Monday, 12 November 2012

Blogging Smart

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The relationship between blogger and her smartphone is very special.  I wonder how fast blogging would have progressed without use of this amazing piece of technology. My smart-phone of choice is the iPhone. Currently iPhone 4 soon to be iPhone 5, most likely to be purchased from The Carphone Warehouse again. I consider Apple to be the best but what I have found is that you either love or hate the brand and actually which brand of smartphone doesn’t particularly matter.

What does matter is the capabilities it has to everyday blogging. Blogging has evolved so quickly over the last few years and is now not just about ‘the blog’ but also about the many other forms of micro-blogging that surround it and support it. The fact that these other micro-blogging platforms have designed their own apps/applications for ease of use with a smartphone have just made the process that much easier.

My iPhone 4 could really do with a bigger memory. I have so many apps that take up quite a lot of the memory, so when I upgrade to the iPhone 5 in a  few weeks, this is something I will look into. As an organised iPhone user, I love to have my phone categorised in an easy-to-find way. These are the apps I use the most to support my writing of this blog:
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The main things I find that my phone help me with on a day-to-day basis are – approving blog comments, replying to emails for blog requests quickly and efficiently, Tweeting live links to blog posts as well as liasing with blog friends and readers, daily Instagram pictures – capturing snippets of life when the dslr camera is not to hand and which then form a monthly roundup ‘iPhone Pics’ post. It gives me constant access to the internet and is the perfect place to compile the many, many lists I make and reminders to help my poor memory.

In addition to this though, the iPhone has become a bit of a fashion accessory. It’s choice of 'outfits' (cases) have become as creative as any other fashion craze. In fact, I have already started to collect cases for my next phone, it’s set to be the most stylish phone in town :-)

15 comments:

Kati said...

Cute phone cover! I've yet to own a phone with Internet-ability!
-Kati

jumanik said...

lovely phone cover :-)

Courtney said...

Your iphone cover is major cuteeee! I'd love to have an iphone, it'd really help me out with some blogging pieces, but before i've got it out of of the box i'd of probably broken it.. i'm so clumsy! xx

miss b said...

I have to agree - I'm on my second iphone now 4S and don't know how I would manage without it!
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Lizzie Beth said...

I've just got an i-phone and now im not sure how i lived without it. It's been great for my long distance relationship using skype and instagram is just fab. x Lizz

FAYE said...

personally, I think it's a shame that most blogging apps aren't available for blackberry. A lot of people are forced into buying IOS/Android supporting phones...

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PinkBow said...

Faye - yes, I had 2 bb's before this iPhone. They are a bit behind on the app front but I think it's because they are mostly designed for the business user. Better for email than an iPhone but definitely not for apps.

Hannah said...

totally agree with you - I'm having the same issue with not having enough memory for all my apps! They really have become a bloggers day-to-day tool! I'm accessing emails every minute of the day for work now and constantly using different twitter and facebook accounts.. I couldn't imagine not having it attached to my hand! I can't wait either to upgrade to the iphone 5


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xx

Winnie said...

I can't wait to upgrade to the iPhone 5 but I can't do that until next year unfortunately! I love how super organised you are!

April Sharman said...

Wow your iphone looks so organized, good housekeeping :)

Mat said...

i downloaded the blogger app but i couldn't see where you approve comment, any ideas?

Candy Pop said...

I just want to add - great iPhone cover!

teawiththemoon said...

I couldn't agree more. I finally got a smart phone this past week and it's changed my life (and my blogging too :))

Love your little case <3

Natalie Hughes said...

SUCH a great post! Sorry I missed you at the Next event - next time! x

PinkBow said...

Mat - I tend to use email alerts to approve comments on blogger. I have the blogger app as an emergency if ever I need to make a mobile blog post. Luckily I haven't needed to so far as it is a bit rubbish.