This post written by BroadbandGenie.
If you’ve been a keen blogger for a while now but have been used to carrying out your daily updates on a conventional computer or, perhaps, a laptop, then things are changing in a big way. Thanks the wealth of mobile gadgets that are out there in the marketplace, it’s now quick and easy to blog from your phone or tablet. However, is it really the way forward with all those virtual keyboards and small-sized screens?
Actually, if you take the time to pick through the many and varied models on offer then there are some examples of both smartphones and tablets that make ideal partners for any avid blogger. Granted, many handsets make the prospect of trying out a long post rather unappealing, but other smartphones screen areas have been getting larger, which instantly makes the task in hand all the more easier. Tablets are invariably even better for the job.
Plug it in
If you’re the sort of person who simply can’t get on with those virtual keyboards but want to take your blogging activities in a mobile direction then something like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is well worth investigating. It allows you to make use of a proper chicklet keyboard, complete with real keys alongside boosting the battery power of the tablet itself too. In that respect, you get the practicality of something like a netbook but with the convenience of a tablet.
However, it may be that you simply can’t resist the charms of the Apple iPad, but the good news is that you can purchase one of these and still add on a real keyboard. Checkout something like the Professional Workstation keyboard from iLuv, which delivers a Bluetooth experience and also packs in a stylish looking case into the bargain. It’ll add cost to the pricey outlay of an iPad, but can make all the difference if you want ease of use.
What the app?
No matter what route you take with your mobile blogging ideas then you’ll also want to be sure that you’ve got the right software on-board your device when you get started. The good news is that many programs that used to be just fine and dandy on a traditional desktop computer have now migrated to the world of the app. So, if you’re in need of some blogging software then the scope is huge.
Nevertheless, if you’re only just switching over then it’s probably best to stick with some tried and tested old favourites, such as WordPress for allowing you to build a new blog from the ground up. Alongside that you’ll want to take advantage of the many other (and often free) apps that can beef up your blogging experience. Try exploring BlogPress, Evernote, DropBox and TweetDeck to name but a few. One thing’s for sure, if you go mobile and get the right device and apps installed, you’ll certainly be doing more blogging than you’ve ever done before.