A Saved Wretch

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Tag Archive for ‘notebooks’

New (old) notebook day

I have just reached the last page of my previous notebook so rather than crack open a brand spanking new one I’m returning to one that I started using about a year ago but for some reason abandoned in my locker at work. This is a Moleskine ‘cahier’ lined pocket notebook, they are readily available and this format is an ideal pocket size. I waver between using lined, unlined and […]

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Disadvantages of always carrying a notebook

For at least the last five years I have carried a small notebook in my back pocket, a habit I highly recommend. I very seldom use my iPhone to capture short notes, anything I want to remember goes into my notebook. However, I’ve discovered a few downsides to always having that notebook in my back pocket: I always keep my notebook in the same pocket, with the result that over […]

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My current notebook

This is a bit of a geeky post. I thought I would start keeping tabs on the notebooks and writing sticks I use. I already have reasonably strong preferences in what I like to write on and with, but over time it could be interesting to see what I actually use most as opposed to what I think I like to use. My guess is that non-aesthetic factors such as […]

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Keep a notebook

Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory. From “Getting Into Print,” by Jack London

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Current notebook

This is the notebook I have been carrying around for most of this year. It is by Clairefontaine, made in France. With high quality paper for fountain pen use it has been a really good notebook to use, the paper is smooth and takes ink well without smudging. Initially I was worried that it might take too long for ink to dry for quick notes, but I find that by […]

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2 Essential blogging tools

In my blogging I routinely use two tools which the experts seldom mention. There is much discussion about the need to have quality content on a blog for it to attract people to read it, so where does that content come from? Short of simply repeating what others say (a.k.a. plagiarism) or using a wizard (why have a blog if you can’t write??), blog content comes out of your head, […]

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