04, 03, 2016
Every blogger has a those items they always carry around with them to help get through the day. Writer’s block, or should I say blogger’s block, can often happen when we’re not prepared or organized with ourselves. These are a few things I think any type of blogger may find helpful to have with them at the most creative and inspiration times.
Phone/Camera – There’s no such thing as a blogger who doesn’t leave their home without a phone or camera, or even both for that matter. It’s our mini computer to keep us in check and up-to-date with emails, social media platforms, notes, and other important miscellaneous things that are throw our way. Taking photos is also a huge part about being a blogger so it only makes sense to always have on hand. *Case on my phone: LuMee.
Camera Remote – Not all bloggers have the privilege to have a photographer (or “Instagram husband”) by their side 24/7, so we have to know how to count on ourselves to get the job done. We don’t want to have to keep running between frames to set our self-timer – it wastes a lot more precious time than you think. A bluetooth remote is small enough to hide away in pockets or even in the palm of yoour hand while getting that perfect shot. * The remote I use: here.
Portable Charger – Since we’re constantly on our phones for probably most of the day, we need to make sure we have a backup source of battery when we’re out and about. Admitting in the blogging world, running out of batteries on anything is one of the worst things that could happen in a day. You can get quite inexpensive ones now such as the Anker Portable Charger.
Notebook & Pen – There’s still nothing that beats actually writing stuff down on paper and seeing the overall visual. I personally tend to forget things when it’s just jumbled notes in my phone. When I know it’s something I prioritize I will write it down in my blogging notebook, and since it’s something I always look at every single day I’ll always be reminded.
Makeup – Ever have one of those lazy days where you just don’t want to put as much effort into your makeup, then all of a sudden you get inspired or see something so photogenic that you need to take photos that very moment but know that you aren’t fully ready for it? That’s why it’s important to carry around the essentials that can liven up your look and make you last minute camera ready. I suggest a great concealer, black eyeliner, a voluminous mascara, and a pop of colour on your lips to finish the look.
Accessories – Also known as “props”. You can already be wearing some of your favourite jewelry pieces or have them somewhere lost in your bag, but it’s always great to have some arm or neck candy laying around to jazz up any outfits and looks to your photos. I’m a huge fan of light minimal dainty pieces for everyday.
Business Cards – Whether you blog for business or pleasure (or both) I believe you should always have business cards on hand. A lot of time and effort goes into creating blog posts so why wouldn’t you be proud of it and want to show it to as many people as possible? Just like how you feel when you read other people’s blogs – you gain interest, insight, inspiration, and even happiness, so let your craft be known!
Do you have anything you’d add onto this list of things bloggers should have at all times?