Remote Blogging – How do you do it?

My boyfriend and I were driving to his mom’s house the other day when a strong urge to blog came over me. I doubt there are many bloggers out there who don’t know what I’m talking about. I knew that if I didn’t get those words out of my head, they would fade away into the obscurity that is my brain and never return so I wrote those literary mofo’s down on a scrap of paper with a pen that was almost out of ink.

I’m notorious for being way behind the times. I think I was the second last person in town to own a cell phone. I was definitely the last person in town to figure out how to text properly. This brings me to my question – how do you blog when you’re not at home? Do you use your cell phone? Do you drink gallons of coffee while you blog at a cafe? Do you talk into a voice recorder and type it out when you get home?

Or do you write on scraps of paper or napkins with an old linty pen like me?

I’d like to find a more efficient way of doing it, so please tell me how you do it! :)

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#1 Chris on 01.18.10 at 1:33 pm

I’ll typically write it down on my iPod touch (or a piece of paper if I’m really out of tech range) in a notes app of some sort and then copy/paste it in later.
.-= Chris´s last blog ..MLK =-.

#2 Cassie on 01.18.10 at 1:37 pm

Ah yes, forgot about the iPod. I was thinking of buying a Blackberry and using that. I wonder which is easier to use…

#3 Chris on 01.18.10 at 1:46 pm

IMHO the iPod touch/iPhone has the better experience over all right now – but your mileage may vary of course.
.-= Chris´s last blog ..MLK =-.

#4 Josh on 01.18.10 at 4:59 pm

The wordpress for iPhone and iPod touch app is perfect even if u don’t have a wireless or cell signal. You can write drafts that are stored on the iPod/iPhone and upload them as soon as you get a signal. I’ve done a few blogs for the News-Optimist this way and it Works just fine
.-= Josh´s last blog ..BC Trip =-.

#5 Cassie on 01.18.10 at 6:04 pm

Ooh, excellent info Josh. Thanks. I think you and Chris have me sold. :)

Awesome job on the blog by the way!

#6 Your life Organized on 01.19.10 at 3:01 pm

Notes, tissues, reciepts, trash…. Whatever I have handy!!! Usually in the car, so resourses are lomited ti what the kids have left behind! Glad I’m not the only one scrambling to do this! Thought I was a sick puppy!!!
.-= Your life Organized´s last blog ..How can I sign up for AboutOne? =-.

#7 Anna on 01.25.10 at 12:58 am

I used to jot it down on whatever handy, but since the day I started getting my papers all organized and minimized, I’m using my Blackberry for everything even my shopping list.
I agree iPhone is a lot better and faster than Blackberry.
.-= Anna´s last blog ..Three year olds =-.

#8 Tina t on 01.27.10 at 2:05 pm

I finally got an iPhone, and I do use the voice record feature when I have an idea that I don’t want to forget. I actually had a digital voice recorder for years, but I rarely remembered to bring it with me. At least my phone is always with me and charged and ready to go. My biggest problem are those great ideas that come to me in the shower. I still don’t have a solution for that yet.
.-= Tina t´s last blog ..Why Try Speed Dating? =-.

#9 Cassie on 01.29.10 at 1:59 pm

Hey Tina, thanks for stopping by! My best ideas usually come to me in the shower. I used the tub crayons that my kids played with for awhile. Now I just repeat it to myself enough times so I don’t forget to write it down as soon as I get out. There is a site that makes waterproof whiteboards for the shower but I can’t find the link. That would be really handy!

#10 John Hoff - WP Blog Host on 02.15.10 at 10:03 am

So far I’ve been doing things like you, writing scrap notes on whatever I can find.

But the new Google phone, Android and it’s sister phone, Droid (Verizon) is the new thing for WordPress bloggers.

Here, go watch the video and see why.

I plan on getting one myself.
.-= John Hoff – WP Blog Host´s last blog ..My Take On Blog Posting Frequency and Making Money =-.

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