Pictures of notebooks, writing in notebooks, people writing in notebooks. Some of the sources for these images have been lost to time -- if you see something that isn't attributed to the artist, please message me and I'll fix it! I want to give credit where credit is due.

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the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.

Anonymous asked
you barely answer any questions wtf...

1. I do, but it is sporadic at best.

2. I tend to queue up pictures and then don’t log in for weeks. Many of these questions go unseen for long periods of time.

3. This isn’t even my primary blog.

4. The original purpose of this blog is to be an aggregation of pictures. While I’m happy to answer questions, I think having huge swathes of text posts taking up space isn’t very attractive, and so I will often answer a bunch of questions in a spurt, then leave it alone for days or weeks.

5. You know I don’t get paid for this, right? This started off as a tumblr entirely for my own purposes — looking at pictures of notebooks and people writing in notebooks motivates me to write. Writing is my full-time occupation.

6. I’m going to say that last bit again because it’s really important…I am a recent graduate. I am a writer. I am living quite literally at the poverty level. I am 23 years old, I am about to start paying back student loans, I have no savings to speak of and I am living month-to-month, paycheck-to-paycheck. My entire summer has been occupied with freelance writing, job applications, query letters, more writing, stressing about whether or not I’m going to earn enough to eat this month or whether I’m going to be able to continue affording a place to live. I do NOT get paid to maintain this blog, and I am at the point when earning enough money to ensure my continued survival is literally the most important thing in my life right now. Anything superfluous to that goal — like answering tumblr questions — is not something I have a lot of time for these days.

7. My followers tend to ask questions faster than I can answer them.

8. Just because someone asks a question doesn’t mean they are entitled to a response. I am MORE THAN HAPPY to answer questions when I think my experiences and opinions can help…so long as everyone involved understands that I’m a busy person and that I’ll get to it when I get to it. Please don’t have expectations for my behavior. I do this in what little free time I have. I do it as a favor. I am not obligated to answer. I do it when and because I want to.

That being said, I do plan to start answering questions again soon. There are almost 100 in my inbox, and each one of them is going to require conscious thought and effort to yield something productive and helpful. So please be patient with me.

And, you know, if anyone really likes what I do here and wants to help support me, please feel free to donate with PayPal or pick up a copy of my nonfiction ebook, Journaling Your Goals: Prompts, Motivation, and Advice to Help You Achieve Your Dreams for only $2.99.

I appreciate each and every one of my followers. But I must beg your patience on this issue.