I'm going to make this short and sweet today: a tribute to the writer's trusty companion. Simply put, I couldn't be the writer (and blogger) I am today without my laptop.
It's mainly for reasons of practicality. I don't have a study and my desk is the kitchen table, so I need to be able to easily close down and put away my workstation during family meal times. When my wife comes home from work in the evening, I can take my laptop through to the living room and sit next to her while she Facebooks away. (We used to watch a lot of TV together, but that's kind of gone by the wayside - on the other hand, we can show each other funny stuff we come across.)
And of course there's the freedom to have a change of scene if you ever feel you need one. I tend to stick to my kitchen, but it's nice to know the option's there.
Do you use a laptop? What do you love about it? Feel free to comment on anything you hate, too!