Ok, here’s my little video post by email experiment:
I’ve been looking for ways to blog more – every day if possible. With a backlog of over 65 blog ideas, I’ve been looking for ways to streamline my blogging workflow.
So here’s what I’m doing in this experiment.
First, capture a short video on my iPhone 4S. I’m using an Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lapel mic to get better audio (this mic is $17 on Amazon).
Once the video is captured, you can edit it in iMovie directly on the iPhone. iMovie allows you to trim, cut out clips and in my case add a short intro piece. You could add music too.
Once it is saved, then you can just share it directly to YouTube from iMovie. Type in the title and description, and it is uploaded to your YouTube Channel automatically.
Next it asks if you want to view the video. It takes a few minutes to process on YouTube before it is available to view. But once you view it, you can grab the link and share it via email.
Since I’ve set up the Post by Email feature in WordPress JetPack 2.0, I can just email the video to my blog, and voila – instant video blog post.
All that from my iPhone. I didn’t even need to touch the computer at all. I think I’ll be doing more of this!
p.s. I added the screen shots and some extra text after the fact from my MacBook.
p.p.s. If your YouTube video is just a link in your blog post instead of actually embedded, use the JetPack shortcode embeds to make it viewable inside your blog post. If you have JetPack for WordPress installed, just add the video in your email like this:
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