I expect that however long I continue to write this blog, there will always be old pens coming along that I haven’t written about before. Less all the time, though, I’m afraid. I’ve covered all the major manufacturers and quite a few minor ones too. Also, I’ve written about the main models made by the various manufacturers. Frankly, it’s becoming quite difficult to find subjects to write about. Where do we go from here?
I’ve written about pen books, or at least quite a few of them. Given the cost, it’s unlikely that I’ll be buying many more. Anyway, not all that many publications that deal with our subject come out in a decade , never mind a year. I’ve discussed some of the issues that surround our hobby but it’s not every day that something newsworthy comes up.
I have, I am happy to say, a large and varied readership. I would be delighted to hear suggestions from any of you and I’ll be happy to take them up if I can. The blog is a two-way street and it never would have lasted this long (since October 2010!) without feedback. Your input has been invaluable and it could help to rejuvenate the blog.
There are parameters within which I must work. My knowledge and interest lies with pre-1970 British pens. I can dabble a little in American pens and I like European pens, though I know very little about them. Modern pens hold no interest for me. Also, it would be pointless for me to cover subjects that have been comprehensively covered by other authors. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit!