Earlier this year, we interviewed Bullet Journal creator Ryder Carroll and discovered how he came up with a simple and straightforward way to stay organized. His analog method caught on with so many people (The Bullet Journal’s introductory video has more than a half a million views on YouTube) that communities dedicated to developing new iterations and hacks sprouted around the web. After all, the Bullet Journal’s true advantage lies in its ability to become anything you want in an organizational system. It also fits in well with Livescribe’s analog to digital way of taking notes with our smartpens.
Bulletjournal.com launched just over a year ago as a hub providing tips, tricks, and tutorials. However, Ryder admits that users are creating better methods for improving organization. Instead of getting lost in the noise of hundreds of online communities, he wants to build the next generation of the site that allows for user input and collaboration. He’ll also add in fresh new content in the form of tutorials, videos, reviews, and resources.
To do that, he’s started a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign has already surpassed its goal, a true testament to the system’s effectiveness, but we thought we’d mention it since every bit helps in creating the best site possible. For anyone bummed about the Limited LEUCHTTURM1917 notebooks being sold out, there is now an Unlimited edition being offered up to backers. We’d personally like to suggest a Moleskine to go with your smartpen. You can check out and support The Bullet Journal Kickstarter page here, and let us know in the comments if you have any favorite Bullet Journal hacks you use yourself.
Hat tip to Livescribe user Bob White of Canada for the heads-up on the new campaign! Bob is a historical researcher, and says “Livescribe coupled with this marvelous system really works for me for detailing my daily tasks, accomplishments, journaling progress, and organizing my life.” Thanks Bob – watch out for the bears!