I have an Android phone that doesn't seem to have a simple app for writing. I can use Bear Writer on iOS handsets and Scrivener on the iPad Pro but I can't locate an Android app that has the same simple functionality. I may need to try Day One journaling again.
I'm playing with Writer Plus on Android because it has a 4.7 rating on Google Play. The app's one star ratings contain cautionary notes from people who have lost thousands of words or dozens of pieces of content. My installation on a Samsung Note 9 does not seem to allow exports in MD or HTML. The next part of this post is a simple text copy and paste.
# Pasted from Writer Plus
- Downloaded while reading [Sunday Letters](larrygmaguire.com)
- Seems straightfoward
- Rate 5 if exports #todo
Inspired by Sunday Letters @larrygmaguire
Larry Maguire's writing today in Sunday Letters prodded me to consider a simple app that lets me quickly tap out some thoughts while waiting at collection points. I've heard several authors explain how they consistently reached 1000 words a day by planning to write those words while sitting in the bleachers or waiting in their cars for family members to finish an activity. I have a minimum of three 20 minute sessions each week when I sit and wait in a car. I've used some of those sessions to record and post short audio logs. When I talk slowly and use a lavalier microphone, the transcripts that return from Otter.ai are more than 90% accurate. I can use those transcripts for teaching material or for blog posts.
And Now The Restart
I fill 230 pages in Leuchtturm or Moleskine journals every seven weeks. Some of those pages deserve to be blog posts. I've used apps that open with a blank screen to accept my journaling but either let my writing slip or I failed to export content consistently. I think I've reached the point to reset the process.
- Start with a main thought that should be a title.
- Think in terms of bullet points.
- Grab an image from the camera roll.
- Embellish the bullet points.
- Copy content into an email to the blog's content management system.
- Attach an image.
- Cross-check inside RSS reader after blog post publishes.
- Declare a victory after 24 days of consecutive posting.
If you're interested in my progress, put InsideView.ie on your calendar for the second of June and let me know how I've done.
[Bernie Goldbach wants your feedback as he tries to revert to blogging from a mobile phone when trapped waiting at collection points.]