Thursday, 17 July 2014

Annoying Blogging Failure!

Not, for once, because I haven't been blogging as much as I want to (though that is also true). This is a technical annoyance. I posted a "Super Salad Saturday" post a couple of weeks ago, with a salad recipe and the (optimistic) idea that I would try to post a salad post every Saturday for a while. Last Sunday (almost Saturday!) I posted another - but somehow managed to overwrite the original post, which is just plain annoying as the replacement now has no context! I am not sure I will have the time or energy to recreate the original, but if I don't its absence will irritate me.

I blog on my iPad - in fact, I do almost everything on my iPad, rarely bothering with a "real" computer - and use an app called BlogPress. I find it usually works very well. There are slight limitations in formatting but it does the simple text and pictures blog entries quickly and easily. I find I need to save regularly as it has been known to blip out and lose what I have done, though this seems better recently so maybe they have ironed out a bug. You can save drafts locally or online so they can be edited or finished off elsewhere. One glitch is that it is easier than I realised to overwrite a post that has already been posted on the blog. Oops!

The other thing that makes blogging on the iPad a decent option is having a keyboard. I bought a second Apple keyboard so that I could use it with the iPad; it also makes a handy spare for the iMac. Being able to type at keyboard speed rather than touchscreen speed makes a huge difference and comes pretty close to turning the iPad into a small laptop.

2 comments:

ellie said...

I always write in pages first and then copy paste, so that. I don't lose things in blogpress!

Missus Wookie said...

I tried blogging on the ipad but really didn't like it. So I use my bluetooth kbd for writing on the ipad (comments, notes, minutes, articles) and then do the proper editing on a proper computer ;)