After spending the last few days testing various methods of writing, preparing & uploading posts for my blog from my mobile phone while on the go, I have discovered the best option by far!
The biggest issue I had was posting images.
Because I do a lot of travelling I like to showcase the places I have been, but when uploading images to WordPress via my phone, the full size image is uploaded which would slow down my site considerably.
Plus I couldn’t create & edit a nice gallery style effect for the pics.
Also I couldn’t prepare properly while offline and would therefore have to wait for an internet connection to start uploading hefty images which if the connection was a bit dodgy which it frequently is when travelling, my photos may not upload anyway!
So here is my solution;
1. Write the post in Evernote first.
Evernote works on & offline, meaning you can write out & prep your post completely offline. Evernote will sync when back online.
2. Use an app called – InShot. (Download from App Store)
InShot is a photo editing app and has a huge range of collages, photo editing tools, stickers, text, backgrounds and all sorts to create super fun images you can use for blogs, social media etc.
It also works for creating funky videos! (See tomorrow’s post).
3. Copy & paste your post from Evernote into the WordPress app on your phone!
(Be sure to choose ‘post without formatting’)
If you’re offline simply save as a draft.
4. When you’re online add your considerably smaller sized collage you’ve created and away you go!
This is how I’ll be doing all my posts on mobile from now on.
If you’re someone who wants to create blog posts on the go and use pics & videos I do hope this is useful to you!
Happy Blogging! 😁