You will find that many of the internet's great features are now showing up on your mobile phone. Many programmers are developing so many new applications fo cell phones that allow radio streaming, mobile blogging, Facebook and YouTube on your phone, and more. The mobile landscape is growing at such a fast pace.
How many of you blog? Probably almost everyone reading this article. Even though your blog is perfectly formatted for the PC screen, did you know that many readers catch up on their favorite blogs using their mobile phone? If you try to read a regular blog on your tiny screen, the paragraphs are not where they are supposed to be, the images may not even show, it just is not a pretty sight. You really need a separate mobile version that can strip down all the flashy add ons and make a text only, perfectly formatted blog for the tiny screen.
Well I found a quick way to optimize your blog so that readers can easily access it from their mobile browser. You really want to have an optimized version for use on a cell phone browser so that it looks properly formatted. A quick trick is to use Google's mobile news reader to display your blog. The optimized version is not only super fast, but it is formatted perfectly to fit the tiny screens on a mobile phone. While on the go, readers just want the basic feed: a list of headlines and an easy way to click and read the posts.
The easy was to use this URL from Google:
Now, that may be a long and hard to remember link to pass on to readers, so many of us 'bloggers' are setting up a simple re-direct on our own domain that simply points to the Google reader (something like m.yoururl .com or mobile.yoururl.com).
The mobile community is growing exponentially. You really need to keep an eye on it as well as other new technologies and see how you can converge your current online strategies to include mobile phones.