Saturday, May 8, 2010

How to blog live on your wedding day - or from anywhere

You may remember from my posts here, here and here that I tried to blog live from our wedding venue on our wedding day.  Well, I LOVED reading all of the fun comments on mine and other people's blogs about live udpates.  And a few of you asked how I was able to do this, so here is a super easy and brief tutorial so you can do it, too!!!

From within your Blogger administrative settings, after you've signed in:

1) Click on Dashboard
2) Under Manage your Blogs, click on the Settings button under the blog you want to post to.
3) Under Settings, click on E-mail and Mobile
4) Under Posting Options, create (fill in) your e-mail posting address. Add this e-mail address as a contact to your cell phone, PDA, etc.
5) Be sure the Publish E-mails Immediately option is selected.
6) Click Save Settings

Now, all you need to do is snap a photo on your cell phone or iphone or whatever. Send the photo as a text message to the e-mail address you selected for your Blogger posting options. You can create a post heading by typing in the Subject of your text message. The actual text that you type in the text message will be the 'text' in your blog post.

That's all there is to it. You are simply snapping photos on a cell phone and sending them as text messages to your e-mail address to post to your blog. Voila!

So fun. I only wish that I would have had more time throughout the day to share more. Once things got under way in full swing, I threw my cell phone in a bag and never checked it again the rest of the day. I wish I would have gotten my bridesmaids in on it, too because they could have easily snapped shots on their phones and texted them to the blog. Oh well. Hopefully some of you will have fun with this, too.

And honestly, it gave me something to do sometimes when I most needed to keep my mind busy (more to come on that in a future recap post) :D

5 comments:

redwhitebride said...

i have to start this!!!! thanks mrs beever! :)

Bicoastal Bride said...

Thanks so much for this! I downloaded a stupid mobile blogging iPhone app a couple weeks ago that totally doesn’t work! I was really bummed, but this sounds a lot better! I’ll be sure to test it out a few times before the wedding day. It’s also a great idea to get a bridesmaid to handle the updates once things get really crazy.

Bicoastal Bride said...

Just tried it! SUPER easy! I love it! I feel so silly I never noticed that under the settings. :)

Mrs T said...

I must have refreshed your blog about a hundred times that day! Loved the posts you did do though.

Nishant said...

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