Monday, September 20th, 2010

A notebook “Too Good to Use?”

Stephanie

Karen Doherty recently mentioned to me that while at the DC Supershow a few weeks ago, she heard a few people mention that some of Exaclair’s products (like the Webbie & Habana) looked to be “to good to use.”

Hmmmmmmm. I’ve got to ponder that one because I’ve tested a lot of different journals from a lot of different manufacturers. Were there any that I ever thought were too good to use? Okay, maybe just one. But only because it cost more than twice as much as a Webbie and had to be shipped from halfway round the world. It’s not that I thought it was too good to use, but I would be more apt to worry that I couldn’t easily replace it if I were to fall in love with it. (Which by the way, was not the case.)

I think that if something is difficult or extremely expensive to obtain, it can make you want to savor it for as long as possible before having to let it go. (Or use it up.) But you can trust me on this one. Webbies and Habanas may not yet be available in every brick and mortar stationery store, but you can be assured that they will be around for quite some time, not to mention that their prices are comparable to other popular notebook brands- the only difference is, we’ve got some pretty high quality paper in our products. Paper that will make you want to write… and write… and write…

So tell me- have you ever held off from using a particular journal because you thought it was too good to use?


36 thoughts on “A notebook “Too Good to Use?”

  1. I too have an issue writing in new “nice” notebooks. I think it stems from a bit of OCD that I have though. I don’t like to put throw-away ideas into a non-throwaway book. I’ll happily jot all sorts of crap into a 50 cent spiral notebook though. Maybe someday I’ll get over it. :)

  2. I too have an issue writing in new “nice” notebooks. I think it stems from a bit of OCD that I have though. I don’t like to put throw-away ideas into a non-throwaway book. I’ll happily jot all sorts of crap into a 50 cent spiral notebook though. Maybe someday I’ll get over it. :)

  3. Regarding writing your name in your new notebook, I start mine with a nice note (in waterproof ink) with my name, phone number, and email address. Never mind wanting my nice book back, I want my semester’s notes back before the final!

    I went on a notebook binge when I found Rhodia products on clearance, and having a stack of replacements on hand makes them simultaneously more special, and less special. More special in that this is worth buying spares; less special in that having spares means doing homework in one is a waste.

  4. Regarding writing your name in your new notebook, I start mine with a nice note (in waterproof ink) with my name, phone number, and email address. Never mind wanting my nice book back, I want my semester’s notes back before the final!

    I went on a notebook binge when I found Rhodia products on clearance, and having a stack of replacements on hand makes them simultaneously more special, and less special. More special in that this is worth buying spares; less special in that having spares means doing homework in one is a waste.

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