Bullet journaling is really great for anyone who likes setting goals, wants to keep copious to-do lists, or has a pretty, blank notebook that they want to get some real, practical use out of, among many other things. Getting started on one, though, isn't as easy as buying a nice journal and a Good Pen.
There's a huge (read: overwhelming) amount of online communities dedicated to ideas for spreads and designs — enough that, regardless of your artistic abilities, it can make you want to shove your brand-new dot-grid notebook onto your shelf for a good few months. But you don't have to start out on level 10; in fact, learning the basics is really great, because you'll continue to incorporate those into your bujo years into having one. Here are some tips that'll help you actually get started and learn how to keep a bullet journal that works for you: