Great podcast with great resource lists on their blog. Librarians rock!
I was stumbling through the Internet and landed on Bellwether Friends, a fun podcast with two librarians who also discuss pop culture. After twenty eight minutes of the various versions of Strek Trek, Bellwether friends discussed bullet journaling.
Bullet journaling is an increasingly popular way of keeping a notebook that emphasizes writing in bullets instead of complete sentences and combines to-do lists, calendar planning, or whatever you want to plan out in your life. Take a listen to the podcast. Start at minute 29 if you want to skip the Star Trek material.
Bellwether Friends offers some really valuable links that explain bullet journaling:
A physical journal offers a tactile experience that some people find key to retaining memories.
Even though there are many ways to gather notes, images and data digitally, putting it on paper means you have to make a commitment to decide what is important.
Physical journaling offers a great excuse to use paper notebooks that might have piled up in your life recently.
My journal is not a bullet journal. Even though it is messy the physical act of makibg decisions of ehat to write has really helped me.
If you take a look at the bullet journal articles dont be worried about how pretty everything looks. Look at the rules but forget them too. I would tell you the same thing about my Samurai Mind Notebook too. I don’t review my notebook every day but when I do it is good.
Physical notebooks are some of the best way to capture your dreams, hopes, ideas and practical information. Make your own rules and get physical. Get outlaw. Put a bullet through your journal.
This summer I’ve learned to use podcasts as an extension of my mind. I’ve gotten podcast recommendations from friends and professional journals. I pop in a podcast and give two to three minutes. If I am not inspired, I click and move on to something that does.
Let Podcasts Be Your Mentors
Podcasts can be a great way to tap the language and knowledge of your current or future career. Listen to experts who interest you within the field. For example, I don’t know much about graphic novels and comics but I think they have a lot of great potential for making libraries accessible to more people. I’ve started listening to two great programs on comics and libraries called “Librarians Assemble” and “Secret Stacks.”
If You Aren’t Feeling It, Move On or Delete
I listen to podcasts while walking, commuting, or cleaning. Your mind is valuable real estate. Don’t clutter it with podcasts that don’t stimulate you or make you laugh. Move on until you are ready to hear it or delete the whole program from your line-up. Continue reading »