Mobil Blogging Strategies: Have Smartphone, Will Blog

Recently, I attended the 2013 Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, GA.  It was a fabulous weekend filled with tons of useful content.  This is the fourth in a Better Blogging Education Series of posts where I’ll be summarizing my notes from specific sessions that I attended.  Here’s what’s been covered so far:  Pinterest & Instagram SessionShort Form Video Session, and Writing Engaging Content Session.  In each post, I’ll be crediting back the individual speakers and providing you with their social media channels so that you can follow them.  If you are looking for a fun weekend of bonding and great education, I would strongly urge you to consider attending the 2014 Type-A Parent Conference.  Also being held in Atlanta next year, you can find more information on the conference and the ticket availability HERE (affiliate link).

Mobil Blogging Strategies, Have Smartphone Will Blog note from Type A Conference (www.memyselfandjen.com

 

Speaker:
Terrance Gaines, @brothatech, www.brothatech.com

Why Go Mobile?
  • More content
  • Efficiency & productivity
  • Limited Resources
  • “Write” it down
  • If you can create an email, you can create a blog post.
WordPress and Blogger?
  • Download Appropriate App
  • Enter credentials
  • Compose and Style
  • Draft or Publish – in favor of getting the information out.
  • You will lose the content if you leave it in draft for too long
  • You can reset your dimensions on WP to adjust the pictures on your smart phone to be the dimensions that you need.
  • WordPress Mobile – Free App in Google Play and App Store
Post via email:
  • No apps to download
  • Familiar layout
  • There is a setting under “post via email” to create a specific email in WP, you use the subject line as a title and the body as a post and use that email as a blog post.
  • If you can create an email, you can create a blog post.
  • Keep the email address secret – avoid hackers.
  • Create a specific category if you want.
  • You can publish and then go back and do the SEO
  • Can input photos – attach or drag and drop
Try Using Note Taking Apps
  • Don’t need network connectivity
  • Less clutter
  • Gather more ideas in one space
  • Applications like Evernote, One Note for Microsoft or Google Keep for Google Drive work great.
Mobile Vlogging
  • Good lighting
  • No script – authentic!!
  • Just do it!
  • Record in landscape!!  Otherwise you end up with wasted space.
  • YouTube Capture let’s you put it in the description in YouTube, capture the link in YouTube and then embed the video in the mobile link.  Make sure you link to your blog!
  • SocialCam – you can add filter, a soundtrack, you can also share to multiple places at the same time.  Add themes, title, filters, and then share to FB, Twitter, Email.  Then you can send a social cam video to your email and then publish it as a blog.  Also can send it to Tumblr, etc.
Alternative Mobile Blogging Ideas
  • Vlog or Audio Interview
  • Opinion Post – “what do you think . . . . .”
  • Photo Challenge
  • Live Blogging / Tweeting
  • Fewer words the better.  Be creative.  Tons of ways to create content without writing words
  • You can embed a tweet in your blog.
Tips & Tricks
  • Turn off notifications
  • One featured image – “click this link to view additional images from . . . .”
  • Break up paragraphs – 2 or 3 sentences per paragraphs
  • Keep it short – 300 – 400 words
  • Draft on Mobile, edit on Desktop
  • Content is KING, even on mobile devices
  • You can log in to multiple blogs on the WP ios app

Have you ever created a blog or vlog post from a mobil device?  I’d love to hear about it!

Comments

  1. I’ve never used a mobile device to write a post. I did download an app for my iPad but never used it. There’s something I like about sitting down at my laptop to write something. But I do use my voice recorder or notes on my phone when I’m out and have an idea.

  2. I’m going to try it for sure. I agree with Laila, I enjoy the laptop experience, but sometimes I need a blog post out now. Lol

  3. Loved this post! Thanks for sharing these tips. 🙂

  4. Great tips! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays this week!