TechEd 2011 – So much for blogging

So I’m here in Atlanta, wrapping up TechEd, and how much activity has there been on this blog? Not much.  As always, blogging takes a back seat to everything else, and Twitter reigns supreme. And that worked out great because I won an Xbox 360 with Kinect for being the most prolific Tweeter at TechEd about TechEd.  Search for the hashtag #msteched and you’ll see me… a few thousand times… I’m not kidding.

But I was talking about blogging. I had hoped to keep up with my ambitious plans this year with the still-hot geek accessory, the iPad… the iPad 2 to be exact.  Unfortunately blogging turned out to be something that did not work well with the iPad. I use WordPress for my blog, and the WordPress iOS app… well, it sucks… for anything more than simple text entry.  I still have not found a way to easily add a link without editing HTML code, and that is soooooo 1990’s. So I gave up.  Editing it via the web would have been OK, but trying to scroll in a text box without scrolling the entire page on the iPad proved fruitless as well. I’m sure I could pick a random 5-year old and ask him/her how to do it and they would sigh loudly, roll their eyes at the stupid old (42) man, and then proceed to do it so quickly that I miss it entirely.

And don’t even get me started on using Flickr. Another #fail on the iPad. So I gave up and will finish these half-written posts when I get home, hopefully before I forget all the technical stuff.  You’re just going to have to wait.  I’m sure all nine of you who read this blog could care less, but there might be a couple of you who stop by and find it interesting.