If there is anything that I’ve learned about bookish people in the past two and a half years, it’s that we LOVE journaling. And plannering. And coloring. Anything that allows us to express ourselves and be organized, and if we get to include books, all the better.
I’ve noticed that there are two camps. The bullet journal camp, and the planner camp. I’ve done both, and I am firmly in team planner. But I thought it might be fun to look at the pros and cons of each.
- If you’re artistic, they are soooooo pretty
- You get to have exactly what you want because you design every page!
- Doesn’t have to be pricey
- Pretty picture on Insta!
- Improve your handwriting and calligraphy skills
- Great online community
- Time consuming
- If you’re not artistic, you are looking at it in dismay wondering where you went wrong in life.
- My pens bleed through the pages 😦
- I feel like they’re too pretty to plan on, because if you have to change plans or something, you don’t want to ruin your layout.
- Buy it ready to go
- Somebody got paid a lot of money to make it look all cute and aesthetic so you don’t have to
- If you’re into stickers, go wild
- Get organized with yearly, monthly, and weekly pages
- Lots of variety of layouts available
- For people obsessed with fancy pens (me), enjoy nice, thick pages that are a dream to write on.
- Less flexibility, and you might not get exactly what you want.
- I feel like it’s not as nice of a keep-sake
- Not easy to add pages if you want, say, a reading tracker
- Okay, they’re kind of expensive if you have to buy them full price…
Man, even just writing this post has me itching to pull my Bullet Journal out and start trying again. Everyone’s are SO PRETTY!!! 😍😍😍 But I’ll just have to keep reminding myself that I’m taking three effing classes this summer and I don’t have time to try improve my penmanship for a pretty planner that I won’t keep up with. Sheesh.
So are you on Team Planner, or Team BuJo? What’s your favorite thing about journaling or plannering?