Friday, July 31, 2009

Why I Haven’t Been Blogging: Excuse #1

Nearly three months ago I made the jump from PC to Mac. At first it was awkward…I’m so used to a large keyboard and using a mouse that transitioning to a Macbook was difficult. The keys are very low profile; there’s no numeric keypad; and I don’t have a Macmouse (I think I just made up a new word here!) so I use the touchpad.

I left my PC laptop up and running right next to my Macbook for two reasons. One: There are a lot of applications that I use on the PC that aren’t available on the Mac, or that I don’t want to pay for all over again in another version. Two: It gives Hubby a place to check the weather, our portfolio, etc. without pushing me off my laptop. Doesn’t stop him from grumbling about how slow the PC is, but that’s another blog post in itself.

One of those applications is Windows Live Writer, without which I can’t imagine creating a blog post. And for some strange reason (jealousy, perhaps?) Microsoft hasn’t come out with a Mac version of Live Writer.

So when I decide it’s time to update my blog, I slide my chair over and wake up the PC. And wait. Grrrrr…. And when Live Writer is finally up and running, I’m so awkward now on the PC keyboard that it feels like I’ve gone back to using a manual typewriter. I’ve really become a Mac lover, folks.

I haven’t found another application for the Mac to replace Live Writer yet, so I thought I would throw it out there to my Internet peeps who are also Mac converts.

What software do you Mac people use for for writing your blog posts?

I know I can just use Blogger itself, but I got so spoiled with Live Writer, that I just don’t WANNA!

And here ends Excuse #1 for why I haven’t been blogging.

P.S. I’ve missed you!

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  1. I thought you had moved and forgot to say goodbye! I'm glad you're still here on the East Coast with us!

  2. Ya Girl when you are moving West? I'm waiting for you! Hugs BeCca

  3. An update on the status of our move out west will be posted in the next few days. Stay tuned!

  4. Just found you via Cobblestone Farm and was admiring your blog for a few days when your post about switching to a Mac came up. I've been converted to a Mac for about 2 years now and love it. Have been a Blogger user for about a year. I use Blogger directly but always found it limiting. Which is why I was admring what you've done with yours. It must be a Mac imposed limitation that I have encountered. Wish I could offer a solution. I'm looking for it myself. I just got a PC laptop so I could use a web building program. (sigh..) should be away to solve this 2 system silliness. Anyway, I enjoy your blog. Where ya moving to?


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