3 Tools for Blogging From Your Mobile Phone

by Missy on October 23, 2011 · 24 comments

3 Tools for Blogging From Your Mobile Phone

Bloggers are no longer confined to their desktops or laptops. Technology has optimized a blogger’s ability to share their view on the world in words, photos or videos with just the flick of their wrist. Today, all a blogger needs is a mobile phone.

Bloggers can write a post on their daily commute, or snap a photo and post it to their blog feed within seconds. They can also browse other blogs or manage comments from anywhere. When it comes to blogging from your mobile phone, the possibilities are endless.

Here’s a breakdown of the blogging platforms that are most compatible with mobile blogging, including the types of phones that these apps are most compatible with. Most blogging platforms offer an SMS text or e-mail option, but some downloadable applications from these blogging platforms offer user-friendly features that are also fun to use. Read more to learn which platforms are best for video-blogging, posting photos, updating chatter or interacting with friends.

The Most Tech-Savvy Blog Platforms

1. Blogger.com

You don’t need a smartphone to post a blog when using the Google-owned platform Blogger. This blogging platform may not have a lot of bells, whistles or even a smooth design, but it does have one thing: user-friendliness. Simply register your blog with the Blogger mobile service, and then text BLOGGR (256447). Your text will automatically be added as a new post on your blog. Want to post a photo with a caption? No problem. E-mail photos from your phone to go@blogger.com, and the website will automatically upload them for you.

2. Tumblr

This blogging platform is a favorite among the “micro-blogging” community. The Tumblr community boasts that is has “the most creative bloggers in the world,” and Tumblr’s mobile blogging options are made to optimize creativity and microblogging on-the-go. Tumblr allows you to post quickly and easily from any phone, via e-mail SMS or through a downloadable application. One of the best parts of this system is that Tumblr automatically detects what kind of post you’re trying to create, whether it’s a quote, a series of photos, a single-photo upload, a “chat” or a “tag.” You can upload posts via e-mail, or download the Tumblr app for the iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphone systems.

3. WordPress.com

WordPress now has one of the best support systems for blogging across the iPhone, Blackberry and Android platforms. Like Blogger and Tumblr, WordPress offers simple e-mail-to-post options for people who don’t use smartphones. The WordPress iPhone application just reached its second version, and Blackberry and Android were launched in February 2011. For those who download the WordPress application, users aren’t just limited to creating a post on the go — they can also manage their blog. This provides the unique advantage of being able to sort through your post archive, edit other posts, manage comments, or browse other WordPress blogs, with just the touch of your finger. For Blackberry users, WordPress offers the unique option of VideoPress, which allows users to record a video with their phone and then post it on-the-go. This application is also available for people who externally host their blogs on the WordPress.org system, and open-sourced applications are available for modification, making it one of the most dynamic and adaptable systems available.

With these platforms, the possibilities for blogging on-the-run are endless.

If you are looking for a new phone to help you blog anywhere you go, then head to http://www.dialaphone.co.uk to view a wide selection and pick the right one for you.

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Ricardus October 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

There’s some plugins that can actually enhances for those self-hosted WordPress that is part of your mobile apps that helps you to blog as well.
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Missy October 24, 2011 at 3:31 am

Hi, Ricardus:

Yes, you’re right. Maybe a follow up post on “mobile apps good for blogging” is in order. Thanks for the idea.

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Shamelle October 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

I’ve also found the following to be useful via my galaxy S android phone
Posterous – It post to your personal, public site or private groups with this sharp looking application. No frills or clutter to get in the way of sharing your thoughts whenever inspiration strikes.

Moby – You can share text, audio, pictures, and videos across a couple dozen social networking and blogging services. Supports big players like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, and Netlog.

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Swayam October 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

Hey is the thumbnail pic appropriate to your content?? lol ;)
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Missy October 24, 2011 at 3:35 am

Hey, Swayam:

My avatar is of “the beach” one of my fave places to be. The pic of the woman in the post came from the admin. I did not add this to my article. Lol. And not sure why he picked this pic to accompany my article.

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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Alex October 23, 2011 at 11:12 am

I did not know about Tumblr in the mobile sense, although I do use WP and SU as well (when I am not on Twitter and Facebook – which is never LOL)
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Ana October 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Great time-saving tips. Even those of us who work from home can use this when we are on the go.
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goa carnival October 24, 2011 at 8:36 am

What are the great ways to keep in touch with readers even while we are on the vacations.
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alamin October 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

yes, blogging isn’t just limited into laptop. Now bloggers also use their cell phone to blog. And thanks for those three tools.
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Seo Services October 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Who needs a proper system now for blogging? just kidding ;) Mobile blogging is handy in case of any emergency and problem when you can’t access your blog via your system.
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Mat October 29, 2011 at 7:12 am

I agree with you and mobile blogging is becoming more and more popular now a days.
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Riya October 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Nice apps, I really didn’t know about them. I got a coupons site created on wordpress, that’s great for me. :)
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Jasmine October 25, 2011 at 1:27 am

Cool, these days we can certainly blog from anywhere and at anytime, provided there is 3G or Wifi. Out of the 3 blogging platforms, my favorite is always WordPress! Hehe…
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sasha gibbs October 25, 2011 at 5:40 am

Nice post. I am not from the same field but I have interest in online marketing field. It is my observation that online marketing trend is becoming more familiar in business field. Most of the businessmen have shifted their business towards online marketing trend because of fast feedback and revenue generating field. The information about mobile phone to run your blog successfully is also useful and I want to know the source of information so that I could learn more about it.

M.sai - Dailyblogtools.com October 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

i already check the blogger and wordpreess.i am going to check the tumblr.please try to post more articles about thumblr .nice share :)
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Shower Valves October 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Thats true sometimes I managed, check and updates my blogger and wordpress blog through my phone only as and when I am not in mood of using big sreen for this.

Felicia October 27, 2011 at 3:28 am

Hi Missy,
Mobile blogging tools are very helpful for people on the go. I would very much like it if they can come up with something that whenever you are outside and cannot write on your blog, you can have save on your drafts a voice recording of your ideas and/or maybe have it automatically typed in for you too. It’s much like the app called Siri in iPhone 4s. I may be way out of my head but it can be possible in the future..
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Ali October 31, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Obviously you can’t take your MacBook/Notebook everywhere, blogging from mobile is a must because as per surveys, there are nearly four times more mobile devices than there are laptops/PCs around the globe.
BTW, does wordpress offer any tool/support for Symbian OS i.e. for my have Nokia e73?
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tires November 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

Before I had a smartphone, Blogger.com really served me well. It was reliable, efficient and got my posts up fast and that is all I wanted from mobile blogging at the time.

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Aaron November 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

I use the WordPress iPhone application to blog from my Mobile Phone. It comes in handy when I am in the bus traveling back home.
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Mukundan Srinivasan November 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Only recently i started using wordpress in my htc android device. It’s great. I have started using it more and more. For writing in personal blogs smartphones are more useful.

Steve March 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I’ve recently started using the standard wordpress app on my droid. Somewhat limited but for quick updates it gets the job done. I think we’ll see more robust apps coming as the demand increases.

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