Sometimes ideas for your blog will just hit you and you will want to talk about it right away. If you wait until you get home then not only will the idea be gone, but so will the mental rush that made you want to write the post in the first place. And whether it’s writing a great new blog post or simply updating your Twitter account to reflect your new eureka moment, being able to use your phone to communicate to your readers and followers can have a lot of advantages. Here are a few reasons why more people are choosing to update their blogs on the go from their phones and why you might want to consider the same thing.
You can write a post from anywhere
Unless they have outlawed cell phones where you are, you are able to write a fresh article right on the spot. Of course this also has its disadvantages to those who feel they can never get away from their work. But you probably blog and Tweet because you love to do it so being able to blog not only makes life easier, it just makes sense. Now you can “strike while the iron is hot” and not wait until the post idea gets stale and you lose your motivation to write it. I think that’s happened to every blogger at one point in time.
There are a ton of apps to help you
Whether you blog with WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, or Livejournal, you will be able to find an app for blogging from your phone that will make the process easy, fast, and secure. And these apps are for iPhones, Android phones and Blackberrys as well, so you should be able to find just the right app for making blogging on the go a reality.
Mobile freedom might make you more creative
Most bloggers would admit that blogging from an office will make you more productive, but being stuck there for hours a day can really zap creativity at the same time. Sometimes you just need to break free from the office, and blogging from your phone will give you the leeway to get out of the office more and let your surroundings inspire you to write great posts. Ideas are all around us, but being stuck in a quiet office can lead to brain wave doldrums, while using your cell phone to blog about your experiences allows your creative sponge to draw from a fresh perspective.
You can reply to readers comments right away
A bustling discussion is great for a blog, and being able to reply to readers comments as soon as they appear allows you to stay on top of the discussion and let your readers know that you are actually around. Allow your commenters to subscribe to the discussion so they will receive notification any time someone replies to a comment on that post and this will keep the discussion going.
It’s a breeze to send photos and videos to your blog
Smart phones are so much more than just phones today, and with the built in camera it’s easy as pie to take and send videos straight to your blog before you ever get home. This saves the extra step of transferring the file to your home computer and then uploading it to your blog, and if you put videos and photos on your blog with your phone you will probably do it more often since it is so convenient.
A lot of bloggers worry that they will not be able to write great posts from their phone because of how cumbersome it can be to type on a cell phone, but most of us are getting so good at texting that we can do it blindfolded, and I know some people that can actually text on a phone faster than they can type on a keyboard. Cell phone keyboards are getting easier to use all the time and they even help with spelling mistakes as you type, so maybe all this mobile blogging help our grammar too? Hmm, I doubt it.