Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and reading resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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January 7, 2013: After some hard thought, I've decided to officially shut down this blog. I know I haven't updated it in a while, but I thought I should let you all know so you can remove it from your RSS feeds, etc.

Reason: I've decided that I need to find ways to make more time to read and create books.

I had great fun working on illustrating I'M BORED (written by Michael Ian Black, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Sept/2012) and am now working on writing and/or illustrating new book projects. In addition to my picture book projects, I also want to get back to my novel writing.

My challenge: I want to do too many things and am currently involved in too many projects. My solution: To prioritize and cull.

You can find out what I'm working on at or follow me on Twitter at @inkyelbows.

Thanks so much for your support and interest in my projects.

-- Debbie

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Test post from MacJournal to my iPad Blog

With all the projects I have going these days, I figure it’s about time I start keeping regular track of how I’m using my iPad to work on my iPad Novel Project. I’ve set up MacJournal so that I can more easily export entries into my iPad journal on Squarespace. I have several types of journals in MacJournal including a medical history, work log and other project logs. I opted for MacJournal because in addition to a desktop app, it's also available as an iPhone & iPad app.

At least, that’s the theory. let’s see if this works...

(NOTE: it looks as if the MacJournal iPad app does not yet have some of the capabilities mentioned below. My test post was made from the desktop MacJournal app.)

Edit #1:

Ok, not as easy as it initially appeared. Apparently I had to look up and enter the Blog ID manually; the one that is automatically entered wasn’t correct, and this was posted into the wrong journal. Here’s where I found the answer:

Edit #2:

This time it posted to the right journal, but without any line breaks.

Did some more Googling and found this post:

Edit #3:

Line breaks have now been added, but I can’t figure out a way to Publish the post rather than save as a draft. Also not sure how to add links via HTML. Ah well, it’s a start.

Edit #4:

Aha, figured it out!