, I’m going to be taking you through my new bullet journal. I’ve had one for the past two years and I’ve loved using it so I wanted to share this years set up with you guys. I always use pencil first and then do it in pen, otherwise I’d make a lot more mistakes. Before we start, I just want to say sorry for the lighting. I use natural lighting so it varies a little in each picture. Anyway let’s get started.
The first two pages are just my 2019 title page and my goals for the year. Pretty self-explanatory. I have a variety of goals this year including ones for exercise, reading and blogging. Next I have my year at a glance and future log combined into one spread. I also have a 2019 memories page, where I can note down anything that has happened during the year.
The next spread I have is an Instagram tracker. I want to post more consistently this year so I thought this would be a good way to keep track of when I’m posting. Beside that, I have a page focused on my year of reading. On this page I’ve noted down my Goodreads goal of 80 books, as well as some things I’m interested in knowing at the end of the year (e.g. reread count, male/female author ratio) and a place to write down my favourite books. Next we have my blog stats and post tracker. I’m trying a different way of doing it this year, so we’ll see how it goes. I have each month written out so I can track my posting and I have a place to write any notes about each month. The stats I want to track this year include blog followers, views and visitors, as well as Instagram and Twitter followers. I know it’s not all about numbers but I still like to have these spreads to keep track of them.
These are my monthly spreads for the year. I’m only showing two months because they all look the same and I’m sure you get the idea of the set up. On the left hand page I have the month laid out with my blog posts on the right of the line. On the left of the line is space to note down any collaborations, guest posts, events or a particularly exciting book release. I really like this set up but we’ll see how I feel about it at the end of the year. On the right hand page I have a place to write out a to do list and tbr for each month, as well as a place for any notes. I also have a monthly in review section, where I can look back at each month. I plan to use this space to note down the best posts and any other interesting stats that may help improve my blog in the future.
Next up I have a spread to note down all of the reviews I post over the year. I think it will be really useful to have a space to have all of my 2019 reviews. Last year I posted over 40 book reviews and I sometimes forget which books I’ve reviewed so it will be good to have this to refer back to. After that I have a page of all my unread books at the start of the year – split into physical books and e-books. Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have ticked off all of the books. Next I have a page to note down any blog post ideas and a page to plan for future recommendations post.
This next spread is probably one of my favourites, because it’s all of my anticipated books for 2019. Last year I just had a list of them but I really like doing it by month – I think it’s easier to keep track of and I can easily update it as the year goes on. I also have a space for books that have no release date yet, as well as my anticipated film, TV and games. There are a lot of exciting things coming out this year.
Next up, I have a spread on the series I’m in the middle of. I know the title of the page is series to finish, but realistically some of these series won’t be finished this year, so it’s basically a spread to track all the series I’m reading. I plan to start some series this year too so I have space to add new ones. After that I have a spread on the films I’ve seen this year. On the left hand page I’ll write down the new films I’ve seen and on the right hand page I’ll write down all of the films I’ve re-watched. Next, I have a songs of the year spread. I’ve split it into twelve months and at the end of each month I’ll note down my favourite songs from the month. It will be interesting to see what I’ve been loving each month and whether they’ll still be favourites at the end of the year. After that I have a page of my favourite things and a place to write out my 2019 favourites at the end of the year.
The last two spreads are both trackers. The first is a mental health tracker. I struggle with low moods and I wanted a place to note down when these moods happen, so I can see how frequently and see whether it’s random or whether it happens at certain times of the month/year, if that makes sense. The last spread is split into a food intolerance page and a fitness tracker, both of which are pretty self-explanatory.
That’s it for today. I really enjoyed putting this bullet journal together, although I did make a few mistakes. I find it so useful to organise my blog and I’m looking forward to filling it up throughout the year. Do you use a bullet journal? I’d love to know your thoughts. If you use one, what are your favourite spreads? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.