Legitimate Proof That Bullet Journalling Is Totally A Cult

I’d say run while you still can, but it’s too late for that. Can I interest you in a pamphlet about our lord and saviour LEUCHTTURM Dot Grid notebooks?

Let’s set the scene . . . it’s a cold, grey day in England. So just another day in England. I’m scouring the internet because #Millennial when, almost by divine intervention, a stray article all but falls into my lap*.

*and by “falls into my lap” I mean my friend sent it to me because, and I quote, “this seems like the sort of shit you’d get yourself into”**

**which is not factually incorrect, but I resent the implication anyway.

“How To Identify A Dangerous Cult”

As I read the post, however, I realised something.

I’m pretty sure I’m already in a cult and that cult is called bullet journalling. And if you’re here . . . well, it might already be too late for you. Here’s what I got.

Cult Sign #1 – Charming, Charismatic, “You-Want-To-Be-Them” Leaders

As I read the post, however, I realised something. I'm pretty sure I'm already in a cult and that cult is called bullet journalling. And if you're here . . . well, it might already be too late for you. Here's what I got.

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So cult leaders are pretty much all messiahs who seem smarter, more enlightened and better at life than you? I mean, that’s basically a synonym for the perfect Instagram bullet journaller who is super organised and pretty and can draw and do calligraphy.

(No seriously, guys, it’s 2018 – where are these people learning calligraphy?)

Cult Sign #2 – Brainwashing

If you’re confused as to where brainwashing comes into bullet journalling . . . oh, you poor sweet thing. They got you real good. But I have one question for you:

Remember when you could plan your week out without having to draw up 100,000 spread sheets, use a mile of washi tape and colour code your moodtracking emojis? You might not remember the other side anymore . . . but there is one.

Cult Sign #3 – You’re Willing To Invest Loads Of Money Into It – Usually To “Better Yourself”

So cult leaders are pretty much all messiahs who seem smarter, more enlightened and better at life than you? I mean, that's basically a synonym for the perfect Instagram bullet journaller who is super organised and pretty and can do calligraphy.(No seriously, guys, it's 2018 - where are these people learning calligraphy?)

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Don’t even lie to me – don’t lie to yourself. The only way we’re going to get through this is if we’re raw, gritty and honest with each other.

How much do you spend on washi tape, fancy calligraphy pens, rainbow fineliners, “compensating-for-not-being-able-to-draw” stickers and high quality notebooks? (No, seriously though, it’s worth the extra for quality paper or your ink bleeds and- oh dear God, they got to me. Abort mission, I have been compromised.)

Cult Sign #4 – You’re A Recruiter

Don't even lie to me - don't lie to yourself. The only way we're going to get through this is if we're raw, gritty and honest with each other.How much do you spend on washi tape, fancy calligraphy pens, rainbow fineliners, "compensating-for-not-being-able-to-draw" stickers and high quality notebooks? (No, seriously though, it's worth the extra for quality paper or your ink bleeds and- oh dear God, they got to me. Abort mission, I have been compromised.)

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The last (and most meta) sign that the bu-jo community is basically one big cult?

We’re basically Mormons, telling everyone who will listen how creative and flexible bullet journalling is. How it will change your life; turn you into a #GirlBoss and help you slay those #ProductivityGoals.

That said . . . we’re a great cult. Join us!

We promise not to make you sell your soul. I mean, not until you reach top tier anyway. But it’s fine – most people don’t make it past the levels with the giant lizard gods anyway.

Okay, kids – this was just a quick “kind of bye” post. I’m taking a two week break from content creation/posting so I can just catch up with everyone’s posts, sort out some blog goals etc. and also run an experiment on whether producing more content or doing more marketing is better for your blog growth! So I guess it’s not bye, I’m still going to be lurking around the blogosphere, just not actively posting. Whatever.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Are you a part of the bullet journalling cult? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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52 thoughts on “Legitimate Proof That Bullet Journalling Is Totally A Cult

  1. You’re a cult leader. No doubt sent here on HMSS. Oxfordshire always told me I would one regret throwing up in so many villages. At least the Welsh gave me little cakes and pastries

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      1. Oxymoron? Tautology?? Haha… or is that like benevolent dictator??
        I actually have that political science degree so idealism went out the window when we stopped needing a bolt of lightning to get Nikki Sixx into the flux capacitor 🀣

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  2. I really loved this post ❀ I really have to get into bullet journalling. Every time I see your journal I’m in awe. Yours is so beautiful and creative πŸ’• I also spend a lot of money in washi tapes, stickers and notebooks. Buying stationery stuff is so addictive πŸ˜‚ Good luck with your two weeks off and I’m sure you are going to create amazing things 😊

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  3. Girl you make me laugh. I wasn’t sold until you got to the ‘recruiter’ part and then it really dawned on me that I tell everyone and their mothers how ‘creative’ and ‘flexible’ bullet journaling really is. I have major plans to make next year’s bu-jo a bit more interesting to look at, and maybe try a bit harder with it, but for now I’m settling into my lazy bullet journaling for the short remainder of this year xx

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  4. YAY!!! This is so so true! I absolutely love bullet journaling. Not only do I feel so much more organzied, but also I love blogging about it because there’s just so many people who’s so talented. Like it’s almost as if there’s an entire bullet journal community – which makes me so so happy.
    Once again; What a wonderful post, Mia! I hope you’re absolutely loving your time in Australia. Even though it must be so overwhelming at times, you must never forget that you’re an absolute savage! I truly admire your courage ❀ xxx

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  5. HELLO YES I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE CULT. I’m gonna miss you on my reader for 2 weeks but so excited to see what’s to come, sometimes I think we all need a lil break from creating just to keep up with everyone else like you said – sometimes I feel I’m so far behind these days!! xx

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  6. Those are beautiful examples. I’m not a bullet journal-er. I have a journal, which is very simple and I mostly write in it – although not as much lately because of lack of time. I think the first time I was interested in it was while watching Grey’s Anatomy and they found all of her mother’s journals. What an interesting thing – keeping a diary (but they called it journal) of your life. Then 5-6 years after seeing that, I have a cheap grade-school composition notebook (college ruled, of course, because I’m sophisticated like that) and I write about how I feel and what I’m doing. I mostly started it to practice my cursive which has really, really improved. It’s not unlike what you guys do except your journals look fantastic and mine is mostly writing. Still, I spent a lot of time at the local stationary shop admiring the LEUCHTTURM 1917 Dotted journals. I definitely see the attraction!

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