First Blog Anniversary: Taking a Second Look at My First Post

Hi! πŸ‘‹

Today, as part of celebrating my first blog anniversary, I’ll be taking an *honest* and *unbiased* second look at my first ever post: “Get bullet journal-ling!” Thanks, Enni for the idea!

Comments are in parentheses.

Let’s get started.


Get bullet journal-ling!

Hey!

So, what is a Bullet Journal? Why should I get one? (Hmm…I could use a better intro!)

Bullet journal-ling is a way of planning–looking ahead and looking to now!

Let get started! (the source of this post is http://bulletjournal.com/get-started/) (I could be more SUBTLE about adding the source!)

Required Supplies

Nothing fancy needed!

  • Pen (I love using Micron 03) (I still like using this pen.)
  • Notebook–doesn’t matter whether lined, dotted, grid, or blank (I use a Daiso blank notebook) (I have now upgraded to a nice dot grid notebook. 😎)

Rapid Logging: The Basic Building Block

Write the date and add bullets (things you need to do, notes, events…) (I could expand this sections more πŸ€”. I could have taken a better picture.)

(For more details, visitΒ  http://bulletjournal.com/get-started/)

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Rapid Logging
Index

The Index is the first page in your bullet journal. It is basically a table of contents. Some people use it, some don’t. I found that I rarely, if ever, checked it.

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Index

The Future Log

This is used to store items for the future reference. List six months ahead. (Expansion NEEDED!)

I like to list dentist appointments, concerts, big tests…

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Future Log
The Monthly Log

Here is your monthly calendar. Begin by listing the days of the month (1 to 30/31), then add the days of the week. For example, 7W is June 7, a Wednesday. List important events. I like to write a word summarizing my day on the current line. (I need to say MORE)

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Monthly Log

The Daily Log

Here is where you put to do lists, events, notes about the day. (This could use some suggestions on how people can personalize it.)

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Dailies
Extras

Add other collections (lists of books to read, a bucket list, movies to watch…)

Also add pages with art prints, watercolor… (This needs a photo illustration. 😣)

 

Advice

Start simple. When I started I saw so many complicated logs. I found it was easier to decide if this worked for me or not. It’s a great way to organize time! (This still very good advice!)

Gaby

(This post is rather short and un-satisfying like a very small piece of gum 🀨)


In conclusion, I’m glad of all the blogging experience I’ve acquired after one year. I was reminded of how “green” I was when I first started blogging. πŸ˜† I’ve learned about: the importance of great photo quality, details, posting style, originality, and the need for subtlety. A big shout out to my fellow bloggers from whom I got so many tips in posting style, acquiring followers and likes, and being you as a blogger.

Thank you for reading my blog!

gaby watercolor 3

19 thoughts on “First Blog Anniversary: Taking a Second Look at My First Post

  1. β€œ(This post is rather short and un-satisfying like a very small piece of gum 🀨)” Oh my gosh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ First posts are so unglorious, their fate cannot be escaped!!
    Happy belated blogiversary! ☺️ Mine’s in January, but I didn’t celebrate it this year hah

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