I mentioned in this recent post that there is now available an actual Bullet Journal journal. So, of course, I had to order a copy, which arrived by mail the other day. It is manufactured by Leuchtturm1917, so the quality is evident to the touch. “Bullet Journal” is embossed on the cover, which is a cool but completely useless feature.
The features that might be handy for bullet journaling include the following:
- A key to bullet journal signifiers. The common, recommended ones are printed in the key, and there are plenty of blank spaces for adding your own custom signifiers.
- The first four pages are dedicated to the Index. (I don’t keep an index in my bullet journals.)
- The next four pages are dedicated to the Future Log. (Another bullet journal feature I have not used in the past.)
- The pages are already numbered.
- There are three bookmarks for quick access to a variety of sections of the journal.
- The last eight pages include instructions/suggestions for keeping a bullet journal.
The journal pages are dotted grids, which work fine for bullet journaling, though I prefer lined grids. The notebook includes a standard elastic enclosure band and a gusseted pocket.
The beauty of bullet journaling is how adaptable it is, including the fact that you can use almost any kind of notebook for your rapid logging. So you do NOT need this journal. At $20 it is a little pricey, but no more than any other Leuchtturm1917 notebook. That said, this is a fine piece of stationery that might inspire you to tackle the bullet journal system and stick with it.