Have you ever wanted to blog about something on the fly but had no laptop in hand at the time?
Did you know you can blog from your smartphone?
Let’s step into mobile blogging, is it really effective?
Ya know, I have had WordPress on my phone in the past but I never really looked into blogging from my smartphone before.
Why? Well, one fact is my phone is small and with large hands and fingers, it is difficult to even text at times.
The more and more I think of blogging on my mobile phone, it just seems unnatural.
This question was brought up to my attention today and I started to do a search for it.
I found some interesting topics about mobile blogging but, is it really effective? What does it take?
For the most part, people nowadays don’t have the time to read long winded posts, especially when they are on the go, hence having cell phones instead of a laptop hanging from your shoulder.
People are looking for just an answer for their questions on the fly most of the time on their mobile phones.
When they get home, then they can kick back and read a 1,000 word post without that need for quick information.
From what I have read, there is ways to blog from your mobile device but for me, it just does not seem like it is what I need to do.
For others, you may have that need. For example, you can publish blogs with an email in WordPress mobile, you can shoot a video and post it out there quick as can be as well or you can even do a live podcast from your mobile.
For some, this may be to your/their advantage but for now, for me, it is not something I need to do.
Mobile Blogging, is it really effective?
For some I would say yes.
For reporters I would say most definitely so they can get their information out to their followers and the public as quick as they can but for people who like to kick back and just write their hearts out like me, I don’t see the need for mobile blogging.
There are a slew of apps that can help with you blogging on you mobile phone; about 15 for the Android alone.
I am partial to the Android system so I will just stick with that, sorry Apple users.
From what I am reading about, you can blog, send it as an email to a set email address that you set up in your admin in your WordPress site where you can put your title in where the subject line goes and the blog in where the text goes and when you send that email, it publishes the blog for you.
Yes, I love WordPress by the way.
There are a few platforms you can blog on that are good for your mobile device as well like:
The apps that help with your blogging on your mobile phones are good to use from what I have read as well like:
- Google Drive
- SwiftKey Keyboard
- Photo Editor
- BeyondPod Podcast Manager
- Tape-a-Talk Voice Recorder
So, you see there are a ton of apps to blog on your phone but is it effective? I guess it is but for this blogger, I’ll stick with my laptop.
I like to sit down, enjoy some tea, listen to my favorite music and relax, enjoy what I am writing about and be able to tweak it as I go.
So, I guess I answered the question is mobile blogging effective or not. It is, if it is what you need, as for me, it’s not.