Do you know that feeling of cracking open a new notebook or planner? That smell of fresh paper. The crispness of the blank pages. The hopeful promise of a clean slate, an organized life and a whole universe of possibilities at your fingertips!
If you get goosebumps just thinking about that, you’ve landed in the right place!
Hi, my name is Michelle. I’m a Planner Geek and life-long Stationery Enthusiast. I’ve been using agendas since high school but only discovered the online community in 2015 after buying my first Erin Condren Life Planner. Since then I’ve experimented with countless different planners in my neverending quest to keep my life on track.
The planner community exists largely on Facebook and Instagram. There are a number of awesome blogs and Youtube influencers, too. Don’t even get me started on the number of companies offering planners in so many different shapes, sizes, and layouts. It’s a vast universe and no small feat trying to keep track of everything. I started having dreams last year of a central resource hub for planners that isn’t associated to one planner brand or specific to any one planner style or format. Something that could bring them all together. But it couldn’t be dependent on social media. Those platforms are amazing for growing communities but they have some limitations when it comes to presenting or archiving large amounts of information.
I couldn’t really find exactly what I was looking for so I had this wacky idea that maybe I could build it myself. And here we are!
The navigation menu won’t lead to anything right now but it gives you an idea of our goals. Here are a few things you can expect:
- We’ll be embracing both ends of the planner hobby spectrum – productivity and creativity. I don’t believe those two things are mutually exclusive. I like to play with stickers but I also need to know the best way to track my finances. (Mostly to track those sticker expenses but I digress)
- There will be original content including product reviews and tutorials
- Roundup posts to point you to other people’s blogs, Youtube channels and other content across the community
- We’ll highlight all the industry news so you never miss a big planner release or mega sale
The two menu items you should be most excited about are LEARN and EVENT DIRECTORY! I don’t want to spill too many space beans but these are going to be Pretty Big Deals (PBDs) . They’re my two main reasons for wanting to build this site! Also the two main reasons I’m about 3 months behind on building this site. Which brings me to my next point . . .
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
I’m all about transparency so I will go ahead and be honest: I set this launch date several months ago before real life disruptions, tax season, and scope creep derailed my ambitions. I don’t like to miss a deadline though so rather than delay we’re moving forward with a soft launch. Very soft. Like Charmin’ Ultra Soft.
In the very short-term, blog posts will be sparse. Next week I am traveling to a galaxy far, far away (or Texas) for the Go Wild planner conference. When I’m back and recuperated from my planner meetup hangover the blog posting will start to pick up a little. Over the next few months we will continue to build our team, iron out technical kinks and work on those PBDs.
Once all of the important elements are up and running we’ll have a REAL launch party with all the bells and whistles. In the meantime you can sign up to the newsletter and we’ll keep you in the loop.
For now, I’ll just stop here and say thanks for reading my first post!