Friday, April 06, 2018


Well, I have been making some progress.

I believe I have found and updated all the broken links on the blog. If you find any broken links, other than in peoples comments, then please let me know so I can fix them up. A lot of the broken links could be updated to new addresses but of course a number of websites are just entirely gone so the link is permanently gone.

I updated Jeopardy in the sidebar. It went up quite a bit. That's a crazy number. I am out of control.

To help get the collection rationalized I have created a Sell Swap Trade page, you can access it by the Page links just under the blog header up above. Ebay is not an easy option down this way. You see eBay started up here with some fanfare, but after 5 years or so they quietly shut down without saying a word, as our local opposition auction site smacked them down. Thus buying from eBay is quite easy, but with no domestic site, selling as an individual is quite hard. Unfortunately for me the number of mechanical pencil buyers on our local auction site is nearly zero when you don't count me :) Starting out with a bunch of Papermates and some older vintage stuff. I will be adding things slowly to the trade page, so if you do want anything then give me a yell and lets see if we can work something out - sell for money, swap for something, all options are on the table.

It has been interesting watching Google slowly accept my return. Before I took the blog offline I had about 750 URLs indexed by Google. Of course that fell to zero when I shut down, but over the last few weeks the Google Bot has slowly started worming its way through the blog, and now has about 150 URLs indexed. It's slow going. I guess I just thought that once the Bot found your website it would index it all quite quickly in one go, rather than crawl slowly through it at a snails pace.


Julie Paradise said...

Yippieh, you're back!

Time Waster said...

Cool to see you back been following since 2006 I don't think I checked back for about two years =) You should look into all the new Koh-I-Noor 5.6mm clutch holders.

Anonymous said...

Great! Thanks for all your hard work on maintaining this treasure-trove of mechanical pencil information, Dave. I think I speak for many thousands of people, that we greatly appreciate it. :-D

Anonymous said...

Hey Dave,
I just want to say it's great to see you back. I'm a high schooler, and you inspired me since I was about 12 years old to start a collection of my own. I've been looking into expanding some more, so it would be nice if you could take a look at any of the following pencils - Rotring 800/800+, Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic, Zebra DelGuard, Pilot Cocoon, TWSBI Precision, or LAMY Multi System Titanium.

Thanks, and it's great to see you back!

Kiwi-d said...

No promises, but I'll keep that list in mind :)

WriteHere said...

Great to see the number one pencil blog back :)