44. Creating a Moblog
Moblog is an abbreviation of the phrase mobile blogging and represents a type of blogging that you can do with your cellular phoneprovided you have the kind of cellular phone and service that can send an MMS (multimedia messaging system) message or email to the email@example.com email address. Think about it: How many times have you seen something in the wild, thought "I should blog this," and then realized all you have is your cellular phone and no other Internet access for the foreseeable future? No worriesenter the world of Blogger Mobile!
To get started with Blogger Mobile, you need not do anything with your current Blogger settings. The first few steps in the Blogger Mobile process create a new blog for you, which you can then merge with an existing blog or keep separate, whichever you prefer. To get started, send a blank MMS message or email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the mobile device that you plan to use for mobile blogging. Shortly thereafter you will receive a message from Blogger Mobile, containing a token you must use to register with the service. After you receive your claim token, go to http://go.blogger.com/ to continue the registration process.
After you complete the Blogger Mobile setup, your Blogger Dashboard will contain a list of associated mobile devices, which you can then modify or remove, if necessary. One modification available to you is to change the blog to which mobile posts are published; if you have multiple blogs, you can switch the target blog for mobile posts at any time.
Steps 5 and 6 require you to have sent an actual image and post from your mobile device. Send an email to email@example.com with an image attached to it for posting to your blog. The subject of your email becomes your post title and any text sent in the body of the email becomes your post text, placed under the image that you send.
Mail-to-Blogger is another type of mobile blogging offered by Blogger, and should be used specifically for text-only posts. The Mail-to-Blogger functionality does not require additional registration for Blogger services; all you need to do is note the address stored in the Email settings for your blog. Any emails sent to that address, either from your mobile device or your actual email client, become posts.