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If you are a Facebook user, you will have seen these ‘starter packs’ floating around the internet for some time now, they’re usually jokes about different types of people but I decided I would take the idea and create a blogger starter pack of all of the things bloggers ‘need’ (of course, you don’t actually NEED these things to be a blogger but they sure do help). I thought it would be fun to create a little starter pack of my own, it would be super fun to see in the comments what you would include in a blogger starter pack.
A comfy office chair:
To start off this starter pack, I decided I would include a comfy office chair. Without one of these sitting a PC writing, editing and just doing general blogging stuff is a bit of a nightmare. I’ve previously bought chairs which are great for giving you the perfect aesthetic but really end up hurting your back. I recently decided to purchase myself a new chair, and their are some fabulous office chairs from Furniture at work which do more than the job. Now just to convince my office to do the same!
When starting out as a blogger, everyone seems to use their phones especially if they don’t know if they are going to be in blogging for the long haul or just a little while. I started out using my HTC and now looking back the photos were something else *awful* recently since I’ve upgraded to a new camera my photos are SO much better, I’ve got the best compact camera from Panasonic and it perfect for carrying around everywhere and my photos are now SO much more crisp. Although sometimes my Iphone 6 has to do for Instagram photos.
This is a more recent investment of mine, but I have regretted not getting them sooner. Winter is a bloggers worst nightmare as there is literally NO natural light to take any photos. Without the natural light, photos are a lot harder to edit. I couldn’t imagine not having the lights now, especially during winter as they look a lot more professional. You can get some fabulous ones from Ebay on a budget.
I picked Photoshop simply because it is my photo editing software of choice, being a film student has given me the advantage of having some previous knowledge in Photoshop. I couldn’t imagine life without my lovely Photo editing suite. There are some great free alternatives out there also like Pic Monkey.