*In response to Ben (from Chowtimes)’s request – I hope this helps and isn’t overly convoluted/tedious LOL! *
Blogging? Why use your iPhone?
Convenience. Well, that’s my reason anyway. After looking at the available apps, blogpress seemed like the best choice and so far, it has served me well. Even at this very moment I’m typing as I walk though waterfront station.
I find that it is easier to post all images first before filling in your text because (1) it’s less “tapping” around and (2) let’s you visualize the flow of the post. Also, a posted image does not leave any space between the image and your sig so you can shave off a bit of time by posting your last image first and adding additional images “above” it rather than trying to click the sweet spot between the image and the sig and hitting “enter”
When you are satisfied with your post tap “done” on the upper left then tap “save” on the upper right. You then have the following selection…
When you are ready to publish, simply hit “publish now” and wait. How long you wait depends on your connection and # of image attachments. Usually no more than 30 sec for a small post and maybe up to 2 min for a large post ><
I try my best to post in “real time” so I tend to publish first and make changes later (adding info, linking info, tagging, etc.)
Local drafts can be accessed and edited in “manage” tab
Pro’s: Blogpress has an easy to use interface, ability to save multiple local posts (drafts) to be published at a later time, the ability to edit drafts and published posts and most importantly, images are visible in the draft (not as html) so it’s easier to go back and type in text or edit pre-existing posts. *supports multiple blog sites, not just wordpress*
Con’s: You cannot access your “pages” or your comments. Because of the limitations of the iPhone screen, it is hard to customize the overall “look” of your post. And probably the most annoying glitch is having to constantly re-log-in to my facebook account when posting. I supposed I could just turn off that feature lol~
Pro’s: Much faster “publishing” speed than Blogpress and the ability to check comments, edit pages, add tags and customize “categories” – definitely a convenience.
Con’s: Images are much smaller in the camera roll page, “preview” is a nice touch but it is unfortunate that the posting screen is only available in html format. I like to post all my images first then add in text so this makes it hard for me to “fill in the blanks” as a manner of speaking.
Posterous (does not link to pre-existing blogs)
Pro: The Facebook of Blogs? To be completely honest, I haven’t tried it out enough to comment but it’s fairly simple to use and after getting used to the website’s interface (not the App but https://posterous.com/ – I kind of like it’s simplicity – might be a good option for people who have yet to start a blog?)
Cons: Cannot view inserted images and kicks you out of the App when “publishing” so you need to re-log-in and before officially publishing a post… REALLY annoying
– C.Herb –
Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone (( _ _ ))..zzzZZ