This is yet another attempt to write for my blog using an alternative to the web interface which I prefer above just about anything else. In this case it’s the Ulysses writing application on an iPhone.
I’ve been want to do this a lot more than I have up to this point. The problem is getting all of this to work together as frictionlessly as possible. Writing into Ulysses isn’t the problem, it’s publishing to WordPress when you want to. So now it’s been a while since the last time I tried this, and I’ve stepped up my WordPress subscription to Business. I’ve selected a better web template which I quite like, and which was only available at this subscription level. So there’s a bit of hope going on here.
If this really works then I can use Ulysses to act as my notebook, jotting down ideas, fleshing them out further as time permits and more ideas bubble up. The frustrating thing for me is to be somewhere and have an interesting thought strike, and not copy it down somewhere. Then another event occurs and I loose all track of it. And I know I have because I’ll remember it later, but only in fragments, and that’s frustrating.
I do like just being able to run ideas off into the app with my Microsoft Folding Keyboard. It’s a Bluetooth device that is extremely simple and quick to pair with the iPhone. Even though the keyboard appears the same size as a notebook keyboard, the keys have been moved out of the way of the center fold and the spaces between keys removed. It takes a bit of time and practice to get used to. Regardless, I can still type far faster with the foldable Microsoft than using the on-screen keyboard.
So I’ll publish this and we’ll see how it all works out.