A couple of weeks ago, Ryder Carroll (the creator of the Bullet Journal) sent me an Official Bullet Journal Notebook. Even better? He sent me three of them. One to use, and two to give away to my followers.
He also sent three notebooks to Kim over at Tiny Ray of Sunshine. Of course, the two of us got to chatting and we decided to join forces to bring you an “Epic Official Bullet Journal Review & Giveaway”!
Kim has been using the official Bullet Journal notebook for some time now, so she put together a detailed review. She’s sharing her review and thoughts over on her blog today, so definitely head on over and check it out!
I’m planning on diving into mine when I switch notebooks (probably in May), but I couldn’t wait to film a little flip-through for you. In the video below, I check out the additional features that the official Bullet Journal has to offer:
THE OFFICIAL BULLET JOURNAL
The official Bullet Journal notebook is made by Leuchtturm1917. It is identical in size to the A5 LT1917s that I have been using since the beginning. It does include a few key features which really set it apart though. Here’s a breakdown of its features:
240 NUMBERED PAGES
Although the traditional LT has 249 pages, this one has only 240. The reason for this is that the official bujo has an additional page for the index, along with an 8-page guide at the back of the notebook.
The traditional LT comes with 2 bookmarks. Super handy for referencing your most-used spreads. The official bujo kicks this up a notch by adding an additional bookmark!
EMBOSSED BULLET JOURNAL LOGO
You’ve gotta admit – that logo looks pretty sweet!
The index has been expanded to four pages. While I haven’t run out of room on the original 3-page index, I like that I have ample room and don’t have to worry about running out of space to index all of my collections.
BUILT-IN FUTURE LOG
Immediately following the index, there is a 4-page future log. I love that this dedicated space is there, and I’m already coming up with plenty of ideas for how to lay it out.
THE BULLET JOURNAL KEY
The traditional Bullet Journal key is tucked right inside the front cover. In keeping with the customizable nature of the Bullet Journal, there is also room to create your own signifiers and add to the key as you see fit.
As with all other Leuchtturm notebooks, the official Bullet Journal comes with a sheet of archival stickers. These are great for labeling your notebook when you are finished, or even during use. I like to label my notebooks right away so that I can easily see their contents on the bookshelf.
EXPANDABLE BACK POCKET
Again, this is a normal feature of the Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. This pocket has come in handy for me many times. I like to keep important paperwork, tickets, reservation information, and more inside while I am traveling.
I just don’t have enough good things to say about this notebook! I can’t wait to dive into it when I set up my new Bullet Journal. The only feature I wish for is that it would come in different colors. I’m not the biggest fan of black notebooks, but I’m willing to put all of that aside for the additional features that the official Bullet Journal provides.
Want to get your hands on one of your own? You can purchase it right here :)
EPIC OFFICIAL BULLET JOURNAL GIVEAWAY!
Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for! I can’t thank Ryder enough for giving me and Kim the opportunity to pay it forward to you with this giveaway. There are several entry methods in the widget below. Simply complete as many (or as few) as you like, and you’ll be good to go.
>> Open Internationally <<
* This giveaway will run through Monday, March 21st, 2016 – ending at midnight (PST). Winners will be notified via email on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016. We’ll also be announcing the winners that Tuesday on all of our social media channels, so stay tuned! (full disclosures here)