Goulet Guests: Spotlight on Ana Reinert of The Well Appointed Desk

This week, we have a special “Goulet Guests” to share with you in lieu of the usual Goulet Q&A. After many years of following each other, Brian had the opportunity to meet and chat with Ana Reinert of The Well Appointed Desk at the Atlanta Pen Show back in April.

In this video, Ana and Brian discuss her passion for office supplies, using paper planners, and her involvement in the Pen Addict podcast. Here’s an overview of the questions they talked about:

  • For those who aren’t aware of who you are, tell us about The Well Appointed Desk.
  • Have you always been interested in stationery and office supplies?
  • You don’t mention your full-time job too much, but can you tell us a little bit more about that?
  • What kind of pens do you find are most useful to do your work?
  • Do you think a pen can change the way you take notes at a meeting? 
  • When you’re carrying multiple pens, are they each inked up with different colors or have different nibs on them? 
  • How did you first get linked up with the Pen Addict?
  • You have certain blogs that are staples on your blog, like Fashionable Friday. Where do you get the inspiration for each of these? How about your other posts?
  • How does being left-handed affect your pen/ink choices?
  • When someone is as in to desk supplies as you, organization must be a problem. How do you keep all your supplies organized?
  • What is it about knitting and pens that overlap?
  • Do you have a planner or planning method that works best for you? 
  • With technology being what it is, especially revolving around organization, what is it about using a paper planner that’s better for you than an app or digital calendar?
  • Are you a one planner type, or having multiple planners depending on the topic?
  • With a full time job and a very active blogging schedule, not to mention moonlighting on podcasts like the Pen Addict, you must be insanely busy. How do you keep yourself on top of the social media, blogging, and your job?
  • With your ‘Link Love’ blogs, do you have a method for finding the links? Specific blogs you always check? 
  • Who are some of the other bloggers that you recommend others follow?
  • What’s the benefit of sketch noting vs regular note taking?
  • Have you found that sketch noting has increased your comprehension? 
  • What’s the best way for people to follow you?

Follow Ana on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the interview in the comments below! You can find past Goulet Guests interviews here.

Write on, 
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-11T04:25:54+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Goulet Guests|12 Comments
  • Kathy

    What a fun, interesting interview! Ana is delightful, and I really enjoy her blog. So glad she had time to do the interview!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I’m very glad you enjoyed it, Kathy! She does seem like quite a joy to watch in this interview. I love her hair. πŸ™‚

      • Kathy

        Me, too. Wish I had the courage to dye mine pink or blue, like my avatar!

        • Lydia At Goulet Pens

          I have dyed mine purple a few times. πŸ˜‰ Most recently, I did the underside of my hair the color of the Lamy Dark Lilac on a whim on weekend and it completely unintentionally coincided with the release haha.

  • Tom Johnson

    This interview was thoroughly enjoyable, Ana has a sparkling personality and is so interesting. The Platinum Carbon Desk Pen is one of my favorites, such a great writing pen. The EF nib is so smooth yet writes so fine. Sketch noting is interesting, and a great concept, wish I’d used it in high school and college. Thank you guys for doing this interview and posting it on the blog.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thanks for tuning in, Tom! I agree, the Carbon desk pen doesn’t get enough love. πŸ™‚

  • Melinda Abrahamson

    Ana, you had me at The Smiths’ quote. πŸ™‚ What an enjoyable post. Thanks to you both.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thanks for watching, Melinda. I’m glad we were able to share this fun interview with you. πŸ™‚

  • Christine Slocum

    This was enjoyable. I’m now following her because she’s a lefty and seems SUPER INTERESTING

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      She’s so much fun. I love her Fashionable Friday series. So many fun products! She has a lot of great insights too πŸ™‚

  • Uniotter

    Wonderful guest interview, thanks for that! I’m going to check out her blog now, and am really considering the Platinum Desk Pen….it would be great on my desk at work. πŸ™‚

  • jadelin

    Ana is absolutely charming and has a vibrant personality. I feel like she should do more video conversations/reviews!