Some journals, like Rhodia's Webbie (right) and Lett's Rush Notebook (below left), are constructed so that the first page is pulled to the left just by being glued to the cover.
I'm not fond of writing on that first page, as it's uncomfortable and inconveniently placed. But I also don't like leaving it plain and unwritten, either (the Lett's is an example of that).
Unfortunately, removing the page doesn't work either--there's a huge tear mark on my Rhodia Webbie that's unattractive and distracting. Is this an issue for anyone else, and if so what do you do?