Originally posted on June 29, 2013 @ 12:04 pm
For the longest time, I have purposely avoided using the laptop or any computer for that matter as I’ve always believed that any electronic techy gadget is just way too complicated for me. I held on to the good old-fashioned typewriter as long as I could. This I did while I was romanticizing the beauty of the handwritten word on quality paper. And then I became a freelance writer…
At first, my laptop use was tentative. I’d use it and then revert back to writing on paper and then come back to it just to type in what I wrote. It soon became evident to me that I was merely punishing myself with the tedious task. Once I realized that, I knew I cannot be without my laptop.
Valuable Tool for My Writing Job
Once I got used to using the computer, all other ways became distant options. Having a laptop gave me the opportunity to multitask. I was virtually writing using the laptop everywhere. It became my constant companion during long waits for my children in school, in doctor’s offices, and in other places where waiting is necessary. I didn’t even need an Internet connection to write especially for very practical posts that can be written from the heart.
Daily Task Monitoring
Bills have to be paid. Emails have to be read and answered. Important information have to saved. Sometimes, these tasks cannot wait for a regular trip to the bank or for the user to be safely home looking at emails. Finding a public place where Internet connectivity is offered and a laptop on one hand is all it takes to complete the immediate tasks.
Entertainment for Kids
I cannot count the number of times my laptop has been used by my children to while away the time. While there is now the smart phone option, searching, reading, and playing from it is not quite the same from a laptop. An hour of quiet while the kids are playing using the laptop provides me just the right break to recover.
Once I got used to the convenience of using a laptop, records I needed to keep went in it. I had immediate access to them. I only had to look through the files of the laptop and find exactly what I need.
Inspiration for creative writing struck unexpectedly. With a ready-to-use laptop, the point of inspiration is not wasted. Because I love to write, any time, anywhere, then I have five reasons why I cannot be without my laptop.
About the Writer:
Teresa is a researcher-writer who covers a wide range of topics in search of useful information to offer to her readers. She currently maintains four personal blogs.