After blogging for almost 8 years now, I've come to love a certain group of items in my office. They're my "essentials" that help me get through the day-to-day (still fun!) work that blogging has become. If you're interested in becoming a part time blogger or a full time blogger like me (it's still feels weird to say that!), you might also love this list of blogger office essentials. I'm also sharing a little peek at the end of this post at what my office and me look like after a day of blogging. Come have a look!
The following items are things I'd recommend that you invest in when you're considering blogging as a job. Whether you have an actual room for an office in your home, or a little corner of your kitchen, these things are fabulous to have in your blogging office:
- DSLR Camera
I think this is the most important tool a blogger should own. Great photos are worth so much in this world of image-conscious consumers, and a good camera (paired with lots of practice and knowledge) is worth its weight in gold. This is the one I have, but I started with an entry level Nikon DSLR.
- Camera Lens
I started shooting my blog photos with the kit lens that came with my camera, but I'd recommend investing in a better lens as soon as you can to shoot better photos. This is my favourite lens for blogging.
- Blog Planner
Whether you like using a paper calendar, or the calendar on your phone, having some sort of planner is essential to scheduling your blog posts and planning your editorial calendar for the year.
- Filing Cabinet
Don't forget that bloggers need to keep track of all of their paperwork like contracts with brands, receipts and media kits. I love this filing cabinet from The Brick, or you can DIY one like I did in my own office.
After my larger desktop computer kicked the bucket in the Fall, I purchased this laptop to take its place. I'd highly recommend getting a laptop for blogging so that you can blog on the go! Make sure it has a lot of storage space and memory for your photos, videos and graphic editing programs.
- A Cute Pen to Hide from Your Kids
It's for brainstorming your blog posts in your planner (or on random scraps of paper like I do).
- A Desk
I love this desk from The Brick, and it's nice and compact for almost any little corner you get to blog in. Plus, it's so chic!
- A Comfy Office Chair
Believe me, you'll be sitting A LOT as a blogger so a comfy chair is a must. This is the one I have, and it's a million times better than the dining chairs I used to sit on while I was blogging!
Here's what my blogging office looks like when I stage and clean it for photos:
And here's my desk and me after a few hours of blogging. We're a mess, but this is real life:
Next project: tidying my office (AGAIN) and fixing my hair. 🙂
Tell me: Do you blog? What are YOUR blogging office essentials?
Your DIY Blog is a collection of information on my blog and my YouTube channel that explores how to have your own successful DIY & lifestyle blog. I've had many questions about blogging and how to turn it into a part time job, and I want to share the knowledge that I've gleaned from several years of blogging with you! I hope you find this series helpful and please comment below if you have any specific questions about blogging that you'd like me to cover.
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YES! Each and every one of these is definitely a must have!
Great post! A couple things I need when I'm blogging .... a nice view when I'm daydreaming or need inspiration. I have 2 spots I blog from. Our couch in the great room in front of the fireplace or my home office, which faces a bank of 4 windows in our turret. Looks out over our little meadow. I also need a warm blanket to be cozy, a mug of hot tea and a pad of paper to write down ideas as they come up. I'd love to blog fulltime but don't know the steps to take to make this a venture vs. just a hobby. Doing some reading today on the subject and am thankful for your blog and your inspiring posts!
Great post! Any tips for getting started with videography?
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
Love this list and agree with them all.... except for coffee! Haha! Still can't drink that stuff but love tea! Have a wonderful weekend, friend!
Lindsay - The DIY Mommy
Thank you, Kendra
Christina, you've just given all of us bloggers a heart attack. What a beautiful little space. Highlights how important furniture is!
Lindsay - The DIY Mommy