To continue our Page Per Day Challenge series, today’s post is for those of you who have decided to use a notebook (or are thinking about it) as your daily book. In a previous post I detailed the pros and cons of using an undated notebook vs a dated day per page planner, and in yesterday’s post I compared the variety of dated day per page planners for folks who will use those. If you prefer the freedom of undated pages, read on.
The Habana notebooks come in pocket, medium (slightly larger than A5) and large sizes, lined or blank, in a variety of cover colors. Their superior paper gives a wonderful writing experience, and their other features like a soft-feel cover, rounded corners and elastic strap make it excellent to carry with you everywhere.
Two of the most important questions to ask yourself are: lined or blank pages? And which size?
If you’ll be mostly writing, you’ll probably want the guidance of lined pages. But if you’ll mainly be sketching or sticking things in, blank pages are nice.
Size definitely matters when it comes to your notebook. Do you want to carry it with you everywhere you go? You’ll probably want a pocket size. Do you normally carry a bag and want plenty of page space? The medium size is my preference, for these reasons.
One good thing about using a notebook as your daily book is that you will go through several in a year, so you can use whichever notebook suits the time of year: small and portable for on-the-go summer months, larger for long winter evenings when you’ll have more time to spend on your book.
In my post Using Your Planner With A Notebook I discuss some of these issues, along with use ideas. I hope this helps you choose the right notebook for you!
**You can see all the posts in our Page Per Day Challenge series here.