10-Minute Touch Up: Make Quick Blog Post Updates (when you’re away from your computer)

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!

10-Minute Touch Up: Make Quick Blog Post Updates when you're away from your computer (comes in handy when you need to fix a mistake in your blog post)

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:

Just download the app, install, and be prepared for a blog post editing emergency!

Your Turn

Did you already have one of these apps? Has it ever helped you in a pinch?

Comments

  1. says

    I never thought to use the WP app to touch-up old posts! I use it to respond to comments when I’m away for the computer and to write down ideas. It does annoy me though that the draft default is to publish immediately. I have to check the time several times to make sure I don’t make an incomplete thought a live post :-).

    • says

      I have the same issue with the WP app on my Nook. It is helpful for responding to comments when away but that’s about it. Sometimes it won’t even let me add a pic if I decide to write a post in the app.

  2. says

    I draft posts using my WordPress app by using the speech recognition function. It’s a great way for me to get ideas down on the fly at a red light, at lunch, or when I’m too lazy to leave the couch.

    Then when I have time later on, I polish them up with grammar, keywords, etc and publish.

  3. says

    Mel, helpful as always! Lady, I’m crazy about your tips. I look forward to your post emails every week giving me new tricks for improving my site. Most of the newsletters out there I never even consider subscribing to (who has time to read all that?!) but I’m so grateful that you share your wisdom with us. Thanks!

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