Pennaquod, the stationery blog search engine

This is pretty cool — introducing Pennaquod (pronounced “PEN-a-quad”), a Google-powered search engine created by Ian Hedley, editor of Pens! Paper! Pencils!

From his blog post about the new site:

I was frustrated with trying to find pen reviews and search results being swamped by ebay and Amazon listings so Pennaquod searches only sites that have chosen to be part of it.

That’s a great idea. There are definitely times when I wanted to look up a pencil review from years ago, and I can’t remember if it was on, say,  Pencil Talk or Pencil Revolution.

This searches 24 different pen, pencil, paper, et cetera sites, all of the top-notch. He’s growing the list, I know, but he wants to make sure the bloggers opt-in to appear on the list. I’m honored to be among them.

Thanks, Ian, for this service to the scribomechanisphere!

(By the way, if you’re reading this on rather than an RSS Reader — see the little glyph at the end of the headline?

Link Headline

That indicates that this post is a “link post”, meaning that you can just click the headline to be taken to the link I’m talking about.

Some of you may be familiar with Daring Fireball or, or another link-blog-style site. I love that editorial style for when I want to share something. This is my hybrid attempt to emulate that.)