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Blogsy… $5 – Yes? or No?

Since I am a newbie – I'm always looking for ideas and such in other people's blogs. I have to admit, I am loving seeing all of the different rhymes and reasons for people to blog/vlog! It is so interesting. One of my most recent idea hunts led me to the “THE BEST blogging application for the iPad” – so says iAppsForTeachers.

After doing some research and reading other people's reviews I decided to go ahead and spend the $4.99 and give this app a try. Apparently you can link it to all of your social media sites and just swipe your pictures and videos right into your blog. So this is a test blog of sorts…just getting the feel of the app to see if it is worth the $5!

I can make things bold and italicized and even underline and strikethrough.

I can format from the left.

Or the right.

Or center my text.

In fact if I have enough blah blah to say I can even justify my text. And I typically do have enough to say. I like to talk. I am one of those literal Chatty Cathy's – although I just go by Cat – because Cathy is my Mama's name. Anyway… I suppose you get the idea. 😉

  • I could do bullet points if I wanted
  • See. 🙂
  1. Or I can number things
  2. if I
  3. wanted to.

I can put things in quote. Although it doesn't look any different to me here – maybe it will when I publish my post.

There is a button I can click to add a “more” link.

All kinds of formatting like:

Paragraph

Address
Preformatted

Heading 1

All the way to Heading 6

I can change the font family. There are several more to choose from than I expected. The only thing is with the formatting on my WordPress Blog – I'm not sure which of them will actually come through…suppose we'll see!:)

  • Andale Mono
  • Arial
  • Arial Black
  • Book Antiqua
  • Comic Sans MS
  • Courier New
  • Georgia (my fave I think)
  • Helvetica
  • Impact
  • Symbol (I expected crazy characters from this one.)
  • Tahoma
  • Terminal
  • Times New Roman
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Verdana
  • Wingdings (I expected crazy characters from this one, too.)

And the font size can go from 8 pt to 36 pt.

You can choose from several colorsyou know the basic color spectrum that you can choose from.

You can also highlight your background in different colors.

Now all of that is pretty standard although the controls are easy to control – way easier than trying to log in to WordPress on my iPad browser. But now for the real test. My media…

If it works I am going to “swipe” in a little video I took the other night via Instagram (which I must say I am super excited that I can now do little 15 minute videos on Instagram!). Anyway – I was showing my little man some lightning behind a cloud just before a little Texas rain. It was pretty because the lightening seemed to be behind just one set of clouds.

So… here we go:

Well…. after trial and error I found that you can't just leisurely swipe it on to your page and then put it where you want it – you have to swipe fast and drop it right where you want it. And from the looks of it – it doesn't look like a video. It just looks like a pic – but maybe once I publish it – it will be a workable video?…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well pictures work I suppose: This is a pic of my little man. He just woke up (3am) and while Daddio and I are catching up on our DVR'd television shows (yes, at 3 am) and I am blogging (yeah we keep odd hours) he is watching a little Dora the Explorer (in Spanish) to lull him back to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is my attempt at pulling in one of my YouTube Videos: It doesn't appear to be a video either – only time will tell I suppose…

 

That about wraps it up. Now I am going to publish this and see what happens. I have a feeling a lot of the formatting of the text wont come through because of my theme settings.

Now I am going to head to the publish button and see if I can hit tags and such…

Please comment below if you have used this app and have any tips or if you haven't used it let me know what you think…is it worth the $5? I'll comment after I publish to let you know what I think. 🙂

Happy Blogging!

 

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Officially Title: Award Nominated Momma Blogger :)

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Yippee! Look at me…all official and stuff!  Now before you all go and start sending me congratulatory gifts and all (no, really – go ahead) I need to thank the awesome gal that nominated me!  Check out her blog here: “The hilarious, mental side of motherhood“.  I love reading her posts!  This one in particular is one that I identify with: “Invasion of the Mom Snatcher” – simply hilarious!  That is the thing about this crazy blogging world!  I just love it!!  I’ve met so many diverse people and I am loving it.  I am a brand new blogger but have BIG plans for my future in this virtual world.  I plan to really make a difference – I know…I know…don’t we all?  But I am a redhead – so I may be a little stubborn – which usually (definitely not all the time) helps me out.  In this particular case I’m going to cross my fingers for the whole “fairytale ending”. 🙂

However in my short time in this virtual world – I have “met” some super talented people.  So I am going to nominate a few of them for this award too! 🙂

– Check out “Cute Overload” a group of people that put up the absolute cutest things on the internet!  Anytime I need a smile (or to get my little one’s mind off the fact that ma-maw just left) I can count on this blog to deliver in the form of tiny pig snout and the like! 🙂
– Then head over to this Super Dad’s page, “The Real Full House” and read his journey.  This blog is modeled after the 90’s sitcom, “Full House”.  After his wife passed away he had to step up and play mom and dad to his girls.  His blog is refreshing and funny.  Great read.
– And then you should peek in on my first ever follower “Mommas Got A Brand New Bag“.  She is the mom of 4 (and 2 fur babies) and her blog is often funny and always full of amazing give-a-ways & contest info!  All of her kiddos names start with a “D” and she is Darn funny!
– For my fellow artistic followers you should pop over to check out “Stories from home” – an awesome blog with absolutely AMAZING pictures and a sweet little dog named Oliver. 🙂  I love taking a peek at the newest things on this blog as often as I can. It’s like getting that first breath of fresh air outside the grocery store when you’ve been stuck behind the crazy lady with 3 gallons of ‘eau de toilet water’ in line ahead of you.  A nice sweet breath of fresh air. 🙂

I look forward to meeting lots of new people on this blogging adventure! 🙂  See ya out there…..

Love,

Catsiggy

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Hi there!  I am so excited!! I have Blogging Peeps!! 😀
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That’s me —————————————————————^^^^ (in the pink) surrounded by all my future bloggin peeps! :)According to WordPress (thankyou!) I have reached 5 followers!  Now to those of you that have thousands of your own peeps – this is not a big deal to you.  But I am a brand spanking new blogging momma and this makes me happy X5! 🙂

I visit the blogs I follow just about everyday and try to leave comments all the time.  Please feel free to comment on mine – good or bad – I’m a big girl! I can take it!!  I am also trying to come up with a theme everyday – so that if I want to post something I can post it on one of the following next 7 days.  That way those of you that are interested in my funny kid stories or my literacy facts, but not so much in my give-a-ways or my “I hate (blah blah) because (blah blah)” rants – You can just read the posts that interest you.  I’m not quite sure I’m cool enough to pull it all off…but we’ll see…. 🙂

I look forward to making new friends out there in the blogging world and am really looking forward to the day I can post that I have 100 followers!!  And someday….1,000? (gasp!)

I wish you all a super amazing day.  This happy little blogging momma is going to go work on her next post! 🙂

Love,

Catsiggy