04, 03, 2016

Things every blogger needs in their bag

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?

56 responses to “Things every blogger needs in their bag”

  1. Amen to the portable charger! Snapchat really drains the battery so it’s good to have something else on hand 😉
    I’ve been thinking about making business cards, but at the same time I just can’t decide if it’s worth it… maybe if you attend a lot of events it would be useful. (for a newbie, not so much.)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • Stacey says:

      I know what you mean! I wish snapchat wasn’t so draining! I’ve been so on and off and deleting it for that but I also like it too much too!
      I think you should make business cards regardless of how “newbie” you think you are. Probably a week in from having this blog I already was making cards haha. You never know when an opportunity to give it out will arise!

  2. cara says:

    I love the remote idea, I always feel so bad hassling my mum to take photos for me! I still need to make business cards x

    • Stacey says:

      Hahah I’ve done that before with my mom and many others, and sometimes I got frustrated and had to tell them to take better ones hahah!

  3. Dominique says:

    A notebook is a must for me! To jot down all those lists and blogpost ideas which usually come to me at the most random times! Great post lovely xx


  4. Ana says:

    Sometimes I’m too lazy to carry the camera around but end up regretting it. You never know when you’re going to find the perfect shot. Great tips xx


  5. I second the camera remote, it’s such a lifesaver!


  6. Jeanne says:

    Must haves indeed! Great selection Connie!

  7. Rch says:

    These are definitely Blogger must haves!


  8. Stephanie says:

    Ooo, these are all definitely things I keep in my purse. Even right down to the business cards!

  9. Shannon says:

    Love this! So true. Gotta keep all the “tools” at the fingertips for whenever inspiration hits! http://www.gaminestripes.com

  10. outlanderly says:

    you’re spot on! I tend to forget my business cards, so I’ve made a big batch of small ones that fits in my conveniently.
    Thanks for the share 🙂

    Jo x

  11. Brian Keo says:

    his is awesome life style, like fashion model.

  12. The essentials!! Could’nt agree more!


  13. Jeanne says:

    I’ve got my own “Instagram husband” but I still want a remote sometimes though! Haha.


  14. Ella Pinto says:

    One of the things that I do not carry around is the portable charger, but it’s definitely something I realized I desperately need to! I need to change that in my life asap.

    Ella x

  15. Osiarah says:

    Those are exactly the blogger’s essentials. I agree with every time you describe. Thanks for sharing, nice work.

    Camy xx


  16. That phonecase is such a clever idea! I love it xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  17. Nerdy Maria says:

    I need to get a camera remote and portable charger, they would really make my life easier, haha. And I also think that an external hardrive should be added to the list as it comes very handy, especially for us, bloggers, who tend to take lots of photos 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Stacey says:

      Oh an external hard drive is something I need! I don’t takes a many photos but the collection is building up so that would really be nice to have 😀 thanks for the suggestion!

  18. Rena says:

    Thanks! Your remembered me that I should have my business cards in my bag 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  19. Margarita Chi says:

    I love this post! I really need to start carrying around a portable phone charger – my phone always decides to run out of battery at the worst time. Thanks for sharing!


    • Stacey says:

      I’ve learned my lesson the hard way MANY times when I didn’t have one, or I’d be sitting at a plug outlet until it charges for a bit haha

  20. I totally need a camera remote and a portable charger, how have I lived so long without them hahah xxx

  21. kayla kruse says:

    I love this blog post because it’s so essential that we have things in our purse! I want a portable phone charger! Great post! <3

    Lots of love,
    Kayla xo // Kayla’s Vibration

  22. Lifewithalk says:

    That’s so true, especially for the phone and camera part, we just need this for our blog photo and keep up to date on the social media.


  23. Alice Shiya says:

    Great list! A bluetooth remote is so convenient to have, definitely agree! I never thought about carrying around business cards, nice tip!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  24. aliona says:

    Nice read. Check out my Afro Curls tutorial on my blog and insta!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

  25. I agree with every one of these! I have sudden inspiration to make business cards haha


  26. phone/camera definitely! can’t leave the house without them!


  27. angelagiakas says:

    I’ve really got to get myself a portable charger. I seem to have a bad habit of leaving the house when my phone is dying haha!


    • Stacey says:

      Hahah that’s like the worst thing and you try so hard to preserve what battery you have but you can’t help but check instagram…

  28. Mira says:

    I couldn’t agree more with the things you mentioned, a portable charger, some makeup products and a notebook are essential. I have never heard about a camera remote, that’s a brilliant idea. xx


  29. Annie Abbey says:

    Business cards! Such an important thing to have on hand! My first pack is coming in the mail this week! I am so very excited!
    xx Annie

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