The Paper Kind

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  • Paper vs Digital: Which writing system is best?

    Paper vs Digital: Which writing system is best?

    I graduated from university in 2021 and in my final year I chose to work on projects which would help me the most in the future. As such I chose to write my dissertation on handwriting. I’m now working as a freelance calligrapher so having the chance to combine research with practical knowledge was a […]

  • Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal Notebook Review

    Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal Notebook Review

    I am extremely late to the party with this review. Today I want to talk about the Leuchtturm bullet journal. This is the original “official” bullet journal notebook made from a collaboration between Ryder Caroll and Leuchtturm. Since writing this post Leuchtturm has released a new updated version of the Bullet Journal notebook.  I originally […]

  • How To Improve Your Handwriting

    How To Improve Your Handwriting

    My Instagram bio says that I am a graphic designer with nice handwriting. It says this because I think it’s a fun way of telling the internet I do calligraphy. But also technically it’s a lie because I don’t actually think I have good handwriting. And that’s okay because I don’t always need to have […]

  • My Favourite Brush Pens For Bullet Journaling

    My Favourite Brush Pens For Bullet Journaling

    When I’m not writing about notebooks I spend my time working as a graphic designer. Over the last few years, I have specialised a little more and now most of the work I do is lettering and calligraphy. These are two skills that take a lot of practice, one of the ways I practice is […]

  • 10 Books Which Made My Dissertation

    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 Lockdown Year At University

    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 […]

  • My 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up & Planning System

    My 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up & Planning System

    I seem to mention this in every post I write but I graduated from university in 2021 and this has caused several changes in my life. I’ve mentioned this enough already but did you know I own an Etsy store now. Okay, in all seriousness I went through a love-hate relationship with my bullet journal […]

  • How I Organised My Laptop For 2022

    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. […]

  • BluChickenNinja > The Paper Kind

    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 […]

  • What Is A Commonplace Book & How To Use It

    What Is A Commonplace Book & How To Use It

    I want to talk about something a little different today. I know my blog mostly focuses on bullet journals. But there are also other forms of journaling out there. One type of journal I’ve become fascinated with recently is the commonplace book. I’ve come across people talking about commonplace books before, but I’ve always had […]