I've been having a bit of a dilemma lately regarding the 2013 diary I'm going to use in my main filo, a Personal size. (I won't even get into the diaries for my wallet/purse or Pocket size or my head will explode, LOL.)
I raved about the Dodopad Diary here, with the full intention of getting it for 2013. But now that I need to actually order it, I've been considering some other options as well.
Why this see-sawing you may ask? Well, there are just so many options available, and a girl needs her options most of the time, right? But now, I'm finding it difficult to narrow down my choice to just one.
Here are my top 4 choices and the rationale behind them:
1. Dodopad Diary
Still my first choice. It's just too much fun! I love the grid design so I can categorize my life and see what I need to do at a glance. However, I would love some bigger grids, and after seeing the 2013 design, I just don't know until I actually use it.
Has anyone seen and used the 2013 version? How does it compare? Are the grids significantly bigger?
2. Cotton Cream Week On Two Pages
I love the cotton cream paper. And I love that the paper is a better quality. I've used this format before but I miss having a Notes page facing the week for non day-specific to-dos.
I also like that it's only in English.
3. Week on One Page with Notes
This is my format of choice, and this is why the Dodopad works for me. The Filofax one though is only printed on white paper. I find the white too harsh for my eyes. The paper quality is also not that great, although this is not the main point behind my hesitance in getting it.
Since when did these have lines on the Notes page?
4. Cotton Cream Week Per Page
I didn't realize these came in cotton cream till just now. This has definite possiblities because it's space-saving and won't make my binder too thick. I guess I can slip a sheet of paper between the weeks for my own Notes pages.
However, I don't think I can deal with all those different translations! If you'll look at the Monday on the left, it's filling up half the page for goodness' sake. Heaven forbid two holidays come up on the same day, it'll eat up all the writing room!
This is a classic case of form vs. function -- the Dodopad being the former and the Filofax brand diaries being the latter.
I need to order them in the next 2 weeks, max, so I get them by mid-December. I've been procrastinating long enough as it is.
I would love to hear your thoughts! Hopefully someone can chime in and end my indecision.
Thanks for visiting!