Hello! How are things with you? ❤️ I was recently scrolling through my blogs draft folder and I decided to spruce up my blogging essentials to share with you today because I thought it would be an easy-going read ☕ (don’t know why I put a hot beverage emoji there because today is WARM and all I want to drink is a gallon of ice water, the choice is yours what you drink whilst you read this…but yeah I’m obviously judging if it’s a hot beverage, honesty is the best policy and I want this relationship to be built on a solid ground 🤷😂).
Anywho, it feels like I’ve already shared this post but that’s only because it has been in the drafts folder for so long (I’ll bet it never thought it’d see the light of day 😂). There are a couple of things that I cannot blog without so I thought it would be fun to give you an insight into what goes on behind this blog. I actually have a number of post ideas that involve sharing my blogging process so let me know if you’re interested in seeing those! (👍Yay or nay….like a horse👎🐎😂). Here are my blogging essentials:
I blog completely through my phone, mostly through the WordPress app but if there is a glitch then I will use the sight instead which still looks new to me as I’m hardly ever on there 😂 I also use the camera on my phone for blogging photos a lot more than I use my canon camera but I want to switch that up a little (It’s looking like I will very soon as I want to take a load of photos of a recent clothing haul I got and maybe do a Summer outfits post 🌞).
A clear mind
This is SUPER important! Only when my mind is a clear space can I grab freely at it for the words that fit with the ideas. If I’m stressed then blogging isn’t fun at all and even though I might write down how I feel it rarely makes its way on here as that is personal and goes in a whole other journal so I always try my best to take advantage of a clear mind.
My blogging journal
I recently started a new one! I must be on my fifth or sixth notebook now which feels odd considering how many posts I have written and even then there are loads more that I never even shared 😂 It’s nice having something to flick through and look back on my blogging journey as well as seeing posts come together. I always keep my notebook by my side incase inspiration sparks as that stuff is gold dust ⚡
Sometimes I’ll go through spates where I have so many ideas and then all of a sudden it will end and I’ll be left wondering where it all went wrong 😕😂 I have learned to always take note of these ideas when they are readily available in my blogging journal though like I said above. Sometimes even though I have a long list and won’t be running out anytime soon I’m not in the mood for the ideas that I do have or ready to share posts that are complete in the drafts folder so I must come up with something different that I’m equally as proud of. I do tend to look back on the tips I shared for when you’re in a blogging rut quite a lot and let me just tell you, I’m grateful that my past self wrote that 🙌😂
I have a load of different lists that allow me to keep track of/remember all of the things that go along with blogging (such as posts ready to be uploaded, posts that still need an image and so on). I find them super helpful, you can read all about them HERE!
The right surroundings
I don’t have a specific space that I write, a lot of my creativity is alive or should I say awake when I should be sleeping at night 🌙 but then again sometimes I can just be going about my day somewhere and I want (no I NEED) to write so for me it’s just a state of mind that can take over wherever and whenever (I wish I could have ideas arrive on command though 🙌😂).
In isolation I’ve put aside time where I go up to my room to write as it’s the quietest place in the house and there I can type out what I have written down and I can get through a number of blogging tasks without distractions. Tbh typing out posts is the toughest thing for me, writing them down is a doddle but for some reason it takes ages for me to get around to typing them out even if I have the time to do so 😦 I don’t know why this is but anyway, when I go up to my room with the goal in mind to type, that is when it gets done (mostly through sheer determination 😂).
A pen full of ink
I don’t even think I used this many pens when I was in school 🖊️😐 Annoyingly, the nicest pens that allow the writing to flow, run out of ink the fastest so I need some new stationery (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 😂). Know of any good stationery sites? The only one I can think of is Paperchase and I got through looking at their stock in 10 minutes so I need more eye candy 👀🍬
Thank you for reading! 😉 I would love to know what your blogging essentials are! Do we have any in common? (I’d say some of them are the same for everyone). Take care and have a lovely day! ❤️