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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?



  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

    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

  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!


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

    Lauren x Huggled

  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

  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 |

  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


  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

  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

  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

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

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

    Danielle xx

  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

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

    Phoebe & Abida |

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

    Fatima x

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


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

  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

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

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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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

  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

  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 ♥

  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

  23. Absolutely love this - such fab essentials! x

  24. Your photography is so beautiful! xx

  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

  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 |

  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

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

    Lucy | Forever September


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