Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mobile Blogging

There has been another question doing the rounds in the mobile blogosphere and that is what a pain mobile blogging is. Well I'm proof it isn't as most of my posts are done via my mobile. I chose blogger because it was easy to use and of course you are automatically added to the powerful and everybody's favourite search engine google, nice! Now I have to agree that it did not used to be easy to set up and there is a myth that the mobile bit is only available in the US. This is not the case and is a result of a slight overhang from when it was not owned by google. It couldn't be easier to set up. You need a google account (I would also recommend setting up gmail at the same time), then send an email to and that's it. Go to blogger type in the token sent to your email and your ready to blog. To post just send an email to, the email subject is the title of your post and the email subject is er well the subject of your post. Now your mobile blog name is a random title that blogger makes for you so if you want a meaningful one, like our conectd you might have to use a PC to find an available name and then link your mobile posts to that (I actually did this using opera mini, because well I could). Mobile blogging is great because you can do it where and when you want to. I find that by the time your PC has eventually loaded up, you have forgotten what you wanted to say. Even if you don't have a cell connection, you can save it as a draft email and send it later. If you want to be really geeky you can use opera mini and blog as if you where using a PC, but the choice is yours. Happy Mobile blogging!

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