πŸ’¬ On Mobile Blogging

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Some notes on my experience with mobile blogging in the past few weeks that we spent in France. Normally I don’t post at all during our holidays. However it usually is a time I write a lot (because I usually read a lot), and my blog is the logical place for that writing to end up. As an experiment I wanted to see if current devices, tools and IndieWeb components might add up to a frictionless workflow. Results were mixed as you can see from the very first sentence above.

You provide an interesting reflection on workflows Ton.

Personally, I spend so much of my writing of late on my Nexus 6P. For longer posts, I still often start in Trello using Markdown, however for my collected posts I utilise the post editor. Although I have tinkered with Indigenous, I have become particular about the structure of my posts, especially my use of titles and emojis. I also like to add links between different posts.

I imagine there are probably other things that I could do to improve my mobile workflow, it is something of an itch. However, for now it works.

3 responses on “πŸ’¬ On Mobile Blogging”

  1. Thank you Aaron, for providing some links to your own blogging work flow in response to mine. Thinking about specific needed parts of such a flow in general, and then a possible mobile version of it makes sense, without trying to come up with a perfect flow. Tools and technology choices change all the time, and perfection likely means stasis. One aspect from your description stands out to me, over time collecting links, remarks and individual on β€˜cards’ until they accrue into a posting. Currently that isn’t part of my blogging flow, but very much of how I learn and think, so a gap to address. My current blogging flow supports more a style of primary and first order responses, reacting to incoming links, replies or short observations. Making my basic flow work on mobile in part is intended to be able to already have that out of the way so I can get around to more long form original stuff. Reading your links made me realise that my current information strategies badly support that latter style of blogging.

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    You provide an interesting reflection on workflows Ton.
    Personally, I spend so much of my writing of late on my Nexus 6P. For longer posts, I still often start in Trello using Markdown, however for my collected posts I utilise the post editor. Although I have tinkered with Indigenous, I have become …

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    You provide an interesting reflection on workflows Ton.
    Personally, I spend so much of my writing of late on my Nexus 6P. For longer posts, I still often start in Trello using Markdown, however for my collected posts I utilise the post editor. Although I have tinkered with Indigenous, I have become …

    I’ve thought about mobile quite a lot of the years1, played with different types of postings.
    My class post to their e-portfolio blogs and class blog using iPads, which give an ok but not great experience. We usually write in the notes app, paste over and add media. I am worried, still, about the transition to Gutenberg.
    As an apple user lot of the friction, for me has been solved by micro.blog. I mostly posts photos on the go. It is harder to write IndieWeb replies, bookmarks etc. while mobile. Adding a footnote is easy on my laptop, but I wouldn’t want to try on my phone.
    There is certainly room of an app or WordPress plugin that would give a very cutback experience. One of the great things about micro.blog is that posting images does not fill up your editor screen and make text harder to add in the way the WordPress editor does.
    1. Since 2007 with my class on a 2g phone ↩

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