Bloggers and writers compose or draft their blog articles in different ways using different tools and methods. I have my own ways, tools and methods of preparing my blog articles.
Before I wrote my first blog article, the first thing I did was to gather the necessary tools to make my article writing easier such as the following:
Four (4) additional free browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera in addition to the Internet Explorer already installed in my desktop and laptop computers when I bought them from the store. I downloaded the 4 browsers from their respective websites to both my desktop and laptop hard drives to see how my website looks in different browsing environments.
Free OpenOffice.org Office Suite software to specifically use the WRITER program. The software was downloaded to both of my desktop and laptop computers.
Codes or sn ippets for the TELL A FRIEND ABOUT US button which I copied into an OpenOffice.org WRITER text document page and saved it in both my USB (universal serial bus), desktop and laptop computers.
Address of my website, containing my blog articles, which I saved in my Favorites for easy uploading of my website
USB or flash drive where I keep my blog articles and other application files
Desktop and laptop computers
A small radio placed on a shelf at the top of my desktop computer monitor screen
A 9-inch colored television, with DVD player, placed beside my desktop computer monitor screen
Writing Blog Articles Using My Desktop Computer
When I have an idea or topic to be published, I usually follow the following steps:
I turn on the desktop computer and open the OpenOffice.org WRITER program to display a blank text document page.
I open the Google Chrome browser.
I think of and create an interesting blog title for the topic to be published.
I click on the Google Keyword Tool from the Favorites and type some keywords to be used in the blog title and the body of the article for search engine optimization.
I list down some notes and keywords and rearrange them to come up with a smooth, continous and understandable flow of thoughts and discussions.
I finalize the blog title, start composing the blog article, create paragraphs, format the headings and some texts, and make bullets or numbers for a list of information.
I click on The Free Dictionary from the Favorites to look for word meanings, singular or plural spelling, synonyms and antonyms.
After the article is completed, I read, review and re-read the manuscript and make some changes (about 3 to 4 times).
I change the text font to Verdana and text size to 12 points for easy reading on computer monitor screens.
I click on the OpenOffice.org WRITER spelling and grammar tool to check each word and English grammar in my manuscript.
Transferring the Article to My Blog
I click on the Safari browser icon. When this is done, I have 2 active browsers (Google Chrome and Safari) where I can display the dashboard for my website in Google Chrome browser and the updated website in Safari browser. This efficient strategy eliminates some unnecessary steps, thus saving me time and effort.
I copy the article from the OpenOffice.org WRITER text document page and paste it to the new blog page of my website (dashboard, edit mode using Google Chrome).
I read, review, make changes and format text on the article.
I click on the spelling tool to check each word.
I insert the codes or snippets of Google Adsense and Tell A Friend About Us button to the appropriate blog spaces.
I save and publish the blog article.
I go to Safari browser and display the new or updated blog article. Read the article and take note of some errors. If an error is found, I go to the Chrome browser, website dashboard and make the necessary corrections, save and publish the article. Then I go back to Safari browser and refresh the web page to see the corrected changes.
After the blog article is finalized, I go to Chrome browser and dashboard of the website. I copy the final blog article and paste it to the OpenOffice.org WRITER text document page, and save it in the USB and desktop hard drive.
There are some occasions where I go went to the blog article after a week and saw some errors. What I did was to go to my website dashboard, made the corrections, saved and published the article. I copied the corrected blog article and pasted it in an OpenOffice.org WRITER text document page, and saved it in the USB and desktop computer to replace the old article.
If you plan to be a blogger, you have now some ideas, tools and methods on how to compose your blog articles. For those experienced bloggers, they may comment on my blogging system and tell me that their system is more easier, convenient and efficient. If that is the case, I will appreciate if you can post your comments below. Thank you.
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