Blogging from an iPhone

apps, blogging, Tech

You’d be amazed at the amount of posts that I do from an iPhone. I tend to wake early so a lot of my writing is done in these quiet spots before my day kicks off. It’s one of the reasons I ended up getting an iPhone XS, bigger screen and better camera. For me my iPhone is by far my used device and after thinking about this post the most used one for blogging.

Here’s how I’m doing it.

First off I use WordPress so most of my posting is done from their iOS app. It’s not bad, a few UI glitches here and there but been pretty solid for me. I can also tweak my design and resolve any page issues. If it’s a small post I’ll quite often just write it in here too. The app gives you the option of posting straight away or you can schedule it for a later date.

My second app is iA Writer. You’ll know that I use it as my writing app of choice and the place that posts like this one starts. It gives me a clean writing experience and puts all my documents into iCloud.

If I want an image for a post I use Halide to take a RAW image (although the built in camera app will be fine for most things) and then Darkroom to edit before saving out. With the addition of iCloud Photo Library it’s doesn’t matter which device I’m using I’ll have access to all of my images.

Once I’m happy with how my post looks in the WordPress app (I copy it from iA to the WordPress app) I’ll add my tags and publish immediately or schedule it in for another day.

When I’m feeling creative I’ll write up a load of posts and get them all scheduled in over a week or sometimes two.

iOS has been a massive help to me for keeping up with sharing my thoughts and I have no excuse not to post something here with my pocket computer always available to me.

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