Since I published, My Blogging Experience On A Smartphone back in June 2018, I have been using my Android smartphone to compose the draft copies for my blog posts (It is thirty percent of them; but this is still good, because I have been getting some practice).
To be quite honest with you, I prefer to compose the drafts for my blog posts on my laptop computer and there is no way on God’s green Earth that I am going to give that up completely for doing the actual blogging process on my Android smartphone.
I have fellow bloggers who only use their smartphones to blog and they are doing just fine (I believe that if their smartphone were to die on them, they would quicker go to the store and buy a new one instead of using their laptop computer or their desktop computer).
Familiarity breeds comfort — they are comfortable using their smartphone to blog much in the same way, that I am comfortable using my laptop computer to blog.
For the sake of versatility, I stepped outside of my comfort zone and I used my smartphone for blogging purposes (There are those times when I wished that someone emptied a bucket of icy-cold water on the top of my head for wanting to carry out this experiment).
The biggest irony of all is, that I was very comfortable with the idea of blogging on my BlackBerry smartphone back in 2012.
Today, I am a changed man — I use my laptop computer for the purpose of blogging and I only practice doing what I normally do on a laptop computer on my Android smartphone, so I would not be left hanging the day that my laptop computer chooses not to come on when the ‘Power’ button is pressed.
So, here are the results of my interesting experiment.
The Typing On My Smartphone Has Improved
The truth is, that I am not too surprised about that, because typing on my Android smartphone should improve if I started composing thirty percent of the drafts for my blog posts on it.
There are way less mistakes than before (But, I still have not reached the skilled level of typing flawlessly on an Android smartphone as yet).
The good news is, that I am going to continue with this sort of practice, because I intend to be superb at typing out the draft copies for my blog on my Android smartphone at the end of the year.
By the way, if you are one of those bloggers who use their Android smartphone to compose their blog posts, I highly recommend, that you check out, 7 Hidden Shortcuts For Typing Faster On Android by JR Raphael.
Typing on an Android smartphone may appear a bit daunting for anyone doing it for the first time in their life; however as time goes along, they eventually get the hang of it.
I Can Access WordPress Easily On My Smartphone
In spite of having the WordPress Mobile App on my Android smartphone, I prefer to access the WordPress Editor via the smartphone’s default browser, because I am able to see the word count at the bottom of the screen (Which is not available on the WordPress Mobile App).
However, I do use the WordPress Mobile App to do the following things:
- To gain quick access to the WordPress.com Reader.
- To check my WordPress notifications.
- To respond to comments (Which is most convenient for when I am away from my laptop computer).
- To have a quick glimpse of my WordPress Stats.
So, WordPress bloggers can keep up with those things via the usage of the WordPress Mobile App on their smartphone.
Have you ever used the WordPress Mobile App on your smartphone?
There Are Lots Of Photo Editing Apps For Smartphones
In my article, The Blogosphere Is An Interesting Place, I mentioned some rather cool photo editing apps — photo editing apps that were available for both Android and iOS.
Recently, I went a bit further by experimenting with a few of those photo editing apps that were not on the list (I explored Google Play with the intentions of finding others that were just as impressive as the ones that made my list; they worked okay, but they were filled with a ridiculous quantity of ads).
Since my favourite online photo editor is, Ribbet, I did I a search for its mobile counterpart; I found out that there was a version of Ribbet for iOS, but there was not any for Android (The developers said that they planned on releasing a version for Android in the near future).
So, I will continue to use the online version.
Currently, there are a lot more photo editing apps available for iOS than Android (Those of you who use iPhones should consider yourselves lucky).
For a brief moment, I wished that I was using iOS instead of Android; but I snapped out of the hypnotic daze and I started appreciating my Android smartphone again.
I Prefer To Edit My Photos On My Laptop Computer
I prefer to edit my photos on my laptop computer, because it can be done quickly (And, when I am pressed for time, I would opt for something that is not time-consuming).
Although there are very fast photo editing apps for smartphones, they are not as versatile as the photo editing programs for computers.
The photo editing apps for smartphones are not as fully-featured as the photo editing programs for computers.
So, it is my opinion, that smartphones will not out-perform computers in the area of photo editing.
Do you prefer to do your photo editing on a computer?
Or, do you prefer to do your photo editing on a smartphone?
A smartphone is capable of handling all of the blogging needs of a blogger (Especially, for the person who blogs solely on their smartphone).
In my case, a smartphone is unable to handle all of my blogging needs.
Besides, it would take far too long for me to do the simple things that I am accustomed doing on my laptop computer (And, we bloggers do not always have the time at our disposal to mess around with things).
If you are a busy individual, you would use a system that is less time-consuming.
In addition to my laptop computer, a two-in-one — an electronic device that functions as a tablet and a laptop computer would be most ideal for me.
The smartphone has lots of potential, but it is still not a powerhouse like a laptop computer or a desktop computer.