A Plethora of Writing Prompts for Creative Writing and Journaling at Daring to Live Fully
Pencil Review: Dixon Tri-conderoga at A Penchant for Paper
New Rhodiarama Webbies at PENS PAPER INKS…WHATEVER!
Wed. Review- Monteverde Artista Crystal at Ink Nouveau
Rainbow Realities: 18 Everyday Objects Organized by Color at WebUrbanist
10 Tricks to Get the Creative Juices Flowing at Inc.com
Le rouge et le bleu: a special Herbin giveaway at Quo Vadis Blog
One More Month Done… at Water Blossoms
Most Popular Budget Pen: Pilot Pens at Lifehacker
Image courtesy of jadedlotus on Instagram
What do you think of the wall of Rhodia? I think it looks like Tetris.
Post-It Iterations Take Classic Notes to New Levels at WebUrbanist
Featured Pen – TWSBI Vac 700 at Whatever
Marbled-Edge Ledgers at Notebook Stories
The Extravagant Tale of a Mere Pencil: Palomino & Blackwing at the Blog of the European Paper Company
Delfonics Utility Bag Review at The Well-Appointed Desk
J. Herbin Vert Pre Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge Review at The Pen Addict
What Do You Do When You’re Angry? ~ Deborah Lange at Elephant Journal
New Favorite Eraser: Pentel Hi-Polymer at Little Flower Petals
Fascinating Liquid Art by Markus Reugels at abduzeedo.com
The Lost Art of Hand Lettering at Serifs & Sans
Links From Montblanc to Calligraphy to Watercolourists at An Inkophile’s Blog
Image courtesy of Eric Ink – follow ericink on Instagram.
We’ve received a lot of feedback from our readers about how much you enjoy our Friday Link Shares and I appreciate knowing that you like reading these as much as I do discovering it. I typically search for content for these posts amongst my 150+ blog subscriptions but will also scour Twitter and Facebook for interesting articles to further enhance the list.
As I am always looking for new content, I would love for you to tell me your favorite blogs so I can check them out. My personal favorites include a plethora of stationery/pen/ink reviewers, tip sites such as Mashable and Lifehacker, and funny sites such as The Oatmeal.
If you have a personal site you’d like me to review for possible addition to our Rhodia Drive Blogroll, please feel free to list that as well.
I started to regularly use Rhodia and Clairefontaine products after discovering years ago that the waterbased inks in my (at that time) new favorite writing tool, (a fountain pen) did not play well with the paper in my then favorite notebook. I then started upon a mission to seek out the perfect pen/ink/notebook combination and documented many of my findings along the way Continue Readering »
7 Ways to Turn Your Journal from Whiny to Empowering at Kaizen Journaling
Julie’s Gadget Diary 04-18-12 at The Gadgeteer
12 Ways to Attack Any Challenge at Inc.
Up and Down at Flickr Blog
Courage and Creating at Creativity for Life
7 Tips For Increasing Your Writing Productivity at Business 2 Community
20 Ways to Kill Your Writer’s Block Forever at Lifehack
Getting messy at nordljus
Travel Week: Flying With Fountain Pens (and other options) at The Well-Appointed Desk
What exactly happens when you send a letter to the L.W.A. P.O. Box at Missive Maven
Altered Book: Things I Collect at Daisy Yellow
graphite archive at La Vie Graphite
I probably spend more time on Facebook than any other social site, but I’m also on Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Linked in, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. The sites where I probably share the most content are Facebook and Twitter- especially since I found the Flipboard app for iPhones & iPads – an app that makes discovering and sharing new and interesting content extremely simple. Since we are going to be doing a bit of a blog redesign, we are hoping you will help us learn how to make our blog as interactive as possible.
Which are your favorite social sites for sharing content? For discovering content? Do you use an aggregate type of app like Flipboard to discover new content? Any comments would be extremely helpful.
More Along the Boulevard at Urban Sketchers
How Fountain Pen Highlighter Inks Hold Up During Copying at Ink Nouveau
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen at Cool Tools
Zen-Like Artist Creates Intricate Pencil Tip Carvings at Web Urbanist
Akashiya Sai Brush pens, Clairefontaine Carnet de Voyage at Drawing with a Squirrel
Another sneak peek at Clairefontaine’s Carnet de Voyage travel album at Life Imitates Doodles
Must you finish a journal? at daisy yellow blog
A Little Ink History For The True Geek at An Inkophile’s Blog
Sticky Note Clock Face – But Why? at Office Supply Geek
How to Defeat Writer’s Block at Writing Forward
Handwritten at Notebook Stories
Fountain Pen Nib Comparison Video at The Pen Addict
Rhodia R Pads – Wow! at Field Notes
Western Suede-covered Diary from 1949 at Notebook Stories
6 Ways to Keep on Writing at Creativity Portal
In the Beginning at The Pear Tree Pen Company
Turn Paper Into Pencils With The P&P Office Waste Paper Processor at Office Supply Junkie
A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: Creative Clustering at Writing Through Life
Fountain Pens And Collecting Autographs In 1932 at Fountain Pen Restoration
Connecting with Nature is Good for Creativity from Art Asana
Letters in the Mail: from famous authors, to you at The Missive Maven
Old Church Converted into a Modern Bookstore at My Modern Met
6 Ways to Make your Own Luck at Inc.
Where doctors go for their fountain pen fix at Chron.com
Gentian Osman is one of our favorite calligraphy artists from the blog Drawing with a Squirrel where she can often be found creating the most amazing ink and watercolor art. In this image, Gentian is using the last page of a Rhodia Unlimited pocket book to test a few Hi Tec C Coleto pens. Continue Readering »
Five things I learned in Creative Writing Class at Writing Forward
Tohkin Pencil Holder at Pencil Talk
Modern budget fountain pens at The Well Appointed Desk
Have you tried the R pads yet? Our friends at Writer’s Bloc recently decided to put these products side by side to show the difference between the two. (If you don’t already know, it’s mainly in the paper – which people are *loving!*)
Read the full review at Writer’s Bloc
Need further convincing? Here are a few more reviews of the “R.”
Image courtesy of Writer’s Bloc
While I’m still fiddling a bit with the theme and layout of the new Rhodia Journal Swap Tumblr blog – I’d like to introduce you to the 12 participants from out 1st ever Rhodia Journal Swap. (Click their links to visit their blogs/websites.) If you signed up but weren’t selected – hang tight! We are considering the addition of a second swap 6 months or so into the 1st swap.
Pamela Fishkin Hero
Seth @ Good Pens
Gretchen Boothe Hamilton
Kristina Day Osgood
New R by Rhodia tablet: my new favorite paper! at The Missive Maven
Andreus Englund at Empty Kingdom
Finger Painted Art Journal Backgrounds at Daisy Yellow
Upside-down Fountain Pen Doodles at Speck’s Sketch Blog
Journal Writing at Nordljus
Charles Keene – Keene Fountain Pens at Fountain Pen Restoration
Inside my Art Journal: Exploring my Yellow Self at Feed Your Soul Art
Notebook Pockets – Do you use them? at A Penchant for Paper
Art Student Hand-Illuminates, Binds a Copy of Tolkien’s Silmarillion at Make: Technology on your own time
Don’t forget about our Rhodia Drive group on Flickr!
Image at top by Sophie.
Consolidation at Unposted
dotWebbie Review at A Penchant for Paper
vessels at Le Vie Graphite
Pen Collectors of America at Whatever
Scenes from Tibet at Flickr Blog
Rhodia Bloc No. 120 Rainbow Notepad at Pocket Blonde
The New and Improved Monthly Giveaway at Office Supply Geek
Week in the Life ~ Sunday at Nordljus
Exacompta Sketchbook Review at The Well Appointed Desk
Farewell Exacompts Sketchbook 1 at Ontheroad
Fun Making Pocket Shrines at Art Full Musings
August Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is Here! At Peaceable Writer
Original Art above “Spin” by Stephanie Smith, your Rhodia Driver. All Rights Reserved.
A short while back, I asked our readers for suggestions for relevant links to add to our blogroll. Before adding the new, I performed a bit of housekeeping on the blogroll because it is important to us that you are provided with quality content. A few links needed to be updated, and some removed as they had become non-existent or no longer publishing new content. I then reviewed each of your submissions and added a number of your suggestions and also two or three that I thought you might find interesting. (Such as: “The Well Appointed Desk.”) Continue Readering »
Here on Rhodia Drive we strive to bring to you a variety of interesting content dedicated to you, dear Rhodia fan. We utilize this space to introduce you to our products and listen closely to your feedback. We’ve even occasionally tweaked a product to better suit your needs. We request and happily share your content- comprised of customer images, (seen our Photo Pages yet?) videos, guest posts, and product reviews. We offer the occasional freebie via our giveaway contests- sometimes allowing you to tell us which products to give away. We keep you informed of where else on the web you can be social with Rhodia- via Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, (You can follow Exaclair or Stephanie) and how to find a local or online retailer via RhodiaPads.com. In my own personal opinion, the best part of the blog is how the most wonderful Exaclair VP of Marketing Karen Doherty allows me to be me and speak to you all in my own voice. Judging from the e-mails and notes you send me, you seem to enjoy my being your Rhodia Driver. (Thank you!!)
That all being said, will you tell us what kind of posts would you like to see more of? Do you like what you’ve been seeing, or would you like there to be more of any particular kind of content, like Flickr Fridays, Blog Shares, creative prompts or Artist Inspiration type posts? Maybe something we haven’t thought of doing yet? Is there anything you don’t much care for? If you’ve got any comments or criticism, we’d love to hear it.