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StankDawg

Recommend a blog with a mobile interface?

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Many of you know that I travel a lot for my job and I find myself taking a lot of camera phone pictures that I want to share as well as having time in airports and hotels to type up some blog posts. I want to do this as easily and painlessly as possible. I could bust out the laptop and just do it the normal high bandwidth way, but I am looking for something that I can do completely from my cell phone.

Best case scenario: We can use our wordpress blawg over at www.digitaldawgpound.org and I can somehow post directly to it via a cell phone. I admit that I am a noob to blogging so this functionality may be built-in by default. If their is a 3rd party plug-in that makes it easier while on-the-go, then I would gladly install it.

other options: I do see that blogger.com has a simple mobile interface (supposedly) so maybe I should sign up for one of those. Or maybe something similar?

So...

Does anyone actually post regularly to a blog from their cell phone and what do you recommend?

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you use the treo 700w iirc. are you wanting to upload pictures as well or just post?

I have a new phone (AT&T tilt with a hacked rom/radio) and yes, I want to upload pictures and/or text.

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For mobile blogging you could try:

http://www.textamerica.com/

Also, you could use one of these WordPress addons:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mobileadmin/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpr...mobile-edition/

Took about 3 minutes of googling.

Well the original post was asking not how to FIND them, but if anyone would RECOMMEND any good ones that they have EXPERIENCE with...but thanks for making me look like I am too retarded to use google for 3 minutes. :roll:

So have you USED any of the 3 things that you posted?

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For mobile blogging you could try:

http://www.textamerica.com/

Also, you could use one of these WordPress addons:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mobileadmin/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpr...mobile-edition/

Took about 3 minutes of googling.

Well the original post was asking not how to FIND them, but if anyone would RECOMMEND any good ones that they have EXPERIENCE with...but thanks for making me look like I am too retarded to use google for 3 minutes. :roll:

So have you USED any of the 3 things that you posted?

I am using MobileAdmin for WordPress to post from my iPhone. This means the theme it uses might not render nicely on some other mobile browsers (not to sound snobbish, it's just that I haven't used any other mobile browsers). It's decent enough for quick posts although there are some issues with longer posts. It also uses a simplified version of the 'plain' editor as opposed to the 'rich' editor of WordPress.

There is also Postie, an improved WP plugin for posting-by-email (pictures included) which might be nicer to use. Same restrictions apply as in - only some HTML, might barf on certain characters, and sending non-plain-text e-mails might screw it up. I set this up for a friend that was visiting China (and had her blog - that I was hosting - blocked during her stay there, thus unable to post directly) and ocassionally there were some weird characters showing up, or otherwise screwed up formatting. I suspect she was typing things in Word, though, or writing HTML e-mails in HoTMaiL, so that might be the reason.

For pictures, while MobileAdmin doesn't have an easy way of doing it (that I've found, at least) you might also look at posting to Flickr and enabling blogging from there. Although this would still be a kind of post-by-mail, so only useful if you want your pictures stored on Flickr as opposed to your own space.

From what I'm getting about WordPress Mobile Edition, this is only for rendering your website on mobiles. I have something like this for my site (again, iPhone-optimized for the size and layout) but I might try this one out for the general public. Doesn't seem to be anything about the posting interface, though.

HTH Stank

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It's been quite awhile since I've used this service on a regular basis, so I don't know if anything's been changed, but I used to maintain a photo blog strictly from my cell on Blogger. You can register either your phone number or an email address with your account and then just send photos as if you were sending an MMS to another phone.

The picture shows up, followed by whatever the message body is as the caption. It worked quite well, and was fast and easy. The downside, of course, is that you're limited in your message size to the length imposed by your phone, but you're prolly not trying to write too much at a time in this scenario anyhow.

Like I said, I haven't used it in quite awhile, but it was quite a slick setup. I've gotta think that there are other similar services as well, but Blogger is the only one that I've had personal experience with.

-cid

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If you don't mind changing services you could do the same with twitxr (not twitter, though you can splice your twitxr into twitter) or I believe tumblr as well. That feed could also go on your WordPress feed/blog if you'd like. This is basically micro-blogging, to use a buzzword.

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