Last week I attended BlissDom. We discussed many things, but at the very end a keynote speaker addressed the fact that many people read blogs from their mobile devices. I know I do, especially when I am feeding the baby.
So is your blog mobilized?
If your eyes just glazed over or you crinkled your nose and went, “Huh?” Well you may want to finish reading this.
My site was not mobilized. It looked like this on my Droid.
Now it looks like this.
No need to zoom in. No long loading time because of sidebar buttons or widgets. You can still makes comments and read them. Your site, just simplified. You click on the arrow next to the post title to read the entire post. Easy.
If you have the Wordpress free version your site is probably already mobilized.
If you are a self-hosted site you need a plug in. There are many out there, but Allie at No Time For Flash Cards installed WP Touch on her site over the weekend and it looks great.
If you are on Blogger, here is what you do.
- Go to the Beta Dashboard of Blogger Draft, http://draft.blogger.com/
- “Settings” Tab
- “Email & Mobile” Tab
- The very first section is “Mobile Template”. Click the Yes button.
- Save the settings at the very bottom.
Your readers always have the option at the bottom of the page to view your site in web version, if they do not like the mobilized version.
I don’t have the step by step directions for WordPress, but it appeared to be very easy for Allie. I believe she even did it while nursing.
I just wanted to share how to do it in Blogger with friends that just may want to do it.