From tweeting to blogging via SMS — you can now use @tweetitow to post a full-length blog. This is made possible via Posterous. Please read the mechanics first on how to post to Posterous via @tweetitow before you start texting your blog updates. (Click here.) It will then be Posterous who will autopost to your other blogsites (in case you have other blog sites) — wordpress, blogspot, livejournal, drupal, and others.
To update your blog via SMS:
1. Switch to Posterous mode or selectively update via Posterous.
2. Put a ‘|’ (vertical bar) or ‘^’ (caret) after the Title of your blog. This is to separate the ‘blog title’ and the body. Following is how you will compose your blog from your mobile phone:
p blog title| body of the blog
p blog title^ body of the blog
Formatting the Body of the Blog
If you want the body of your blog to be more than plain text, you can add html to your SMS/text message or use the Textile Markup to ‘format’ your texts. Textile Markup is like html formatting but they are just more user-friendly codes, easier to remember. To know know more about it and to get a complete list of Textile Markup codes, please click here.
Following are the basic Textile Markup which you can use:
Emphasis or Italics: Use _underscores_ around text to be emphasized.
Format: _a phrase_
Strong or Bold: Use asterisk (*).
Format: *a phrase*
Deleted Text or Strikethrough: Use -hyphens- around text that has been
Format: -a phrase-
Hypertext Link: To make a hypertext link, put the link text in “quotation marks” followed immediately by a colon and the URL of the link.
Format: This “link word”:http://url.com works.
Examples Using HTML and Textile Markup
The above text will appear like this below.
Bullet List Formatting
It is time to level up — from 140 characters to more than you can think of as long as your mobile network provider can handle it!