My Blogging Kit Essentials

I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years now and I thought it about time I shared some of my favourite Blogging Kit essentials!

These are a mix of gadgets, apps and websites – some that I’ve been using since day one and some are recent new ‘loves’.

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Find out what’s in my Blogging Kit Essentials – everything I need to run my blog well.

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My Blogging Kit Essentials

WordPress

Let’s start with the most biggest essential of them all! I started out blogging on Blogger but quickly changed to Wordpress. For me, the functionality and what it offers is just so much better. WordPress is very easy to learn and I find it so customisable to get my blog looking and operating exactly as I want it to.

My Pipdig Theme

I bought my first theme from Pipdig.co when I was still on Blogger but kept the same one when I moved to WordPress. All of Pipdig’s templates have both a Blogger and WordPress option.

I love how I can change my theme and customise it to make it perfect for me. As well as that, the support at Pipdig is amazing and they’ve helped me out with so many unrelated IT issues over the years. I can’t imagine every changing my template provider.

In fact, when I wanted a new template recently for a bit of a blog ‘face lift’, I just purchased another Pipdig one and in minutes, it was installed and ready for me to tinker with!

iPhone

I couldn’t be without my iPhone, blog-related or not! However, it’s an essential tool in every way whether it’s editing and publishing posts, taking and editing images, scheduling social media and checking stats. I’ll have to write another whole post about the different apps I use for all of these things – let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in.

Canon G7X Mark II Camera

This Canon G7X camera is still a fairly recently purchase but is becoming a fast favourite! I’ve been taking images and films on my iPhone since the beginning, which has been fine, but now I want to focus on improving the quality of them.

This year I’m determined to improve my images over all and this little beauty will help with that!

My Erin Condren Planner

Blogging aside, I don’t think I could survive life these days without this planner! I’m a busy mum of two kids as well as being a Blogger and marketer and so I need to stay super efficient and I’m always looking for ways on how to be more organised.

I love the process of writing down my plans every Sunday morning for the following week ahead. It’s therapeutic, helps me to stay relaxed and ensures that everything that needs to get done, does get done.

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GorillaPod Tripod

I use a small GorillaPod tripod and it’s perfect to use for filming videos or for taking images when I need a super steady hand. I love how the base can wrap around objects too like fences and chairs to get to hard to see angles.

I do need to invest in a full size tripod soon – I’d love to hear your suggestions if you have any.

Listium

I’m finishing with a brand new favourite I recently discovered, Listium. I’ve written a whole post about how fab Listium is (you can check it out here) and I’ve been enjoying using it as an editorial calendar. Whilst I love the editorial calendar in WordPress, Listium also has a mobile site and an app which means I can access it on-the-go.

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As well as that, it has the ability for me share my lists with others and as I’m thinking about hiring a VA this year, that is going to be essential! Check out Listium here – if you love making lists of any kind, you will love it!

It probably goes without saying but my laptop and 1 million notebooks are also pretty essential too!

What are your blogging kit essentials and must-haves?

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31 Comments

  1. 22nd July 2017 / 8:01 am

    Great post Mim, really useful for a newbie! I have a Miranda titan tripod (full size) which is great – really sturdy but also quite compact when collapsed (mine was also a bargain as I found it on a car boot sale!).

  2. 15th July 2017 / 7:29 am

    Great tips and equipment to use. x #linkylist

  3. 12th July 2017 / 5:32 am

    Ooh great list. I do love a planner. I’ve yet to upgrade to an actual camera which is something I’m going to look into over the coming months #TheListLinky

  4. 1st July 2017 / 12:03 am

    Thank you for a great and simple list! I will check out Lisium (love lists). I have used co-schedule calendar so far and it does the job but happy to try something new.

  5. 27th May 2017 / 6:25 am

    Oh signing up to listium, it sounds fab! thanks for sharing #TheListLinky

    • 27th May 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Ah it is – I think you’ll love it :)

  6. 17th March 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I love that tripod!! I have just signed up to Listium so looking forward to using it. Might have to get that tripod now!!

    • 17th March 2017 / 8:09 pm

      You’ll love Listium and the tripod! It’s so handy – I film all my videos on it :) x

  7. 17th March 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I love that tripod!! And I have just signed up to Listium so looking forward to using it! Might just buy that tripod too!

  8. 17th March 2017 / 7:24 am

    Thanks so much for sharing – it’s so interesting hearing how other bloggers do it. On my wishlist for this year is a decent camera – I’m still using my phone! #thelistlinky

    • 17th March 2017 / 11:38 am

      I use my phone a lot too! x

  9. 16th March 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I started on WordPress and self-hosted on the recommendation of my hubby and was glad I did. I too invested in the G7X last summer and it’s the only camera I use these days. I love it! I have a content planner but I’ve fallen behind in using it lately. I need to change that!

    • 17th March 2017 / 11:39 am

      Ooh he gave you good advice – I wish I had too! x

  10. 14th March 2017 / 7:56 am

    I sooo want that gorilla tripod now, adding it to my ‘must have’ list!

    • 14th March 2017 / 9:54 am

      It’s so so handy! x

  11. 13th March 2017 / 11:58 am

    I’m still on Blogger and find it ok although I have to use Bloglovin to follow blogs as Blogger has shut down that side of the site.

    • 13th March 2017 / 4:11 pm

      I really should use bloglovin more too! x

  12. 13th March 2017 / 9:04 am

    I’m on blogger and I keep thinking I need to switch over to WordPress. It’s just another thing on my long this of things to do :) I’d love to know what apps you use on your iPhone #TheListLinky

    • 14th March 2017 / 9:55 am

      I’ll definitely do that :) x

  13. 13th March 2017 / 6:50 am

    My essentials are my computer, my phone and my planner. I have to write everything down or it’s gone! I’m definitely going to check out Listium. #TheListLinky

    • 13th March 2017 / 7:06 am

      Me too – my planner is my best friend! x

  14. 12th March 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Great list. I love the look of that tripod and now I’m off to check out listium, it looks like a more polished version of Trello x
    #TheListLinky

    • 12th March 2017 / 6:40 pm

      I thought the same – I find it more intuitive than Trello too (and prettier!) :) x

  15. 11th March 2017 / 7:41 am

    Thank you for the tips! I’ve not been blogging long so I’m still learning all the time and any tips are appreciated! My want list is a new laptop (mine is old and had it!) and a proper camera! #TheListLinky

    • 11th March 2017 / 8:24 am

      It’s on my list too :) x

  16. 11th March 2017 / 2:07 am

    Grest tips – in fairly new to the game so love reading how others manage to keep on top of it all. Thank you for sharing #thelistlinky

    • 11th March 2017 / 8:24 am

      I hope you love blogging as much as I do :) x

  17. 10th March 2017 / 11:48 pm

    I second wordpress and pipdig! I started off on weebly and much prefer things now I’ve moved over! x #TheListLinky

    • 11th March 2017 / 8:25 am

      How amazing is pipdig! x

  18. 10th March 2017 / 4:25 pm

    My essential is time to work by myself…otherwise, nothing gets done as nicely as I would like…I do a lot of work on my IPad, too, so that as an object is probably my number one essential! Thanks for the tips, Mim!

    • 10th March 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Oh I know – if I could have just 1 more hour in the day, what a difference it would make! x

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