[pct-l] Recording/blogging gear
katyshaw at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 18:39:19 CST 2017
I use WordPress for my blog. I prefer to compose my blog directly on my
phone and the WordPress app is pretty good - but the WordPress app does
require an Internet connection. I found some other apps that enable you to
write your WordPress blog offline and sync to WordPress later on when you
have a connection.
I hiked the Wonderland Trail this last fall and used BlogTouchPro. It
worked fine - I was able to write posts offline and sync them to WordPress
when I had a connection later. But I found that the act of composing a
blog (no matter what app I used) really used up my phone's battery. I
haven't quite figured out the best solution for that yet.
On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 4:04 PM, Jay Bruins <jbruins at gmail.com> wrote:
> My suggestion: do a dry run. Put your device in airplane mode for a
> weekend. (You are doing a gear shakedown, right?) Write in your blog entry,
> pick out your photos, and save them. Do the same thing Sunday even if
> you’re already home. Come Monday morning, try to upload them. If it doesn’t
> go smoothly, try some new software: you’ll be doing this for 5 months
> I tried to use Word Press in 2015. The iOS app lost it’s mind if you tried
> to prepare an entry offline. Image attachment sometimes worked (and never
> offline.) The only positive thing I can say: it’s free. (I’m surprised to
> hear differently. Perhaps my tolerance for bad software design is lower
> than others.)
> Before I gave up the blog, I was in the habit of writing the entry in
> Notes with manually entered meta data at the top (e.g. location, date, etc)
> then forcibly copying this all into the app in town. Then there was the
> lovely task of going through my camera roll to find the right images to
> upload. This made stops in town much slower.
> After spending so much time writing down my thoughts, to have to spend
> almost as much time wrestling with the software when all I wanted to do was
> stuff my face with a burger, hit the grocery store, and leave town, it just
> wasn’t worth it and I stopped blogging.
> I hope you’re more successful,
> PS Not useful for blogging, but I did have more success with Day One for a
> personal journal of sorts.
> PPS vlogging likely requires way more time (editing) than using Word
> Press. You may just be more tolerant of pain than I am.
> > On Jan 23, 2017, at 3:42 PM, Kelly Baraga <kellyhikes2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sabrina
> > I wasn’t too crazy about blogging and all that, but my family and
> friends really wanted to hear about my travels so I caved. I wasn’t all too
> savvy on blogging but was turned onto a free site wordpress.com <
> http://wordpress.com/> which was super easy to use with my iPhone 5 . i
> loved the fact that 90% of my picture taking was from my phone and it was
> super easy to upload my photos from my phone onto the blog. I did
> everything from my phone, no laptop or tablet. I did set up my account
> before hitting the trail and practiced a few entries before my kickoff
> date, April 10, 2015. This way I was familiar before I ventured out and was
> quite happy with the the ability to get my story out. A friend of mine
> prompted me to blog, if not for me, for my grandkids. Yes, I am probably a
> bit older than you, or not, but looking back on it, I am so glad I did. I
> love to read my blog from time to time and it truly transports me back to
> the trail. There are many templates out there, I just found this one to be
> the easiest for a first-timer like myself. Happy Trails.
> > GG
> > kellyhikesforgod.wordpress.com <http://kellyhikesforgod.wordpress.com/>
> (if you want to check it out)
> >> On Jan 23, 2017, at 3:30 PM, Sabrina Harrison <troopharrison at gmail.com>
> >> Hey everybody. I am planning on blogging and vlogging while on trail. I
> would appreciate recommendations from those who have done the same on what
> devices worked well. I will have an anker 13K mah and an iPhone.
> >> Thank you,
> >> Sabrina
> >> Sent from my iPhone
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