I’ve been blogging for over two years now, and I’ve picked up tech and gear along the way.
Today I’m going to walk you through my essential blogging equipment kit.
You cannot blog without beautiful imagery. I use a Canon EOS, which is a good camera for beginners. It’s easy to use, affordable, fairly light in weight, and it has built-in WiFi — which means you can transfer your images from your camera to your laptop via WiFi.
I’m an advocate for starting small and building your way up. If you can’t afford to buy a camera, I would recommend that you invest in a smartphone with a good quality camera. Not only will a smartphone come in handy when you need to capture images, but you’ll also need it to stay on top of your social media game and your blog.
Another benefit of a smartphone is that it can double up as your WiFi or 3G hotspot when you’re on-the-go and don’t have access to WiFi.
A friend of mine recently gifted me with a ring light and let me tell you — it has been a game-changer! They work like a charm. They come in handy when you have poor lighting or if you just want to enhance the quality of your images or your videos.
A tripod is a blogger’s best friend. I have a mini tripod that I use when I’m creating videos on my phone. Which means I don’t have to worry about holding my phone while I’m talking. I’m planning on investing on a full-size tripod soon so that I don’t always have to ask my kids and my husband to take photos of me.
I recently started making YouTube videos, and for a good video, you need a good microphone. I have two microphones, a standard one that I use to create my online courses and a clip-on which I use for videos.
I use a MacBook, but there are plenty of other brands in the market that are just as great. I love it because it’s compact and light in weight — which means I can pop it in my handbag when I’m off to meetings. I also love the airdrop feature — which allows me to bluetooth my images or videos directly from my phone to my laptop and vice versa.
I hope this has given you a few ideas for your blogging kit. Of course, you don’t have to acquire all of the above immediately, but they will undoubtedly help you step up your game. Decide what’s important to you, and start sharing your content. Is there any other essential blogging equipment that you can think of? Let me know in the comments below.