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There are many types of ways that a blogger can get there work done and some people prefer to write on a smartphone while others like a desktop computer. I have always preferred to blog on my computer because I have always been doing it that way since day one and I have gotten used. When I had my hip surgery back in September my doctor told me that I could not weight-bear for ten to twelve weeks which means I have had to do all my blogging while sitting in bed when I would normally sit at a desk with my computer. I am grateful that I have my iPad and am able to still write blog posts but I cannot wait until I can comfortably sit comfortably at a desk because I will always prefer blogging on a computer. Blogging on a mobile device has been my only option for the last three months because I can’t sit in a chair comfortably or put anything on my lap without severe pain but if there is one thing that I have learned about myself it’s that I hate blogging from a mobile device with a passion and am grateful that I only have to do this shorterm. In this post I am going to talk about my experience with blogging on mobile device and why I much rather would prefer using a computer to write than an iPad.
It’s very glitchy- There are technical glitches with every blog platform and it’s is impossible to find a blogging platform that never has problems because they all have there own set of errors. The WordPress engineers are always looking for ways to make blogging easier and to improve their platforms but there is still so much work to be done. Every blogger that uses WordPress knows that it can be very glitchy and sometimes it takes longer to figure out a technical error than it does to write a very lengthy blog. I am thankful that I have the WordPress app as an option to get my blogging done but I could live without constant glitches. Blogging on a mobile devices often takes longer than it would on a computer because often your post does not sync on all your devices and posts have been known to disappear for no reason. These are issues that can happen on a desktop computer but when you have a computer is easier to save written posts in things like Microsoft Word than it is on a mobile. If I had one suggestion for the WordPress engineers it would be to make so posts can’t delete themselves unless you intentionally hit the delete button but if it were to happen there should be a way to recover them.
Some features do not work on mobile- When a blogger notices something is wrong with their site it is important to fix it as soon as possible because obvious mistakes can make your site looks sloppy so you lose readers. It is annoying that I only have access to some features through the app and can’t customize my site in the same way I can on a desktop computer. Blogging on a mobile device is something that will always be temporary for me and the main reason for that is you can’t do the same things you can on a desktop computer. Some plugins that I like to use in my posts I cannot add on my IPad because these functions do not work. Some people do not like to customize there site but I do and there should a way to change the font in your posts without needing to open your web browser because there is nothing more frustration than noticing a problem and not being able to fix it.
You can’t easily check your grammar- A grammar checker is not something that WordPress offers and is not a specific problem for the app but not having access to a grammar check can be problem when your like me and can’t figure out the right place to put a comma if your life depending on it. I use Grammarly to check my post but it has not been as easy doing it from a mobile device because you can’t automatically turn your notification on that allows you to check your work as you go. You can download the Grammarly app on a mobile device but it’s different because you always have to remember to turn the right keyboard on which is not a problem on a computer. If the app had a automatic grammar checker it would be very helpful because blogs that have tons of spelling mistakes often get less views than ones who don’t have any or only make an occasional spelling error. I think a grammar checker should be an option in the WordPress app because it’s an important things to have and bloggers already pay enough for their sites and we should have simple practical things that would make it worth it!
The WordPress app has given me the capability to blog while being stuck in bed but it has many glitches like most blogging platforms. The WordPress engineers are constantly working to improve their platform but there are still many glitches that have been issues since the day I started that need to be addressed but haven’t been. Some bloggers prefer to blog on a mobile device and do not experience the same types of glitches I do and would much rather prefer blogging on an iPad There is nothing wrong with using the app because it’s a good option to have when your not able to able to sit at a computer but its not something that would work for me long term because I like to customize my site and make it look how I want it to look which is not a capability you have through the app. What device to you prefer to use to get your blogging done?
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