Thursday, May 5, 2011

You know what's weird?

There are lots of pen and ink blogs. And why not? As an avowed stationery freak I totally understand the need to wax ecstatic about perfect pens, paper and notebooks. I've gotten some good leads on cool stuff by reading them.

But one thing that drives me crazy is that some of these bloggers buy notebooks and then wonder endlessly about what to do with them. They can't come up with one thing to write in their notebooks. Not one. It's true. They wax ecstatic over this or that model, buy it and then sigh and say they don't know how they'll ever "fill it up". As if it's a hamper or something, and you need to toss things into it, doesn't matter what, rocks maybe. They literally have nothing to say.

This freaks me out. How on Earth can someone find it hard to fill up a notebook? And is that the goal? Filling it up? Why not just smear ink on the pages if that's your aim? Voila. The book is "full".

Lack of creativity. It happens. But it's scary.