Sunday, 7 August 2011

Using Blogsy

Having gone back and watched the Blogsy "how to" Video, I thought I would write a test blog utilizing the features of Blogsy.
In my previous blog, I used links to other sites but it took me a couple of edits to get this right. What I found is that you can link to a site by dragging and dropping from the built in browser or link to a site by highlighting a word/ phrase and filling in the details on the link item.
The other thing you can do is to add photos. The photos can be in either Flikr, google images or Picasa. I uploaded this picture from my iPad. It wasn't a drag and drop, but once you know how to do it, it is easy. You first tap the iPhoto icon in Blogsy, select the picture you want to use, upload it to Picasa using the built in functionality and then select the photo from Picasa.
The next thing you can do is to upload a video. This requires you to have a YouTube account but that is not a big deal in my opinion. YouTube is a great way to store and share video's like this one. You can share your own video's, video's you have made favorite or you can search for videos and add them. I chose the last option and found this video of a great new NRL talent, Shaun Johnson of the NZ Warriors.

I have to say that Blogsy is not an "Idiot Proof" application, but if you use the tools, the built in help and the built in how-to videos, it certainly does a great job of being an iPad blogging tool.