Rebecca Renner writing for Book Riot:

Ugly bullet journals are a wonderful thing. They exist. It’s just that a lot of them are hiding, ashamed to show their pages amongst their more Insagrammable peers.

But that’s ridiculous, because it seems to me that, contrary to the perfectly measured and color-coded reputation bullet journals have garnered, this style of organization lends itself well to the messiness of life.

Mine probably qualifies as an “ugly” Bullet Journal. I’ve also seen them call a guy’s Bullet Journal or minimal. I supposed the name doesn’t matter, it just means that you’re not drawing a bunch of stuff on every page turning it into an art piece.

I’m in favour of building a tool that works for you, not one that photographs well.

You can see my mostly ugly Bullet Journal December setup here: