# Bullet journaling has been popping up a lot lately in conversations online and at home (my wife and eldest daughter both use planners.) I like some of the ideas but don't want my notes to be that formal.

I deliberately don't use dates on the pages of my notebooks as it isn't a planner or a journal and this removes the pressure to write in it every day. I like having it there for when I need it.

It took long enough for me to be happy with "post-less" days on the blog and how to present them; I certainly don't want a lot of blank paper pages on days when I've not had cause to write anything.

I could number the pages allowing me to cross-reference back and forth but definitely draw the line at dates.


  1. jack says: #
    Love bullet journaling (I can't bring myself to say "BuJo"). The best part is that you can make it work your way. Although I do write the date each day, but it's only used as reference later not for planning.
  2. jack says: #
    Get in line! :). I think that "BuJo" is actually registered as a trademark by the originator of Bullet Journaling which weirdly makes me feel a little better about it.
  3. Colin Walker says: #
    There are days when I just having nothing to write to it seems a little counter productive if I was to do it properly. There are some good ideas involved though. I may look at how I can modify things and find a compromise.
  4. kulturnation says: #
    You do not have to write when there is nothing to write. My journal ended on Dec 13, 2017 on p.32, my next entry will be Jan 15, 2018 on p.35 (on p.33/34 will be my January index). For me it is an environment friendly method @jack
  5. oyam says: #
    I don’t do daily entries either. When I need notes, i grab a page, put year+week instead of page number, and date the entry. Index has year+week references. I always start a week on a new page. This is purely for easy indexing and I usually have at least one note a week.

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