This post is going to be a little bit of an experiment. I bought a new iPad the other day, and am attempting to learn how to use it (along with the WordPress plugin) to write blog entries. I’m sitting at a table in Starbucks today, a mug of “Calm” tea at the ready and a husband with a book sharing my space, and am all ready to start moving into the next technological frontier!
Using this “keyboard” is proving to be interesting. It’s actually a perfectly decent size for typing – that’s not a problem at all – but it is SO sensitive! I keep accidentally resting my fingers on the screen as I think of what I want to type, and end up entering a bunch of random characters that immediately get autocorrected into gibberish. But the more I use it, the better I get at avoiding the pitfalls, so I think this is going to work out fine once I get a bit more practice.
Interestingly enough, I find that everything works a whole lot better when I just go for it without thinking too much and distracting myself. (A metaphor for life, perhaps?!) And I am also discovering that occasionally autocorrect is actually one’s best friend.
I’m really excited to be able to have this to take to BlogHer ’12 this August! It’s going to be so much more convenient than lugging a laptop, or even my netbook. I just need to practice with it a bit more so that things work smoothly for me.
Yay for technology!