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What’s in My 2021 Bullet Journal

Welcome to Karmen’s Korner! If you are a new reader, be sure to follow my blog to get notifications on future posts.  If you are a returning reader, then welcome back. This week, is all about the pages I am keeping, adding, and throwing away from my 2020 bullet journal to my 2021 version. My new version will be very similar with very few pages coming out. I also have quite a bit I am adding in. If you would like to see the full flip through of my 2020 and 2021 bullet journals, be sure to let me know in the comments below!


The pages I have decided to keep from my 2020 bullet journal are changing in layout for the most part. Only a couple pages are actually staying the exact same. Those pages being the birthdays page and the year at a glance page. I really loved the layout I chose for those two pages, so they will be staying the exact same. For the birthdays page I simply have each month in a color block split into two rows of six with the specific dates and names listed under each month. The year at a glance page is simply the calendar layout for each month with two rows of six months each.

Pages that I am keeping and simply changing the layout include my yearly goals, books to read, savings goals, and blog post ideas. My yearly goals are just getting a new format and color scheme, but keeping the financial, life, and blog categories. My books to read is keeping the bookshelf theme, but with a different look. I have added in doodled plants and created floating shelves. My savings goals are simply changing from individual goals to the savings I would like to have within the year as a whole, and I have also created a mason jar layout. My blog post ideas have simply shifted into split up categories where I have a page for each of my blog pages, so my ideas can be more organized.

My monthly layouts will be keeping the fun cover pages as well as the brain dumps. These have been a fun way to get creative, add in a fun quote, and catalog fun things from that month.

Adding In

Pages I am adding in include a more thorough blog tracker, a page for YouTube video ideas, and an Instagram tracker. My blog tracker will include follower goals, the number of posts for each page, and how many likes, comments, and follows I get off of certain posts. These will help me to keep track of what types of posts are doing best. My Instagram tracker will be for follower goals. These new posts are simply for me to keep track of my social standing and affective output.

As for my monthly layouts, I will be adding in monthly calendars with spaces for notes, weekly layouts, and new sections for goals. I stopped doing monthly calendars this year and realized that I do in fact use them more than I thought so I will be adding them back in. Same goes for my weekly layouts. I changed over to weekly to-do lists due to not having a lot to do during quarantine. Since I am now working full-time and things are happening again, I am adding those back in as well. My weekly layouts will also include sections for goals, my weekly weigh-in, my Instagram posts for that week, and the blog post and YouTube video being posted that week.

Throwing Out

 Pages I am throwing out include my key, tv shows to watch, movies to see, my old version of a blog tracker, and my weekly to-do lists. I never used my key; I tend to use the same symbol for all tasks. As for my tv shows and movies pages, they have simply moved to my GYST journal where I have them separated my platform (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.). My old blog tracker just kept track of my followers and number of posts per page, and I am too busy for weekly to-do lists.

Leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts on this week’s post and if you would like to see a flip through of my 2020 and 2021 bullet journals, and I hope you enjoyed this week’s post. Be sure to click the like button below and visit the links below to follow my blog via email or WordPress account to get notifications on future posts as well as to view other posts I have written. Also, be sure to check out the video linked below to see the top 5 gifts you can give a Harry Potter nerd.

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