Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Change in Stained Fingers on Thursday

Over one hundred and fifty ink reviews have been posted here on Built from Ink and Tea.

At several points along this multi-year journey of ink reviewing, I have realized that - even just acquiring small samples - I am amassing more ink than I am using. For a fountain pen enthusiast and a lover of writing, this is both a good and bad thing. On the bad side, it could (and does to some degree) mean that I am not using my pens as much as I would like. After all, these samples are small. On the other hand, the good side is that it gives me a plethora of options when inking my next pen.

The purpose of the ink lies in writing, not in looking pretty in a bottle or sample vial. It is for this reason that I have decided to change the structure of Stained Fingers on Thursday. Ink reviews will not stop entirely, and I will still be reviewing and posting inks I really enjoy, thus bringing about more full and fleshed-out reviews. Certainly, this means that Stained Fingers on Thursday will not be weekly, but it may also expand the posts to include such things as writing samples, color group showcases, and comparisons.

Thanks for reading!

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