Blogging Via E-mail

The Jetpack plug-in for WordPress includes the option to blog via email. I’ve never used this feature before, so this post is my experimental first try.

According to the recent documentation I got from Quark Expeditions, there will be the opportunity to send email from the ship for a minor additional fee.

I have a lot of questions about that.

  • Does the ship essentially have Wi-Fi?
  • Will we have to sit at individual workstations? If so, would there be a way to attach a photograph.
  • Do we reserve time on an onboard computer?
  • Will I even be able to write on a rocking vessel without getting sick?

For purposes of this test, I took the photo and resized it with a photo resizing app, aptly called Resize Image. I have a template in Evernote and I wrote the text there. I was going to e-mail directly from there, but “From Evernote” appeared in the first blog post I tried. Instead, I had to copy, paste, and post from the mail app.

Regardless whether there’s Wi-Fi or a direct link, I do know the instructions say there’s a 200kb limit/day, so only small photos could come directly from Antarctica. Ironically, it doesn’t look like there is a standard photo size [anyone know otherwise?], so they may actually look quite large on the site.

[Note: I edited this message a little directly in WordPress, but the test did work! At the very least, I should be able to post text based blog posts from the ship! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the blog to get updates as they are available.]

Greg Tjosvold is a teacher, writer, and innovator. One of the first to crowdsource his biography, he is apparently 12 ft tall, has no body fat, is always polite, and is the only living recipient of an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Stanley Cup, Pulitzer, and two Nobel prizes (Economics and Break Dancing). He is currently reevaluating the merits of crowdsourcing.

He is the father of two amazing children and currently lives with his wonderful wife in the wilds of suburban Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.