Tuesday, 27 December 2016

10 Things Every Blogger Needs.


Every blogger needs certain 'must-have' tools to help them with their plans to conquer the world. Here are some of my favourites ranging from calendars and planners to candles and coffee. I've been blogging for about two years now so this is perfectly curated from two years worth of solid experience and my genuine and honest tips. 

1. A huge calendar to hang up.

I like this to constantly remind myself of what's coming the following month. Further, it's more useful than a desk calendar or a notebook one because this way I cant really avoid the deadlines and events that stare at me each time I sit down to work. I also prefer bigger ones because then I can keep a more detailed list of events per day. 

2. An ideas notebook.

Everyone has one. It's the little notebook where all your ideas emerge suddenly and beautifully fall into place. You can start off with just using it for blog post ideas but it'll soon emerge into your blogging gospel and contain important collaboration information, passwords, picture composition ideas, blog post ideas, and stress doodles. I have one and it's a little black notebook with colourful section dividers and its even the notebook where the name 'Wanderlustric' came to life. I was playing with the words wanderlust, travel, explore and it just happened. The page is now torn out and hung up on my mood board which brings me to my second point...

3. A mood board. 

A mood board is basically like a Pinterest board come to life. It helps me to have physical reminders of what I'm trying to reach and my priorities pinned up.

4. Coffee

Enough said.

5. Scented Candles.

Okay so this is going to sound a bit trite but if I buy a particular scent, for example, Vanilla, and light it each time I'm sitting down to purely write, it just helps with the flow of creativity and I relate the scent to thinking and working hard.

6. An extensive collection of post-it notes.

Because as a blogger plans change:  You further on ideas, plans change again, you're reminded of an entire section of your life that's not covered on your planner and plans change again.

7. Back up batteries for EVERYTHING.

Enough said pt. 2.

8. A succulent or cacti garden.

I'm not using succulents or cacti because they're aesthetically pleasing ( okay maybe a little bit ) but rather because these are plants that survive if you water them only once a week a.k.a. perfect for your busy life. I've always been brought up around plants and this is such a necessity for me.

9. Patience.

 If you're a blogger then I know what it feels like to feel so incredibly frustrated with how slow paced people and goals can be sometimes. However we both know that continuing to work hard and work for success even when it feels like it isn't coming is the only way to keep sane. Patience is a virtue.

10. A good attitude.

To further on the point above, being positive and keeping your work ethic in the earliest hours of the morning and moving on to different projects quickly when others don't work out is all you can really do sometimes, and the good thing is - it'll be enough.

Have a splendid day.

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