Sunday, 16 August 2015

Nothing Beats Pen and Paper

Anyone who spends their days writing will probably tell you that the most efficient way of writing is by typing onto a computer. It's fast, you can easily erase mistakes, and you have the big world of the internet for any research you might need to do. I do love writing on my laptop, especially when I have a good writing day and I can see the word count at the bottom of how much work I've done. But, if I'm being completely honest with you, NOTHING will ever beat writing with pen and paper! 
I have lost count of the amount of notebooks I now own. Tons of them from my childhood are filled with random stories and characters that I came up with as a kid. I remember when I was younger, all of us would be sat in front of the TV watching a film together and I'd be sat there with a notebook and pen on my knee, doodling random ideas that came into my head. I absolutely adore being able to go and flick through my old notebooks, looking for old ideas that I may not have done anything with and finding that I've filled every single page with writing!
Even now, I'll sit down to write at my laptop and start getting a headache from the glare on the screen. I almost always end up turning it off and sitting down with a brand new notebook and pen. Nothing quite beats the feeling of buying brand new, beautiful stationary and being able to start filling it with ideas! I have notebooks that I use as journals, for blog ideas, for writing and so many others things and I can't ever imagine myself stopping.
Don't get me wrong I absolutely adore technology and I'm always on my laptop/phone, but it scares me thinking of a world completely taken over by technology.
When I've been spending too much time sitting on my phone or scrolling through social media on my laptop, I always have to give myself a mental kick and just put the technology away and go and do something like write or knit and just be away from a screen for a while!
I hope I never stop enjoying the feeling of writing with pen and paper and being able to flick through my notebooks and I hope I continue to write that way for my entire life. 

Let me know in the comments your opinions on technology and whether you think it's important to not get consumed by it or not! 
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  1. They all look so beautiful. I used to have a notebook&pen/pencil collection when I was a teenager then just gave them away when technology took over. Now I regret it, nothing really beats a paper&pen

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    1. Thanks! :) Aw there's always the chance to buy more! :) xxx

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  2. Computers sure have made me lazy in writing. I would rather type than write, because like you said, its easier. But you're right though, pen and paper will always be there. :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog, Samantha. Have a blessed week ahead.

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    1. It definitely is! I just always seem to switch back to handwriting! :) Thankyou! xxx

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  3. I'm always so tempted to buy notebooks for different things, but I always end up not writing in them. I wish j did though because there is a charm to writing with pen and paper. I absolutely adore that world map notebook!

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    1. There really is! It's so nice to be able to flick back through all your beautiful notebooks as well! Thanks I got it for just £2 at The Works! Bargain! :) xxx

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  4. I love this post! People should definitely stop and consider this. I've kept a notebook for almost 6 years now and the best thing ever is sitting down, reading through my old writing and reminiscing. Much more personal than typing ;)
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    1. Definitely! I have a specific notebook as my journal and it's such a brilliant thing to be able to reminisce over memories I might have forgotten otherwise! :) xxx

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  5. I prefer writing with pen & paper too. Especially when it comes to study notes. It also prepares my writing hand for any exams. I can never resist a cute notebook & stationery!

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    1. That's such a good point! I remember being in school/college, coming back off summer break and everyone's hands would be aching from not having written in so long! :) perfect example of why we should keep hand-writing things! :) xxx

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  6. Love the pretty books!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  7. Love your notebook collection!! I prefer writing on pen and paper too, especially when it comes to making a list or taking notes. Great post!
    <3 Claire
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    1. Thank you! I know it feels so good to write on beautiful stationary! :) xxx

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  8. This is so true! I love your notebooks! They're so beautiful!!
    Peace xo
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    1. Thank you! Most of them only cost me a couple pounds! :) xxx

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  9. I love technology and am heavily reliant on it, but there isn't much more refreshing than being able to open a beautifully decorated notebook on a clean page, before writing freely to your heart's content. I, too, fear that technology may take over the livelihoods of all humanity, if we don't take precautions, and that'd definitely be a shame, to say the least.

    I've developed a love for stationery in recent times. Your notebooks are gorgeous!

    Kate x
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    1. Thank you! I completely agree! I really hope technology doesn't take over! :) xxx

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  10. Oh so lovely notebooks.
    Lovin' the design of it

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  11. I love notebooks I love the feeling of writing with pen and paper

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  12. Those are cute notebooks! I also enjoy writing on paper.

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    1. Thanks! :) It's great isn't it! :) xxx

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  13. I love pen and paper too! If I have the laptop I'll just start procrastinating online. Lovely notebooks!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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    1. That is exactly what I do! The internet has too many distractions! :) Thanks! xxx

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  14. I prefer jotting down ideas on paper. But when it comes to tasks requiring words en masse then I'd rather take to the computer. There's much less change in me losing it that way hahaha!

    Sxx
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    1. That is very true! I do use a computer a lot I just always find myself going back to notebooks! :) xxx

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