Thursday, August 8, 2019

Bullet Point Journaling for Scrapbooks


The latest scrapbooking fad is the use of bullet point journaling. This format is especially useful for those who have difficulty with creative writing or for scrapbooking events in which you do not remember every detail. To get you started, I have a special freebie for you. Click here to get these two Bullet point Journal Cards for FREE.


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 Bullet point journaling is simply put, just about the basics. As with any type of bullet pointing there are a few simple rules you can follow to achieve the most impact.

Bullet point journaling for scrapbooks made simple:

  • Think of a bullet point like a headline. It should to be short and specific.
  • Highlight what is important to understanding the content of your page. Simply state what you want to document about your page
  • Keep it simple. Don’t get too wordy.
  • Stay on theme. Bullet points are about specific topics, don’t get off track.
  • Make bullet points symmetrical. As I have done here, if following a list format.
  • Use keywords. Use words important to the content of your page.

Grammar basics

Bullet points can be confusing. Should you capitalize each one? Should you use periods? Should you use numbers instead of bullets?

Introductory sentence

If the text introducing your list is a sentence, it should end with a colon. If it is a fragment or single word, jump straight to the list.

Numbers or bullets? If you want to document the specific order of events use numbers or even the time of day.

Punctuation

If your text t is a complete sentence, use capital letters and proper punctuation. If the points are not structured as a sentence, you do not need to end with punctuation; the use of capitalization is a style choice. I prefer to start each line with a capital letter.

Structure

The points should be consistent, all sentences or all fragments.

Start each bullet point with the same part of speech such as, verbs,, etc. I did this in my previous example. Read each bullet point with the preceding text to make sure it makes sense as a sentence.


Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope I was able to answer any questions you might have regarding bullet point journaling. If you have additional questions, please leave a comment below. Even if you don’t, I always love to hear from you. Have a great rest of the day!

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1 comment:

FussBudget said...

I've known about bulleting but have never used it. I guess I'm just too wordy. But I can definitely see an advantage to this to break up my journaling style from page to page. Thanks for the tips and from the proper grammatical usage like the semicolon. Great information.