This post is brought to you by Microsoft Windows 10 OS.
This month, I got an early Christmas present: I got a new Acer hybrid laptop! It's also called a 2-in-1 device because it can be a laptop and it can be a tablet. So if I need to be on the go, I just remove the keyboard and stash the screen (actually, the tablet) into my bag and off I go!
|My Acer fits in my little bag.|
I'm telling you this story because two simple photos I posted on Instagram of my new 2-in-1 device generated
shock curiosity from my followers, especially iOS fans, because they know I'm a Mac user.
|Moving slowly from Mac to Windows.|
I don't understand why this is an issue haha because I am perfectly comfortable on both systems! But this year, my blogging business went up a notch, maybe even a few notches. I started offering workshops and I started pitching to brands (versus passively waiting for brands to approach me). I found that I needed Microsoft products because there was simply more people in the corporate world who were using it than iOS.
|Writing my articles for BABY Magazine.|
In the three short weeks I've used Windows 10, I'm happy to report that it truly does make me do great things! Let me count the ways:
- I now use Word. I know! Doesn't everybody? Only if you have Windows in your computer! I used a different word processing program before but now the extra step of converting my file to Word so that my clients can open my files was removed! Hooray! As a writer and magazine editor who also happens to be a mom of three little boys, I appreciate simplicity! Anything that saves me time is a godsend!
- I made workshop presentations using PowerPoint. What a relief! I remember the looooong and embarrassing delay at my Powerbooks blog talk and again at my blogging workshop at The Study by Enderun all because I couldn't get Keynote to work!
- I am also making a blog media kit using PowerPoint so that next year, when I present to clients for my blog and for Beauty Biz Bliss (my business collaboration with Make It Blissful and Mommy Ginger), my presentations will be spiffy and fab!
- I'm really liking the browser Edge. It doesn't have the clutter and clunkiness of Chrome. It's a simple and clean browser so it's faster. It really does feel faster, and that's so important to me when I work because time is everything to me!