After my last post on, How to blog from mobile phone after a hectic day, it was interesting to realized that a number of bloggers also leverage their blogging activities on their mobile phones. If you so love to work on your PC, there are times you are away and wish you could get home to work. It’s an interesting career to work at home. How about working, while travelling? Or taking your home based business to your office? You online business doesn’t have to wait until you are home before you can give time to it. As a bloggers with a day job, it’s challenging to maintain your job and live your normal life while keeping up with your online business.
I’ve met a blogger that said he no longer likes going out as a result of blogging. Does it have to be that way? I want to share with you some of the things I do for my blog/ online business from a mobile phone. You don’t leave home with the fear that your online business will have to wait until you return, as long as you have a phone with you.
Install a mobile email application
With a good email application like Gmail for mobile, you can always check your inbox for new mails and reply to them from anywhere at any time. I use Gmail for mobile on my phone and it has been so helpful. If you use Google App on your domain, you can also log in to your email account on Gmail for mobile. You can draft contents and post to your blog, with your secret-word email (mainly for blogger users). You can manage several email accounts at the same time with one time log in. I maintain more than 4 email accounts for different purposes and check on all of them from this awesome application from Google. There are likely other free mobile email applications out there you can try.
Draft post ideas
Have you ever been in the situation where an interesting idea comes to mind only to get home and it’s no longer there? This is the part I love most about blogging on mobile. You miss out on nothing. I have a long list of blog post ideas on my phone, some of which upon review I wonder how I came up with the idea in the first place. Those great ideas show up while you’re in the bus or train, while waiting on your date, while at the restaurant having a meal. Everything around inspires our creativity on what to write or do on our blog or business. Your cell phone is the closest reminder you have. Use it to trap down these ideas when they show up.
Draft the Blog post
Some bloggers will find this one rather tasking; to write on mobile phone. Cell phones with QWERTY keypads make things a lot easier. If you can master the art of typing on your mobile phone, it’s no big deal to write a blog post from a mobile phone while waiting for the lecturer to show up. I’m typing this part of the post with a non-QWERTY phone and this has somehow reflected in my increasing typing speed on PC (or QWERTY iPhones).
I already mentioned comment moderation in the first part of the post here so to put it simply, you can moderate comments on your blog from mobile phones.
Read and Comment on other blogs
A comment from Steve Rice on blogging after a hectic day; Steve explains how he comments on blog posts with his Google Voice recognition technology integrated Samsung Nexus 4G phone. He simple speaks to his Android and it interprets his speech in text which he posts as comment. Isn’t that awesome? Imagine how much time you could save replying to comments by speaking it. Such phones are not affordable for a lot of people any way. However you can use you normal Smart Phone or iPhone to read through blog posts and leave a comment. I assume you already know the benefit of commenting on other blogs in your niche.
Edit old posts on your blog
I choice not to do this on my wordpress blog but I do it often on blogger.com. A lot of bloggers may not bother about going back to older posts but it’s a nice way to add something fresh into old stuffs and send readers to it. Blogging is a lot of work, and just letting your hard work rot in your archive doesn’t sound fair for your time and effort. From time to time, I go back to my older posts and read through them like a reader. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn about your writing. You edit your work and re-publish from your phone.
Do you leverage your blogging activities on your mobile phone?