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I'm sitting in Starbucks waiting for my flat tire to be fixed so I brought my daughter's new iPad to kill some time. Why not see how well the iPad works for blogging?

First I had to buy some wifi time at Starbucks since they're free wifi doesn't start until next week. No big deal because I'm traveling next week so I should be able to use the wifi elsewhere.

The keyboard is a little awkward with the iPad flat on the table. The docking station and keyboard should help when it arrives. There are a few quirks with Safari and WordPress that i'm working through but nothing too major. I usually blog using Firefox so I'm not sure if its a Safari issue or an iPad issue. I'm sure there are some apps that will help WordPress bloggers using iPads (let me know your favorite apps for blogging or start developing some!)

Overall blogging from the iPad is pretty easy but there are limitations.  But it sure beats lugging my laptop around! I guess this is one more justification for me to get an iPad (i've been self-justifying excuses why I need an iPad!). Overall blogging from the iPad gets a C+ rating. The external keyboard would make it an B.

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