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.
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