Friday, 21 February 2014

Blogging on the go...

Working a full time job and keeping on top of blogging can sometimes be quite stressful so today I thought I would share how I organise my time which might help some of you.

My Nexus 7 tablet is a godsend, if it wasn't for this I probably wouldn't be able to keep up with everything. My husband bought mine for my birthday the year before last so it's coming up to two years old now but I love it (it's usually permanently attached to my hand, unless I'm sleeping!) I'm not saying that you need to have a tablet of some kind but it definitely helps and this post is kind of dedicated to my Nexus! I have an app on there called Colournote which I use to jot down any blog post ideas I have whilst I'm out and about because if I wrote them on scraps of paper I would definitely lose them all!

My Nexus doesn't have 3G but it does have WiFi which I can switch on and tether to my mobile phone. I wouldn't recommend doing this if you don't have an unlimited data plan as it does use a lot of data and nobody wants a hefty phone bill! Or, if you go to your local cafe/library/pub they may have free WiFi. When I am connected I can log into Blogger using the Android app and create blog posts - also if I'm super organised I can download photos from my desktop computer to my tablet and add them into the blog post too, otherwise I can just write the blog post, save it and then add the photos when I get home later.

I usually take my blog photos in bulk at the weekend. My husband usually works one of the days so I try to get up early to make the most of the light. I get my products, set up my camera, and snap away until I am happy, then pop them all on my desktop computer and edit them (if required) on Pic Monkey.

I usually write my blog posts on my lunch break at work as when I am at home I like to spend time with my husband. Then I just add the photos I previously took. I can use either the touch keypad on the Nexus or sometimes I use my IVSO Bluetooth Keyboard if I fancy using a proper keyboard which I bought from Amazon for £16.99 (since gone up to £24.99). The keyboard is a little bit fiddly and I think it must be an American design as there is only a $ sign on it, no £ sign, so it's a little annoying if I want to write how much something is, but besides that it's quite handy. It also doubles up as a protective case so I can pop my tablet in my bag and know that the screen wont get scratched.

Android also have an app for Bloglovin so I can keep up to date with reading blogs really easily.

Although I have never had any other tablet device, I'm pretty sure that most are now supported by either Android or Apple so you should be able to download any of the previously mentioned apps.

How do you keep up to date with your blog?


  1. I use bloglovin' too- you can get it on apple as well as android, it's a fab way to keep up-to-date with your favourite blogs, and also find new ones!

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog //

  2. I use blog-lovin more and more these days instead of GFC, though I do still have a run down both lists. I have been debating getting a keyboard for my iPad but am still undecided x

  3. I too am in love with my tablet, it goes everywhere with me and I always love to use the Bloglovin' app to keep up to date with all the latest blog posts and product launches.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick