Can I Save Post As Drafts
Not sure how to save a post as a draft. I think it's a little scary to think I have to finish a post if I start it or like transfer it somewhere else? That's a lot of work. This blog is a discovery of all of ello's features that I never bothered to learn how to use back in 2014. Join the journey.
Anyway, I think today I wanted to start putting blog post ideas in my bullet journal because I want to truly make use of my bullet journal's versatility by using it for things other than archiving my lack of actual work completion. A good chunk of the items in my bullet journal checklist never get filled or maybe they get partially filled but that's very generous on my part. I say it's generous because, for example, if I read one or two sentences for a Queer American History assignment I will count that as partially complete and fill in the box halfway but it's a complete misrepresentation of how much work I've actually done. One or two sentences is nowhere near the entire thirty page article that I was assigned. Plus there are probably multiple articles for one night. I would have to at least put in enough effort to read more than one article to fill in half of the check box but I lie to myself, and I lie to myself often. It's more honest to leave the boxes unfilled and truly archive my lack of productivity but instead by fourth year I'll just look back on my journal and think I had a productive, educational four years as opposed to one that set in my bad habits that induce stress acne.
Bullet journaling is fun though. Despite how I've just written that it glosses over my lack of work ethic and does nothing to actually change that work ethic and will probably remind me of my bullshit in the near future, it's fun. The most satisfying thing is when I highlight the day of the week and it completely fills the grid boxes. I am talking a lot about my bullet journal without actually describing what it is or looks like. None of this makes sense to anyone except me. My bullet journal is a black medium piccadilly grid notebook and it works out so well because each of the little squares is about the size of a chisel tip sharpie highlighter with the right amount of pen pressure. So every time I write the day of the week I highlight it with the sharpie with whatever color corresponds to that month and (finally i've gotten to fuckin point of why i even started describing my journal) it's extremely satisfying when the highlight is the perfect size of the grid.
I didn't really accomplish anything in this post today. I don't think I've even written all my thoughts about bullet journaling. When I started paragraph three I had a bunch of ideas about how I would write about how I got into bullet journaling and the research process to find the right notebook for me since my cheap ass didn't want to spend the money for a moleskin. I had a lot of ideas that got lost when I started trying to describe what it looks like. Fairly disappointed in my attention span and general writing style for encouraging tangents that end up detracting from my original ideas which were actually good. Maybe next time we'll discuss bullet journaling more. Probably not though. Stay tuned as always.