Thursday, October 27, 2011
A New Focus?
I have found lately that my focus here at A Penchant for Paper has been changing. I am becoming less interested in writing endless reviews of pens, notebooks, and other stationery items, and more interested in exploring the process of writing. Although I still enjoy trying out new stationery items and sharing my thoughts on them with you, I find myself reaching more often now for my old favourites - the Pentel Slicci, the Pentel EnerGel, and my Rhodia and Quo Vadis notebooks - rather than constantly using new items. I have accepted that I am not The Pen Addict and I no longer feel compelled to try out every single new pen that I come across. Furthermore, I will be completing my degree in December; as school is the place where I use the majority of my pens, I doubt that I will be using as many pens in 2012 as I have been in recent years. The act of writing remains very important to me, and I think that in the coming months my focus here may shift from the tools that we use for writing to the act of creating, whether it be of writing or of visual art (mandalas, drawings, art journals, etc.).
Don't expect any immediate changes, however! I still have a number of pens that are waiting to be reviewed, so you can expect those reviews showing up sometime in the next month (I hope). I also want your input: What do you like best about A Penchant for Paper? What kinds of posts would you like to see more of, either here or in the wider blogosphere?