The iPad, my Blog, and Clicky Keyboards

Eerily similar to “the dog ate my homework,” I have a perfectly good reason for allowing my blog to grow weeds. Pure and simple, it is the fault of technology.

As my laptop wheezed its way to certain death, my iPad was working a diabolical plot. With its hip energy and snuggle-in-bed-affection, it lured me into believing I (a writer) could live on iMac and iPad alone.

Simply put, I was left unfulfilled. I crave a clicky keyboard. I miss composing content in my PJs on the couch. Mobility seems crippled without multi-tasking.

I need a laptop.

Though I have lived and loved in an Apple world, my next laptop won’t bear the logo of the forbidden fruit. That’s not to say I’ll stop playing with apps (such as Blogsy) in my pursuit of writer mojo.

It does mean, though, that I’ll be back to blogging in my pajamas soon.

3 thoughts on “The iPad, my Blog, and Clicky Keyboards

  1. Far be it from me to EVER discourage someone from the pursuit of technical nirvana….but I would be remiss if I did not point out that the Apple Blutooth keyboard could be the cure and it does click at least a little bit! It works brilliantly with the iPad.

    In any case I look forward to your textual return no matter the laptop format!

  2. Funny: I went the other way… I’m about to launch a new blog, and I’m doing it all from the iPad; just can’t lug around a laptop for a second longer (regardless of how light or thin the damned thing is…)! I too like a more tactile keyboard – and use a desktop for lengthier pieces – but for me the virtual clickity-click of the iPad in my lap on the couch, in the yard, or aside a cup of coffee at the end of my dock feels…liberating. Waiting for the laptop to boot up reminds me of the ‘work day’; the instant-on iPad seems more toy than tool, and adds a casual element to the task at hand. Plus, when I get stuck for a minute I can always pause to fire an angry, fat quasi

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