I’ll be hosting the next Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper on Feb. 8th. The deadline for submitting posts is Sunday Feb. 6 at 5pm EST. We’ve
Future hosting spots are open, so if you have a pen, pencil, or paper-related blog and would like to be a host, please check out the Carnival info page and email me at nifty [at] notebookstories [dot] com if you’d like to sign up.
Welcome to our 9th Carnival of Pen, Pencil, and Paper, collecting the past month’s highlights from blogs about pens, notebooks, office supplies and art supplies. The iPad may be getting all the hype this week, but we’re here to celebrate pads made of paper, ink that is not e-ink, and pages that turn in actual 3D space rather than just a ripple of electrons across a screen. Don’t get me wrong– I’m not anti-technology and I love my Apple products. But for this month’s Carnival, I decided to highlight the long history of paper, pen and pencil by choosing a few Editor’s Picks that remind us that some technologies stay in use for hundreds of years, while others will be replaced by something new in no time and won’t leave such interesting stories behind.
Okami0731 presents SPECIAL BULLETIN – J Herbin 340th Anniversary Ink posted at Whatever. Can you believe this company has been around since 1670? Wow.
Lito Apostolakou presents Pencil Leads in Paris Barricades. Victor Hugo’s Pencil Stub. posted at Palimpsest. A fascinating story about a humble pencil stub’s role in French political upheaval.
JoniB presents I’m a Green Inker!?! posted at Daydreamers Welcome. An interesting bit of trivia about what “green ink” has historically meant.
And now on to the rest of our submissions:
That’s it for this month. Thank you to everyone who submitted these excellent posts! Next month’s Carnival will be hosted at Whatever by Okami. You can submit a post using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. More info about the Carnival posted here too.
Since I’ve reconsidered my decision to chuck all my notebooks in favor of my iPhone 🙂 , I thought it was about time I hosted another Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper. You can submit a post relating to notebooks, pens, pencils, office supplies, art supplies, etc at this link anytime up until 5pm EST on April 4. The Carnival will be posted here at Notebook Stories on Tuesday April 6.
Read more about the Carnival here.
Next month’s Carnival will be posted by Okami at Whatever on May 4. Hosting spots beyond that are open, so contact me if you’re interested.
Cynthia at Journaling Arts as posted the latest editon of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper, the traveling monthly collection of the best blog posts about your favorite stuff! This month features some beautiful images from art journals and unique tips like how to fix an air bubble in your pen’s ink cartridge. Read more here.
Next month’s carnival will be hosted by Melinda at School Supply Dance. Future months are not yet assigned yet, so if you are interested in hosting the carnival on your blog, please contact me at nifty [at] notebookstories [dot] com.
Please check out the latest Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper at Goldspot Pens. As always, a nice collection of posts about our favorite stuff!
Head on over to Black Belt Productivity where they’ve done a great job with the latest Carnival! Thank you to the hosts and to all who submitted their wonderful posts. Here’s the schedule for upcoming editions:
Dec 08, 2009 Goldspot Pens
Jan 05, 2010 Journaling Arts
You can submit a post to the next carnival at this link. To learn more about this monthly extravaganza of notebook and pen p()rn, visit the carnival info page.
The Fourth Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper – Black Belt Productivity.
The third edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper will be here before you know it, this time hosted by Office Supply Geek on Tuesday October 6th. Submissions are due by 5pm EST on Sunday October 4th.
The Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is a traveling monthly collection of the best blog posts about notebooks, pens, pencils, paper products and anything else deemed relevant by the editors. More information about the carnival here and here. If you’re unfamiliar with blog carnivals, they’re a great way to build community and awareness among blogs that share similar subject matter. Bloggers and hosts can get more exposure for their posts, and readers enjoy an edited collection of posts and can discover new blogs they might not be aware of.
Submit your post using this form no later than 5pm EST on the first Sunday of the month. Submissions must relate to the subject matter of the Carnival. One submission per blog per Carnival. All posts are included at the editor’s discretion and any considered inappropriate, off-topic, or of sub-par quality may be rejected.
All participants whose posts are selected for must post a link back to that edition of the Carnival within one week of its publication, also including a link to the Carnival home page at https://www.notebookstories.com/carnival-of-pen-and-paper/
The Pen Addict has posted the second monthly Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper. It’s another great collection of posts about the wonderful stationery and office supplies we all love. I particularly enjoyed Cynthia’s comparison of the Cartesio and Moleskine planners and Opted Magazine’s post about making the cover of your notebook a visual representation of your life’s priorities and goals.
The monthly carnivals will continue, with the next edition hosted by Office Supply Geek on October 6th. You can submit an article to the next edition using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page and more details about the carnival are found at the carnival home page. Hosts have been assigned through December, but January and beyond are open– if you are a blogger who would like to host a future edition, please contact me at nifty [at] notebookstories [dot] com.