Do I really need a smart phone? You sound like my wife!
Smart phones have always fascinated me. I bought the first ones that came out and I finally came to the conclusion that I really didn’t need to be connected 24 hours a day / 7 days a week…and boy did I miss it. I jumped off the band wagon for over a year with cravings throughout the period. I just decided that I didn’t NEED a smart phone. Now I am singing a different tune.
I am a full time consultant and a part time blogger who wants to become a full time blogger and part time consultant but I just haven’t been able to make the switch because of time demands. I am in my office or clients offices about 45 – 60 hours a week and my travel time to and from work or clients’ offices exceeds 9 hours a week (crazy right? Now you know why I want to switch to being a part time consultant). The good part is that I used public transportation for almost all of my travels because it allows me to rest and keeps me from falling asleep at the wheel. This schedule just doesn’t let me grow my blogs like I want and then it hits me…those 9 hours are a gold mine.
So I start by using mobile internet but I really just don’t like using the notebook on the bus. I mean really who ever thought of a notebook as a LAPtop…using a computer on your lap sucks. Then I remembered my Blackberry days…that’s it! I instantly started reading reviews about smart phones and I realized these things have come a long way in the last year or so. I found out that I can do almost all of my blog work from my phone while on the subway or on the bus (or on the john). I finally decided on the LG Optimus One which is an awesome phone.
Before this purchase I was writing one to three articles a week for my blog at a great personal and family sacrifice. How many did I write last week in my travel time? FIFTEEN! And I still sleep a good amount on the bus. I can see me full time blogging dreams coming closer by the day. Becuase of the influx of articles and guest posts my blogs are climbing in Google ranking at a pace I thought would be impossibleand it was impossible before my new smart phone. Thanks to Android I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe a good ole smart phone can do the same for you.