Blogging is a great pastime which can also be profitable. Before you start there are several important things to consider, such as crucial devices for important tasks, with laptops being very high on the list, as choosing the right one will make all the difference. You will need one with sufficient memory space for all your requirements, as you will want to store all your blogs for future reference. If you also enjoy downloading songs and movies, then you should look at a memory around the 125-150 GB mark.
Open Office or Microsoft Word
One of the great advantages to owning a laptop is that it will almost certainly come with one or the other already installed. They are equally good in that they will carry out spell checks and a word or character count for you. But best of all, you will be able to go back and make changes until you feel that your blog is absolutely right. Bear in mind that even the most experienced writers will find that the formatting and grammar are somewhat different, as blogs must be chatty, informative and hopefully speculative.
Thorough research is vital, otherwise you will receive many criticisms from people reading your blogs. This is where the computer really comes into its own, because, quite simply, if something has been written about previously, then you will be able to research it online. Having decided upon a subject, go to a search engine and type in certain keywords. Try to avoid sentences and keep the keywords relevant so that your search will produce only useful information. Select extracts that will be helpful to you during your blog and then refer back to these as you write. Always be sure that your information is up to date. It is no use quoting statistics from 2002 in 2013.
Reasons To Blog
Blogging is the perfect way to promote any business – whether online or high street. It should be possible to incorporate backlinks to a website for example. This is very easy to do from your laptop once you have opened up MSW or Open Office. It is also the perfect way to get your opinion across, discussing a subject that is important to you with like-minded people. A blog usually contains anything from 400 –700 words, but remember – ask questions as this will encourage a debate and a great blog.