For the next week or two, I’ll be posting reasons why it makes sense to keep a paper planner in the age of the smartphone. Our phones can seemingly do the same tasks digitally, and we all have our phones on us at all times, so what’s the point?
This isn’t strictly an endorsement for our planner. Based on feedback I’ve received on social media, many are legitimately curious about why paper planners still exist. Given the glut of planners on Amazon, it’s clear to them that someone buys them, but who? Technophobes? The endangered-but-not-quite-extinct flip phone crowd (Hi Mom!)?
The short answer is that people of all walks of life have found that paper planning makes for a pleasant and rewarding daily practice, either as an all-encompassing solution or as part of an analog-digital “hybrid” approach in which apps play a supporting role. Over the course of this series, I’ll help flesh this idea out a bit more.
This post introduces an ongoing series entitled Why Buy a Paper Planner in the Digital Age. Read part 1 here!