On weekends and iPads…

I love weekend mornings. The ones where you don’t have any great rush to get up, anyway.

Because we get up early in the week, it’s hard to get out of that habit. We normally find ourselves waking up at a reasonable hour – often at 7am or thereabouts. Sometimes we sleep much later, and that’s fine. We just let our bodies do what they need to do.

But at whatever time we do wake up, I love to reach for my iPad and see what everyone is up to.

I got my iPad back in late summer, as a present from the lovely M. I’d ummed and arred for a long time over getting one – I knew I really wanted one (but then, I am a gadget girl) but, with a PC, laptop and netbook, I couldn’t quite bring myself to treat myself. I just didn’t ‘need’ one. But I’m so pleased that I got one in the end. It’s pretty brilliant at what it does – as an ‘instant on’ web device (ok, ok, I know it doesn’t do Flash) it’s fantastic.

And one thing it’s particularly great for is blog reading. I never had a particularly coherent process for blog reading. There were some I liked to read, and some that I’d subscribed to, but I didn’t have a blog reading habit. That’s all changed with the iPad. It’s so easy to subscribe to a blog, which I do through Google Reader (I have some javascript on my toolbar that allows me to do this easily) and I use the Reeder app to read them.

I really like Reeder’s clean interface. It works really well to pick up new blog posts, read them, and if I want to export them to Safari so that I can, say, comment on them, well that’s easy too.

So, that’s where I’m to be found most weekend mornings. Snuggled up in a lovely warm bed reading other people’s blogs.

And it doesn’t get much better than that, does it?


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