If you’re new to bullet journaling and you need to back up a bit to find out what it’s all about,
visit my post Why Bullet Journal?
In it I concisely explain the concept and provide tons of links to more inspiration!
When I first discovered bullet journals and decided I had to have one, I immediately began searching through Pinterest for inspiration – what kind of pages would I put in my Bujo? Since I was confused about the symbology at first, I decided I had to include a key that I could reference easily.
Then I realized, it was quite a chore trying to find specific inspiration! To save you all the grief of searching and searching (unless you like that sort of thing and enjoy it!), I have gathered a round up of Bujo Inspiration. In fact, I’ve decided to do an entire series of round ups of others’ ideas. I’ve put links to all these pages in my original What is a Bullet Journal? post, so if you want to look at more, just click that link!
So first… here is my OLD key page:
It was not embellished and pretty drab in my opinion. I had intended on coming back and making it more colorful, but all I ended up doing was adding a color code for my daily timelines. I also never used the last 4 symbols on the key, so I rarely used it!
The one aspect of my original key that I liked was that I stayed true to Ryder Carroll’s original dot system. I felt the boxes would make my pages look more crowded, and I still believe that.
So now for my NEW key, which I love, but was heavily inspired by Christina:
Isn’t it adorable? I think so.
Now for the Key Round Up:
Here’s some inspiration for a key that has a lot of information, yet is well-spaced and elegant.
Consider using washi tape to add texture and dimension.
Incorporate little embellishments in your bujo key, like Hermione 2.0:
If you’re looking for something that is a bit more accessible, try the ‘flip-key’ from Cerries Mooney.
If you have a super simple key, consider beautifying your page with a gorgeous drawing and quote:
Or, like @my_bulletjournal_journey, you can incorporate several types of keys all in one: tasks, trackers, and weather.
Or you can forget the idea of a single ‘page’ and go for a spread instead! Who says your key has to be all by itself?
How do you use your bujo key? Share in the comments below!