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    10 Books Which Made My Dissertation

    Usually, at the end of every year, I would do a roundup of all the books I read that year. I didn’t write one at the end of 2020 because I was too busy working on my dissertation. However, most of the books I did read in 2020 were for my dissertation. The topic of my dissertation ended up being related to the content on my blog. So today I thought it might be interesting to share some of the books I read during the research process.  I won’t go into massive detail, but my dissertation looked at how new digital technologies have changed how we as a society write.…

  • personal

    My Lockdown Year At University

    It’s been so long since I wrote a blog post I’m not quite sure how to start this. So hi. My name is Emma. I write about stationery and notebooks and various other related bits. The last post I shared was back in September of 2020. I had just made the transition from my old domain name to this: The Paper Kind.  Side note: can I just say how much I love the new name for my website. I’m so glad I took the time to find a name that resonated with what I want to do in the future. I’ve had a few people message me saying how much…

  • organisation

    How I Organised My Laptop For 2022

    2022 is upon us and as we say goodbye to 2021 I also had to say goodbye to my time at university. However, in the last 6 months, I’ve started some new exciting projects (such as an Etsy shop!). All these changes have made me realise I need to get my digital life in order. So today I want to share how I have organised my laptop.  I know this post is going up at the beginning of a new year and though this is always a good time to go through files and make changes. Realistically, you don’t need to wait till the new year to reorganise your laptop.…

  • personal

    BluChickenNinja > The Paper Kind

    So I guess I should start with the obvious. I changed the name of my blog. If this has shown up in your WordPress Reader it means you were following my old blog and were transferred to the new one. For the last 7 years I have been blogging under the username BluChickenNinja and today I want to share some of the reasons why I made the change BluChickenNinja > The Paper Kind Changing my domain name was a spur of the moment decision, but also its something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I started to hate the name BluChickenNinja. In 2013 it was a great and…

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    How To Bullet Journal On A Budget

    I wouldn’t consider bullet journaling to be expensive, but I need to acknowledge that I already had most of the stationery supplies that I use and paying £15 every 6 to 12 months for a new notebook is not a huge expense to me. But I know that some people won’t feel the same way. So today I want to share some ways that you can bullet journal on a budget. I know that personal circumstances will change how much money you have to spend on bullet journaling. I also know that stationery supplies can vary in price depending on where you live. For this post, I’ve tried to give…