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All T All Day

More than two years ago I started a mobile blog, jsut for fun. I guess the best way to describe it on the about page:

“An experiment really. The places I go the things I see via camera phone, with real time posts to the internet via MMS. Kind of like watching paint dry except slower”

The blog is on the free blogger platform, and I use MMS, short for Multimedia messaging service. The technology is similar to the SMS, (simple messaging service) that we use for text messaging. Posts can also be sent to the blog by email, or by going on the internet and creating a post the same way this post was created.  I almost never log into the blog. There really isn’t any need to.

Most cell phones with built in camera’s have MMS technology.  It is used for sending photos from one phone to another.  The beauty of it is that a Blackberry or iPhone are not needed for mobile blogging.  The process of sending a post is simple.  Take a photo with a phone and select send via MMS. Choose the address and send. The photo usually appears on the internet within seconds of the send.

My mobile blog is for fun but there are many ways a mobile blog could be used for business.  It could be about places to eat, or a town or a hobby. We are only limited by our imagination.  Mobile blogging is easier than photo blogging or traditional blogs with words because it doesn’t have to have many words on it and photo quality is not that important.  What makes mobile blogs interesting is what the photos are of and when they were taken.

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All T All day has a small cult like following of friends and family and a waiter named Pavel. When I look at it I can see the places I went and the things that I did.  Some days I take several pictures and other days I don’t take any at all. It isn’t for business it it just for the joy of it.

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Full time REALTOR and licensed broker with Saint Paul Home Realty Realty in St. Paul, Minnesota. Author of, Columnist for Inman News and an avid photographer.



  1. Lisa Sanderson

    February 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

    @tboard has a small cult like following too 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your idea. I’ve been thinking of doing something similar when I have some spare time to set it up. However, I think it is a GREAT suggestion for agents who are hesitant about the whole writing thing and haven’t started a blog. This is an easy fun way to get started!

  2. Kim Wood

    February 18, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Oatmeal ! I follow you to see the Oatmeal that Pavel has decorated for you when out with the Elder Ones 🙂

    Good to check on your mobile blog, I thought I had been posting to mine, rarely comments to answer to make me visit – missing photos for a good 4 months I thought I was sending – haha !

  3. Missy Caulk

    February 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I wonder if I can do that on IWeb been wondering what to do with that.

    I enjoy your oatmeal photos too.

    It is good to do things in life just for the joy of it, in fact not good but great!!

  4. Paula

    February 18, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    T – Who would have thought oatmeal would be the traffic driver to your mobile blog. I love that blog and appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and how you manage it.

    Of course, there’s only “1” T all day:)

  5. Joe Peffer

    February 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I check in on that mobile blog of yours from time to time b/c it’s fun.
    I started doing a mobile blogger blog for the same reasons but now I’m trying to figure out what kind of one-stop-shop I can use so that the pics appear on facebook/twitter/whatever and people can see them without subscribing.

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