I was looking for something to record my days and track my life but I didn't know what or how until I came across this book and I love it. I don't use any of the codes or icons or anything else to do with bullet journaling but every day (or so) I create a heading and write a paragraph about that subject where it be what I made for dinner or world politics. Having a space each month to sum it up is very helpful and the empty pages at the back of the book are perfect for placing physical photos and mementos. Within days of starting the first book I bought a further 3 for fear of them running out. I'm about 3 days from the end of my first book right now and grateful I have them to start a fresh. I had no idea when I started in January 2020 that I would be writing about life with the coronavirus and the current political situation.
This planner is perfect for people who want to try the bullet-journalling system but are taken back by all the work that goes into it. There is just enough structuring (fill in calendars, daily plans) so that you don't need to spend hours allotting pages for different purposes but enough freedom to really personalize the planner for your needs. The pages are a decent thickness so that my Papermate Flair pens do not bleed through. I appreciated the dotted grids for list-making, meal planning, etc. It was fun to pick out quote stickers each week - there always seemed to be one that resonated with me. Overall, this planner has been very effective for me during a very busy period of my life (full-time work and graduate studies). My only caveat is the construction of the book. The cover material is paper and scuffs pretty easily; the corners get chewed up in transit. The spine cover is rather flimsy and peels off. The bookmark unravelled pretty early on. I would repurchase this for LIFE if the construction improved and if KnockKnock created this with more colours.
I have tried a ton of different journal systems over the years, this is the first one that is actually helping me. Other methods were a source of stress, having to book an hour a day to fill them out, remembering a symbol system, and god forbid you miss a day, everything falls to pieces!! I love the layout and the laid back nature of this page system. I don't feel like a complete failure if I skip a day. The sarcastic stickers are a huge bonus, reminding me to keep it up, but at the same time not take everything so seriously. My only complaint is that the spine cover came off after a month of use. The journal is still holding up though, just looks weird.
I've tried multiple different journals to try and get my act together to get stuff done in lab and finish my Ph.D. Add on my memory issues and it's a whole other level of disorder. I always wanted Knock Knock to make a journal and I immediately bought one when I saw it was out. I love it - nice hard cover, thick sheets with little to no bleed-through, lots of space to write, great inspirational quotes, little activities...it's not overbearing like other productivity journals I've bought. With life changes, I have a deadline to finish my Ph.D. and I have no doubt this journal will help me stay on track. Definitely will continue to buy even after I finish school.