Is Blogging On A Smartphone Easier To Do In 2022?

Is Blogging On A Smartphone Easier To Do In 2022?

Believe it or not, I used to do the majority of my blogging via my smartphone (That was during the period when BlackBerry smartphones were popular).

Today, Android and iPhone handsets are all the craze (These modern-day smartphones are way more powerful than the BlackBerry of yesteryear).

These days, people use their smartphones to do:

  • Online banking.
  • The purchasing of goods via services like Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.
  • The viewing of movies online.
  • Video calling with friends, family and colleagues.
  • A bit of vlogging.
  • A portion of blogging.
  • The monitoring of their health via certain Apps.
  • Google searches.

It is as though there is somewhat of a push to do everything via our smartphones.

So, I am not at all surprised by the fact, that the younger generation of WordPress bloggers have chosen to blog on their smartphones via the WordPress App.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that the last time I blogged on WordPress via a smartphone, the Block Editor was not around.

Being the curious person that I am, I had to find out if blogging on WordPress via a smartphone in 2022 would be easy to do.

To start off this rather crazy experiment of mine, I went to the Google Play Store and downloaded the WordPress App.

So, without further ado, it is time for me to tell you how it all went.

I Am No Newcomer To The Block Editor

I was one of the many beta testers for the Block Editor (Thanks to the testing of that extremely buggy mess, I knew how to find my way around the Block Editor when it was finally rolled out).

I thought to myself, “If I can put a blog post together via my laptop computer using the Block Editor, I should be able to do the same via my smartphone.”

I was certainly up for a challenge (And, a challenge it was).

Certain Features Were Missing In The Mobile Version

I have grown accustomed to using the drop cap in the first paragraph of my blog posts.

When I searched for Typography to implement the Drop Cap functionality on the mobile version of WordPress, I was unable to find it (I spent approximately five minutes looking for it before I gave up).

So, what did I do?

I turned on my laptop computer, went into the draft copy of my blog post and utilized the Drop Cap functionality.

The engineering team that worked on the WordPress App should have known that there are bloggers who use the Drop Cap mode (They probably overlooked it because not every blogger is in the habit of using that particular feature).

I went back to my Android smartphone in search of other features and I noticed that the Permalink feature was not there in the Block Editor.

Where features are concerned, the WordPress App is half-baked.

Typing A Blog Post Via The WordPress App Is Easy

I found that typing my words in the Block Editor via the WordPress App was extremely easy to accomplish (A lot of my fellow bloggers said that putting a blog post together in the Block Editor via the WordPress App was difficult and time-consuming, while others said that it was easy to do).

Now, despite typing being easy to do in the Block Editor via the WordPress App, I would not give up the practice of putting together a blog post in the Block Editor via my laptop computer.

The whole content creation process is a thousand times easier on my laptop computer.

Therefore, my preference will always be blogging on a laptop computer.

My educated guess is that if you have been doing all of your blogging via the WordPress App from day one, you would have learned to create content for your blog with ease (That is provided that you do not have thick fingers ― the kind of figures that hinders the usage of the virtual keyboard on your smartphone).

The WordPress App Is Not For Everyone

Those of us who are accustomed to doing our online tasks via our laptop computers and desktop computers would prefer to do our blogging on those electronic devices.

Whereas, those people who are into everything mobile, would prefer to do their blogging via the WordPress App on their smartphones.

At the end of the day, use whichever version that you are most comfortable with.

I certainly know which is right for me (Which is putting my blog posts together on a laptop computer).

Final Thoughts

I was expecting things to be worse, but thankfully, it all worked out in my favour.

I can proudly admit that I survived the experiment.

I was curious about the experience of using the Block Editor on my smartphone via the WordPress App (And, I learned firsthand what it was like to utilize those pieces of technology).

I have concluded that blogging on a smartphone is much easier in 2022.

One of the downsides of using the WordPress App is that you would not have access to all of the features ― those features that are available on the web version of WordPress (And, that, my friend, could be a major deal breaker for some bloggers).

Since the WordPress App is missing some features, some bloggers may only want to use it for creating drafts whenever they are away from their computers.

And, when they are finally in front of their computers, they can format their blog posts to their liking.

One of the upsides of the WordPress App is that it could come in very handy the day your laptop computer or your desktop computer is undergoing technologically-related issues or fails to boot (You will still be able to get your quota of blogging done on WordPress).

So, it would not hurt to learn how to go about blogging on the WordPress App.

Have you used the WordPress App on your smartphone to publish blog posts?

If your answer happens to be, “Yes,” please tell me (via the comments section of my blog) what your experience of using the WordPress App was like for you.

154 thoughts on “Is Blogging On A Smartphone Easier To Do In 2022?

  1. I’m currently editing a 185K word novel I wrote over the past two years. Up until the point of editing, I wrote 90% of my book with my cellphone, a good portion of it while riding the light rail train. These days, I’m using my laptop for the fine tuning.

    Great information! 😊

    Joseph

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