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
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.
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.”
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
start by starting at Wild Thyme Creative
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
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
Image courtesy of spanisharchitect on Instagram. What was in the cup? “It was tiramisu mocha, really yummy!”
Lamy Al-Star Black is here! at Ink Nouveau
An Entire Amusement Park Smashed Into a Four-Ton Cube at Web Urbanist
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
Sula Jane and Earl Leather Pen Cases at Ink Nouveau
Image courtesy of retnoir – Rhodia spotted at the University of Melbourne
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
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
Pen Shows: The 2013 Philadelphia Pen Show Review at Anderson Pens.net
Robin Quivers gives Howard Stern a $1700 pen at Examiner.com
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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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.
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.
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
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
Ink Links at The Pen Addict
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
10 Excellent Reading Nooks at The Passive Voice
Ending A Journal at Kaizen Journaling
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
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.
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.