Blogging From My iPad
I’m in San Diego at Ed Dale’s Coming Home Seminar. The only devices I brought on this trip are my iPad and Motorola Droid. This is the first time I’ve traveled without a laptop, and I thought it would be interesting to see if I missed it. (I haven’t)
One of the complaints I’ve heard about the iPad is that blogging on your WordPress platform is very limited from the iPad browser. That’s true. It won’t let you select categories or insert images.
You’ll notice that this post is in the appropriate category (not stuck in the default category), and includes images. And this blog post was written and published as-is from my iPad…
I am using the free WordPress App. I have it on both my iPad and my Droid. You simply download it from the app store, and it allows you to blog from any mobile device.
On both the Droid and the iPad, the app let’s you attach an image to your blog post. The image shows up at the bottom of your post. I’ve attached a couple of images to this post as an example.
You can see that I also have a smaller image left-aligned at the top of this blog post. That’s Paul Colligan and Jason Moffatt here at the #30DChome event. I took the picture with my Droid, uploaded it to TwitPic, and copied & pasted the code from TwitPic to add it into my post here. Simple!
Andrew Nez, who is sitting beside me here at the event, just showed me the Camera for iPad app. It lets you use your iPhone to snap pictures right on your iPad. Pretty sweet. I don’t have an iPhone (AT&T coverage is not good in my area), but it was awesome in action.
So there you have it. Blogging from the iPad, without limitations. If you are using a platform other than WordPress, like Joel Comm, check the app store to see if there is one for yours.