Wednesday, 15 April 2015

My blogger event essentials...

Blog event essentials

Over the past couple of years, I have been lucky enough to attend some blogger events both near and far and during that time, I have built up some essentials which I like to take with me.

Notebook paperchase

Notebook:
I find that when you need a piece of paper, you never have it on you which is perhaps the main reason I carry a notebook. I also carry it as I find it particularly useful for working on post ideas when I have time to kill before an event.

Panasonic Lumix

Camera:
I change the camera that I take to events all the time. Sometimes I use my SLR (Canon 400D - still works amazingly!), my bridge camera (Sony NEX3NL) or my point & shoot (Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35). Sometimes I actually just use my iPhone. To be honest, it really doesn't matter what camera you use as let's face it: most cameras take pretty decent images now.

Portable phone charger

Portable Charger:
Picture this: you're about to post an instagram at the event and your phone dies. Disaster! Enter the portable charger. This device is a lifesaver and I use it so much for events especially since the iPhone has rubbish battery. I picked mine up over on amazon a couple of years ago and while I can't find my exact one, you can find many more options here.

Moo business cards

Business Cards:
These come in handy for events as it is much easier to give someone a card then write down every link you have on a piece of paper. My cards contain not only my blog link, but also contain my social media links too. I ordered mine from MOO which were pretty reasonable for the amount that I got. They were also delivered quickly too.

Blogging Snacks Nakd Bakewell tart

Snacks:
Bit of an odd one but I find it is always handy to have a couple of snacks with you. Sometimes when I'm travelling further afield, I have time to kill and its not always at meal times either so I grab something like these to eat.

What are your blog event essentials?