I’m covered on the pen-front thanks to these pens I received from Pilot!
These everyday pens are anything but cheap. I’m not saying they’re expensive — just that they’re not (for lack of a better word) crappy. I’m something of a pen snob, and know what I like when it comes to writing instruments. From long letter penpalling to poems, to short stories and of course all those drafts of essays for school, I’ve done my share of writing over the years.
I haven’t been a student in the traditional sense for a long time — I graduated from university over 2 years ago — but, I have been taking online courses, learning on my own and of course writing a whole lot. When I was contacted by Pilot to try out what they call their Fashion Collection, I couldn’t possibly have said anything but “yes!”
Acroball, G2 and FriXion pens from Pilot.
Even though I spend most of my life online (not in a MMOG sort of way), I prefer to write notes, to-do lists and correspondence using pen and paper. Rather than making a huge mess of my blog calendar, I use FriXion pens from Pilot, because they are erasable. How great is that? Change my mind about what I want to feature on my blog tomorrow? No big deal — I just erase and re-write. If you haven’t had a chance to try these pens out yet, you’ll be in for a treat. After using those awful old-technology erasable pens when I was in elementary school, I wasn’t sure how we’ll the FriXion pens would work. All throughout university, I used the G2 and the FriXion pens for note-taking during lectures, essays during exams and to-do lists whenever.
Pilot Acroball pens (Amazon link) are something special — they use Hybrid Ink, which is a combination of gel ink and the quick-drying water-resitance of a ball point pen in one. These pens are super-glidy on paper! Of the 3 different packs of pens, my favourite has got to be the Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, though. I just can’t get over how cool it is to be able to erase what I’ve written, while using a colourful clicky pen!
So bloggers and note-taking readers – what are your favourite types of pens to use? Gel, ballpoint? Something else?
I accepted the above mentioned pens from Pilot in order to write this feature on them. I was not otherwise compensated.