« on: December 08, 2015, 04:08:40 pm »
My two cents:
When I did a big long tour in 2011, my girlfriend and I brought a small Netbook (Acer Aspire One, the same netbook I am typing from right now!) This is probably the "best" solution for blogging on the road, especially for long tours. However, while a Netbook is definitely lighter than a full-blown laptop, it still takes up space and weighs a bit.
I've been using a mix of smartphones and tablets since then. Smartphones are great if you are going to make short posts on the way and maybe write something longer when you get home or get to a "real computer", but it won't be easy to write long posts, and trying to edit anything is difficult.
The compromise is a tablet. I got a Nexus 7 earlier this year, and I like it a lot better for blogging purposes, mostly due to the bigger screen and more memory than a phone. However, it's not going to be as good as a netbook or laptop. But you make it work better with an add-on bluetooth keyboard. And one of the advantages of using a tablet vs just a smartphone is photo editing. I bought an SD card reader for the Nexus, so I can use my "real" camera, edit photos via an app (I use Photoshop Express, it's free and pretty good), and upload them on the way, whether via blog, flickr, or other social media.
The key to making it easy to blog via smartphone or tablet is to get the appropriate app. As mentioned above, both Blogger (Google) and WordPress have apps. In my opinion the WordPress app is far superior to the Blogger app, at least from the last time I used the Blogger app a few years back. Of course this may have changed since then, but I always got the feeling that Google hopes Blogger would go away so they don't do much to support it. In fact, when I started to blog via "device" five years ago, Google didn't have a Blogger app, so you had to use a third-party app instead.