Pick up your phone and BLOG somebody…

Just when you thought that you didn’t have enough time to sit down at your machine and think of something to blog about, now WordPress has taken it a step further and easier for users to blog.  As everyone already knows you can already write and publish WordPress blog posts from your iPhone, iPad, Android, e-mail and desktop, but now you can also post audio via your phone.

Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg announced the new feature for WordPress.com earlier today. It’s rather simple: enable “Post by Voice” in your dashboard and you will receive a phone number and a unique code for posting audio from your phone to your blog. You can post up to one hour of audio at a time.

The new feature is powered by Twilio, a cloud-based platform for building communication and voice applications.

The feature isn’t anything revolutionary — Livejournal has supported similar functionality for years. However, it should make for thousands of interesting, late-night posts in the near future. Currently the feature is only available for WordPress.com blogs, but we’d love to see it implemented in the open-source version of WordPress as well.

So now you can post to your WordPress via the web, email, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, desktop clients, and now any telephone in the world. Of course when you post it can be pushed to Facebook, Twitter, and more using the Publicize feature. What more could you want?

WordPress is making it free and allowing recording lengths up to sixty minutes, but that limit may go down without a paid upgrade in the future. Mostly they’re just curious to see how people use this.

Now there is definitely no excuses for people to not start blogging…

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One thought on “Pick up your phone and BLOG somebody…

  1. As for me, this step from wordpress offers a whole new era for the ICT. It bridges the wide gap in internet access and telecommunications, especially for developing countries.

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