It is easier to type in German with a German keyboard layout, and easier to type English with an English layout. I switch back and forth a lot now, since I am in Germany but still write many emails and blog posts in English.
I got a cover for my keyboard that has the German keyboard layout on it so that I can see where certain symbols and letters are. That makes typing auf Deutsch much easier, and it protects my keyboard and computer from liquids somewhat. So if I read something really funny and end up choking on my coffee, my computer might survive.
But here (below) is the German layout…
…and here (below) is the American English layout.
I rarely remove the cover to type in English. That causes one main problem. When I intend to type this:
it often ends up being this instead:
So if you are coming to visit, and I send you an email that says “I can’t wait to see you! : (” please be understanding. : )