I’r also going to be giving you Guys a little recap, because I do bimonthly goals on this blog of how I Did on my goals for November and December, and what I am looking to do for January and February alright, so first thing I did when setting up my bullet Journal for 2019 was to make sure I had all the materials I wanted, and so I’m Just going to briefly list them here, and they will be in the description below as Well, if you want to check them out, but first of all, I love using the Sharpie Fine lighter pens that they are my absolute favorite and you’re going to see.
That they just write really well and really stick out on the page. And then my Favorite highlighters are the mild liner highlighters and you can see they come In a variety of colors – and I actually use them for most of my banners and Different things like that, so you’ll see what those look like. Then I have some Sticky notes that I wanted to get in sort of matching pastel colors to my Notebook a ruler and last of all my notebook, which I originally got from Barnes & Noble, but I did find on Amazon.
So if you’re looking to get something Like this, they have a bunch of different patterns. You can check that out again in The description below ok, so, let’s see what is inside my bullet journal, so First thing: we’re going to see it’s just a simple 2019 welcome, page I eventually want to put my word of the year here, which I’m still trying to Figure out, if you guys have any suggestions, let me know in the comments But one thing I do want to say, as we proceed, is I’m pretty minimalistic when It comes to and below journal I like it to be really clean.
Obviously I love Colors, but I keep it pretty simple and I also keep it simple so that it’s easy to Update and I don’t have to spend hours and hours on each spread. So if that Sounds good to you definitely keep reading, because I just make it really Simple and really clean and really easy to keep up throughout the year, then, as We go to the next page. You would usually see an index here because you’ll usually Have just different spreads like daily and weekly and monthly spreads sort of Interspersed with all these other kinds of spreads, but what I actually do is I Put all of those different spreads in the back, and I start from the back and Go forward so I’m going to show you this at the end, but what I like to keep is Just my planning pages, my like monthly, weekly yearly kind of pages, I have to be Getting sort of going straight through without other spreads sort of going in Between so you’ll see how that functions in a minute, but first of all I have my Future log, and so I just have it the different months – sort of set up with Just major events or holidays, so I can keep track of the year.
Also on these Pages I have little markers for just tracking my social media stuff’s on Instagram YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and my newsletter, and I just want to track Throughout each month, how many followers or subscribers I have for each social Media platform and then next I have my first monthly spread and so you’ll see Here that I have this first page, that is just the events of the particular month.
And what I also like to do is use this as like a Thanksgiving. This was supposed To say Thanksgiving but, like I thinks, giving our gratitude page And sort of highlight the major things that happen throughout the month, so for Example on Monday put that I hit 900 subs on YouTube. So thank you. Everybody So much for subscribing and helping me get to 900 subscribers so fun, but those Are the kind of things that I sort of put in here and Different events, like my dad’s 60th birthday and all that Jess, then over Here on this page, I sort of separate my goals into author and, like business Goals because I do some side business stuff, but then also personal goals and If you’ve been on my blog for a while, you’re, probably wondering hey, don’t you Do bimonthly goals – and I do I just forgot to create that page first So it actually comes a little bit later, so I’ll show you that afterwards, but I Also take those bimonthly goals and separate them into the monthly goals.
So That’s what this page is: you’ll also notice that we’re about halfway through The month and I haven’t checked off a bunch of things, but I usually wait to Sort of go through and check off these things until I’ve been through the whole Month I go back here and I do like a little review. The next thing I include In succession are just the week’s spreads and I sort of do daily stuff, Within each week, so at the beginning of the week I will put my author fiscals Slash personal goals, sort of up here and then progressively as it fills out.
I Will do Monday and then Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday, it’s sort of Like whatever fits where so, I can do it progressively and I don’t have to like Waste space and then I just set up the next week – and you can see here again That I keep it super simple, I’m just using my highlighter to highlight the Banners and then I just use little circles instead of checkboxes. I also try To set my priorities so you’ll see here I have some little stars and I use those Stars to sort of mark the things that are top on my priority for either the Week or the day and to sort of say hey if I get nothing else done, if I get Those things done, then I’ve been a success today, so usually I’ll have about Two or three per day, and also if I don’t get to something I put a little line – With a little arrow, just telling me that I need to push it off to you, the next Day now, this next spread is my January February bimonthly goals and I wanted to Tell you guys what I did and what I didn’t do in November and December, but Before we get there, I did promise that I was going to show you what spreads I’m In the back here and so here again I have my index and then the following: Pages, I have different spreads so this spread.
I have spread ideas so, as I see Other bullet articles or get ideas. I sort of list ideas, Of spreads that I can do in the future and then the ones I’ve done so far are Like a writing and author calendar, so I wanted to sort of see the year at a Glance and see just different events that are happening that pertain to Authors or writers, and sort of either work my content around that or work. My Schedule around those things, the next few pages are for my author platform.
Mostly for content, brainstorming and planning – and it just makes it so much Easier for the rest of the year, so this first spread is my content. Brainstorming, Page and so obviously I’ve blocked a lot of stuff off because they don’t want to Give too much away, but I listed out a bunch of YouTube like article types that I Could do or topics I could do and then I also made a list of people. I’d love to Collab with this year and just general article ideas, there are like more specific Than these, and for any of you, all they’re tubers out there, if you’d, like Me to do a article that sort of lists out more of these kind of ideas, so that you Can get ideas? Definitely let me know – and I can do that.
The next page is a Content. Calendar for the year specifically for YouTube, but everything I do sort of Blogs and instagrams sort of revolves around what I do for YouTube. So I didn’t Want to give too much away again, but I did try to plan at least four ideas for Every month, so that’s what sort of penciled in in here and then I write Them in pen as I do them, the next spread is best of author to 2018, so this was Sort of part of my planning, where I sort of went back and looked at my top search.
Terms and presented readed and different things like that. To help me Plan for the new year, then, I am also a Christian and I very Much believe in the power of prayer, so I wanted to have a prayer request spread Here and then you guys saw this in a previous article, but I just made my General 2019 goals here I also did a spread about just my routines daily Weekly and monthly that pertain to author stuff and more author platform.
Stuff and then my last fret here is my TBR and log for the year, because one of My goals is definitely to read a whole more and so obviously I have a bunch of Other books that I want to read, but I just started off with a few and I’ve Already completed cinder this January, so that was a really good read and I’m Excited to sort of add to this list and keep reading as well sort of check them. Off as I go and sort of log how long it’s taken me to read as well.
Finally, as Promised I just wanted to give you guys a little recap. I do this to keep myself Accountable, but also to inspire you guys for what I got done in November in December and what I want to get done in January in February, And obviously this is from a different bullet journal, so you couldn’t just Ignore this is supposed to be for November and December of 2018 yeah. These Are the things I got done? I won NaNoWriMo.
I started working with my cps For my work in progress for draft, I wanted to read at least one book a month. I’r actually read for I wanted to post one YouTube article a week and I actually Checked this off, but there was one week that I didn’t cuz. It was just a little Crazy during the holidays, but for the most part I did that we hosted the Nanowrimo house Cup in the plotter life writers, Facebook group, which was so much Fun I released one newsletter each month and I also launched my author website.
Services what I didn’t get done, I didn’t get to prepare for betas that I wanted To in January, but I’ll give you an update over here in a second, I wanted to Hit 1000 subscribers by New Year’s on YouTube. I didn’t hit that, but, like I Said before I just passed 900, so I think maybe this month, maybe next month that Would be awesome, and I had certain Instagram, Twitter and Blog goals, but just with everything else, I wasn’t as consistent with that.
So I Definitely want to get better at that for this next round for this January and February, these are my goals, separated into categories so for writing. For January I want to finish rounds with my cps and then in February. I want to edit My draft, based on that feedback and prep it for betas, hopefully to start that in March, yes, I still want to make this then for reading. I want to read at least one Book a month and in here I will put the two books one for January, one for February here so I can log that then for author.
I want to do at least one article A week one live stream a month, and that includes my secret project with Bethany Which, hopefully, I will be telling you about soon Never so media stuff. I want to keep up with The plotter life Reuters Facebook group, we have some weekly threads going on to Help you guys plan as well and succeed in your right early goals and we want to Do one event over the next two months, I want to plan a year’s worth of content.
Which actually already did so? I should be checking that off. I want to figure Out batching routines, so maybe batching enough content for two months at a time. Ooh, that’s a big one. Then these were the other things that I didn’t do the last Two months that I just want to do at least one post on Instagram a week, but I Do stories like pretty much every day, Twitter, at least once a day, and I want To blog at least once a week with a Pinterest post, then for my website, Newsletter, I want to do one newsletter a month.
I want to revamp my for writers page, which actually I already did this and I Have a bunch of tools and a bunch of my articles actually categorized into Different helpful categories for you guys on my writers, page at author Brittany wink calm. If you want to check that out and then for other websites, I Want to create and launch two websites a month, so I just put blanks here for the Names of the authors I’m going to create websites for then I want to prep for the Second, author website bootcamp, because we just finished the last one at the end, Of December, so I’d love to do this again, maybe in March, but we’ll see if you are Interested in learning how to create an author website for yourself and want to Be in one of my boot camps, there is a waitlist and I’ll put the link on the Screen here and in the description below, if you want to be alerted about when the Next one is so you don’t miss it, alright, everybody, so that is my bullet.
Journal, that is how I set up everything for 2019. I would love to know in the Comments, if you do bullet journaling, are there any different things or different Spreads that you do and if you got inspired by this or you are just Starting out with your bullet journal, I would love to know what was helpful and What you’d like to see more of in my next bullet journal article, if you enjoyed This article, please give it a big thumbs up and if you’re not already consider Subscribing because we do lots of fun right early stuff, like this on my Blog all the time next week, I’m actually going to be giving you a Writing space and office tour.
So that’s going to be really fun. As we’ve been doing a lot more sort of goal, oriented stuff for the new year and Then I have a lot of really cool things plan. For the rest of the year so definitely make sure you subscribe and tune in next Week and until then happy writing.
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