Over the Christmas break I was travelling quite a lot visiting family and friends here, there and everywhere. And although I was excited to be seeing everyone and being waited on hand and foot, I really didn’t want to neglect my blog.
With such a tight schedule and no capacity to cart around my old laptop, I realised that without the luxury of an IPad I would need to get a little more creative with how I spent my free time.
So with little to no internet connection and limited access to a computer, these are my essential tools for blogging on the move.
I simply cannot go anywhere without my camera and it always has a place in my handbag wherever I go. (Much to my other half’s frustration when we’re out for dinner.)
You just never know when something beautiful is going to cross your path, and often the best photo shoots are the impromptu ones that capture a natural moment.
I’ve always been a fan of a digital SLR as the memory cards are much easier to slip out and pop into a computer without having to wait days to access your photos, and the clarity on the image ensures I can pick up even the smallest details.
With the lighting being so rubbish over the winter months I took some inspiration from this article in Photography monthly about how to make the most of bad lighting, which I found really helpful when trying to create beautiful visuals for the blog.
Pen and paper
I suppose I’m a bit of traditionalist but I love carrying around my pen and notebook.
Jotting down inspiration when it occurs to me and taking notes of sayings or things that inspire me is one of my favourite parts of having a blog.
I keep all of my notebooks which I’m sure my great grandchildren will find much amusement from when I’m dead and gone.
It’s like the bible to my blog, all my random thoughts and feelings in one place.
When I don’t have the possibility of saving all my written posts on a computer I find that using a USB stick like these , is the best way to move my articles from one place to another when I don’t have the privilege of an internet connection.
It’s amazing how much you miss the internet when it’s not at your beck and call 24/7.
Surely there’s a medical condition for having the extreme urge to tweet.
Of course when the world was back at my fingertips I made it my mission to keep on top of my social media and answer emails. For any pictures that I’d taken with my phone I have some really useful image editing apps that meant I could keep them looking good despite the bad weather.
- VSCO Cam has some really cool features.
- Flipagram is perfect if you’re wanting to create some mini videos.
- Piclab can add some very cute effects to images.
Most image apps are now free so editing on the move is so much easier than using Instagram alone. Now that the madness is over and I’m back to some form of normality it’s nice to be back into a routine, but I would definitely recommend getting organised about the kind of things you can do on the move.