Choices, choices, choices: How to decide on your ideal personal WTF Notebook


16 November 2023 by WTF Notebooks

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Ah, the good old notebook – the loyal companion of anyone who likes to scribble down their thoughts, dreams, and epic to-do lists. Whether you're a wordsmith, a doodler, or just someone who likes to vent in black on white, a notebook is an absolute must-have in your arsenal of creativity.

And if you’ve scrolled through our seemingly infinite options for funny notebook titles, you’re probably wondering how you are supposed to make up your mind about which WTF Notebook to get. Choices, choices, choices…

So, in this article we’ll try to make your life a little easier and help you figure out which WTF Notebook is best for your needs.

But first up – for all the WTF Notebooks virgins: 

What even is a WTF Notebook?

WTF Notebooks are the perfect antidote to life's little annoyances. They are like the Robin Hood of the notebook world, stealing your stress and frustration and replacing it with laughter and relief. WTF Notebooks allow you to express your innermost thoughts and frustrations in a way that is both cathartic and hilarious. It's like therapy, but with more swearing and sarcasm. And let's face it, who doesn't need a little bit of that in their lives?

Browsing through our categories, you’ll find a wide selection of notebooks with snarky and irreverent titles, so if you're looking for a way to let off some steam and have a good laugh in the process, you’re in the right place.

But we’re not just any notebook company, we're the cool kid on the block who let you customize every aspect of your notebook, from your choice of title and cover color, down to binding and inside pages. We want you to have a notebook that screams YOU from the rooftops.

And, unlike some other notebook companies, we don’t print in bulk. We only print what you order (right here in the US), ensuring that every notebook is as unique as you are. Whether you're a left-brained mathlete, a right-brained artist, or a combination of both, there's a WTF Notebook for you.

How to customize your WTF Notebooks

Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty of customizing your WTF Notebook.

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Step 1: Select a cover title

The first step is to select a cover title that speaks to you. The cover title sets the tone for your notebook and lets everyone know what kind of person you are. Are you a badass who doesn't take shit from anyone? Or are you a dad who loves to crack corny jokes? Whatever your personality, we've got a title that fits.

This is just a tiny selection of the funny notebooks covers on offer. We've got more titles than a royal family – sort through our collections and find the perfect one for you.

By the way, we're constantly cooking up new ones to keep things spicy. So, if you want to stay in the loop with all the latest and greatest, make sure to sign up to our newsletter.

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Step 2: Choose a notebook type

Once you've chosen your favourite title, it's time to decide on the notebook type. The question is: What binding and size do you prefer?

We offer three different types of notebooks: a compact wire-bound softcover that can fit in your pocket, a compact case-wrapped hardcover for more stability and style, and another wire-bound softcover but at the convenient, standard US-letter size.

An illustration of a compact softcover WTF Notebook

Compact softcover WTF Notebook

An illustration of a compact hardcover WTF Notebook

Compact hardcover WTF Notebook

An illustration of a large softcover WTF Notebook

Large softcover WTF Notebook

Each type of notebook has its own advantages and it's up to you to decide which one is the perfect fit for your lifestyle. So, whether you're a student, a professional, or just someone who wants to keep their life in order, we've got you covered (pun intended).

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Step 3: Choose a cover color

Next up, choose a cover color that matches your style. This is like the icing on the cake - it adds that extra touch of personalization that makes your notebook truly yours.

We have 16 colors to choose from, and we’re not judging you for picking the same color as your favorite pair of shoes. This is truly a case of personal preference and entirely your choice.

But if you’re looking for some inspiration, the top three colors chosen by customers are the ever popular turquoise, followed by a wine-like merlot and our personal favorite hot pink. Black is also a great choice, it’s like the little black dress of notebook colors – it goes with everything.

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Step 4: Choose your inside pages

Last but not least, it's time to choose the inside pages of your notebook. We offer six different options: college-ruled, gridded, dotted, blank, annual planner, and academic planner. Let’s take a look at what each of them can be used for:

An open college-ruled WTF Notebook

This classic ruled paper is like your reliable old pal, perfect for writing, journaling, or taking notes. It's known as 'college-ruled' or 'medium-ruled' and our version comes in at 7.2mm, or 9/32 inches for you measurement nerds out there.

An open gridded WTF Notebook

Also known as graph paper, it's like a math teacher's dream come true. With a grid of 5mm squares, it's perfect for plotting graphs of functions and drawing curves. It's ideal for personal use, work or school notes.

An open dotted WTF Notebook

When rules and grids are too limiting but you still want guidance for clean handwriting, dotted paper is your best friend. With 5mm spacing, it's ideal for writing and bullet journaling, but it's also great for playing hangman, drawing, and whatever else your heart desires.

An open blank WTF Notebook

When it comes to doodling, sketching and drawing, nothing beats the good old blank paper. Choose unprinted inside pages for ultimate creative freedom without guidelines and limitations.


Annual planner:
A fan favorite at WTF Notebooks is our annual planner. Plan your entire year with week-to-week double-page spreads and all important holidays already included.


Academic planner:
And finally, our newest addition, the academic planner. This one's for all the students and teachers out there who want to keep track of assignments, deadlines, and projects. It's like having your own personal secretary, but without the annoying chitchat.

And there you have it, folks. A complete guide to customizing your very own WTF Notebook – easy as pie!

Now that you’re equipped with all the background info you need, start by browsing all of WTF Notebooks’ funny titles.

Remember, a notebook is not just a tool for writing down your thoughts – it's an extension of your personality and a reflection of who you are. So, make it count with a WTF Notebook that's uniquely yours.

Ordinary is overrated

WTF Notebooks are here to make you laugh out loud. Custom-printed to order, they are the perfect gift for friends, family, co-workers or yourself. Say goodbye to boring notebooks and hello to WTF Notebooks!

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