Are You Mobile?
Like a lot of you, my smart phone is an extension of my life. Well my blogger life at least. I get to read, connect, blog, and hop around the sphere ANYWHERE at ANYTIME in one device. It's super convenient and a huge time saver. My favorite perk is my down time is actually MINE because I've done my blogger duties during my work hours (shhh!) by spending my spare minutes reading posts and commenting.
So I thought I'd share some my mobile adventures with you and hopefully you'll take away something useful today. I'm in no way an expert on this sort of thing, but I think I have something valuable to share with the rest of you that may help you improve your blog in some way.
DISCLAIMER: I'm on Blogger so if you're on a different platform, you might need to consult with other users to help you with the specifics.
I'll start with, are you mobile? Meaning is your blog's mobile view activated? You don't have to activate it, but when one is on a mobile device, a desktop site might be too slow to load because of your widgets and harder to navigate. For example, I can't view my weekly BB&B posts (mobile or desktop view) on my Kindle because my browser crashes from the Amazon widgets I use. You might want to sporadically check your posts especially if there's a lot of images involved just to make sure it's loading properly.
If you are mobile, ensure that your posts are legible. Meaning is your background/font color too dark/light? Is your font size too large/small? It's worth checking for these things just to make sure that your followers can actually read/view your posts without causing blindness, cross-eye, and the like.
|There's a lot of templates to choose from. I chose the custom setting so Talk Supe's mobile version is cohesive with the desktop one.|
TIP: We all hate capcha on desktop, imagine having to key in the same darn thing on a small device! Please do everyone a favor and spare our days, deactivate your capcha! Below is my comment setting. It's been working okay so far, there are few stragglers but those instances are far and few in between.
As a parting reminder, please check your mobile settings on both Apple and Android devices just to make sure that you got your bases covered. The goal is: make viewing and commenting on your blog easy, the lesser hoops the better (some peeps are on strict data plans, others have restrictions on their browsers like in work, etc.).
I hope you partook some useful things from my humble post. Again, I'm no authority when it comes to these things, I'm just sharing what I've observed, experienced, and done to my own settings which may or may not be helpful and/or applicable to you. Also, let me reiterate that the objective of this post is to put us in the shoes of our mobile followers. We might not be mobile bloggers but we have "mobile" followers and they're just as important as our "desktop" ones. Every view and comment counts so don't discount the minory. Please feel free to share your best practices and other tweaks that you know of that we might find useful.