I know how nerdy it is that my first post on my new blog is about paper and pencils. But that is just how I work and what I love. I learned to write with pencils, and only after a year were we allowed to start using pens. Fountain pens. Ballpoints were not allowed for the next six years in school.
After school I only used pencil for math homework. When I started to study math in university I did all my homework in pen, and later everything was submitted electronically after typing it up in latex. It was not until I found the blog pencil revolution that I was tempted to start using pencils again regularly. And how great it was. This blog has a ton of information and pictures and other trivia about pencils. It has been inactive for a few years but the author started posting again recently. I love this blog.
They are great for writing in planners, as you can erase appointments when plans change. How much better than crossing things out. They do not require as much pressure to write as ballpoints do, and don’t have the bleed-throug issues that fountain and gel pens often have. They are fun to use, like fountain pens are, but much less expensive. And you will see, if you start experinenting, that there are so many more variations than you would ever have thought.
In this picture you see three of my favourite pencils (lying on my new love, the space24 planner, more about that later). They are a faber-castell design, a tombow mono 100 and a palomino. I will never be giving up my pencils, and recommend everyone to try one out.
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