When you're laptopless like I am, writing and especially blogging become a challenge. Sometimes I have a hard enough time when I'm at home with my own computer, but when days are filled with driving and visiting it becomes doubly difficult to fit in the time I manage for the computer when I'm living my regular old life. It all gives me a greater appreciation for those of you who work regular jobs and manage to squeeze in time for blogging and writing.
The composition book that I brought with me on my trip remains blank as my mind overflows with ideas for future writing projects and blog posts. A small voice recorder could be a workable solution for me while driving, but it also might become annoying to my wife who would have to listen to my prattle. Besides, my past attempts at saving ideas on a recorder rarely have been productive.
Then there are the borrrowed computers. Forget actual writing projects. Blogging is possible, but can be very difficult. Sorry that I haven't been commenting on many of your blogs of late. I try to hop on hotel computers or borrow those of family members. Thirty minute doses of computing get something done, but my 200 or so new email messages each day make me feel like it's a losing battle at times.
I can certainly see some value in blog vacationing when I'm away. And I still need to get my own laptop someday.
Any suggestions about making blogging and writing work better when you're away? Do you try to keep up your writing work during vacation times or do you just leave it at home?