Make Your PC a Lean, Mean Blogging Machine
Blogs are the in thing now. Hip, cool, and here to stay. So here are some ways that will make your PC an even better blogging tool.
- Clean out your internet and history files. When I started out online I used a dialup connection. I remember those days very well. When you are only getting at most 50k downloading speed, you try all you can to get the most out of the connection. That meant I was always cleaning out my temporary Internet files, cookies and history. Now that broadband for the most part is widespread, we tend not to think about this much any more. But it’s still a good thing to practice.
- Update Windows regularly. With our high speed connections it’s easy to let Windows install updates automatically. I recommend letting Windows do this for you and not disabling it. It will make your PC more secure and run smoother most of the time.
- For goodness sake, clean out your PC. Empty the Recycle Bin, make sure Disk Defragmenter is run once in awhile, remove some of the start-up programs that run when Windows (or Mac) boots, and use Disk Cleanup at least once a month or more. This will make a big difference no matter how fast your PC is.
- Use a blog editor from your desktop. Windows Live Writer is a great way to update your blog without even opening a browser window. It works with Wordpress, Blogger and many other blog platforms. It even has a plugin that works with Flickr and Firefox. There are other blog editors out there that I’m sure are good as well, but Live Writer is my choice.
These are just a few tips that I came up with for souping up a computer. Do you have any more ideas that you can share for making a PC a lean, mean blogging machine?
*Author’s Note: Curtis is also the author of Grow Thumbs. Edited by Blog Bloke.