Review and Giveaway: Archer Planner

Here’s a new entry in the growing market for highly formatted planners. The Archer Planner from The Active System Co. comes in a 3-pack of stapled booklets. The 3 notebooks are differentiated by the colored block that wraps around the spine, in red, yellow or green, but they are otherwise identical. Each notebook is designed […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: William

This is one of my favorite notebook addict submissions, because these notebooks are truly full of stories! “My name is William, last November marked 20 years for me as a ships agent. Indirectly my notebook habit began in the US Army. A very instrumental part of infantry basic training is you are required to keep […]

Planner Formats

How do you feel about planner notebooks with highly formatted pages? I love seeing images of how people use them, as the pages sometimes look wonderfully dense and textured with text and colors and highlighting. But when it comes to using them myself, I’m a bit reluctant. I make lots of lists on paper, but […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Jake Seliger

Jake Seliger is a novelist, (see his novels here) and blogs at The Story’s Story, where he has a variety of posts about using notebooks and reviewing various brands, some of which I’ve linked to before. I think this photo of his notebook stack qualifies for addiction! Some of Jake’s very valuable reminders about the […]

Writing in a Journal Can Help You Disconnect and Focus

“If you needed a reason to get off your smartphone from time to time, consider that keeping a written journal may actually improve your life.” This article has some tips for those who haven’t yet succeeded in developing the habit of journaling: 4 Tips to Keep a Personal Journal That Can Help You Disconnect and […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Saeed

This week’s addict is a self-described “Moleskine whore” who blogged about his sudden infatuation at NitroCats: “I have a confession to make: I’ve become a bit of a Moleskine whore. And I’m okay with that. It started a few months ago when I wanted to get back into screenwriting and wasn’t feeling very creative sitting […]

Harvard Business Review: Paper or Digital?

I noticed these two dueling articles, both on the Harvard Business Review website: What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop “Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and […]

A Notebook Can Make Your Life Better

Did you need another justification for your love of writing in notebooks? Here’s one: “A lot of research shows your brain sees writing differently than thinking or talking.Writing forces you to organize and clarify your thoughts. You learn better when you write things down and are more likely to follow through.” This blog posts goes […]

Paper in the Digital World

Some lovely notebook images and thoughts about why we still love paper, and in fact may love paper even more because our lives have gone digital. From the article: “If you find yourself dependent on notebooks, even if much of your work is online, you are part of a growing number of people who are […]

Digitize Your Notebook… Then Microwave It!

Here’s something I’d never thought about doing to a notebook: microwaving it. But there’s a new notebook designed for just that: with the Rocketbook, you can write your notes, upload them via smartphone, and then erase the whole thing by microwaving it, so you can reuse the notebook again and again (they recommend a maximum […]