I thought I would do a slightly different post for you today and share with you essential tool kit for blogging. These are things I need to be able to blog and would struggle without....
I have a Panasonic LZ20 Lumix Bridging Camera. When I first started blogging I used to use my phone but was never happy with the quality of the pictures so I decided to treat myself to a decent camera. This camera isn’t top of the range, I have a massive habit of breaking things so didn’t want to spend too much. However I LOVE it so much, it does a great job and I think my blogs definitely improved since I started focusing more on the images and their quality. To edit my photos I use picmonkey.com, it’s so easy to use and really helps to fine tune my pics. I am also a fan of instagram if I do use my phone for any photography.
I have an Iphone 4s. It has become a bit like my left hand when it comes to blogging. It means I can access my emails and twitter on the go. I have the blogger app on my phone too but I don’t tend to use it as it doesn’t give you as many options as the website. I also am a huge Lister, I heart lists! The notes section on my phone is filled with so many lists including, blog ideas/post ideas/reminders etc. I can also photograph things on the go. It definitely helps me stay interactive whilst away from my laptop.
I think I spend just as much time on twitter as I do on my blog. I wasn’t a huge fan of it when I first started using it but it’s such a fantastic way of interacting with other bloggers and sharing your links. The blogging community on twitter is such an amazing source of support and all the regular chats keeps me motivated. I definitely don’t think my blog would be the same if I didn’t have twitter.
I always carry a notepad in my hand bag, and have a few on the go at any one time. I use them to write rough drafts of posts, jot down any ideas that come into my head. It’s great for getting whatever’s on my mind on to paper. My notepads are where all my posts begin.
5. My Laptop
This one is slightly obvious! As a blogger I spend a large amount of time on my laptop and would be massively stuck if I didn’t have it! I use it to write and post on my blog, I use it email in regards to my blog, to tweet, to edit photos, the list is endless!
And of course copious amounts of tea also helps! I would love to hear what’s on everyone else’s toolkit list? Of course I have equipment to help me photograph products and a few other bits that help me out when it comes to blogging but these are my top 5. What are your blogging essentials?