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?



29 responses to “5 Everyday Blogging Essentials”

  1. The Makeup Directory says:

    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

    • Jodie Moores says:

      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. Lexie B says:

    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!Lexienailgirl.net

  3. Lauren says:

    I love the sound of the deep pillow spray I could really use some of this.Lauren x Huggled

  4. Jasmine Lauren says:

    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 xxhttp://jasminelaurenfancy.blogspot.co.uk

  5. Lauren Victoria says:

    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 xxLauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Kate Rose xo says:

    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! XKate// itskaterose.blogspot.com

  7. Laura Louise says:

    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. Josie says:

    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 xSick Chick Chic

  9. Gemma Louise says:

    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 xGemma Louise

  10. Ambar Syed says:

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

  11. Danielle Alexa says:

    I couldn't live without my MacBook, it has made blogging so much easier for me!Danielle xxhttp://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  12. Laura says:

    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 http://www.mylauralife.co.uk

  13. Phoebida Blog says:

    Great post! I love the Kikki.K website.Those headphones are seriously stunning *heart eyes* xxPhoebe & Abida | phoebida.blogspot.co.uk

  14. Fatima Adam says:

    Love this! My blogging essentials are my macbook pro, a notepad, my camera and whatever inspires me 🙂 Fatima x http://www.fatima-writes.blogspot.co.uk

  15. Matt Maidment says:

    Some really great tips here. Can't beat the MacBook Pro! :)Mattwww.theguyontrend.co.uk

  16. Elena Isabelle says:

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

  17. Lynnsay says:

    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 xwww.sartorialscot.com

  18. From Aliona With Love says:

    Love them. Please check out how I balayaged my own hair!Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love Instagram @alionawithlove Twitter @alionawithlove

  19. alittlekiran says:

    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 xxxALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  20. Ariadna Morell says:

    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!! xAriadna || RAWR BOWS

  21. SweetAsMae says:

    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! xxMae ♥http://sweetasmae.blogspot.co.nz/

  22. Charlotte says:

    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. Primrose Bigwood says:

    Absolutely love this – such fab essentials! xwww.stylepetal.co.uk

  24. Emma Kate says:

    Your photography is so beautiful! xxhttp://www.emmakatehall.co.uk/

  25. Maria Ritter says:

    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. Charlotte Lane says:

    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 🙂 xoChar | http://www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  27. Sandra F Silva says:

    Eye drops are literally every contact lenses wearers best friend! They feel so good after a long day of starting at a screen xhttps://sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk/

  28. Lucy Alice says:

    I have a pair of sudio vasa headphones, however they're not the stringless ones (lol)! Lucy | Forever September

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