The iPad as a Blogger’s Tool

I am writing this on my iPad, using the WordPress app so I can work on a post offline and then update it when I get latched on to a network. I’m still getting used to the onscreen keyboard, which is decent enough apart from having to search for punctuation and the autocorrect – which I may turn off as it is less useful on a tablet device than a phone, especially when much of my technical vocabulary isn’t in the dictionary.

As someone who has carried a laptop around for most of the last fifteen years simply having a computing device with me is far from a major step forward but the format of the ipad might encourage me to write more often and to work on stuff when I only have a couple of minutes free, a time period to small to justify pulling out even a fast-starting MacBook. We will see.

I’m planning to spend a few days without my laptop to force me to engage with the pad. I’ve acquired a MiFi after John Naughton showed me how useful they are – and am using it to post this. And I will report on my experiences. Should be fun.

2 Replies to “The iPad as a Blogger’s Tool”

  1. I’m still waiting for my own iPad, but I’ve come to rely heavily on my iPod Touch to keep up with the news and events that may affect my blogging, without having to return to my computer every half an hour.

    Give the screen size and what most users are reporting I imagine you will have to pry the iPad from my dead fingers to get it away from me. 🙂

  2. Punctuation? Remind me again. What is it?
    Having to search for that function on the iPad is probably more of a + than a – for most bloggers.
    Most bloggers!

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