The Nib Section

72 - Journaling for Productivity

February 26, 2021

Fountain pens and journals go together like bangers and mash. In this episode, Sharyn and Di go through their most used journaling systems, from their non-artistic bullet journals to their ink journals. 


This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 








Sharyn: TWSBI Diamond Mini White Rose-Gold V2 Medium w/ J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor 

Diana: ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo L Medium w/ Caran d’Ache Idyllic Blue 


07:38—Montblanc 2020 Calligraphy Nib 


Episode 71 - Gem on a Nib 

Episode 53 - The Other German Pen Brand 


13:32—Journaling for Productivity 


About - Bullet Journal 

A Deep Dive Into How I Use My !Not Artistic! Bullet Journal To Organize My Brain - Kate Elliott 

Di’s bullet journaling system 

Life Kappan Grid A5 - Wonder Pens 

Traveler’s Notebook Regular Size - LarryPOST 

Hobonichi Techo Day-Free - Hobonichi 

Episode 14 - Analog Strikes Back 


43:48—Other kinds of journaling 


Midori 5 Years Perpetual Diary - Bookbinders Online 

A Brief Guide to Keeping a Commonplace Book - Notebook of Ghosts 

A new method of making common-place books - John Locke 

Creating and Keeping a Fountain Pen Ink Journal - Fountain Pen Love 

Life Schopfer Notebook B5 - The Journal Shop 

Sharyn and Di’s ink journals - TNS on FB 




Caran d’Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen - Caran d’Ache 



Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings - BBC 


1:24:30—Thanks and Credits 


Producers: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.
Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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