If you want to become a professional blogger, want a huge authority in your field, want fans, supporter and to make a living with it, you have to be professional. On this article, I would like you to setup your workspace. Setting up a great workspace doesn’t improves your blog ranks, traffic or income, but it will affect on your performance and the output. I don’t want to make it longer, so lets check out what should you do to setup your perfect professional blogger’s workspace,
PC and Hardware
I recommend you to use a desktop for your blog because its solid and can handle the pressure. You can use your laptop or even your cellphone to write articles but be practical, its pro blogging and you have to use a solid keyboard to write down articles. If you use a laptop, then add an extra keyboard with it. Blogger and many other web resources doesn’t requires you to have a high end pc and you can blog with a regular one but the faster is better. For photo editing, you have to need a better pc. You can choose a CRT or an LCD monitor, but LCD would be the best for your eyes and to save power.
I would recommend you to use a fast broadband or even faster internet connection. The more speed you have, the more things you can do in less time. You have to choose an un-limited data connection so that you can do more work. You can also choose a 24 hours connection or a limited connection for your working hours. There are more ways to connect with the net like the cell phone or the modem, but use them to check your mails and do emergency things.
Set your workspace and the room as your office. Set your desk, pc, chair and other furniture as needed. Its good to have a table and chair which is suitable for your body. If you use a laptop, put it on the desk and use it there, not on your lap or by laying down. Use a good chair to sit straight. If you sit straight, you will be able to breath better and can be more productive. I spend 5-8 hours infront of my pc and have put all of the things together to make me feel comfortable. Have a well vented room and it should be quiet.
Tags and Notepads
I use lots of tags and notepads to write down new article ideas. If you write your article keywords and topics, it will help you to remember a great idea. All of the great ideas are stored on your mind, use the tags so that you won’t forget them.
I have a bulletin board in my room with full of ideas, strategies, design concepts, images and lots of things for my blog. You can put an important idea on your bulletin board so that, you can see it on the next day and start working on it. Bulletin boards are great tools for putting your dreams in front of you. It will help you to work and achieve more.
There are lots of softwares you will need for being a pro blogger. You will need Adobe reader for viewing PDF files, MS office and other applications for writing articles, Photoshop and other tools to edit images. Media players and editors if you deal with audio and video contents, Nero or other softwares to burn discs, etc.
There are lots of web tools you will need to get the most of your time. You will need google toolbar to check page rank and for bookmarks, Firefox for browsing the net, Stumble upon toolbar for bookmarking, and you will need these 10 great web tools. To read all of your favorite blogs in one place, use google reader as your feed reader. To connect with people and readers, use micro blogging like twitter. You can also use social networks for traffic.
You will need different digital goods to organize and communicate. I’m not telling you to buy anything, just use what you allready have. I use my cell phone for twitter when I’m away from my pc. I use my PDA to organize my online things. You can also use a voice recorder to record your ideas on it.
You will have to sit and work for hours infront of your computer. So don’t forget to keep, drinking water and dry foods or biscuits with you. If you eat and drink water in the work, you will feel less tired and hungry and can work more.
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