I've always jotted down my blog ideas into a notebook. I don't know if it's just me but if I don't do this I usually tend to forget them completely. They just slip my mind, I blame the stresses of that current day. I can come up with ideas for certain post at any time of the day, even in work so I always carry a trusty notebook around in my handbag. Moving on I find that using a notebook helps me build up a post aswell as working out when I want to publish it. A lot of ideas end up on my blog straight away but others I hold on to for the perfect time. I'd be seriously lost without my notebook.
I would never spend a lot of money on notebooks as I don't think you have to, anyone standard one will do. One thing I do require is lined paper, I hate when a notebook is plain and blank as my writing automatically turns into a complete and utter mess. I wouldn't know where to begin reading it. This has always been the case so I tend to stick to good old lined paper. The best notebooks I've found in a while come from Penneys/Primark. They are really have a great homeware department, their range is so affordable. I would literally buy everything if I could. The selection I've pictured above were all only €1.50, I know bargain right? They are a pretty decent size too, they fit perfectly into my handbag. The covers are also really pretty, I love the cupcakes one, it's my favourite. I'm currently using it for college/blog stuff. I know it's a bit messy using one notebook for two things but I get over this issue pretty quickly by using post its to mark certain pages.
Do use notebooks to jot down ideas for your blog?