Dive into Bullet Journaling: What You Need To Know

By Delaney MacKenzie

Dive into Bullet Journaling

Here at Daisy Made, we love trying new creative hobbies. Whether you’re looking for a new creative outlet, more organization in your life, or just a space to doodle freely, bullet journaling might be for you!

What is Bullet Journaling?

Bullet journaling, also known as bujo, was created by New York-based designer and author, Ryder Carroll. The bullet journal method was designed to help people live productive and meaningful lives. He first introduced journaling system in 2013 and since then it’s taken the creative world by storm.

The beauty of bullet journals is that you have complete creative freedom to make it what you want it to be. For some, it’s a place to organize their thoughts or journal about their day, for others, it’s their day-to-day planner designed around a theme of the month. The possibilities are endless with a bullet journal!

What You Need to Get Started

To get started, you really only need two things. A bulleted notebook and a pen or pencil. Of course, if you’re a creative, you’ll probably go farther than that and use this notebook as a creative outlet. In that case, here are a more supplies you may want for your own bujo.

  • Colored markers that won’t bleed through pages – TomBow are a popular choice in the bujo community
  • Washi tape
  • Watercolor paints + paintbrush
  • Colored paper or magazine clippings 
  • Stickers 
  • Stamps & ink pads
  • A ruler – for precise lines
  • A pencil bag – to keep you bujo supplies organized and easy to carry on the go!
Photograph by Natalie Emerson

Page Inspiration 

We know the blank dotted pages can seem a little bit daunting when you’re first getting started on your bullet journal. Here are a few spread ideas to include in your bujo.


  • Mood tracker
  • Daily water intake
  • Daily/weekly exercise log
  • Sleep tracker
  • Financial goals or spending tracker

Journal Prompts:

  • Monthly goals & reflection
  • Self care routine
  • A letter to your future self
  • A letter to your past self
  • What other creative hobbies do you want to try?


  • Meal prep & groceries
  • Bucket list
  • Movies to watch
  • Books to read
  • What you’re grateful for
  • Gifts for friends & family

Creators To Follow for Inspiration

If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to check out some inspiration before you get started on your bullet journal. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite bujo content creators. 

Bullet Journal@bulletjournal

The original creator of bujo, Ryder Carroll, based in Brooklyn, New York.

Source: @bulletjournal, posted 11/02/21

Amanda Rach Lee@amandarachlee

Amanda is an artist and YouTuber based in Toronto, Canada.

Source: @amandarachlee, posted 10/25/21


Anna is a young female artist and bullet journaler based in Germany.

Source: @annajournals, posted 09/29/21


Based in Singapore, founded by Bryan and Jillian, tittle&jot is centered around mental health, sustainability, and creative passion. 

Source: @tittlenjot.co, posted 09/26/2021

Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, and of course good old Google are great places to find more inspiration. Once you’ve gathered all your supplies and decided what pages you want to include in your bujo, you’re good to go. Happy journaling! 

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