Bullet Journal Key – what is it? How do I design mine?
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Here are some ideas to get you started!
Bullet Journal Key Standard Form – K.I.S.S.
The standard form of the bullet journal key is the one created by Ryder Carrol in his original bullet journal. It uses a standard set of symbols and signifiers. This basic key is used by many and it is sufficient by any journaling standard. One of the great things about this key is that is it so simple. Because there are so few symbols, it’s quick and easy to identify the category for any item. This key follows the K.I.S.S principle – keep it simple, stupid.
Bullet Journal Key Customizations
If you’re ready to get a little creative, your key can get more involved, or some might even say complicated.
Take the key below, for example. It’s got extra symbols to define things to remember, memories and events. And it even includes a color code to show the manner in which time is spent. In my opinion, these more elaborate keys are not in the true spirit of the bujo. Afterall, the whole idea of this type of journal is simplicity! But, if it keeps you interested in your journal, I say go for it!
Bullet Journal Key Ideas:
Here is a collection of bullet journal key ideas that you can use to inspire the creation of your own key, click the images to visit the creators on Instagram: