How are you reading this blog?
Are you on your Laptop? Tablet? Is someone reading it to you via a tin can on a string?
I’m assuming a lot of people are here on their Smartphone. I mean, why wouldn’t you right? I do almost everything on my phone (Much to my Girlfriends annoyance with how long I spend with my eyes glued to the thing). I’ll check Reddit, I’ll play Hearthstone, I’ll WhatsApp or Snapchat. Only recently, though, have I started to write.
At first it felt quite alien, to write my novel or my blog on my phone. I needed the tactile keyboard at my fingertips, the big white word document filling up before my eyes. Likewise, I felt I couldn’t take a photo on my phone. I need my DSLR in my hands, the weight of it resting against my palms and the satisfying “click” when I took that shot. Then I needed to edit it sat down, at my high-end PC, with all its power going into that one specific shot.
Well, scratch all that. I’ve gone Mobile.
See, I wasn’t making any progress before. I was too busy “waiting”, waiting for that “perfect” time to write or edit, when I had my PC, my keyboard, my screen. Nothing was getting done. Now I do a lot of work on my phone. I jot down ideas, I write blog posts, and, very recently, I’ve started editing photos on the Lightroom Mobile app. It’s amazing how much more I’m getting done. In fact, the very reason this blog has reached the level that it’s reached is because I’ve opened myself to writing on my phone. I can pen whilst walking, whilst waiting, whilst eating lunch or dinner. I can utilise the spare seconds of the day and put them to a productive use. Fantastic!
Even better, I’ve started to read on my phone. I was always annoyed at how little I read, considering my dream goal of being an author, but now I’m sailing through books because they’re all right here, on my smartphone. One little button press and I’m there at the page I left off at. It might not be for some people, but it is definitely for me. Since “Going Mobile” I feel my productivity soaring and I’d recommend everyone give it a try.