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