What’s in my (blogging) handbag

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As I’m dedicating more and more time to blogging, I’m starting to blog on the go: be in coffee shops or train journeys; I try to make the most of my time and squeeze in an email or edit a picture when I can. Because of this, I’ve needed a  new bag to carry my trusty blogging chromebook and all the other things us bloggers need! So in today’s post I thought I’d share what’s in my blogging handbag!

First up, the handbag itself!

I’ve been using the Lexi Laptop bag by Bags by Black *

I’m not a huge fan of traditional laptop bags so when I saw this handbag that is specifically designed for carrying around laptops (as well as plenty of space for all the bits and bobs a busy blogger needs!) at the Gadget Show, I couldn’t wait to give it a go!

The next thing is my trusty Stick to Stigu journal! I’ve blogged about this before but I find it so handy to carry about to help me plan blog posts and my life. It isn’t marketed as a blog planner but it should be- I find it so much easier to use than some blog planners I’ve bought!

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My Olympus Pen

I do appreciate this is a total bloggers cliche, but I don’t regret this purchase one bit! I feel I’m taken so much more seriously when I turn up to do restaurant reviews or at events than just taking an IPhone! And I just can’t get over the quality of the images!

My Voice Recorder

As I’m writing a book at the moment, I try to keep my voice recorder close at hand so I can record my thoughts at a moment’s notice. I then email my files to my editor (my mother!) who then translates! I am also going to start using this for blog inspiration as I’m so bad at writing things down! My voice recorder actually comes with voice to text translation feature but whenever I use it I end up with so many errors; it’s actually quicker for my mom to type! I am not sure if it’s the machine’s fault or my strong brummie accent.

Business Cards

businesscards

I felt a bit pretentious buying these at first but I’ve ended up needed them in the most random of places! I used Banana Printing- because I needed them quickly for an event and Moo would take too long! They only cost £12 and I’m pretty pleased with them! I’ll probably upgrade to some Moo ones when these run out but they do the job for now!

Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert

I am a massive Elizabeth Gilbert fan anyway but her latest book, ‘Big Magic’ is actually really beneficial for bloggers. It talks about the process of writing and finding your creativity- it’s a must if you’ve lost your blogging mojo!

So that’s what in my blogging handbag. Alongside the usual mess of a million hairgrips, granola bars and train tickets from 2013 (I didn’t say I was perfect) Let me know below what’s in your blogging handbag!

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4 Comments

  1. May 17, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Ooh I love this post! I might do one of my own if that is ok (will of course link to you as inspiration!). madly jealous that you have an Olympus Pen – I love my DSLR but my word, it is so cumbersome to transport everywhere x

  2. May 18, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I never thought to get a voice recoder before what a great idea. ps loooove the bag!!!!!!

  3. September 3, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Hello Jenna,
    I’m amazed to see all the fabulous product that you have.I have some of these like Olympus Pen and the recorder also.But I don’t have the cute bag that you displayed.I seriously want it,Because I think it’s made by leather and the colour is black and white,isn’t it? Love the leather product so so much../
    Thanks for share with us,lovely feeling.Wish to buy it soon.Already subscribed to your blog 🙂

  4. October 20, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I bought quite few new things lately for the big event I am attending in London this weekend. So yeah business cards! I used Banana print as well and I was happy with it, thanks for the recommendation! I also got myself a nice big handbag to put my notepad in and other essentials. When I am on the train and want to write I find that writing things on a piece of paper works best for me although voice recorder could be a good idea as well..

    Petra from behealthynow.co.uk

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