Apart from this blog, I also maintain hand-written journal, which I found to somewhat more personal than thumping text onto a keyboard. The look and feel of ink flowing onto creamy white paper is really wonderful to write and look at after its done. In the fall of 2003, I broke my cheap Chinese-made fountain pen. I was so angry about it, that for a time I actually refused to write in my journal.
Eventually, I relented, and I tried using pencils and then tried using ball-points and felt-tip pens. None of them really worked out for me. Writing became hard and I eventually stopped making entries. Anyway around June 2005, I found these Shaeffer pens that cost about $10 with ink cartridges used for beginners in calligraphy. I bought them and have been using them ever since (interspersed with long intervals).
This year, I made a resolution that blogging and writing in my journal is going to be a daily part of my daily routines. So tonight I looked through various websites looking for fountain pens. Some of them a really expensive,costing in the hundreds. I’m looking for something less than $50. Anyone know of any brand??