Migration to Mobile Blogging

wordpress android We live in the Information Age and our society is driven by technological advancements and innovations. Our life has become much more hectic yet due to the productivity of technology but if we maintain a proper balance between our online lives and offline lives it enriches the quality of our lifestyle.  In a recent Pew Internet study, it was revealed that “Nearly half of all American adults (47%) report that they get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer.”

Conventional wisdom would lead many to believe that the explosion in the app markets for Android and Apple are driving forces of this migration to mobile devices and news consumption.  However, according to the Pew findings, “Just 13% of all mobile device owners report having an app that helps them get local information or news, which represents 11% of the total American adult population. Thus, while almost half of adults get local news on mobile devices, just 1 in 10 use apps to do so.”   —  Local News And The Impact of Mobile Technology

wordpress blackberry The mobile market is large; local searches, games, and YouTube are all doing well on Mobile; and socializing is the most prominent use of the mobile Internet. Mobile is a rapidly developing sector. According to some projections, mobile internet usage will overtake desktop usage before 2015. In preparation, companies are developing new mobile commerce platforms. Mobile By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

wordpress iphoneos On the mobile WordPress.com site you can post, manage comments, see stats, and basically do everything you normally would do. Just point your mobile browser to m.wordpress.com and login with your username and password.

If you have one of the following mobile devices, you can download an app that lets you write posts, upload photos, edit pages, and manage comments on your blog directly from your device. — Apps for WordPress.com

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6 thoughts on “Migration to Mobile Blogging

  1. Honest, I would love to know who has blogged on an iPod. It has got to be a short post. Just dealing with the tiny keypad and small screen images would drive me nuts because it wouldn’t be as fast as my head spouting eagerly with ideas.

    My partner has an iPod which he uses primarily to check emails when he travels. Such as right now because his laptop wasn’t working in past few days on Vancouver Island. I’ve checked my own blogs as a lark and as a novelty just to see how it looks on an iPod. But I don’t read any web content on iPod and rarely email : I don’t enjoy peering at tiny screens.

    I would do better with a iPad or Kindle..

    1. I don’t think I would be able to cope with using any device with a tiny keypad and a small screen. I have enough of a challenge as it is viewing blogs on my desktop PC.

  2. Hi titi, I’m actually writing this comment from my mobile through the m.wp.com site. I totally love it cause it makes blogging and communicating so much easier and flexible. Mostly its best to carry a mobile around than an actual laptop, hence on the move, whilewaiting in line etc…i pop out my phone amd get some online work done :)
    my fav apps are of course the wp.com app and snaptu for all things social.
    Much love,
    Z~

    1. Hello Zeenat,
      Mobiles and convenience are synonymous. Thanks for your feedback on mobile use and wordpress apps. I appreciate it. :)
      Love always,
      TiTi

  3. I just tried WordPress app for the iPhone and posted an article to Light Reading blog and it worked OK.

    As you will see if you look at the forums, the app is failing miserably on self-hosted blogs with many people unable to authenticate their username and password despite having everything set up correctly.

    I had the same problem just now. Something that Automattic needs to work on.

    1. Hi David,
      Yes I am aware that some folks with self hosted wordpress.org installs are experiencing difficulties when it comes to authentication. It seems that more work needs to do done to ensure the wordpress app is working as intended. Thank you for commenting.

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