This is a guest post by Michel.
An iPhone is full of features and functionalities, which makes it an ideal device for carrying out a number of tasks. For instance, if you want to reserve a table at your favorite restaurant or book a ticket, all that you have to do is install the relevant app such as Yelp or OpenTable on your iPhone and do the needful.
But, many users don’t know how to tap into the full potential of their iPhones. A case in point would be of bloggers, who have no idea, how to use their iPhones to promote their blogs. So, if you are a regular blogger and use your iPhone for blogging, it is high time you know about some of the apps, which will help you for the same.
Use ‘Byline’ and get the latest updates
The first app in the list is Byline. This useful blogging tool brings you the latest news updates from your favorite blog and news websites, even when you are not connected to the net. Just register for a free Google Reader account and subscribe to all your favorite sites. When you complete this step, Byline will automatically sync with the Reader and fetch all the latest content, RSS and Atom feeds. Who knows, you might even come across some of the best platforms to promote your blog, by reading the latest updates through this app!
Go live with CoveritLive
There is no better way of promoting your blog than via a live event (this is what I think). So, why not use an app, which lets you engage with your readers in real-time? Hence, I suggest that you install and use CoveritLive app on your iPhone.
As it is evident from the name of the app, it covers various events, news and other stories in real-time. Therefore, use it to launch and run live events on your blog, publish live commentary, photos, audio/video or any other content in real-time, integrate Twitter and much more. This will automatically promote your blog among your readers. Additionally, you will be able to interact live with your readers, approve and moderate their comments, all in real-time.
Concentrate on creating the best content with WriteRoom
Before promoting your blog, you need to create content, which makes an impact on the users. This is often difficult, given the number of distractions that many bloggers (and other writers for that matter) have to face.
This is where, WriteRoom comes in. It is a no-frills app (no elaborate menus, extra options or formatting features), which provides bloggers and writers with a distraction-free writing environment, so that they can easily concentrate on their blog posts/other content. Additionally, you can also keep the documents created, organized in Dropbox synced folders.
Options galore with BlogPress
What do you have to say about an app that provides easy blogging options and is integrated with the top social networks? BlogPress is one such app, which does all this and more...
It offers all that you need for promoting your blog right at your fingertips namely– Tags/labels and categories support, Geolocation, scheduled publishing, Emoji icons support and even signature customization. And there is more. This app supports most of the main blogging platforms such as – Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, Drupal, Tumblr and so on and so forth. What more could you possibly want?
Try photo blogging with Photobucket
Photo blogging just became more fun with Photobucket! Use this app on your iPhone by uploading your photos and videos directly from your Camera Roll and Camera app. Also, search the site’s extensive media library to download any photo you want, to your phone. Some of its features include, but are not limited to – geo-tagging, editing photos, managing all media items, and easy sharing of the photos, videos or albums in social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. These features make it easy for you to promote your blog on different platforms.
So, if you are a regular blogger, there is no need to search for ways to promote your blog. Just grab hold of your iPhone, go to iTunes and download the aforementioned apps and use them. I am sure you’ll find at least some, if not all of them useful for your blog.
About the author
Michel is a developer with MyFirstiPhoneApp.com – A new division of MyFirstMobileApp.com. He has worked on various iOS and Android based projects. When he gets the time, he likes to catch up on the latest movies. He also has a passion for writing and he pursues it by writing for various guest-blogging websites.