Useful Gadgets to Enhance your Blogging Experience

by Rob Clymo on June 6, 2012 · 3 comments

If you think of yourself as a keen blogger then it’s likely that you’ll be even keener to ensure that you have the best tools at your disposal for getting your daily posts done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Now that many of us are having to do our blogging duties on the move then it’s never been more important to ensure that you have the most efficient gadgets and gizmos at hand for the ultimate in up-to-the-minute posting.

Get the gear

First up, you’ll need to get yourself a decent laptop or netbook if you prefer the lure of a traditional and non-virtual keyboard for bashing out your blogging posts. The good news is that both these hardware devices have dropped in price over the years and they’re now also highly powerful machines in most cases that can not only assist with blogging duties, but also let you carry out other productivity chores too.

However, if you’re looking for something a little less bulky then it might be worth trying a tablet device such as the Apple iPad. This is a revolutionary gadget that allows you to do most of the usual computing stuff, plus a good deal more besides while also enjoying a lightweight device that can stay powered up for hour upon hour without needing a recharge. There are stacks of apps available too, making it even more of a useful gizmo to sign up for.

If you’re on the move and have a fistful of mobile gadgets then you’ll know just how worrying and frustrating it can be if you’re about to carry out your blogging activities and you run out of power. In that respect, you’ll find that a device such as the Veho Pebble will prove remarkably handy. This stylish looking object can deliver a charge to all of your mobile devices no matter what the location.

If you’re a person who blogs in the company of others, which after all is probably very likely as it’s such a social thing, then you’ll also want to consider getting kitted out with a MiFi. This works a little like the traditional wireless router that you get back home, but the difference is that this enables you to share a mobile broadband connection with up to five other authorized users. It’s perfect if you’re blogging in the company of work colleagues as well as family and friends.

Now that blogs are becoming more visual, it’s also likely that you’ll want to have the capacity for taking photos and uploading them in a few simple steps. There are plenty of smartphones out there in the marketplace that will allow you to do all this and a whole lot more too, just be sure that you pick through them carefully. While most phones can produce a digital image, many leave much to be desired. Try something like the shiny new HTC One X for a much better digital imaging experience.

And finally…those pictures you took might look pretty good but it’s  worth adding a decent photo editor to your arsenal of apps, so that you can tweak and fine-tune before going live. Something like Adobe Photoshop Express will fit the bill because it’s free, easy to use and can transform a good shot into a great one. Job done.

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Jasmine June 14, 2012 at 2:24 am

These gadgets are cool. Definitely worth investing in if you are always on the move. I especially like a good powerful netbook, as this will be easier to work on, compared to an iPad or tab.

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Gon September 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

I’ve always been against virtual keyboards, especially when it comes for writing, in our case blogging. But if I’m in move, then I will definitely would love to have an Samsung Galaxy Note 2. For me that is the perfect gadget. Powerful hardware, huge screen and amazing software on it – Android OS.

Great article mate.

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