Monday, July 11, 2011
Over the last few weeks, I've been experimenting with several blogging programs on the iPad2, and wanted to focus first off on one that seems simplest to use, and that's BlogPress. This App is available for $2.99 at the Apps online store, and is fairly intuitive for the most part. On the plus side, there are many easy to use and find features, such as Preview mode, and photo uploads both from your media library and the photo icon that comes with the program, enabling you to embed live photos into your post. The formatting text functionality is a bit old-fashioned, with a pop up menu that automates the HTML code you need for bold, italic, hyperlinks, block text, and others-- but it still does the trick, and the preview mode allows you to check and make sure you've formatted correctly.
In the videos, I focus first on the photo embed feature, second on the tags and scheduling function, and third on the text formatting. I hope you enjoy the series, and please feel free to comment here on your experience blogging on the iPad or iPad 2. Blog on!
Oh, I almost forgot...thanks to the kind folks at Blekko, a search engine group that's one of the fastest rising tech companies in Silicon Valley. (I've been experimenting with Blekko, too, and will get to that shortly in another post. ) I won the iPad2 from them at this spring's Web 2.0 conference, and have been so thrilled. So thanks again.