When it comes to blogging, it’s important to be efficient as sometimes we don’t have a lot of time to put together a post. Over the years, I’ve realized that there are certain things that have helped me blog better and even do some things faster. I’ve shared my top 5 below but make sure to share your favourites with me in the comments below.
Simple Tips to Make Blogging Easier
Yup, I am still one of those people. I do keep some details on my phone but I personally find using a day planner helps me to remember everything I need to do. My to-do list comes to me at random points during the day so I find being able to write it down at any point helps. They say that actually writing things down helps you remember it more. Plus, so many planners come with use stickers and sayings that it’s hard to not want one. My personal favourite are the ban.do planners
This is something that I wanted for a long time but never invested in until my laptop broke. My screen was busted and I wasn’t able to get it fixed for a while. I purchased this external monitor
and was at my house the next day (Thank you Amazon Prime
). Using an HDMI cable you can hook your laptop up top the screen and work off it. Not only does this help if your computer breaks like mine did but it’s also WAY easier working on a larger screen. (Tip: make sure your laptop and monitor you’re buying have the HDMI hookup)
So I talked about the monitor but what’s also easier is using a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. This prevents you from having to still type on your laptop while using the screen. It also makes it feel like you’re working on a real computer which I just personally find easier. I purchased a Bluetooth keyboard
for under $30 and it works AMAZING. There is also a great selection of Bluetooth mouses for under $20
A Good Camera
Blogging is all about the photos. No matter what you blog about you’re most likely going to need a good camera. I’m not saying you have to go get a DSLR
as so many iPhone’s take just as good photos. However, if you get a DSLR, you will thank yourself later. I use a Canon D70 and love how it can connect to my phone as a camera remote. It also has the pull out screen which is essential if you make YouTube videos (plug…subscrube to my channel!)
For the longest time, I never used a wrist pad. I figured the aching came from typing all day and there was nothing I could really do about it. This all changed when I started using a gel pad. They help to relieve pain and eliminate the stress put on your hand and wrist working long hours using a computer. Trust me, if you type all day like I do or use a mouse most of the day, this will change your life. Plus, this keyboard and mouse gel pad combo is under $20!
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