Friday Link Share: Late Summer Edition

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Five Best Paper Notebooks at Lifehacker (Guess who made the list!)

5 Reasons Journaling is a Life Changing Skill at Kaizen Journaling

Difference between ballpoint and rollerball at Write to Me Often!

Quotes on Writing: Ernest Hemingway “Learn to Write” at Writing Forward

Draw 3D with ruled Notebook Paper at Instructables

Review of the ePure Trolley Bag at Life Imitates Doodles

Handwriting Makes You Smarter at The Well-Appointed Desk

Miss That ‘Back to School’ Feeling? Here’s How to Get It Back at Inc.com

Goulet Q&A Episode 1 at Ink Nouveau.com

Canvas Pencil Holders at AlisaBurke

A Fountain Pen For MacGyver at Inkophile

Don’t Ask What I’m Writing at The New York Times

How to Draw a Complex Knot in 29 Easy Steps at Daisy Yellow Blog

Lamy 2000 Review at The Pen Addict

The Big Rhodia Review Part 1: Bloc Pads at Pentorium

Image courtesy of lylyle71 on Instagram.

 

Rhodia on the Road: In Cuba

Rhodia in Cuba

Kim King from the blog Consider the Lilies recently sent us this note and photo:

“Just got back from a month in Cuba, helping out with a series of eleven day-camps for children…fabulous experience.  Each campamento ended with an excursion to the beach for the children and an older family member… Rhodia on the Caribbean!

Aside from the joy of writing on something that represents practical, reliable, utility mixed with pleasing funkiness (Orange all the way for me… grid, dot, rectangle or square), I also now appreciate that the quality of Rhodia’s paper is directly related to how well the paper stands up in extremely hot and humid environments… no wrinkly edges or soggy pages in these notebooks!

I also love flipping back through Rhodias and noticing what I used them for…I can only imagine my future smile when I flip back through this particular pad in the years to come and see the lists of vocabulary, the quick paintings with a pen of what I could see at a given moment, the jotted lists of necessary materials for a given craft, the careful spelling out of words for children. Each pad is a sort of running memory of an experience fully lived.”

Friday Link Share August Edition

Review of the Rhodiarama Pocket Web Notebook on Life Imitates Doodles

Transforming Fear Through the Power of Journaling at Creative Write Now

Art Journal Prompts Galore at Daisy Yellow Blog

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper at Notebook Stories

4 Things You Can Do At Your Desk To Be Happier at Inc.com

start by starting at Wild Thyme Creative

Drawn the Road Again: Inside the Travel Sketchbooks of Chandler O’Leary as She Explores the U.S. at This is Colossal

Where nibmeisters differ at And ALl Other Tasks

How to Keep Motivated When Working From Home at Under30Ceo

Review of Neon Ticonderogas at Pencil Revolution

365 Collages | Week 30 – the Post It Note Edition at iHanna’s Blog

Fader Vanishing Ink Highlighter at Office Supply Geek

Sanford / PaperMate Liquid Expresso Extra Fine Line Pen at A Penchant for Paper

Archival Images Combed for Signs of Amelia Earhart at Mashable

Pen Loop at The Well Appointed Desk

Creative Every Day Theme for August 2013: Cycles at Creative Every Day

The Persistence of Pencil at Little Flower Petals

A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: Embarrasing Moments at Writing Through Life

The Pen Addict Podcast: Episode 65 – CSI Pen-Town

Image courtesy of spanisharchitect on Instagram. What was in the cup? “It was tiramisu mocha, really yummy!”

Psst – Have you entered our latest contest to win a piece of ePure luggage? 

Friday Link Share – June Edition

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Lamy Al-Star Black is here! at Ink Nouveau

An Entire Amusement Park Smashed Into a Four-Ton Cube at Web Urbanist

Ten Reasons People Think using a Journal is Not for Them – and Why They’re Wrong! at Journal in a Box

Sketching with Inkling at Urban Sketchers

Rhodia Pencil at A Penchant for Paper

I’m not sure if I have enough inks at Paper Pen Inks…Whatever

Why You Should Try Sketching (Even If You Can’t Draw) at Lifehacker

Why You Should Give Before You Get at Inc.com

Another Vintage Auction score: lot of Eagle “Chemi-Sealed” Turquoise 3B pencils at Lung Sketching Scrolls

4 Beach Bum Journaling Ideas at Create Write Now

Improving Carpenter Pencil Technique at Pencil Revolution

That Fountain Pen Is Too Much Trouble at Inkophile

How True Entrepreneurs Seize the Opportunity at Under30CEO

Guest Post – Habana Daily 21 Daily Planner/Diary – Review at Plannerisms

Fountain Pen Guide Series, Session 2: The Difference A Filling System Makes at Pentorium

Poetry as Memoir Form at Writing Through Life

“Europe invented the pencil, but America perfected it.” at Contrapuntalism

Tools for Capturing Your Ideas in Writing at Writing Forward

Image courtesy of kazziieee on Instagram.

Continuing to Read our Feed

Google Reader

As many of you know, Google Reader has been one of the most popular content aggregators and as of July 1st, it is going away. Having tried other readers in the past, I always went back to Google- but now I have no choice but to find another place to peruse the several hundred blogs I currently subscribe to. To prepare for the transition, I’ve exported my feeds via Google Takeout and temporarily set up shop with Feedly which seems to have a pretty spiffy magazine style interface that’s able to simplified if desired.

Have you decided which service you will be using? Remember that you always have the option to subscribe to Rhodia Drive via e-mail by entering your address in the “Subscribe to Rhodia Drive” box on the homepage of rhodiadrive.com. 

A few helpful articles for your transition:

Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives on Lifehacker

As Google Reader is killed off, Flipboard, Feedly and others step up with RSS alternatives on The Next Web

Friday Link Share: April Edition

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What’s the difference between a Signo and a Signo Bit? at The Well-Appointed Desk

13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule And Stay On Task at Under 30 CEO

Einstein’s Demands at Lists of Note

Ink containers in pencil at Drawing With a Squirrel

Organize Tasks by Effort to Budget Time Better at Lifehacker

Art Journal Every Day: A New Junque Journal at Balzer Designs Handmade Art

The Digital Public Library of America Launches Today, Opening Up Knowledge for All at Open Culture

Scheduling free time at Quo Vadis Blog

Now Might Be The Time To Try A Calligraphy Nib at Inkophile

How Do You Raise Creative Kids? at Art Therapy Reflections

Masking tape book at Mescrap Studio

7 “Rituals” for Spring Renewal at Psychology Today

‘Sh*t Rough Drafts’ Tumblr Imagines Terrible First Versions of Famous Novels at Mashable

Hobo Signs and Traveling at Pencil Revolution

I Get Email: The Roll-kuli by Rotring at The Pen Addict

I Am Thinking Ahead to Summer at Claudia McGill and Her Art World

Journal Writing: Get Uncomfortable to Expand Your Comfort Zone at Create Write Now

Nite Ize Inka Pen Review at Office Supply Geek

Eberhard Faber Factory in New York, 1903 at Contrapuntilism

Cut + Paste Therapy at Daisy Yellow

Old Art Journals Rediscovered: Palimpsest Journal at A Penchant for Paper

Ink Review: Noodler’s Bulletproof Black at Pentorium

Tiny Verses on Envelopes: The Handwritten Poems of Famous Authors at The Atlantic

Sula Jane and Earl Leather Pen Cases at Ink Nouveau

10 Characteristics of Really Interesting People at Inc.

Image courtesy of retnoir – Rhodia spotted at the University of Melbourne

Friday Link Share!

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Three Good Things at Little Flower Petals

Journaling Through Your Injuries at Creative Write Now

Where do you get creative? at Lifehacker

List It Tuesday: Been There Done That at Daisy Yellow Blog

Creative Thinking Exercises for the Workplace at Chron

Packing for India at Urban Sketchers

Marker Review…..2nd Edition at Draw Doodle Decorate

Name that Pen at PENS PAPER INKS…WHATEVER!

This Old Notebook at Patrick Rhone

You Can Have my Notebook When You Pry it From My Cold, Dead Fingers at The Digital Reader

The Post Office at Collage Journeys

12 Most Inspired Online Resources for Creative Juice at 12Most

Pen Shows: The 2013 Philadelphia Pen Show Review at Anderson Pens.net

Robin Quivers gives Howard Stern a $1700 pen at Examiner.com

Writing works wonders: Personal growth, creativity among benefits of journaling for children at The Joplin Globe

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret of Great Writing at The Passive Voice

51 Examples Of Matching Ink To Pen To Paper at Inkophile

Lisa Cargile’s Pencil Photography. at Pencil Revolution

Waterman Early Crusader at Fountain Pen Restoration

The Power of Handwritten Notes and Reminders at Journal in a Box

Myths About Our Right and Left Brains at Psychology Today

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Speaking of Reading Blogs…

 

How are you reading your blogs? Is it through a bookmarked link in your browser, via a feed reader, direct  e-mail or an app on your mobile device? And is there anything we could do to make Rhodia Drive more friendly towards your preferred method of delivery?

I used to use Google Reader as my primary blog reader until I found the FlipBoard app for my iPad – but I’m still always wondering if there is a neater or more efficient way to peruse content from the 150+ blogs I’m subscribed to. My inbox is a little too full for blog subscriptions and so I only receive a handful via e-mail.

Blogroll Housekeeping and Looking for New Links

Here on Rhodia Drive, we maintain a blogroll consisting of sites dedicated to paper, pens, pencils, ink, art, art journaling, and writing. It’s about that time of year when I check to make sure all of the current links are still functional and also when I start looking for cool new links.

If you have or know of an awesome blog you think we should consider adding to our blogroll, leave the link down in the comment section and I will be happy to take a look. I can’t guarantee we will be able to use each and every submission, but please know that we are always looking for relevant sites with quality content. Reciprocal linkage is always appreciated.

Oh, and please let me know if you regularly peruse our existing blogroll links.

Final Friday Link Share of 2012

Handwritten Review: Rhodia Dot Pad at Ed Jelley

Good Grammar Kills No One at Icy’s Blunt Pencil

J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite Anniversary Ink at The Well-Appointed Desk

2012 Planner Tally at Plannerisms

Book Review: Raw Art Journaling at A Penchant for Paper

Deep Letters Correspondence Project at LadyKayy

The Return of Writing at Inc.com

How to Write Emails that Get an Immediate Response at ProBlogger

Hilarious Video Proof: Your Ability to Make Realistic Sound Effects Is Gender-Based at Open Culture

New tangle pattern Kabbidge at Life Imitates Doodles

Make Writing Your Only Plan at The Passive Voice

Non-Writing Spouses at The Passive Voice

Pilot Capless Hand Written Review at Inktronics

Quintessential Conversion: The Ultimate Warehouse Loft at WebUrbanist

Use a “Done List” to Keep Yourself Feeling Efficient and Motivated at Lifehacker

Ink Links at The Pen Addict

17 Tips From Instagram’s Power Elite For Amazing Travel Photos at Mashable

Writing Tips: Every Word Matters at Writing Forward

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational at AllInfographics

I will Catch Up at My Supply Room

Unplugging The Geek… Exploring New Geekdoms at Blessed are the Geeks

20 Business Tools for Entrepreneurs at Under30CEO

Ѧяt ʝ◎üґη@ℓḯᾔḡ ⑴ø𝟙 at Daisy Yellow

Image courtesy of properadhd on Instagram

Black Friday Link Share

10 Excellent Reading Nooks at The Passive Voice

Ending A Journal at Kaizen Journaling

Journal-Writing can be Self-Care During the Upcoming Busy Holidays at Yahoo News

An Ink Blotter and Why You Need One at Inkophile

Ink Links at The Pen Addict

Rosewood Writes Green via The Fozzy Book on Instagram

Getting warmed up with recent Blick’s loot at Lung Sketching Scrolls

Journal Writing a Just-for-Fun To-Do List at Personal Journal Blog

Lamy Accent Hand Written Review at INKTRONICS

Pics from Saturday at the 2012 Ohio Pen Show at Fountain Pen Geeks

What are professional reviews for? at Seth Godin’s Blog

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States at mental_floss

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients at Collectors Weekly

Writing Down the Ink #7: Sailor Sky High at Peaceable Writer

Updated Ink Nouveau and Write Time Podcasts at Ink Nouveau

Improve Your Memory with The Chunking Technique at lifehacker

Review of the Quo Vadis Habana Notebook Large at Life Imitates Doodles

Featured Pen – Ken Cavers Bamboo at PENS PAPER INKS…WHATEVER!

The Unofficial Guide to Creative Prompts | Challenges | Inspiration at Daisy Yellow Blog

Staedtler Textsurfer Classic Highlighter at A Penchant for Paper

Watch the “Biblio-Mat” Book-Vending Machine Dispense Literary Delight at Open Culture

Good Reason to Keep a Rhodia Graph Pad in Your Sewing Bag via loveyoumuches on Instagram

3 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Day Job at Inc.com

A New World at Spiritual Evolution of the Bean

Image courtesy of Adelle Ang. Follow crabbyphatty on Instagram.

Friday Link Share

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

 

Friday Link Share

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

Stockholm’s underground subway art at BBC

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

Antique E. Wolff London Pencil Lead Case on Etsy (InkLinks)

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.

What are Your Favorite Blogs?

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.

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