The 10-Minute Touch Up is a quick, weekly challenge to get you DOING, not just reading about doing. Consider it a way to touch up your blogging just 10 minutes at a time!
Make Quick Blog Post Updates
Challenge: Download your blog platform’s mobile app.
Why: Make quick blog post updates when you’re away from your computer. Why is that so special?
Fix spelling errors before the grammar police notices, add more up-to-date news to a timely post, fix that time you were so tired you forgot to complete a sentence (been there done that), or anything else that makes you cringe so much you have to fix it RIGHT NOW. With a mobile app for your blog platform, you can make changes in a flash.
How to Do It
I do have to break something to you. Aside from the quick updates, many of these mobile apps kinda suck for most anything else blog-related (I’m basing that on my experience of the WP app and some reviews of the others). You want them to do soooo much more, but overall a lot of them are just MEH. So while you can do other things with the app (like draft posts, see comments, etc), you’ll find the biggest benefit to be the ability to easily change blog post content. Well, that and some of them offer stats. Depending on your platform, here are the links to the apps:
- WordPress (iPhone and iPad, Android and Blackberry)- works for both self-hosted of WP.com sites
- Blogger (iPhone and iPad, Android)
- Tumblr (iPhone and iPad, Android, Windows)
- Squarespace (iPhone and iPad, Android)
Just download the app, install, and be prepared for a blog post editing emergency!
Did you already have one of these apps? Has it ever helped you in a pinch?