Hosting a Blog on Your Own Domain

This time I would like to write about advantages and disadvantages of blogs hosted on your own domain name:
-You will have to pay for the domain name and for hosting your domain. This can amount to approximately $150 per year, but it varies depending on which hosting plan you will choose.
-If your blog is hosted on Blogspot you can incorporate AdSense, but Google will take part of the profit. However, you will not need to share your profit with Google if you decide to have your own domain.
-Other bloggers might show more respect towards bloggers who have their blog hosted on their own domain. That is because they might assume that such a blogger is more serious about blogging.
-If you have your own domain, you have a lot higher possibility to fully customize your blog. However, it might require some html and php knowledge. Make sure you learn some basic html before you decide to host your own blog.

I will leave you to make your own conclusions about hosting, because it really depends on circumstances. Overall, if you are really serious about blogging you may eventually decide to host your blog on your own domain.

Laptop and Docking Stations

Docking Stations provide a simplified way of connecting a laptop to computer peripherals. Docking stations for laptops are not something that is new on the market. Laptops were generally designed for mobile use. It means we should be able to use them while traveling, at school, or college. As a matter of fact, this is one of the biggest advantages of laptops. If you are a laptop owner yourself, and you like traveling a lot, then you will enjoy having a docking station. A docking station can be connected to a mouse, speakers, network cable, second monitor, and any other accessories that might be useful. Later, you can simply connect your laptop to the docking station, without the need to disconnect all of the devices and then connect them again. Basically, you can just pop the laptop in and out as needed, instead of hooking up 5 connections. I believe that in the future more and more people will have laptops instead of desktops. That is because engineers will be able to design smaller computer components eliminating the need of owning a desktop computer. However, until that happens, desktop computers will continue to be the most popular types of computers.


One of the questions I have been asking myself recently is how to keep the balance between resting, working and having fun. I am one of those people who enjoy participating in various activities. I might also be a workaholic, but it is already a different story. I noticed that I feel better after having a good night’s sleep. This means that I need to sleep well in order to feel good. Now the question is how much sleep do I really need and how many hours should I reserve for some other fun activities. I must admit that very often I am tempted to stay up late even though I know that I should go to sleep. I never pull all nighters as I am not one of such people who can stay up very late.

Tips for Microsoft Word

Many people would certainly agree with me that text in Word document often looks better in many circumstances when it is presented in a form of columns. If you also think that way you will surely be interested in knowing how to make the columns work in your Word document. Just follow those steps:

1. First, highlight the text that you would like to take a shape of a column.
2. On the menu bar go to “Format” and then select “Columns”.
3. On the upper part of the window choose the options that suit you the most. You can choose here between two column, three, column align to the left or a column aligned to the right.
4. Press “OK” and enjoy your new columns.

Word has many features and knowing how to sue them should enhance your overall experience, because you will feel more confident.

New Versions of WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular blog publishing systems in the world and recently a new version came out. While I am not using WordPress for all of my blogs, I am considering starting another blog with the help of WordPress. Let’s take a look at some features that WordPress supports:
• Native tagging support allows you to use tags in addition to categories on your post, if you so choose.
• Update notification lets you know when there is a new release of WordPress or when any of the plugins you use has an update available.
• Pending review feature for multi-author blogs.
Those are just some of the features and they make working in WordPress a pleasure.

Sending Emails

It is usually not that difficult to ask others for their email addresses. I usually ask others for their email addresses if I know that I might want to send them something by email in the future. Most people I ask do not hesitate to give me their email address. I rarely meet people not willing to share their email address with me. It is even easier to get an email address from somebody you meet face to face. People usually do not have the guts to refuse, so getting their addresses is even easier this way. Make sure not to violate the privacy of those to whom you choose to send your emails. If somebody wishes to unsubscribe, make sure to allow him to do so.

What to Take Into Account When Buying a Tablet

I have been amazed at the progress in technology during the last couple of years. ???hn?l?g? ?s ? f?nt?st?? th?ng ?nd ?t ?s ?m?z?ng h?w mu?h t??hn?l?g? h?s ?h?ng?d ????l?s l?v?s. ?ut ?t ??n b? ? d?ubl? ?dg?d sw?rd w?th s? m?n? n?w t??hn?l?g??s ?nd, m?r? ?m??rt?ntl?, s? m?n? m?nuf??tur?r’s ?r?v?d?ng d?ff?r?nt ??t??ns ?nd d?ff?r?nt ?r???s ?t ??n b? t?ugh t? d???d?. ?n th?s ?rt??l? w?’ll ??v?r s?m? ?f th? b?st f??tur?s th?t ?r? ?v??l?bl? ?nd wh?th?r ?r n?t th?? ?r? r?ght f?r ??u.

Wh?n ?t ??m?s t? bu??ng ? t?bl?t, m?st ????l? l?k? th? m?b?l?t? th?t th?? ?r?v?d?. ???ng ? fl?t sl?t? th?t ?s l?ghtw??ght ?nd ?bl? t? b? h?ld ?n ?n? h?nd, ??u ??n ??rr? ?t ?r?und w?th ??u fr?m r??m t? r??m ?nd ?t’s ??s? t? ???k u? ?nd g?. ?ut n?t ?ll t?bl?ts h?v? th? ?b?l?t? t? ??nn??t t? th? w?b fr?m th? r??d. ?ust ?b?ut ?v?r? t?bl?t h?s bu?lt ?n W?F? (? ??n’t th?nk ?f ?n? th?t d??sn’t) but n?t ?ll h?v? th? ?b?l?t? t? ??nn??t t? th? ?nt?rn?t us?ng th? 3G s?rv??? (th? t??hn?l?g? th?t ??ll?h?n?s us?). ?n?th?r th?ng t? k??? ?n m?nd ?s th? f??t th?t ?f ??u w?nt th? 3G ??rt?b?l?t? ??u w?ll h?v? t? subs?r?b? w?th ? ??ll?h?n? ??rr??r ?nd th?s? ?l?ns ??st ?n?wh?r? fr?m $40-65+ ? m?nth.

?n?th?r b?g th?ng th?t d?ff?r?nt??t?s t?bl?t ??m?ut?rs ?s th? ??m?ut?ng t??hn?l?g?. ???ng us?d f?r th?ngs l?k? surf?ng th? ?nt?rn?t, ??nn??t?ng w?th fr??nds ?n s????l m?d?? s?t?s (su?h ?s F???b??k ?nd ?w?tt?r), ?nd ?l?? g?m?s, ?t’s n?t r??ll? n???ss?r? t? h?v? th? s?m? ??m?ut?ng ??w?r ?s ? l??t?? ?r d?skt?? ??m?ut?r. ?nd b???us? s?m? t?bl?ts l?m?t th? s?z? ?f th??r ?r???ss?r, ??u w?n’t ?lw??s b? ?bl? t? d? ??rt??n th?ngs su?h ?s mult?-t?sk (run mult??l? ?r?gr?m ?t ?n??) ?r str??m v?d?? fr?m th? ?nt?rn?t. D???nd?ng ?n h?w ??u w?nt t? us? ??ur t?bl?t th?s m?? ?r m?? n?t b? ? b?g d??l ?nd ??u ??n ?r?tt? mu?h gu?r?nt?? ?t w?ll b? ? f??t?r ?n th? ?r???. ?n g?n?r?l, ?f ??u ?r? l??k?ng f?r t?? ?f th? l?n? ??rf?rm?n?? ?r ?ust w?nt th? ?b?l?t? t? w?t?h m?v??s ?r ?V sh?ws d?r??t fr?m th? ?nt?rn?t (v?? ??tfl?? ?r ?m?z?n ?r?m?), ??u w?ll w?nt t? ???k u? ? t?bl?t th?t h?s ? du?l-??r? ?r???ss?r.

F?n?ll?, th?r? ?s th? ?nd us? ?f th? t?bl?t: ?r? ??u l??k?ng t? us? ?t f?r bus?n?ss, ??rs?n?l ?nt?rt??nm?nt, ? fun t?? ?r t? r??l??? ?n ?ld ??? ????us? th? ??st ?f th?s t??hn?l?g? ?s ??m?ng d?wn ?nd m?r? ????l? ?r? us?ng t?bl?ts f?r m?r? th?ngs, th?r? ?r? d?ff?r?nt ???s ?nd ????ss?r??s th?t ?ll?w ??u t? ?d??t ? t?bl?t f?r ? ?ust?m?z?d us?. F?r ?nst?n??, m?n? t?bl?ts ?r? ?nt?gr?t?ng full s?z? ??t?rn?l k??b??rds th?t ?lug-?n ?r us? blu?t??th. ?r, ?f ??u ??n’t f?nd ?n ??? th?t w?ll h?l? ??u run ??ur bus?n?ss, ??u ??n h?v? ?n? ?ust?m ?r?gr?mm?d.

Google Adsense

I would like to share with you a money making idea, which enables to monetize your website or blog. A lot of us have websites and want to make some profit out of them. Unfortunately, many of our websites cost us a lot of money, partly because of monthly hosting fees. These can easily amount to over $50-$200 per year. Taking this into account, it is always a good idea to look for ways to monetize your site. This should also be the case even if your website was only created for fun.

Now let us further analyze this opportunity. Website owners can enroll in Google AdSense to enable text, image, and even video advertisements on their sites. Ads are dynamically displayed – Google utilizes its search technology to serve ads based on website content, the user’s geographical location, and other factors. This means that if you have, for example, a Canadian visitor, then ads are going to match his geographical location. Ads are also going to match the topic of your website. It is a Pay Per Click (PPC) type of advertising, which means that you only get paid if a visitor clicks on an ad. They also offer some advertisements which pay per thousand impressions, but the vast majority of income is received through PPC.

Please note that you do not need a blog to take advantage out of this opportunity – you can have a regular website. If you are hosted on Blogger, which is owned by Google, you will have the option to put ads on your blog quite easily, but Blogger will take a share of your income. That is why if you have a regular website, then it is a better idea to have it hosted on your own domain.


Apple is enhancing their iPhone software. In the past, the company promised that it listens to customers suggestions and allows third-party developers to develop applications and games for the phone. It seems that this upgrade of software changed a lot how iPhone is portrayed by users. Without any way for third-party developers to develop software for the phone, iPhone was often portrayed as having less features then other similar gadgets. So what did this change result in? When it comes to games tilting the device in various directions, or with combinations of tilts and screen taps will navigate the display and environment in many games. When it comes to applications, developers will be able to have access to many aspects of the device such as the touch screen, camera and the accelerometer. This is why iPhone is so popular.


Have you ever noticed that somebody on the Internet copied and published your articles on his website? This happens all the time, and I am wondering how dangerous plagiarism really is. If a person copies and pastes your posts, this must mean that your posts are very high quality. Only the best blogs on the blogosphere have their posts copied and published on other sites. That is why a typical blogger does not have to worry that much about plagiarism. Even if someone publishes something that you wrote, chances are it was done by an automated script. If you send an email to a webmaster of such a site, then you probably will not get any response. That is why I would recommend to relax and do not panic if someone copies your content. After all, plagiarism is even a bigger issue in college where students copy and paste articles from the Internet. Since your career does not depend on blogging, you do not have to worry about it as much as universities.

However, plagiarism is still a big concern, and it is especially dangerous if major search engines index the plagiarist’s post before they index the post on your website. If that happens then search engines might actually assume that you are the plagiarist. That is why you should be careful so that you will not be accused of plagiarism yourself. That might be especially a problem if Google does not index your website very often.