I’ve been a blogger for over 6 years and have used many different computers and software programs to create blog posts. While blogging has radically evolved over the past few years, it actually has become more time consuming to create a post than ever before.
First you have to write the post, edit the content, and add any links, photos, and video clips. Then you have to upload the post to WordPress and add any additional graphics for thumbnails and featured sections. It’s also a good idea to run the post through Scribe and optimize it for SEO.
This whole process can actually double the time it actually takes to just write the post. I realized the secret to blogging frequently is to make the creation process as easy as possible.
Over the past few days I’ve been experimenting with streamlining the whole blogging process. First I changed my blog template to a simpler one, doing away with a rotating featured graphic and large thumbnails. This has reduced my prep time considerably.
The other big step has been to create my posts on the new iPad2. Using the Blogpress program, I am able to quickly and easily create a post with text and formatted graphics. The iPad2 keyboard is quick and easy to use and the auto-correct feature makes my typing much more efficient. I can actually type faster on the iPad than my regular PC.
The iPad2 may just be the ultimate blogger’s machine. You can take it almost anywhere and the dual cameras allow you to take photos or video clips and add them directly to your post. The keyboard is quick and you can wirelessly upload your post in matter of minutes.
While you can do a similar thing with most smartphones, the bigger size of the iPad makes it much easier to accomplish. The really cool thing with the iPad2 is the smart-cover. You can use it as a keyboard prop in your lap or desk for a better typing angle and then turn it over into easel mode for doing video. You have to see this demonstrated to see how cool this really is.
Overall, I will be posting some reviews of the process and let you know how well it works. So far I’m really impressed…
Question: Have you tried an iPad2 yet?