3 Tips for Blogging on a Mobile Device

There are a number of reasons you might write and publish blog entries on a regular basis. Maybe you own a business and you are using a blog to offer valuable content to potential customers. Maybe you simply enjoy sharing your thoughts online with others.

However, there are also a number of reasons why you might not always have access to your desktop computer or laptop. Perhaps your job involves constantly being on the go, and therefore, you only have regular access to your mobile device.

You might assume this will prevent you from publishing blog entries as often as you would like to. While this is an understandable concern, you should know that there are many ways to make blogging via a tablet or smartphone easier than you might think it can be. They include the following:

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Use the Right Apps and Platforms

You will likely need to use a range of apps and platforms to run a blog successfully. At the very least, you’ll need to use an app to draft your blog entries, and you’ll need to find a platform through which you can publish your blog. You might also need other apps, such as those that allow you to edit images that you plan to include in your blog entries.

Luckily, there are many apps that both serve these purposes and are mobile-friendly. For example, you can draft your blog entries with the mobile version of Google Docs before transferring them to your chosen platform, minimizing the chances that your work will be lost.

Use Dictation Software

One of the reasons some people find blogging via a mobile device to be a challenge is quite simple: they dislike the chore of typing entire entries on a small screen. Perhaps you can relate.

Luckily, this isn’t your only option. You can use dictation apps to translate your speech into text. While this won’t immediately result in perfect blog entries, it can allow you to later edit the text quickly when you do have access to a traditional computer, allowing you to efficiently compose blog entries when your phone is currently the only device that may be available.

Use Social Media

This tip has less to do with writing blog entries via a mobile device and more to do with making the most of the time when you only have access to a phone or tablet. When you don’t have access to your computer to write blog entries, that doesn’t mean you need to ignore your blog completely.

You can still use these opportunities to help your blog grow its audience. Although actually composing entries via a mobile device can be challenging, sharing blog entries on social media is always easy to do, even on a smartphone. Consider shifting your perspective and looking at times when you’re on the go as times to focus less on blog writing and more on blog marketing and promotion.

No, maintaining a blog when you regularly don’t have the option of using your computer is not necessarily the easiest task in the world. However, it’s not impossible. These tips prove that.