by Mia M.
** 50 easy title ideas for your bullet journal or art journal pages. All of these trendy and simple page headings are completely beginner friendly and require no hand lettering or calligraphy skills. If you're looking for some cute ways to write titles, you're in the right place! **
Hello, gorgeous humans, I hope you're faring well today! I'm beyond excited to be sharing two of my favourite and most useful bullet journal spreads with you all: reference sheets with easy heading ideas. You may be thinking "what on earth do you mean?". Let me show you.
My heading reference pages are pretty much what they say on the tin: conveniently placed sheets full of easy title ideas for me to recreate. And they're such a time saver!
Anyone else struggle with the blank page of death? Once a spread is started, I'm fine. But what am I supposed to do with a blank page? It's overwhelming!
Now factor in the fact I can't hand letter to save my life and have absolutely 0 skill in calligraphy... and it becomes even trickier! So having a set place where I can find easy, cute title ideas is really handy for days the creative inspiration isn't free flowing. (Like Mondays. Or Tuesdays. Or really any day of the week that doesn't start with S.)
I'm going to be sharing a total of 50 ( 50! ) beginner friendly journal heading ideas with you lovely people today. Sheet 1 is colourful and cute. Sheet 2 is more minimal and refined. (And has loads of cute floral title ideas! Because you guys know how much your girl loves flowers.)
So, you've decided to start a bullet journal and found the ultimate list of Bullet Journal titles for inspiration. Now what?
Before we get into specifics on how to choose a title, let's discuss why it is important in the first place. If you're like me, when starting something new (especially when it feels so "official"), you want to give it a name. A title, in fact! It can be something simple like an image on Pinterest inspired you, or maybe the idea came to you at 3AM while half-asleep. You just know that whatever you're about to create needs its own identity-a specific flavor that will stand out to your future self and anyone else who happens to stumble upon it.
Making a Bullet Journal is no different. Although the original intent of the Bullet Journal was for its creator, Ryder Carroll, to keep track of his daily tasks and events, he soon found that having a title was important as well. He needed an identifier! Ryder chose the term "Bullet Journal" for several reasons, but it stuck because it can be shortened to "BuJo," which just so happens to be an acronym for "BUSY JOe." Okay... maybe not the most creative explanation ever; but making it easier to say was one of his goals.
Now you know why it's important. So, how do you choose the perfect title?
There are only two rules here:
Whatever you choose, make sure it feels right for you! If I had to give a bit of advice about titles though, here are some things to consider:
Use acronyms where possible. For example "Insight trackers" (IT) could turn into "inST".
Some examples here include: "Boho Berry" and "Artful Living with the Rhinestone Art Teacher" (ALRAT). The first title has a nice ring to it, while the second is just fun to say!
A title is a trademark. You want to make your Bullet Journal unique, right? Put your own spin on things!
Introduce yourself with your name in the front of your journal so that future generations will be able to identify you without having to go through old pages.
As I'm all about keeping it easy, all of these titles are simple to recreate and take literally no artistic ability. If you can write your name, you can use these. And no expensive tools either! All I were my trusty pastel highlighters. Honestly, I use these for literally everything and would be lost without them.
If you want to spice these up even further, you could try these stunning metallic highlighters!
Does anyone else love the minimal line-art style that's emerged over Pinterest in the past few years? I know I definitely do! These floral heading ideas were heavily inspired by those kinds of whimsical doodles.
Here's a bullet journaling tip for you all : if you're stuck for page title ideas, try searching Pinterest for logos! There's endless inspiration there.
And if you want even more ideas, why not have a watch of some of my bullet journal flickthroughs?
In the past few months, I have been really getting into bullet journaling. As a result of this, my need for good titles has increased as well! In one of the Facebook groups to which I belong, there was a discussion about things not related to bullet journaling that we want our journals to show about us or what we do. I wanted to talk about what titles do for me, why I like having good ones, and how the titles are important.
Titles are so important in bullet journaling because they act as reference points for what is inside your bujo. For example, if you have an index at the beginning of your bujo with key words that are listed in alphabetical order, instead of by page number, you are able to find your way around much more easily. If your notebook is organized, then you will be able to find the journaling that you are looking for quickly and easily. Titles help with this too because they allow you to search for what is inside your bujo based on the words that are in your title.
If you have titles for each month, then it makes it easier to go back and read journal entries. For example, if I wrote something about an assignment I had due around midterms at the end of September, but I don't remember all of the details now, because it is November, having a title for each month allows me to quickly find the page where I wrote about that assignment.
When I first started going through bullet journal ideas, one of the things I noticed was lack of good titles. The ones that people would put up were often things like "October" or "back to school." These are not descriptive enough for me. They are too much like names, when I want descriptive phrases. I think this is why I started making my titles look different from the rest of the text in that they were italicized, bolded and underlined. Basically, anything that makes them pop out more than the rest of the writing on a page to me helps with giving them meaning and purpose in a bujo.
There are many of us who have heard about the alluring world of bullet journals. The art of taking an empty journal and transforming it into your own personalized system is rather addicting, isn't it? Once you get in the groove of things, you may find that you like this new system so much that you want to share it with the world.
How To Make Your Bullet Journal Unique
The problem is, once you start telling everyone about it, they want to create their own system in THEIR journal. It would be nice if that was allowed but unless you purchase each of them a separate journal, chances are that's not going to happen. So what do you do then?
This is when you have to become a 'Bullet Journal Groupie'.
Yes, being a groupie has a negative connotation in society today but a Bullet Journal Groupie is a person who loves the concept of bullet journaling so much that they share it with everyone. They encourage their friends and family to give it a try and then share their experiences with the group. It's a win-win situation for all involved because now you have several people using this system and discussing it together.
Do you guys like these easy title ideas? Do you think you'll give any of them a try yourselves? Which is your favourite? Also - do you guys like this kind of post? I can happily share more of these if you do! Let me know your thoughts down below!
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma