anniversaries, and small screens

I started this blog on August 21, 2005, so that’s eleven freakin’ years ago. 741 posts.

Well, one more now.

Hey, pretty cool.

I know I missed the actual anniversary, but I missed it by less than usual. I think last year I missed it completely, and that was the tenth anniversary.

Oh, well.

 
cellphones and novels

On another subject, I’ve realized that the problem with doing a lot of writing on a phone, at least for me, is not the keyboard. Practice helps with that.

What practice won’t help with is the size of the screen.

In general, other than jotting down a few notes, my phone doesn’t show me enough for me to write more. A tablet does, even a small one, but not a phone.

It was helpful to figure that out. It may be different for other people, but everybody has to figure out what works for them.

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3 Responses to anniversaries, and small screens

  1. Maggie says:

    Happy blogiversary!

    My biggest problem with writing (or texting) on the phone is the keyboard. I still haven’t mastered the art of typing with two thumbs… I’m still looking like a Neanderthal, plucking away with one finger. 🙂

  2. SB Roberts says:

    Happy blogiversary! It’s amazing how quickly the years fly by.

    I can’t write on a phone either, both because of the screen size and the keyboard. I have a swipe keyboard on mine (which means that you basically run your finger over all of the letters in the word and the phone figures out what you meant to say). It used to do a great job of choosing the words that I actually meant on the whole. After an update, it’s been like borrowing someone else’s phone. Half of the time, it doesn’t know what I want to say so I have to type it out anyways. I can’t imagine writing a story like that! 🙂

  3. Maggie and Bryna: Thanks for the anniversary wishes.

    My idea that stylus can make an onscreen keyboard work better (as I talked about here: http://u-town.com/collins/?p=5816) may be put to the test. I’m traveling for a few days, and I brought a USB keyboard, but I forgot to bring the right adapter… 🙂

    Bryna: Can you undo the update? With Android at least that’s usually possible. The app that allows me to check my minutes and data usage for my cell phone only works if I block all updates.

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