Mobile is the future of the web. Some folks live on the Internet exclusively through their mobile devices these days, and more are getting comfortable checking email, browsing for restaurants, and consuming content on their tablets and phones than ever before.
So of course, I figured I should get on board too. I like to set challenges for myself to keep blogging fun and new, and to inspire me to keep publishing. My newest blogging project is to publish exclusively from the mobile WordPress app for one month. I started on the train to the airport in Vienna, and since then I’ve only been posting from my phone.
It’s an interesting experience. I’ve noticed I write differently depending on the device I’m using. Pen and paper feels contemplative and goes deeper into my imagination or psyche. On the laptop, I write more businessy type posts. In fact, if I want to write about career or work, I don’t use paper at all – I go straight for the keyboard. Creative writing requires ink.
Mobile writing is immediate. I can take it anywhere. Right now I sit alone in the car in the aquatic center parking lot on an early Sunday morning. Rain dribbles down the windshield, Justin Bieber is on the radio, and I feel an immense satisfaction from the tapping sound of my phone keyboard. I’m pretty proud because for years I have been a single finger typer on my phone. As of three days into this project, though, I transitioned to turning my phone sideways so I can use my thumbs, and I can now use both hands.
It’s the small victories.
Posts published via mobile will be tagged wponthego.