Keeping your Gizmo in Top Shape
Nowadays, many have seen the benefits of blogging. Not only as a therapeutic escape from the harsh reality of life, blogging is also a potential means of earning some extra income. And some people actually earn a lot!
Being one, I can attest to the fact that indeed, blogging is not only an enjoyable hobby, it could also be a very lucrative job. And if there are things that I should be most thankful about, those must be my Macbook and our Internet connection.
Sometimes though, this hard-headed white gizmo won’t cooperate. There are times when it would work slowly and poorly, and I hate it when this happens especially when there are a lot of write ups to do. Of course, I can write everything down with pen on paper but that’s just twice the hassle. But as an eager blogger, I looked for ways to improve its performance. Here are some of the things I would like to share with you.
Get a reliable antivirus software
One reason why computers get slower is because it may be infested with viruses and unwanted stuff. You get viruses when you visit sites that infect your computer unit with malicious malwares. Install some reliable antivirus software to protect your computer from these malwares. Regularly run a test to know if your PC is clean.
Ask assistance online
The WorldWideWeb has definitely become an overwhelming source of information. You can search for tips and advices on how to properly take care of your computer. There are also sites which are especially dedicated to helping people in software management. For example, at simplitec.com you will find advice on what best ways to protect your computer and what good software programs to install for your computer’s optimum performance.
Use cloud storage
Part of my job as a blogger is to write lots of articles either for my 20-something blogs. And as a near perfectionist, I make sure that I save all the articles again and again. As a result, a huge number of MS word files have already piled up in my disk, and these heavy load have also caused my macbook to slow down. So now, I have transferred some of my files in a free file hosting services. I am confident that my files here are safe and protected. My personal cloud storage choice is Dropbox.
Use an external Drive
Being a prolific photo-hobbyist, I’ve accumulated tons of photos all through the years…no, I don’t delete them even if they’re double shots and I maybe would do that if I get the time. My husband was kind enough to buy two terabyte external hardrives, one for his graphics and one for my photos.
Physically. Dust and heat are not a good combination for your computer. Make sure that you dust off the insides once in a while. Dust building up will make the fan insulated causing heat build up. It is easy if you have the experience already but if not, ask the handyman at home to do it for you, otherwise call the nerds as stated above to ask for help how.