- The day of the week is only relevant for year #1, but it's relatively easy to ignore.
- The month and date, as printed on the original page.
- A rubber stamp for year #1 (in this case, 2009).
- A rubber stamp for year #2 (in this case, 2010).
- A rubber stamp for year #3 (in this case, 2011).
- A rubber stamp for year #4 (in this case, 2012).
- A rubber stamp for year #5 (in this case, 2013).
- I used the Staedtler pigment liner to draw the 4 lines that segments each page into five sections. You can use any pen, but I recommend a permanent ink so it doesn't run.
- A Sharpie marker would work, but make sure to use their extra-fine point, and make sure you have good ventilation and air circulation. Drawing 4 lines on every page will take a while, and you will want to keep your face close to the pages to make sure the lines are drawn straight and clean.
- I used a 6-inch metal ruler and only drew lines on one page at a time. You could use a 12-inch ruler across both pages at once, but beware: If the pages are not laid out COMPLETELY flat, your lines will "V"-up between the left and right pages!
- Next year, I will write a few lines of text here come January 19, 2010.
- Each year has at least 4 lines to write on. On the top year, I have room above the lines on the open space if I need. I found that 4 lines was short enough that I could get into the habit of jotting down just my major thoughts of the day without putting it off.
- If you are used to the weekly Moleskine planners, the amount of space available for a day on this diary hack is about the same. It means you can even use this as a 5-year planner!
- The purpose of a 5-year "vertical" diary like this is so that you can keep a nice historical view of your life. "What was I doing three years ago today?" And for that, the Dairy Moleskine was just begging to be hacked. That said, I would LOVE it if they came out with their own version!
- I chose the red notebook because most of my other Moleskines are black, and I wanted this one to stand out.
- What are these little numbers for? :/
I own one of these but I don't get why the numbers are there. hehe. - ddavtre
- Time of day, starts at 8 am and goes to 8 pm. - ajkimmins
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