Blogging on your Tablet: The Case of BlackBerry PlayBook

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Blogging has taken over the Internet in the past few years, with the web now awash with blogs on every conceivable subject by a mind-boggling variety of writers. Used in the right way though, blogging is still a great tool, allowing individuals to publish their thoughts on any subject freely and easily, and also giving companies an easy way to communicate with their customers in order to improve service and secure greater loyalty.

Moreover, due to the explosion of tablet ownership worldwide, blogging is easier than ever, and your BlackBerry PlayBook potentially contains all the tools you need to keep up a thriving blog while on the go. The PlayBook has a number of key features that make it an ideal mobile blogging device, including a well-designed virtual keyboard, which was singled out for praise in The Verge’s BlackBerry PlayBook review.

To start blogging, you’ll first need to choose a blog hosting site. WordPress is a good choice; it is a free service that is simple and easy to use, and it also offers a large number of customization options. Your first download should then be the WordPress BlackBerry app, which is free and will guide you through the process of setting up and writing your blog. Initially, you’ll need to select a username and password, enter your email address, name your blog and choose a web address that it can be found at. Once this is done, you are free to write and publish whenever you feel like it, on whatever subject catches your eye.

To liven up your blog, you’ll need pictures, which can be found online and then inserted through WordPress. Here, another one of the PlayBook’s key features comes to the fore, with numerous BlackBerry PlayBook reviews having praised the tablet’s high-speed web browser, which should make finding and using images a piece of cake. You could also use pictures taken with the PlayBook’s onboard camera of course. To fully exploit this capability though, a photo editor is a must, and Photo Editor Pro for BlackBerry PlayBook is one of the best, allowing users to crop, resize and add a wide variety of effects to their photos and images, and all for the princely sum of $1.99.

For your blog to be successful as either a form of personal expression or a promotional tool, you’ll need to incorporate blogging into your routine, with most bloggers recommending that users should blog at least once a week in order to maintain visibility and stay in a writing frame of mind. How and when you blog is of course up to you, but some good options might be writing for a couple of hours after work or blogging on your lunch break.