I just joined this group to obtain some ideas about how others use their Moleskine Notebooks. I had no idea what a Moleskine was until I saw one on Flickr. As someone who loves to write, it immediately captured my attention. I was very surprised that I had not heard of these before, especially since there were so many images of them on Flickr.
After viewing many of the photos, I then did a search and found where I could obtain them. I decided to buy direct and purchased six, as I have some OCD issues around my notebooks being "just so". Anyway I would enjoy hearing from others that may be in that same or similar position as I am where I’ve decided to give up the BlackBerry (or some other smart phone) , at least for now.
Interestingly, I loved the BlackBerry and it suited me perfectly. No complaints, except for my personal tendency to be addicted to it and in turn having a hard time putting it down. Another side effect, was that my handwriting was going away as I spend the majority of my work time on my ThinkPad laptop. I was only using a pen and paper for signatures on contracts and other documents. And even that is on the wane as more and more is being done electronically.
As a lover of fine mechanical devices like luxury perpetual hand made swiss watches, and fine pens, the analog way began to become a renewed attraction to me. And so it was only two days ago, that I put aside my beloved BlackBerry and brought out my newly acquired Moleskine. In turn I had also done quite a bit of research for "just the right pen". After reading many blogs and various other articles online I decided to try a pen called: Pilot G-TEC-C4. This comes in just one size: O.4. I ordered these from an pen shop in New York, the only place in the US where I could find them. I purchased a 12 pack of my two favorite colors, Black & Red. These perform quite nicely and as I had read they do indeed write very smoothly, without any bleeding through to the following page.
I look forward to this adventure and recovering my penmanship through daily writing once again.
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