Simplicity: One Notebook Per Project

Some ideas are so simple, but delightful.

Thanks to Ben Terrett over at Noisy Decent Graphics, I’m going to try out the ridiculously basic and wonderful One Notebook Per Project idea that he’s been successfully trialling since the start of this year.

I’ve used separate project folders, kept idea notebooks, and written study journals, but I’ve not tried a single notebook for each project I’m working on.

Given my liking for elaborate notebooks and gorgeous Moleskines, I can’t understand why I didn’t think to do this before.

I’m off to get some more notebooks!


  1. This is a great idea, and one that I’ve used whilst studying – each module has its own notebook. I also use a different colour pen to make notes for each module, so that if I annotate the same article for more than one essay (which I frequently do), I can see at a glance which module the notes relate to.

    1. Very good point about the pens, Jo. Helps keep the mind on what’s important, rather than spending all your time remembering where that quotation was meant to fit in so well!

      It’s all well and good having efficient electronic methods of filing and annotating, but when you go back to the simple pen and pad these techniques are so important.

      Many thanks for your comment.

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