Blogging from my smartphone. I guess I’m not that smart.

One of the great things I learned during a “how to blog from your smartphone” session last weekend at TypeACon was how to blog from my smartphone.

Or so I thought.

All I had to do is download the WordPress app and next thing I know, I’m blogging from the checkout line at Ingles.

Or so I thought.

This was to be my first, quick, remote post. Except when I tried five minutes ago to download that app. I couldn’t. I’m sure this is because my WordPress blog is self-hosted. The nice session leader said that wouldn’t be a problem.

But of course it is for me.

Do I have two hours to google how to do it? Watch the YouTube video?

Heck no.

I would have loved to download a recent pic already on my phone and have written a brief blurb and hit publish.

Like this photo I shot while on my bike yesterday.

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Well, I had to get off my bike and take this. The rattle rested perfectly on its body. I thought this shot more pleasing than the pink entrails just out of view. Or the flattened head. I looked for fangs. No such luck.

Then I liked this pic from my jog today as a possible smartphone post.

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The nice CSX engineer stopped just in time keeping the road to the back of the cemetery open.  I was jogging and hate to get stuck on the backside while trains do whatever they do.

He didn’t even blow the horn when I ran across the track right in front of him.

See chivalry is not dead. At least not at CSX Railroad.

Then I considered downloading this photo off my phone for my first remote post that NEVER happened.

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Stopped by Pure Bliss for some makeup after my hair cut.

People were asking me what I had been doing different to my skin. Taking my photo.

Alls I can say is I must look pretty horrendous going about town every day judging by the  reaction I got when I showered and wore something different than shorts and my sweat.

Guess there is something to be said for setting low expectations for one’s appearance.

So pooh.

I haven’t been able to blog from my phone yet.

Maybe tomorrow.

Maybe not.

Does technology make you crazy or do you love keeping up with every milli-second advancement?

12 Responses to “Blogging from my smartphone. I guess I’m not that smart.”

  1. Jules says:

    You are ALWAYS beautiful…it’s just that you were particularly glamourous yesterday and it had to be captured! Blonde IS you! I love it!!!! Glad the rattler was smushed and that the train did not trap you with the zombies…could be a good plot line for Madison movie. Jogger trapped in cemetery. Xoxo Jules

  2. Missy says:

    Ok, looking through your TypeA Conference photos – you are beautiful, Lady!!! Also, can. not. get. past. that first picture. Pee pee shivers! But, I will have to attempt that blogging from my phone. I wondered if anyone had ever had success doing that. Keep us posted. ha. I’ll give it a go if yours doesn’t go terribly wrong, okay? ;)
    Missy recently posted..The One Where I Write

  3. Lance says:

    Nice to “meet” you. Thanks for the retweet on the Twitter.

    I had to cancel my Type A plans at the last minute due to family stuff.

    I write/blog from my phone a lot. I’m at so many kids’ events and away from my laptop so much, I have little choice.

    Great blog. You have a new reader
    Lance recently posted..Head Like A Hole

  4. zoe says:

    awesome photos. I just want to say that I’m responding from my phone right now. And I find it to be a royal pain in the…

  5. Drives me nutty . Am trying on an “I don’t give a s___t” tude. Not working as we’ll thi a.m. Hi, Jamie. Miss you.

  6. Oy. iPad pecking blog comments equal typos. Boo.
    Leisa Hammett recently posted..Book Review: Leading a Special Needs Ministry

  7. May says:

    Thing is…my interest is writing, not social media, not techy stuff. So, yeah, I am behind the times completely. It bothered me for awhile, but I am getting an it will be what it will be attitude. You are definitely more tech savvy than I.

    The snake photo is amazing!
    May recently posted..A Day in the Sun

    • Jamie Miles says:

      I so agree. But I think there are many younger writers who agree. Marketing doesn’t come natural to me. But writing does. And so does the community of blogging. So I do the best that I can when I can. Of both.

  8. May says:

    Guess you must have pulled that photo of yourself right out of the archives (wink wink)! So funny.

    I did not have the cut. I would have gotten the cut in a heartbeat, but found myself cursed with a head full of curls in a world mad for stick straight.
    May recently posted..A Day in the Sun

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