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7 Cool Blogging Apps for the Bloggers With an iOS Device

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Nowadays, blogging is one of those things that are immensely trending in the market. If you notice carefully, you would see a lot of bloggers are rising almost at each corner of the street! However, becoming successful in this blogging sector is a different story. Being creative is obviously the foremost condition but if you don’t have any efficient blogging apps with you, even if you have the flair of writing, your post or blog might not get the attention that it deserves. Nowadays, you don’t need a laptop or desktop to pen down your blogs. Here is a list of some amazing and effective blogging apps that can give you an impeccable and fun blogging experience from your iPad or iPhone.

#1 BlogPress

If you are looking for an amazing user-friendly blogging experience, BlogPress is the right option for you. With the help of the text editor that comes along with BlogPress, fine-tuning the written article or correcting it becomes absolutely smoother. Editing an image according to your preference is easier using the image editor integrated with this blogging app. More interestingly, sharing your most favourite posts on the various social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and YouTube and sharing it with the followers and friends becomes considerably effortless. Some of the other remarkable features of BlogPress are as follows.

1. Signature customisation.

2. Efficient comment management.

3. Easy upload of videos, anchor texts, files, hyperlinks etc.

4. It supports MSN Live Space, Blogger, WordPress.

#2 Weebly

If you have Weebly installed on your iPad or iPhone, devising a website or a store or a blog on the Apple device is no more a headache. Hence, this app is not only a blogging app but also a tool to create user-friendly websites. This app enables facility of choosing the most fitted text and design elements from the multiple available options. Moreover, using it you can directly upload various images from the Camera Roll. Other alluring benefits of using Weebly is as follows.

1. Weebly desktop offers several responsive themes using which customising your website becomes easy.

2. You can easily publish views with the help of the blog post editor integrated with this app.

3. Commenting and responding becomes smoother that would help you to stay connected with people who follow your posts.

4. You can check the website activity in the real-time format using the website dashboard.

5. Storing orders, checking traffic of your site along with checking other crucial stats becomes easier.

#3 BlogTouch Pro

Whether you want to publish a new blog post or want to edit an already existing one along with managing the comments, BlogTouch Pro is going to make your tasks effortless. According to your preference, you can alter text colour, format, style. In short, this blogging application would help you to improve your article quality. One of the most intriguing features of BlogTouch Pro is that you don’t have to delay your work if you don’t have any access to the Internet at any point of time. Work when you want even if you are offline and post it later when the Internet access is available.

#4 Squarespace Blog

For the iOS devices, Sqaurespace Blog is a very efficient blogging application. Creating or editing any blog post is remarkably easier with the help of the markdown feature or the LayoutEngine. Apart from it, using this potent blogging app, you can easily create links, format texts, apply the desired layout and add photos without much headache. More interestingly, you can manage the comments on your blog posts. For instance, if you don’t like any particular comment, you can immediately mark it as a spam. Another important facility of Squarespace Blog is you can do quick toggle between more than one websites and blogs.

#5 Blogo

Due to offering utterly handy features along with intuitive and impressive user-interface, Blogo is immensely popular among the bloggers, who use iOS devices. This blogging app is so efficient that it can get the best possible outcome from a blogger, who is a novice. Carrying out any task becomes swift using this application as it offers a handful of shortcuts to complete several vital actions.

One of the most impeccable facilities of Blogo is that you can work on your blog or article in the offline mode as well. The Pro version of this blogging application supports WordPress.com. Using this Pro version, you can efficiently manage more than one blog at the same time. Moreover, the preference panel offered by Blogo helps you to keep up the workflow.

#6 Tumblr

To make your blogging experience a fun and pleasant activity, you can use Tumblr that is trending in today’s market a lot. Tumblr has a vast community, where you can not only share the experience but can effectively learn a lot of new techniques on how you can make the blog posts more interesting and appealing. Videos, photos, articles, interesting quotes – anything you like, you can instantly post it on Tumblr. As post sharing is very easy in this app platform, communicating with other bloggers is very convenient here.

#7 Notegraphy

Notegraphy features almost 40 different templates. Using any of it, you can make your blogs or posts look more captivating and more appealing. This blogging application won’t disappoint you if you are looking for a fun blogging experience. Another alluring feature of it is that you can easily create a gallery with all your articles and notes. Moreover, you can share all these posts effortlessly on different social media platforms. Connecting and interacting with other bloggers is extremely easy using Notegraphy.

Apart from all the above-mentioned blogging applications, WordPress, Cube, Posterous etc. are some other popular blogging apps that work efficiently on different iOS devices.

Why Was Classroom Training Rated So Poorly?

Friday, September 15th, 2017

In “The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work, and Workplace,” Judith Heerwagen of J.H. Heerwagen & Associates and Kevin Kelly and Kevin Kampschroer of the U.S. General Service Administration note that work is now more: cognitively complex; team-based and collaborative; dependent on social skills; dependent on technological competence; time pressured; mobile and less dependent on geography.

Managers and employees need new skills to effectively manage these challenges- and they require learning and professional development options that go beyond traditional classroom training.

This is validated by the results of a 2017 survey of Learning in the Workplace conducted by Jane Hart, the Founder of the Center for Learning & Performance Technologies. Over 5,000 managers and employees were asked to rate the importance (value/usefulness) of 12 work-related learning methods as either: NI = Not Important; QI = Quite Important; VI = Very Important; or Ess = Essential.

The results of the Survey are identified in rank order below, with 1 being the highest ranking learning method. The methods were ranked by their combined VI+Ess (Very Important and Essential) scores. (The VI+Ess total is in parentheses after the method):

1. Daily work experiences (i.e., doing the day job) (93)

2. Knowledge sharing with your team (90)

3. Web search (e.g. Google) (79)

4. Web resources (e.g. videos, podcasts, articles) (76)

5. Manager feedback and guidance (74)

6. Professional networks and communities (72)

7. Coach or mentor feedback and guidance (65)

8. Internal resources (e.g. documents, guides) (60)

9. Blogs and news feeds (56)

10. E-learning (e.g. online courses for self-study) (41)

11. Conferences and other professional events (35)

12. Classroom training (31)

As you can see, the survey results reveal that the least valued way of learning in the workforce is classroom training!

We don’t know why the respondents give classroom training such a low rating. There can be many reasons, such as:

  • Content focused on theory rather than on practical application.
  • Too general one-size-fits-all examples difficult for the participants to translate and apply to their own work situations.
  • Ineffective training methods, such as a predominance of lecture with PowerPoint.
  • Lack of useful job aids.
  • The wrong people received the training, due in part to a need to ensure a sufficient number of butts in seats.
  • Inconvenient scheduling.
  • The time commitment and high cost of registration and travel for off-site classes.
  • Poor content, either outdated or irrelevant to real work needs.
  • Poor instructors, lacking effective presentation skills and/or classroom management skills.
  • No follow up by supervisors to reinforce the learning.
  • A lack of support for implementing any new learning.

Since I design and deliver classroom training, I would like to believe that it is not classroom training per se that the respondents rate so negatively- just poor curriculum design, delivery and facilitation.

What do you think?