Blogging has become more than just a hobby for some people. For many lucky and hard-working individuals around the world, blogging is a lifestyle and a career. It’s a career path that makes ample use of creative writing skills and research, but it’s also perfect for people with busy lifestyles who are constantly on the move.
If you’ve turned writing into a career, then something you’ve probably thought about is how to keep blogging while you’re on the go. Perhaps you travel around the world to take pictures and get ideas for content, or maybe you work a regular day job that involves long and unproductive commutes.
Whatever your ideas are, here are a couple of ways to help you keep blogging on the go no matter where you are.
Invest in a Laptop
If you don’t already have a laptop, then you’re missing out on a wealth of opportunities. Since blogging isn’t very demanding for computers, you could essentially do it from a smartphone or even a tablet. However, there’s nothing as simple and productive as a basic Windows laptop with a comfortable keyboard.
As long as you get an external keyboard (or you’re blessed with a laptop that has great keys to type on) you could carry around a lightweight laptop with you wherever you go. Instead of focusing on specs such as hard drive space and processing power, get a laptop with fantastic battery life so you can continue working no matter where you are, and you won’t have to charge it very often which is perfect if you’re a travel blogger.
Then, invest in a portable hard drive to hold all of your photos and such. I use the pocket-sized My Passport with 2 terabytes of memory.
Carry Some Equipment
You’ll find that you don’t need to carry much in order to continue blogging on the move. Get a stylish business backpack to store your laptop, camera and charger and you’ll find it’s much easier to stay productive on the go. They don’t cost much, they’re extremely durable.
If possible, also get something like a portable table to have a place to put your devices when there’s no desk nearby. This Tabletote Plus Portable Compact Computer Stand folds up and can be strapped to your backpack.
Peace and Quiet
You can’t blog while you have people shouting around you, and it’s hard to focus on your writing when all you can hear are cars and trains rushing past. Find a quiet place to type if you want to blog on the go, such as a hotel room or an empty library.
If you want to commute on the train or someplace bustling, such as a coffee shop, then consider getting a pair of headphones (wireless if possible) and play some soothing music that doesn’t have lyrics. Better yet, invest in some noise canceling headphones to get complete silence.
Make Use of Your Travels
If you’re going to be travelling on a regular basis, then make use of it. Take photographs of EVERYTHING. You never know when you’ll need a photo of a certain place. Then, blog about EVERYTHING. If you’re a travel blogger then it’s incredibly important to make use of all your travels, not just the destinations that are popular.