Paw Prints — Planning

Jumping Journals

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An undeniable perk of owning a notebook shop, is that I get to use many excellent notebooks. My “Daily Driver” for work is an adaptation of the #bulletjournal system, in an A5 notebook. I run through one every couple of months. April - May, I have been in a MD Notebook by Midori. Beautiful cream paper in an understated Japanese design. Lovely with fountain pens. It's time for me to choose and prepare the book for June - July. I feel an Endless Recorder coming on. In crimson. If you are a fountain pen user, and you enjoy a medium...

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Writing Process

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Writing Content. How I do it and what I use. #keepitsimple

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How I use a Pocket Notebook.

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Regular readers will have suffered through several posts on my battles with planning, here or here. Almost none of my planning is actually done in a pocket notebook.I use the smaller format books as an extension of my larger ones. Rather than a rigid format, my pocket books are very free-form. On one page there might be a task list and on the next a draft for a blog post. Sometimes, there might be a series of random doodles, or a record of an unexpected thought. I did, for a while, experiment with a ‘multiple-pocket-notebook’ system, with different books fulfilling...

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Planning Regime - Update

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February is drawing to a close; time then to review where I am with my planning routine. I set out my plans here. On 1857 (a podcast that I do with TJ Cosgrove), I intimated that I was aware that the regime was going to be tough to maintain. I was using a pair of desk books, my Trigg Life-Mapper and my diary from Smythson. These two books have different features. The Trigg is day-to-page, with proscribed sections for To Do, Plan, Delegate, Delay and room for four appointments. Built into the book are areas for planning and goal-setting.  The...

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Planning regime

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Productivity. Surely the Holy Grail of our time. There are countless books, blog, websites, methods and tools all dedicated to making us more productive. I have had long, involved, conversations and exchanges of letters about how to be more productive.  At times, I have been pretty good at it. Other times, I suspect I have been incredibly busy, which is often mistaken for productive. As we hurtle towards the New Year, I have taken some time to get organised; to plan my planning, if you will. I have already declared that a part of my process is going to be...

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