If one were to peruse the dates on my recent blog posts one would notice some major gaps in blogging dates.
A big part of this had to do with major family catastrophes that occurred in 2016, which became my main priority and focus of the year.
Still, as someone who likes to create on the go, I had a mental block against the task of pulling out my laptop to write posts and take or find photos for the posts. You know what I mean.
Today I really wanted to write a post. Inspiration struck for a photo, which I quickly shot in the kitchen.
Next I wanted to add text to the photo. Lately I’ve been using Canva a lot to make graphics and add text to photos. This awesome online design tool also has an app. You can add text and design elements then download your work of art.
So I project ahead to visualize doing this…then how I will email the image to myself to then download on my laptop and upload to my blog.
By then I am exhausted. Temptation to avoid writing the blog post strikes.
But but I have a WordPress app on my phone! Haven’t touched it for a year but I muster mettle to use the app, with this workflow in mind:
- Write the post on my phone
- Immediately upload the doctored photo to the post, from my phone.
App #1: text on pictures – this is a free app that’s really simple to add filters to pics and a little text. They have a paid-for version with extras. For now this app does the trick, with no login required.
App #2: WordPress – You can sign in to either a hosted WordPress.com blog or into a hosted blog, which you might run under your own domain (as is my FoodStarter blog).
The WordPress app has really evolved since my last look and has most of the features you would find in the Web / desktop version of WordPress. The only thing I miss is the ability to search within my blog to link to other posts. A workaround is to search the Web then paste in the URL on your blog. Or add links on the Web version, which is what I did.
This post is just one example of how knowing your goals and your requirements then pushing yourself to change habits – or look for solutions – can help you achieve what you want.
Let me know any mobile writing tricks you’ve discovered or questions.
Here’s to achieving our goals!