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How to Run Your Website While Working in the Kitchen

Posted In Home Technology & Gadgets, Webmaster - By Techtiplib on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 With No Comments »

This article lists the best gadgets, apps and more to help you work on your website even when doing other things such as cooking.

If you run a website or otherwise work online, then chances are that you will often feel as though there just aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll probably spend a great deal of time writing posts and responding to comments, but you’ll always be thinking in the back of your mind how much more successful your efforts could be if you only had a bit more time to dedicate to site promotion, design and content creation. Often you just spend so long managing the day-to-day grind of posting and sharing that you don’t have any spare time to put into action your grander plans for a site. You don’t want to risk working 24/7, you still need to have a life outside of your web business, so how do you ensure that you have enough time to make your site a hit on top of what you’re currently doing?

How to Run Your Website While Working in the Kitchen

One option is to find ways that you can multitask with other tasks – so that in principal you could run your website while at the same time working in the kitchen and cutting onions. This way you could manage the day-to-day operation of your site during your 9-5 hours, but then you could also do a little more work on your website while doing other things such as peeling potatoes or even having a sit in the bath. How could this be possible? Read on…

Your Phone and Apps

There was a time that running a website would mean being sat at a computer so that you had access to a full blown productivity suit, but these days our smart phones and tablets are almost as powerful as our computers meaning that our devices are much more portable and much more capable of being fitted into a pocket or used in one hand while the other is busy.

To make the most of these devices though you will need to make the process of working and uploading work as easy and quick and possible. That means using apps like the WordPress app for instance which can make it incredibly easy for you to update any WordPress based website with content.

If you don’t have a website that runs on WordPress though, then you can have similar luck by creating your own content management system that will make it as easy as possible for you to quickly post new content or edit existing pages. Meanwhile many other apps will make other aspects of running your site much easier, such as the Android app ‘Web Design Tools’ which will let you view changes as you make them on a live preview of your HTML/JavaScript. Other apps like Buffer can make it easy for you to keep up-to-date with your social media marketing – it’s not too much trouble to make a few Tweets while you cook but it can do a great deal to boost your site.

Now if you keep one of these devices in your kitchen or take it in with you, adding content to your site while the pasta boils for instance can be incredibly easy and only take a couple of moments (especially with a stylus or some form of gesture control). If you have one of Sony’s new water proof devices you can even keep a device in the bathroom and update content in there.

The Right Input

Of course if you want to go a step further than this then you can always use a laptop in your kitchen to take full control of your website and to start programming your PHP in your favorite IDE/designing images in PhotoShop etc.

The best devices for this job will be convertible hybrids such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, or even the tiny Dell Venue 8.

Now add in gesture control to navigate around your entire desktop set-up with a slowly-gaining-momentum Leap Motion, and use Windows’ built in voice navigation, and you can do a whole lot of work without ever having to touch your device. You can even set up a permanent home for an old device in your cupboard over the sink, making it easy to work while you wash the dishes, or just while the kettle boils.

The author of this article, Nancy Baker, is a self proclaimed internet aficionado and freelance blogger. She often writes for Appliance Repair Master, which specializes in appliance repair in Toronto. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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