I learned so much from my previous post and not only about poetry pamphlets and poetry collections! First, I learned that it’s OK to quickly type a post and press publish: not every post requires hours of planning and drafting. Second, it’s OK to ask you (yes, you, dear reader) questions and seek out your opinion – in fact, asking questions in this way, sounding people out, was not only a way of informing myself, it was also an opportunity for you to contribute to my post and share your knowledge – *thank you*.
Something completely different this time..
..not really to do with poetry but with blogging and, in particular, mobile blogging.
What do you know about mobile blogging?
I’ve mentioned before that I’ll be blogging for Winchester Poetry Festival later this year so I’m already planning ahead and thinking about how I’ll organise my time. I want to attend as many events as possible and I’d like to post several blogs each day.
Do you blog from your phone?
I’ll take my laptop with me but I’m also thinking that I might post some blogs directly from my phone. In this way, I speculate, blogs might appear more frequently and in quicker time. I’d love to hear from you if you have experience of doing this, especially using WordPress. Obviously I won’t be composing long blog posts on my phone – I was thinking quotes from readings and accompanying photos or vox pop from the audience, that kind of thing.
Have you blogged in this way? Did it go well? What, if anything, went wrong? What’s your advice? Feel free to leave links to posts you’ve written on your phone in the comments section so I can see how the posts look. Preferably not just images – it would be great to see posts combining words and images if you have any.
I’ll definitely be taking my notebook as back-up and recording everything in this way as I usually would. I won’t be live blogging from live readings, I can just imagine the catastrophes that could occur! Having said that, with the excitement of so many poets together in the same place and with so many events going on, who knows what might happen??
All contributions welcome!
Image: A Centennial of Independence by Henri Rousseau from the J Paul Getty Museum