Dot Grid, Ruled, or Plain Notebooks?

The important question in today's world, where technology is becoming an integral part of everyone's lives, is whether there is still a place for notebooks.


There's something special about a notebook. At the age of five, children begin using a notebook. It becomes a safe haven for the individual. It has always been a default location for us to express all of our scribbles, doodles, and creativity. In short, notebooks evoke memories.


Having a notebook is a pure joy in and of itself.


Notebooks have evolved into more creative, one-of-a-kind designs over the years. Each note book has its own appealing feature that appeals to different people. There are various designs to meet everyone's expectations. Each notebook becomes a reflection of the owner. It reflects their thoughts and is a compilation of their memories and ideas.


Here's a guide to selecting the best Notebook for your needs:

Dot Grid Notebook- If you want to make your own planner or simply create layouts for your journal, Dot Grid notebooks are your best bet. These can be used to make habit and mood trackers, drafting layouts, calligraphy, monthly planner layouts, and so on. Why does Dot Grid work best in these situations? For starters, they are not plain, so if you are unsure about writing in a straight line, you can opt for dot grid notebooks. Second, it provides a compromise between plain and ruled notebooks.

Ruled Notebook- This notebook is essential for the writer in you. We are all familiar with it because it is the most common notebook. It is best for brain dumping, making lists, journaling, taking notes for classes and professional training, jotting down work guidelines and information, and so on.

Plain Notebook- Plain notebooks are ideal for the free-spirited and wild you. If you don't want to be restricted by the lines and dots of a ruled or dot-grid notebook, this is the one for you. You are free to go wherever you want. It's ideal for doodling, creating your art journal, decorative journal spreads, mind mapping, freehand drawing, sketching, and other similar activities. If you want, you can also use it as an all-in-one notebook. It allows you to be free.


Notebooks have been a part of our lives for as long as we remember. They have been our learning and growing-up partner. They’ll likely stay with us until the very end. Our situations change but the need for notebooks will always arise.

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