Friday 31 August 2012

Filofax Blog of the Week: Paper Pens Ink

Friday means it's Blog of the Week time again. Weekly a different blogger walks us through their Filofax blog. This week, it's Amanda who introduces her blog Paper Pens Ink.

When did you start your blog?

8th January 2011.

What were your reasons for starting it?

I enjoy reading about other people's experiences of different paper, different inks etc and I started out intending to review more things than I actually have! Somehow along the way the filofaxes and organisation in general started to take over.

Which post has enjoyed the most pageviews?

The post I did on my book-o-fax which has has over 1100 views.

Which post is the one you’re most proud of?

Although not the most popular nor the most commented on, probably the post I did on Reviews and Plans.  I have struggled with ending up swamped with things and then not being able to do everything, then feeling like I've failed when things aren't done. Every now and then I read that post again to remind myself to live until I die. You only get one chance at this world; don't squander it on things that don't mean the earth to you.

What has surprised you since you started blogging?

The enormous warmth and support out there. I genuinely assumed I would be a lone voice, crying in the wilderness when I started but so many people have found me. There's an amazing community out there and I have ended up 'friends' with a whole heap of people I never would have otherwise. (Friends is only in quotes because I have met absolutely none of them in the flesh!)

In one sentence, how would you describe your blog to a Filofax user who hadn’t seen it?

A place where I try to share my love of stationery.

Finally, what one piece of advice would you offer to other Filofax bloggers, based on your own experience?

Try and post regularly - little and often is better than one essay a month. And keep a section in your filofax where you can note down ideas for posts.

My thanks to Amanda for participating.

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