I wrote previously about my motivations or lack of motivations on writing. With all that I wrote being true an added issue was recently writing was just harder to do. I do a lot of my writing by dictating to Siri. Previously to that i was using Dragon Anywhere and Dragon Dictate by Nuance to dictate.
Since I write when i have a spare moment that often is when i am away from my computer. That means I leveraged Siri a lot. I wrote about why I went with Siri vs Dragon Anywhere. For a while before i wrote that post I was really not using Dragon on my phone. Siri was working great so I couldn’t justify the costs. I am not sure if it is my location (London wireless is as good or better than NY) or issues with the newer IOS versions however Siri isn’t as good as it was when I wrote that post.
Around mid May I decided to sign up for the Dragon Anywhere trial again. I was able to blast out the bulk of what would be my first blog post really quick. I was also able to write a detailed journal entry for the day I downloaded the app. That was enough for me to be happy to pick up the subscription again (for now). In the end i could have just used the dam dictation software I pay for on my Mac. It is much less convinenentq than having it on my phone. It happens to be better to use. Just not that much better to make me sit down at a computer worth my while.
With the real or perceived obstacle of not being able to dictate out and about removed I am hopeful I can continue my fledgling writing/dictating streak.