» The hard way

Writing for Slate, Justin Peters has an extreme view on how to avoid distractions when blogging (via Khoi Vinh).

I Write All My Blog Posts Out Longhand, and You Should Too

Every time I sit down in front of my computer to write a post, I end up browsing the IMDb page for the movie Cool Runnings or the career stats for underrated outfielder Ryan Spilborghs.

Not that I’m not susceptible to the same kinds of distractions, but as someone who remembers having to write term papers out longhand and then type them, I’ll be damned if I’m going back to that.

However, I have been giving more thought to Jason Snell’s advocation of writing on the iPad, which provides fewer overt distractions than the Mac. Even though that will just feed my sick obsession with iPad keyboards. Or, possibly, because it will. Hey, I have to give into some of my demons.

Yes, I do.