Thinking of a theme for my November bullet journal setup was difficult! Indeed, that’s a large part of why I put together a post of themes I think are perfectly suited to the month. I think my design came from the desire to get out and see some more of the beautiful Australian countryside before I settle into work. While work hasn’t materialised, I hope November is the month I can get out and enjoy some camping!
Camping became my theme; camping out under the stars, enjoying some quiet time and relaxing. Before we know it, end-of-year madness will be upon us, and our time will become more limited. Plus, once fire restrictions kick in, there’ll be no more campfires until March, so we have to make the most of them!
Being able to head out ‘bush’ with your tent, an esky and your mates was something I missed living in the UK. There’s a sense of freedom here that’s hard to replicate. A silence and stillness that can be intimidating until you get used to it.
Luckily, I am surrounded by like-minded friends too, so there’s always company to be had if I want to go camping.
While I loved October’s theme, it was based on the bright greens of a European spring, and the Australian palette is quite different. Blue-grey greens dominate here, and I’ve enjoyed putting them to use for my November bullet journal setup.
November Monthly Log
This November was annoying to set up in calendar form due to how the weeks have fallen. Although it’s only a thirty-day month, it spans six weeks! This means my calendar setup takes more room than usual, and I’ve had to be economical.
As with my cover spread, I am really proud of my free-hand drawing this month. It’s really not my forte, but I’ve been trying to practice in my journal. I made this month harder than I needed to because I went for eucalyptus trees as a backdrop rather than simpler pines. This was definitely a challenge, but with the help of a wiki-how article, I think I did a decent job!
One thing I will mention as a disclaimer- do not pitch your tent or have a campfire this close to eucalypts! They have a bad habit of dropping branches and being extremely flammable!
You will notice I’ve got gaps at the bottom of this setup I still need to complete for my monthly goals. I’m trying to keep these measurable, so sometimes it takes me a while to figure them out- apart from my blog goals, which I’ll cover later.
November Bullet Journal Trackers
After the horizontal tracker I used for both habits and mood last month, I’ve returned to my previous layout.
As I spent a lot of effort on my cover page and to a lesser extent the monthly log, I was out of artistic inspiration for my trackers. I wanted something to colour in for my mood tracker and decided on campfires because I like the variety of colours a fire can produce. While I ‘cheated’ with a print out here, I think the finished spread will look better for it!
I’ve also returned to nine habits in November, adding in a second blog daily task. I already checked off having all my socials scheduled, but this month has really shown me the value of sharing threads, so I want to make sure I’m participating in at least one a day!
Blog Goals for November
I talked last month, about how disappointed I was with September’s figures. As mentioned above, I put in a concentrated effort to improve my interaction with the blogging community in October, and it paid off! I smashed most of my goals, so as I enter November, I’m going to stick with my 10% improvement target and see how I go.
As you can see from the table below, my blog stats this month were a huge improvement from September, and I finally broke 500 views in a month! Obviously, It’ll be a challenge to keep the numbers rising, which is why I’m going to stick with modest increases.
While my blog statistics have jumped, I’m struggling to do anything more than tread water on Pinterest, which is frustrating. I suspect this is because my pin design jumps around a lot, but I don’t know how to avoid that if I’m creating multiple pins for a single post? If anyone has some advice for my Pinterest, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!!
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That’s it from me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my November bullet journal and will take some time to leave me a comment below or subscribe to access my library of free printables and catch future posts! All the best, and I hope November is a great month for you. And for my US readers, don’t forget to vote!!