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!


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 (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.)

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Rapid Logging

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.


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…

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)

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.)


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. 😣)



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!)


(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!

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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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