As of April 30, WordPress is no longer able to auto-post to Twitter. According to correspondence from WordPress, they worked to renegotiate the API access with Twitter but were unable to come to an agreement. I know many of you have been following the Twitter downfall and, for the most part, I have avoided any involvement in all the hullaballoo as I am not a heavy user of Twitter. I read a bit and make sure that blog content auto-posts for those who use Twitter to track new pen content. But, alas, I can no longer keep my head in the sand about the changing tides at Twitter.
While it serves no real purpose any longer, I am not quite ready to delete and close the Desk Twitter account but I suspect that it will be on the horizon.
Are there social media services you think the Desk should be participating in or that would make finding new Desk content convenient for you? Let me know in the comments.
- New Izumo (I) (via Crónicas Estilográficas)
- New Izumo (II) (via Crónicas Estilográficas)
- I Blame Joe (via From the Pen Cup)
- Pilot Vanishing Point/Capless Fountain Pens – A Quick Comparison (via The Pen Addict)
- Over the Moon – Majohn Fountain Pen Review (via The Poor Penman)
- Bespoke Nibs vs. Stock Nibs: One Week With the Lamy Cursive Nib (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Pennonia x Cult Pens’ Arvacska (via Inkdependence!)
- Penultimate Daves Favourite Orange Inks #1 (via Penultimate Dave)
- Ink Review #766: Robert Oster Miami (via Fountain Pen Pharmacist)
- PenBBS Season 26 Part 1 (via Mountain of Ink)
- Ink Review #2144: Dominant Industry Milky Way Blue (via Mountain of Ink)
- Ink Review #2142: Dominant Industry Fairy Forest (via Mountain of Ink)
- Review: Stabilo Original Colored Pencils (Plus Tár Pencil Sightings) (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Review: Kitaboshi 6-3-4 Pencil Sharpener (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Pencil pot of the month – April 2023 (via Bleistift)
- London Haul: Pencils (via Writing at Large)
Notebooks & Paper:
- ‘Grids & Guides’ — Notebooks for Visual Thinkers (via Tools and Toys)
- Traveler’s Notebook Olive (via Wonder Pens)
- Goodbye to Paperchase. (via Fountain pen blog)
- Inside My Collection – Vintage Blotters (via Fountain Pen Love)
Art & Creativity:
- Quinacridone Gold Comparisons (via Liz Steel)
- On My Table: Beginning of May 2023. (via Apple-Pine)
- Gouache Sketchbook: Painting Your Surroundings by Don Kilpatrick III (via Parka Blogs)
- What brush do you use for fine details? (via Liz Steel)
- In Context: Minimal Collage (via RozWoundUp)
- Classic Cardigan: How to Knit a Top-Down Raglan Cardigan (via tin can knits)
Other Interesting Things:
- The Lihit Lab Hinemo Stand Pen Pouch (via Left Hook Pens)
- Packaging into Bookmarks: A Quick Repurposing Project (via Writing at Large)
- News: Pelikan Hubs 2023 (via The Pelikan’s Perch)
- Why Is The Met Gala Honoring an Islamophobe With Nazi Roots? (via Hyperallergic)
- Nerding Out at New York’s Antiquarian Book Fair (via Hyperallergic)
- The Galactic Menagerie, Wes Anderson’s Star Wars (via Kottke.org)
- A Mandalorian Banger: This Is the Way (via Kottke.org)
We Love Animals:
In honor of the one-year birthday and “forever home” anniversary of Zoey and her kittens, I made a special section for animal posts this week. I also wanted to include a photo of Zoey and her kittens from one-year ago today and a HUGE THANKS to everyone who made donations and purchased our special cat-themed prints to help support the cat rescue here including their vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries. We adopted out three of the kittens last year but three have stayed with us — Pepper, Apple and Cooper– as well as Mama Zoey (Bob spells her name Zowie like Bowie).
- JoJo’s Hilarious Cat Illustrations: A Feast for the Eyes and Funny Bone (via Design You Trust)
- Dog Owner Makes a Tennis Ball Catapult for His Pup to Play Fetch (via My Modern Met)
- Watch a Freshly Groomed Dog Go Into a Puddle of Mud (via My Modern Met)
- Parrots Learn to Video Call Each Other and Forge Incredible Friendships (via My Modern Met)
- Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos of Audrey Hepburn With Orangey the Cat in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in 1961 (via Design You Trust)
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I generally interact with you through receiving your posts in email, but if you’re looking to join another social media site, I’d love to see you on Mastodon. If you’re put off by the process of choosing an instance, which seems to be a stumbling block for a lot of people (and kept me away from Mastodon for a while), just know that you can change instances later if you want/need to. (Warning: Your followers will move to the new server, but your posts won’t.) I’m on masto.ai, have been very happy with, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to you. Also, there is a WordPress plug that will let you automate your posting to Mastodon: https://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/wordpress/plugins/autopost-mastodon-social-media/.
Another awesome recommendation. I’ve been considering stepping into Mastadon but just hadn’t taken the time to do it yet. Appreciate the info!
I appreciate that you crosspost to Tumblr. I’ve been using my RSS feeder less, but I can keep up with you there.
There’s an active pen set on Micro.Blog, and we’d love to welcome you! There’s an integration to automate announcing new posts from WP, and even a way to search for posts using the emoji to make it easy to find pen and pen-adjacent posts.
I would be happy to look into micro.blog. Thanks for the tip!