Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

A Sincere Thank You

Stephanie

Every single time I run a contest here on Rhodia Drive, I get choked up by your comments about how much you enjoy this blog, my writing and my art. I guess maybe it’s a little unusual for a commercial blog to be something different than “Buy! Buy! Buy Our Products!” and quite frankly, I’m not sure I’d even want that job, but I’m pleased as punch that you enjoy what I put together here on the Drive. Something I’ve recently discovered- a key element in leading a happy life, is to surround yourself with like-minded people. To build your own community, and I’d like to think that’s what we are doing here. In a day and age when no one really needs pencils and paper, it’s reassuring to know that there are a plethora of people that appreciate and spread the love when it comes to creating in such an organic way.

Much thanks to YOU for following along.

Original Art by Stephanie “Biffybeans” Smith © All Rights Reserved

14 thoughts on “A Sincere Thank You

  1. I’m surprised to hear that Rhodia suffers from such a small market share in Britain. I had no problem finding the notebooks when I lived in Glasgow.

    In all seriousness, I agree that it is us, the readers and consumers, who should be thanking you, Stephanie. You’ve created a site where the focus is not only about the product, but creativity, self expression, and individuality. I could use any old paper, but when I pick up a Rhodia pad, I feel somewhat inspired, in no small part because of this community and the like-minded people I’ve met through reading. Sure, we don’t absolutely need pens, pencils, and paper in this digital age, but sometimes the physical can create connections that the digital can only enhance.

    Thank you!

  2. I’m surprised to hear that Rhodia suffers from such a small market share in Britain. I had no problem finding the notebooks when I lived in Glasgow.

    In all seriousness, I agree that it is us, the readers and consumers, who should be thanking you, Stephanie. You’ve created a site where the focus is not only about the product, but creativity, self expression, and individuality. I could use any old paper, but when I pick up a Rhodia pad, I feel somewhat inspired, in no small part because of this community and the like-minded people I’ve met through reading. Sure, we don’t absolutely need pens, pencils, and paper in this digital age, but sometimes the physical can create connections that the digital can only enhance.

    Thank you!

  3. I’ll second Colin Edwards praise for this blog – and your fine words about reaching out to like-minded people. Really, really like your art, too.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. I’ll second Colin Edwards praise for this blog – and your fine words about reaching out to like-minded people. Really, really like your art, too.

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Thanks for the thanks, but it is we who should be thanking you for such an original approach to a trade blog. My only regret is that you and all those Rhodia goodies are in the US and I am in Britain where even big stationers think that a rhodia is someone who humps equipment for a rock n roll band.Keep on keeping on.

  6. Thanks for the thanks, but it is we who should be thanking you for such an original approach to a trade blog. My only regret is that you and all those Rhodia goodies are in the US and I am in Britain where even big stationers think that a rhodia is someone who humps equipment for a rock n roll band.Keep on keeping on.

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