I worked with Andy from Say Nice Things stationery back in April, where he gifted me some beautiful stationery for an honest review. After I finally completed one of my Ted Baker notebooks (such a great feeling when you fill an entire notebook) I decided to start using my journal from SNT.
Something so exciting, yet nerve wrecking about starting a new notebook. I know that sounds so strange, but I don’t want to make a mistake haha! I want to plan it out perfectly, ever the perfectionist. However, I have learned that mistakes happen, but it adds character to the notebook.
I thought I would share with you how I am using my SNT journal for my blogging journey and how it keeps me organised.
If you didn’t see my post reviewing SNT stationery, I have linked it here, but I am going to show how I use each section and how I benefit from using this journal. I was kindly given the choice of design I would like, I chose the design because I had nothing like this in my notebook collection. The design is pastel shades and I am loving pastel colours at the moment.
In the journal, you have a contact page, however I have left that out because of my details. The index here shows you that the journal is made up of 6 sections that are colour coded throughout the journal. I decided that I would break up the journal into months to plan out my blog posts and ideas.
There are 6 sections 1-4 are lined pages, section 5 is a place with colouring pages and blank pages to doodle and be creative. Section 6 is a notes page, that I have used to write down my brands and their contact information and diary sheets.
I love writing in this journal, the lines are smaller which I prefer and the pages are great quality so my coloured ink doesn’t seep through the pages. I have recently started writing with my coloured fine liners, it brightens up my journal. I like to decorate my pages with washi tape and stickers, I like to make journals and notebooks my own.
I think that this is such a good idea to have colouring pages in the journal. Sometimes life can be stressful or even times when you just want to relax. I love colouring and its one of the things I like to do to de-stress or help keep my mind busy. Under a blanket in front of the tv with my colouring pencils, just a cosy night in.
Also in section 6 are diaries where you can write down what you have planned and when, to keep track of your weeks. What I love about these diary sheets is that they are not restrictive as they do not have set dates. So you can use it whenever you need to. I have at the moment chosen to use it to highlight blogging threads. I have found it so useful. I am going to be using these pages for highlighting when my posts for blogtober and blogmas go live.
Also in section 6 is lined pages that I use to write down brands and their contacts and then at the back of the journal there is a pocket. This is so useful to store any notes, I like to use it to store business cards and other information I want to keep for reference.
If you are looking for a journal that would help you organise your blog posts, school work, uni work – this is the journal for you. I would highly recommend these journals, they affordable and come in a range of designs, so there is something for everyone.
Do you have a favourite notebook? How do you plan your blog posts? I would love to hear in the comments.