When I start a new notebook, I have the best intentions to fill it with awesome things.
But often either my enthusiasm for the topic wanes or my circumstances change so that topic is no longer relevant. As a result, the notebook sits unused but for a few pages.
For example, several years ago I started using a clothbound Clairefontaine notebook for notes on science articles I read. What a great idea! I loved writing on the super-smooth paper. But after a few pages I decided the note-taking was tedious and unnecessary. So now I have an awesome notebook with just a few written-in pages sitting on the shelf.
Similarly, my sister sent me a magenta large Moleskine volant notebook. What a great notebook! I wanted a very important purpose for it. So when I was considering a graduate course, I wrote everything I needed to do to prepare in the volant. Lists, contacts, websites and other info. But later I changed my mind and decided not to do the course after all. So now my super-cool volant has no current purpose.
I don't throw notebooks away, so all my partly-used ones are just sitting there on the shelf. I guess my problem is, every time I have a great idea for a purpose for a notebook, I start a NEW one rather than continue in one that's already been partly used. Also, I never know when I'll come back around to an idea I'd previously abandoned and continue in that notebook.
What do you do with partly-used notebooks?