As a blogger, mom, human being in general– it’s important to stay organized. One thing I’ve noticed as I’ve been getting older is that I forget things. I forget about activities, things I’ve learned about on my blog, goals I was going to set, tasks I was going to do, and tasks I had planned for my family. When I received this John Dickinson Black n’ Red Casebound Notebook and box of Pentel Oh Gel! Retractable Roller Pens, my plan was to use it as a note-taker, reminder, list making contraption. Everything in one spot.
One of the biggest things I am currently trying to work on is my blog’s SEO. It’s been really lacking lately so my goal is to go back and get all the SEO set up on past posts and photos. My entire blog is pretty much self-created and all of the back-end stuff, like SEO is pretty much self-taught. Let’s just say that Google is my best friend right now! Having this notebook will be great, as I can take it with me wherever I go, write down my notes and lists, mark off things as I get done with it. It will also serve as kind of a life journal, showing me where I came from and how far along I’ve come! I love that it’s hardback, so it’s chances of being destroyed by children is virtually nil. The ben is smooth, big and has a really nice grip on it. I love that it’s retractable too. Writing in an ink that’s something other than black helps my brain. I am not sure why that is, but I remember more when I write stuff down in a bright color. If you know the science behind that, let me know.. I would love to know why I am so weird.
I really love the built-in red bookmark. I can keep track of where I am currently at in my lists and notes. Whenever the kids find my books they like to take the bookmarks and keep them for themselves. I like that this one is permanent. 🙂
So, for this little review, I’d love to send 5 of you one of these red pens so you can try them out for yourself! Just let me know your weekend Halloween plans on here in the comments, Facebook, Twitter, or any of my other social media channels. On Monday (November 2nd), I’ll pick 5 winners and I’ll mail you one of these gel pens from Shoplet to try out!