Hello, Glitzies and Bullet Journalists!
Thank you for the warm support and encouragement on my YouTube channel! I have been enjoying doing videos on bullet journal flip-throughs for you guys who have found all of these rather useful.
The beauty of the bullet journal is flexibility. It allows you to weave in your very own style of journaling. And you don’t have to be good at art in order to craft out your own bullet journal. You will see so many artistic bullet journal entries and layouts done by mostly women who loves to experiment with modern calligraphy. But really, you don’t have to invest so much time, effort and money to purchase craft materials just for journalling.
For me, I kept things really simple. I used up one of those empty notebooks or diaries I have at home and then pack a black pen, pencil, ruler and some erasers into a pencil case. And every evening or morning, I would update my journal and grab my pencil case which has all the essentials. I do not use markers or calligraphy pens to decorate my journal. I simply use a black pen to write. It takes me about 3 to 5 minutes to update the journal on a daily basis. Occasionally, I would miss a day or two of journal updating but I would try to update the very next day.
The part about bullet journaling which demands more time is the prepping of the journal pages for the upcoming month. It could take me about 30 minutes to an hour do the page layout. If you have no time to spare, you can leave out all the drawings and decorations. But for me, I love experimenting with new journal layout and search for new journal inspirations online. It’s just a way to get my creative juices going. Suppose I wanted to write with modern calligraphy fonts, I simply head over to Fontspring, an online font generator where I can see how a word would look like in modern calligraphy font. I would use that as a reference and create fanciful titles in my journal using just my black pen.
For my monthly cover page, I would just think of a particular theme which best describes my mood or activity for the month and then look up for images online. For instance, I am on vacation for the whole month of journal so I wanted an image or drawing which represents travel and adventure. I found a picture of a hot air balloon which was designed by Nicole. I loved the colours and the design of it so I just use it as my cover page for June.
I also did some research so see how others do up their journal layouts but I pretty happy with mine. Perhaps next month, I would try out a new journal layout. And if you’re doing bullet journal for the first time, let me know in the comment box below on how it went for you! And check out my video on my bullet journal flip-through for the month of June!