Just about everything I came to learn about pencils started with the blog Pencil Talk, which was soon followed by Lexikaliker and Blesitift. I appreciated the incredible richness of Pencil Talk’s content, and am still amazed by the depth and integrity you can still find there. I think most of all, Pencil Talk wasn’t concerned with monetizing itself, unlike many of the stationery-oriented blogs that have been launched in recent years; it seemed like it was simply a blog by someone who just wanted to share what he’s learned about the world of writing culture.
Lucky for us, it looks like Pencil Talk 2.0 is in the works. If you’re reading this blog it’s likely you’ve already heard about Pencil Talk, but if you haven’t, do yourself a favor and drop by.