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5 Everyday Blogging Essentials


It was only recently that I thought about just how much of my time is spent blogging, most evenings I'll either be writing a post, replying to comments or planning my next Instagram flatlay! With blogging taking up so much of my time, I thought it would be nice to share some of my day to day essentials that make it 10x easier...

The organiser that doubles up as a photography prop

Having a separate diary dedicated to blogging has honestly been a game changer. I know so many people find it useful to use notes on their phone, but for me nothing beats traditional pen to paper. I love sitting down to plan my content, create to do lists and get everything scheduled. I really recommend Kikki.k stationary, they have so many different collections.

Headphones - no strings attached

I love listening to music in between post writing - I find it so useful to write a post, leave it for 10 minutes and then go back to make any edits. Before trying wireless headphones I never realised just how much more convenient they would be, the Sudio Vasa Bla Headphones* £69 not only look amazing, who doesn't love rose gold? but the sound quality is fab, and finally my headphones aren't a tangled mess at the bottom of my bag. If you fancied trying these Sudio were kind enough to give me a discount code for 15% off -JMXO.

A good nights sleep in a bottle

I've raved about this so much before so I won't go on, but the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray £16 really has helped me keep a consistent sleeping pattern. I do try and close my laptop for the night by 9pm, but for those nights that I can't, this is a godsend! Trying to fall asleep after looking at a bright laptop screen can be tricky, it used to take me a while to drift off but since using this I don't wake up until my alarm. Maybe it's placebo, but without this my nights sleep just isn't the same!

A treat for tired eyes 

A bit of a random one, but I've always been a fan of the traditional Optrex eyedrops, so when I got to try the new Optrex Actimist spray* £15.99 I knew I would love it! Wearing contact lenses and looking at a laptop screen all day makes my eyes so dry, almost to the point where I get a headache. After using the Actimist they instantly feel better, it's really refreshing and I definitely prefer it to eyedrops.

The device that makes writing blog posts a joy

Admittedly, before getting a Macbook I slated them - all that money on a laptop? I'm not saying you need to splash out on a macbook pro but having this in my life has helped me become so much more productive! I'm lucky enough to have mine through work, but I know I'll never be going back to a windows laptop after using this.

What are your blogging essentials?

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29 comments:

  1. Loved this post Jodie! I always switch between writing up my blogging notes and using my laptop but I think I'm going to try the bullet journal system and go back to a notebook!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. So glad you liked it! I've seen so many people rave about it, I'm not sure how well it would work for me but it seems like a fab way to get really organised! x

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  2. Great post Jodie! I also have a journal for planning posts but it's not as cute of a prop as yours. Some of my blogging essentials are cuticle oil and a sheetmask - I'm all about multitasking while writing posts!

    Lexie
    nailgirl.net

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  3. I love the sound of the deep pillow spray I could really use some of this.

    Lauren x Huggled

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  4. I've wanted to try the deep sleep pillow spray for so long!! I keep waking up in the night so hopefully it would help. Lovely post xx

    http://jasminelaurenfancy.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love your ideas, Jodie! Those headphones are so stunning. The eye mist sounds like something I could really benefit from. My eyes hate any computer or technology screens haha xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The pillow spray is something I've wanted to try for soooo long now! It sounds amazing and I could really use some help getting to sleep at a normal time! X

    Kate// itskaterose.blogspot.com

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  7. I need to try that pillow spray, everyone raves about it and I always have trouble getting a good nights sleep! The eye mist sounds good too, my optician did say my eyes were quite dry thanks to computer screens so I should probably buy this!

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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  8. I really liked reading this! Notebooks are a must, I get so lost if I don't do a little planning - both for blogging and life! I'm always so tempted by a Macbook too x

    Sick Chick Chic

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  9. That diary is so gorgeous, I need one! I'll also have to try that spray out as I'm also a contact lens wearer and can't stand dry eyes x

    Gemma Louise

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  10. Some really good essentials - the diary is gorgeous, as are the rose gold headphones! :)
    Ambar x | Her Little Loves

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  11. I couldn't live without my MacBook, it has made blogging so much easier for me!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  12. I love the Kiki K stationary everything is so beautiful! It's amazing how much time you dedicate to blogging, I feel like every spare minute I'm doing something to do with the blog! Beautiful post as always!

    Laura x
    www.mylauralife.co.uk

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  13. Great post! I love the Kikki.K website.Those headphones are seriously stunning *heart eyes* xx

    Phoebe & Abida | phoebida.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Love this! My blogging essentials are my macbook pro, a notepad, my camera and whatever inspires me :)

    Fatima x www.fatima-writes.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Some really great tips here. Can't beat the MacBook Pro! :)

    Matt

    www.theguyontrend.co.uk

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  16. my biggest blogging essential is probably a pair of comfy pants. i just can't blog when i have jeans on.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

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  17. My blogging essentials have to be my Olympus PEN (it's so worth the hype in my opinion!), cosy blankets (for snuggling under while writing posts & as photo props!) and coffee. Can't get anything done without coffee! I am absolutely loving your blog at the moment Jodie - I read every single post!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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  18. Love them. Please check out how I balayaged my own hair!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

    Instagram @alionawithlove

    Twitter @alionawithlove

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  19. Such an awesome post! I didn't think I would like wireless earphones but these sound great, thanks for sharing. Great blogging essentials, some I never would have thought of xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  20. Before getting my first MacBook I was like 'it's so much money, so not worth it!' but now I could never go back to Windows!! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  21. Having a separate diary/journal dedicated to blog planning is so essential for me too! I'm yet to try the Deep Sleep pillow spray but it sounds amazing! xx

    Mae ♥

    http://sweetasmae.blogspot.co.nz/

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  22. Those headphones seem so cool, unique and expensive, it's a good job you have a discount code! I really want to invest in a new laptop, it's got to the point where I have to use the online keyboard because some of my keys don't work..! A Macbook sounds lovely though!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  23. Absolutely love this - such fab essentials! x

    www.stylepetal.co.uk

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  24. Your photography is so beautiful! xx

    http://www.emmakatehall.co.uk/

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  25. I love having notebooks! I recently got a new one from my mom and now I can't decide what should I write in it, I don't want to ruin it hahaa...

    All that glitters | blog by Maria Ritter

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  26. I love my Macbook Pro and I hate PC's haha! I find Mac's so much easier to use and I love the keyboard's on them. I have also started using a notebook this year to write down blog posts and tick them off as I go and so far it's working out really well :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Eye drops are literally every contact lenses wearers best friend! They feel so good after a long day of starting at a screen x

    https://sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I have a pair of sudio vasa headphones, however they're not the stringless ones (lol)!

    Lucy | Forever September

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