On our way

categories: 2020, Moblogging, Mobile Productivity, Practice what you preach

Arrived at Scotch Corner for bacon, sausage and omelette bap from Greggs. So far so potato! Then...

Recovered...

Vid 1 - Tow be or not Tow be! *dyslexic giggle*

Treshnish 2020 nearly ended before reaching the ferry port! Little Lupo is sitting this one out. Thank you Eden Garage for saving the day.



Photo 1 - Lupo


Photo 2 - Hire Car

I now have car tech to play with. Onwards to Oban

Video 2 - Blue Sky

Mainland stop over. Hugs and laughter and masks. Fish and Chips, ending the day with an internet 'click and collect' Tesco food shop.

I want to drop in a random PCM side note on each post. Today's is...
I discovered DICE thanks to tweet from James Whatley. Diversity & Inclusion at Conferences and Events certification - https://www.getdice.co.uk/dicecharter

NOTE:
Had to log in to manually resize photos and add to categories
Videos I attached were too large for Gmail to send.


Keep in Super Simple


categories: 2020, Moblogging, Mobile Productivity, Practice what you preach

Blogging by email is very easy. It’s literally sending an email to your blog. Email address, the blog’s. Subject, the blog title. Email Body becomes the blog text.

I like to simplify but planning and prep can be the downfall of grassroots simplicity.

Generally moblogging will post EVERYTHING in the email body so removing the signature or making it blog post compatible is a must. I’m just clearing the email body so only the blog post is in the email.

The process should be, compose, post, check. The first time post check is important to make sure the post is as expected. Once happy with the result checking might not be immediately possible is live blogging ‘on the ground’.

Now, my blog is hosted on Typepad. Typepad does provide me with an email for this purpose.

It does instruct how to categorise the post but that bit isn’t behaving as I expected. Categories can we linked and produce auto updating feeds. Using action trigger services such as Zapier or IFTTT open up other distribution and cross posting opportunities. What to know more about that let me know in the comments.

I over complicated things by composing in iOS Note. Included photos, Vidio clips and links only to find I couldn’t copy to paste from the mobile version of the app with media and links inserted. 

So this... composed in Gmail on my mobile, photo attached with categories at the start as instructed (not expecting that to work it needs investigating) but I wanted to get a post out.

Simple often has its own minimalist complexion - don’t add complication. Simple is as simple does!

... and post

Made it to Mull

NOTE:

  • Categories had to be manually added later.
  • Photo size has to be manually reduced. Will optimise images before attaching in future.

Moblogging... mobile blogging

So it has been a while since I was blogging by mobile. A while since I serious blogged at all. Its time to fly. I have some great projects on the cards, topics I'm researching and hurdles I'm jumping, journeys I'm embarking upon, mountains I'm climbing. All that, I want to reflect on. Oh, and the 100k aspiration. That is quite exhilarating if a tad daunting.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy!


Time to do a bit of blogging. I'm off on a trip... my annual retreat to the Isle of Mull. I take everything that is me. Tech and all the trimmings. Gonna do a bit of reporting this year, bit of podcasting, read, do some writing, some planning, some walking. #ILoveMull There will be pictures, there will be media made.