Mike Rohde's Custom Moleskine Planner

This is my customized Moleskine planner, made from a standard pocket Moleskine (ruled) to resemble the format of a Moleskine Weekly Planner.


I created this planner, because Moleskine 2006 Weekly Planners are hard to find and expensive. But beyond cost or scarcity, I thought it would be interesting to create my own planner from scratch, based on some great ideas gleaned from Bill Westerman's Miquelrius notebook:




So far, I'm very pleased with how this little book is working for my personal agenda.


For a detailed article on the system, check out PlannerHack.com:



  • Rich Legg PRO 5y

    This photo is being used (most likely without your permission) on this website:


    When the site used my photo and I asked them to remove it, they said that they had the right use it for free. Feel free to contact the person from the offending site who told me that they have the right to freely use "All Rights Reserved" images from Flickr. Here is his contact info:

    Slavik Kaushan - vkaushan@gmail.com
  • Mike Rohde PRO 5y

    @LeggNet Thanks for the heads up on this.

    I'd actually thought the image was marked Creative Commons so I've modified that now. I'm happy to see the image used so long as credit and a link is given, which is the case on this article.
  • bauchicago 5y

    I'm sorry, but this thread is really hilarious!! I can't really talk because I have been Google happy for the past 3 hours, in search of the perfect journal/agenda....but I am laughing as I read this because I no longer feel like such a dork :). There are crazier people out there! Love your ideas and I'm going to go the Moleskin way and not Hermes. Too expensive.

  • Mike Rohde PRO 5y

    Welcome to the crazy Moleskine-lover's club! :-)
  • Michael Rose 5y

    Great photo.

    I just used it on a blogpost at Freelance Advisor

    Getting Things Done: The Freelancers Timetable
  • alex_buzatu 5y

    Great photo, Mike. Can I use it in my event planner website?
  • www.CarolineBach.com 5y

    wow, beautiful handwriting!
  • Philipp 5y

    Nice shot! We are currently using it as an illustration for one of our articles: www.qhistory.de/kontakt/impressum/
  • Mike Rohde PRO 5y

    Phillipp, thanks for the heads up and the credit! line on the page :-)
  • Mike Rohde PRO 5y

    Michael, I see you posted a link and credit too - thanks!
  • cciicc 5y

    nice! like it so much!!!
  • kellylenior 5y

    Ohh thank you! I've recently recovered this page from the depths of my bookmarks, and I'm so glad I found it again.. After struggling to find a planner that fits my needs, I tried this idea today, and it is so awesome. Feels so clean and organized! :)
    Thanks Mike!

  • Mike Rohde PRO 5y

    Kelly, so glad you found this page again! It's always good to have a planner you design for yourself. :-)
  • alyssa_95 4y

    Do you think that this notebook would work as a planner not only for appointments and such but for school?
  • oldrt 3y

    I found this image on Pinterest today.
  • Mike Rohde PRO 3y

    Thanks for the heads up @oldrt!

    alyssa_95 - I think this can be tailored to school quite easily - that's the beauty of it. :-)
  • CsprsSassyHrly 3y

    What size notebook is this? I, like alyssa_95, am thinking about using a Moleskine converted into a planner for school and this looks like a good size, though I tend to prefer large notebooks just because I have a tendency of writing really big. My thought is that making it out weekly for several months will help with future assignments, projects, tests, research, etc.

    It'd be my first Moleskine so I'm nervous about what pen to use. I have quick access to Uni-ball Signo pens cause my mom's company buys them in bulk and she brings a lot home but I find they skip a lot and prefer Pilot G2, but have read they bleed through the pages.
  • Cajsz 3y

    I found this tipp on myMoleskine today. Thanks Mike for the tip!

    This is a pocket sized Moleskine.
  • maphilbert 2y

    I found this a couple of years ago and lost the link and happen to come across again and felt like I hit the lottery!!!! I have been searching for a better way to organize my day. I have modified planners to suit my needs before but there was always something missing. I have purchased the Moleskine but I have a couple of notebooks that I plan to modify before I actually modify it. I was so excited, I have even shared this with a friend in graduate school. Thank you so So SO much for sharing this with us. Hopefully I wont lose the link. one question before I go...Have you made any additional modifications? Respectfully, Melanese
  • Mike Rohde PRO 2y

    No changes to the system - I'm now using an iPhone but still use Moleskines for sketching and sketchnotes.
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