Along my path from there to here, I once belonged to a group on the photo sharing website Flickr called “What’s in Your Bag”. It’s where people would empty the contents of their purses or bags, take pictures, then share with the world. This is where I first started to notice what notebooks and pens people were carrying.
Not long after purchasing my first fountain pen, (the Red Lamy Safari shown above) I joined the Fountain Pen Network and began participating in their online forums to discuss fountain pens, inks, and the best papers to use with them.
Do you participate in any online forums to discuss your favorite writing supplies? The links below are to a few other forums and communities both old and new where people are chatting about pens, pencils, paper, and ink. Know of any others? Let us know in the comments below.
Massdrop: Check out their Writing Community where discussions take place and subsequent group purchases are offered for various writing instruments, inks, and stationery products. (They are currently running a group purchase on a 3-pack of J. Herbin 1670 inks and another one for a 6-pack of 8×11″ Rhodia Notepads.)