One of the most important aspects of maintaining a blog is to post updates as often as possible. By getting valuable information posted before other blogs, a blogger will have a better chance of attracting and retaining an audience than the competition. However, some bloggers are not always near a computer, such as at an event where they want to quickly post an announcement or other timely information.
Mobile blogging apps available on smart phone or tablet computers allow you to post from anywhere there is access to a 3G or 4G wireless internet connection. This makes posting timely blog posts much easier. Blogging apps are available for three of the most popular blogging platforms: Tumblr, WordPress and Blogger. These apps are available for both Apple’s iOS (used on iPhones and iPads) and Google’s Android, which are the two most popular smart phone and tablet operating systems today.
The apps available for posting to WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger over a wireless Internet connection are all very similar. Most importantly, all three apps are free. However, it is worth noting that the Blogger app that is available for free is called “BlogPress Lite” and does not have all the features included with the full BlogPress app. However, all three of these free blogging apps will allow you to post blogs, along with images, and provide a convenient WYSIWYG editor that will make sure that your blog appears exactly how you want it to.
The WordPress and Tumblr apps do have a couple of added features that the BlogPress Lite app does not have. For example, you can customize the look of your blog using WordPress and Tumblr by loading themes from the Internet or themes you have designed. Also, you can add keywords to WordPress and Tumblr posts that are written through the app to help optimize your blog’s search results on search engines like Google.
The added flexibility of the WordPress and Tumblr apps makes them a better choice than using Blogger along with BlogPress Lite. Because you have to pay $2.99 for all the features included with the full version of BlogPress, but in the end, it’s all about preferences. If you’ve already started a Blogger blog, you can always export everything from Blogger and import them into WordPress and re-directed your custom domain name to go to your new WordPress blog.
Blogger has always been easier to use for most people, but WordPress gives loads of options with plugins. The WordPress app is probably the closest blogging application to its desktop and Tumblr being the runner-up. Blogger has improved its amount of options lately, so who knows how Google we’ll surprise us in the future with it.
While WordPress and Tumblr both have mobile blogging apps that are full featured and available for free, there is one important difference between WordPress and Tumblr. WordPress users can host their blog on their own web host, while Tumblr users are required to have their site hosted on Tumblr’s web hosting. Because of this limit, WordPress is a more useful blogging tool for users who are more skilled in web development, though both WordPress and Tumblr are still leaps ahead of Blogger, in terms of their mobile blogging through wireless internet capabilities.
This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your wireless internet necessities.