What To Write In A Bullet Journal: 11 Page Ideas For Beginners

Just learning about Bullet Journaling for beginners? Congratulations! Welcome to the Bullet Journal family.

To help you navigate this world of endless possibilities, here are 11 Bullet Journal page ideas to get you started.

A Bullet Journal is a great tool, but because of the limitless possibilities, it can get pretty overwhelming, and a very simple system can look up like incomprehensible equations.

Worry not! I know how it can get, and I really want to help you figure it all out, so you can start using a BuJo and enjoying all the benefits.

Here, we’ll be talking about a very simple thing – what is it you should write in your Bullet Journal.

We all know the possibilities with a Bullet Journal are endless. In fact, the last time I sat down to think about it, I came up with 300+ Bullet Journal page ideas!

This sounds very overwhelming, but chill; I’ll walk you through tons of ideas to get you started in the simplest of ways. Here are 11-page ideas to start your Bullet Journal with tips on what exactly you can write on each of these. 

Remember that your Bullet Journal is there to serve you and your needs, so before deciding on some pages, think about how it will serve you and whether you need it at all.

Oh, and there are some free printables for you at the end of the post, so be sure to scroll until the end.

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Bullet Journal Page Ideas For Beginners

In this post, we'll go through some of the staple pages one might consider adding to their Bullet Journal. But I want you to always remember - it's your journal, and it's up to you to decide what you'll include there.

If any of these sound like you don't want to use them - just don't! Your journal = your rules.

Basic Bullet Journal Pages

Starting with some pages that were part of the original Bullet Journal method. Most of these you can see in every Bullet Journal out there.

Bullet Journal Collections

These are the basic 5 pages, but there is so much more the system can offer you! The next 6 pages are what we call collections – spreads created on some particular topic.

I chose these because they are the ones that I use the most and that are very popular in the Bullet Journal community.

This only means that even though they might be something for you to consider, it’s absolutely not a necessity. Always remember that your planner is only yours and has to fit your needs, so if some of these don’t work for you – don’t feel pressured to keep using them.

Extra Ideas: Creativity Pages

I don't include them as must have Bullet Journal pages for beginners, but I wanted to finish this post with some pages you can add to have fun and express your creativity.

Being creative in your journal is a kind of therapy because you finally have time for yourself and by yourself.

Working on creative pages are you taking a well-deserved break from the world and just doing something you enjoy for yourself. It’s not selfish; it’s precisely the type of self-care we all need.

I’m sure this would give you enough to think about it and get you started with your Bullet Journal.

Free Bullet Journal Printables

Time to share with your freebies! Bullet Journal printables will help you with many things, including trying out new pages and faster figuring out what works and what doesn’t.

There are already 100+ free printables in the Resources Vault, including the key page. goal-setting pages, monthly review pages, brain dump, habit tracker, gratitude log, and more.

If you don’t have your access yet, you can always sign up in the form below.

Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll get the password to get 50+ free Bullet Journal printables to use right away.

If you’ve never used printables before, check my post on How To Use Printables In Your Bullet Journal.

It’s pretty easy and all you need is:

  • A printer. I recommend trying this one.
  • High-quality paper. You’ll need it to keep your pens from fraying; I recommend trying this one.
  • Paper cutter. Cause you’ll need to cut the printables. I love using this one.
  • Adhesive tape to stick printables to your journal pages. This one is my go-to.

So, which pages are you using in your Bullet Journal?

Share with us in the comments.

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And always remember! Keep Bullet Journaling, and don’t be a Blob! 


  1. Hi! Where did you get all the nice colored covers for your journals? I look on amazon but there was nothing.
    Stay safe!
    Kirsten from Germany

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