So I decided to try a new thing. A five minute blog. I often don’t blog because I don’t think I have enough to say or enough time to write properly. So I figured I should stop using that as an excuse and write for just five minutes. What gets written gets written, and what doesn’t doesn’t. And it’s not abig deal. Allegedly. How it turns out in reality I couldn’t tell you. But hopefully it will mean I blog more often and that’s one of the goals I wanted to work on this month.
I’m using write or die for ipad to write this, it’s ages since I’ve used it – very possibly a year. Certainly despite the fact I’ve I’ve been writing a lot lately this is the first time I’ve used it this year. Not good, I’d forgotten how useful it could be with the writing prompts and the writing related quotes it has. Equally as much as it makes me write and keep writing my accuracy goes way down and I’m going to need to give this a good edit for typos if nothing else. But then my accuracy in my ipad is generally less when I’m typing than it is on a traditional keyboard and computer set up. And my speed is down too.
I’ve been writing a lot of articles. I’ll have to do another post soon with the various links once they’re all up. I’ve not been wanting to write too much here however because of those other outlets but also because I’ve not really been well and I’ve not really even been reading (due to motivation more than anything) so I’ve no finished books to review just yet. Probably tomorrow. I hope so at least.
So there we have it. Five minutes of writing and another couple to finish the thought I was in the middle of when the timer went and fix all my typos. Not sure there’s much point to this but its an interesting writing exercise. Almost like free writing. And that’s definitely something I should do more of.
>I’ve been having technical problems this week hence the blog silence. The end result was I went to the genius bar at the apple store yesterday and they replaced my iPad. Good stuff.
I didn’t know that you need to make an appointment for the genius bar but they made me a standby appointment and saw me immediately. Not bad for a bit before 4 on a Saturday when the store was rammed.
It’s really weird. When I got home I synced it and there was a list in iTunes of every single app I’ve ever had on it. So I put a few back on that I’ve not used for a while and took one or two I hadn’t been using off. I’d forgotten about some of the apps too. One of which I looked at, went “what the hell is this” put back on the iPad, played with for five minutes, decided it was shit and deleted again.
Syncing it also brought up all of my bookmarks, web history and even the tabs I’d had open when I backed it up. Which I’d really not expected but is kind of cool. My saved passwords were there as well which I wasn’t sure about from a security point of view. But perhaps I should have encrypted the back up.
I do have one gripe about the process though. So far although I’ve got Pages (word equivalent) back on here, none of my files have reappeared. It’s very frustrating because whilst I have a lot of it backed up on my blog (by dint of the fact that the majority of my Pages files are part of my 100 days of writing project), not all of them are. I think it’s only one or two short files though.
So far I’ve googled and not found a solution, but that said I’ve been busy busy today. Until mid afternoon when I got lost in a book for a good hour and then fell asleep for a bit. A proper hunt tomorrow me thinks.
All in all I am very pleased with the process.
Side note: I have been writing for my 100 days project but need to type them up. I’ll get that sorted in the next couple of days and post them back dated.