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Monday
Oct162006

Moleskine Fans: Support Moleskinerie!

abfpixx.jpgMy friend, Armand Frasco, who is the founder and editor of the wonderful fan site Moleskinerie, is in need of support from those who love Moleskines and the features appearing on the site.

Moleskinerie is not run by a team of bloggers. Moleskinerie is kept alive by one man: Armand Frasco. It's Armand who scours the net for high quality articles on the Moleskine and all things related. It's Armand who foots the bills for hosting and bandwidth, who pays the monthly TypePad bills. It's Armand who manages the comments and incoming feedback.

Today, Armand posted a request to readers to support him in maintaining Moleskinerie:

I thought I could do it without asking for help this year but it has come to a point where I really need your assistance. As you may already know, Moleskinerie.com is a personal project and essentially a one-man operation (with help from Joy and our other friends). With traffic averaging 17,000/ week from notebook aficionados all over the world what used to be a hobby now takes a practically all of my personal time. Beside website maintenance, responding to email, press queries and community housekeeping (on FLICKR and GoogleGroups) has become part of my daily routine.

With a modest budget I need your support to keep Moleskinerie online.

Moleskinerie is one of those places I visit daily because I always find an interesting post there. The posts Armand cooks up always intrigue me, make me think or inspire me. Let me tell you, that's no small feat.

So, today I made a small donation to Armand and to Moleskinerie. I felt it was the least I could do. If you're a Moleskine fan and enjoy Moleskinerie, I encourage you to drop by the request page today and donate:

Moleskinerie needs your support

Let's show Armand how much we appreciate all he does for us Moleskine fans!

Reader Comments (2)

Seems to me that Moleskine (or rather Modo et Modo) should stump up a few bucks. This wonderful website is after all nothing but an huge advertisement for their products. Has anyone approached them for corporate support do we know?
October 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJim
I would guess Modo e Modo has been involved and helping Moleskinerie to some degree, but I am not sure if this is the case, nor how much, if any support they might have provided.

Modo e Modo's is also in the middle of selling the Moleskine company to a French firm. I don't know how much impact this may be having on Armand.

Hopefully the new firm buying the Moleskine brand realizes how valuable Moleskinerie is and step up to support Armand's work.

I choose to support Armand, regardless of Modo e Modo's decisions. He has put fiorth his own time and effort to produce a quality site, and I enjoy his fine work. :-)
October 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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