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Benefits of Bullet Journaling

July 28, 2017

Bullet journaling is a great way to track what you’re doing throughout the day. It’s also a wonderful record keeper. You can look back and see how far you’ve come in any given week and month. If you’re considering giving bullet journaling a try, I hope these big benefits will have you grabbing a pen and notebook to get started.

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Starting a Bullet Journal

July 25, 2017

Ok, So you’re ready to give bullet journaling a try. Before you start your first bullet journal, you need to decide on the type of journal you want to use. In this post, I’ll give you a quick overview over the three main styles of bullet journals in use. This should make your decision easier. Most importantly just start, get your feet wet and if needed switch to a different type of journal until you find the one that’s right for you.

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Bullet Journal Basics

July 22, 2017

The bullet journal is an analog system, meaning you don’t need anything more complicated than a notebook and a pen or pencil. While it’s very customizable, and you’re certainly welcome to change things around, in this article, I will walk you through the setup for a traditional bullet journal as first introduced by Ryder Carroll from Use it as a starting point, get comfortable with the basic system and then change it from there.

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Is Bullet Journaling (BuJo) Right for You

July 17, 2017

Today’s society is all about information overload. The average person
must keep track of lots and lots of information, so almost anyone can benefit from bullet journaling. This particular system of staying organized has some unique properties that make it particularly helpful for people who thrive on lists. Digital record keeping is not always the best method, in fact, it has been proven
that analog methods imprint in the memory. Here’s a quick rundown to help you decide if bullet journaling is right for you.

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What Is A Bullet Journal

Bullet Journaling has been a hot trend for a little while in the planner and getting organized communities online, but it may not be something that you’ve heard of. If not, you’re in for a treat. If you love to-do lists and check-lists, this is something you don’t want to miss.

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Adventures in Journal-land

July 10, 2017

For years, in fact for my entire business career, I was joined at the hip to my Daytimer. And for years, it never really worked for me. It was too structured. And I never could fit into that structure. I ended up with a LOT of empty pages. I needed more of a Journal type structure. Only that didn’t fit either because I had all these meetings and project deadlines. Nothing really worked.


And the winner is…

June 25, 2017

Congratulations to Martha and her handler, Shirley Zindler, on winning the 2017 Petaluma Ugly Dog contest.  Martha is a 125 pound Neapolitan Mastiff who calls nearby Sebastopol home when she isn’t strutting her stuff on the runway.



June 24, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction/ Fantasy

Clarksworld Word limit 1,000 to 16,000 words, no exceptions. Pays ten cents per word for the first 5,000 words, eight cents for each word over 5,000. Genres: Science fiction and fantasy. Language: English (We accept stories from all over the world. Translations are welcome.)


Broken Eye Books

June 23, 2017

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Broken Eye Books is an independent press based in Seattle, here to bring you the odd, strange, and offbeat side of speculative fiction. Our stories tend to blend genres, blurring the boundaries of sci-fi, fantasy, and the weird.