Blogging Gadgets + Accessory Wish List

Recently, I've gotten really into reading blogs about blogging. They have become some of my favorites to read and you can gain a lot of knowledge from them too. I love seeing what resources, tools, gadgets, and accessories other bloggers use, Lipstick with Some Sunshine's post in particular (I'm loving her blog so much!). But, today I'm sharing a few things I've put on my blogging wish list-- a few things tech-y, with a couple cool accessories thrown in the mix too.


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1. 50 mm Lens

This is probably the most popular lens in the blogging and youtube beauty community. Gives you that nice blurred background, and overall a great multi-purpose lens. It's not overly expensive, yet the quality is there, and it's compact. 

2. TranScend 32 GB Memory Card

I've done a bit of research and this seems to be a good quality memory card, and 32 GB gives you plenty of space. I actually already have a 32 GB, but I think it's good to have back ups (especially if you're on the job/on location). 

3. My Passport External Hard Drive 

With saving such large photographs and videos, I can tell a BIG difference in my computer and how fast, um--slow, it is now. This one is made for Mac computers, and comes in all different storage amounts, but I will most likely go for the 2 TB for $118, I think it's super worth it. This is good, even for none bloggers, people with a lot of music, photographers, graphic designers, etc could all use one of these to save space on their computers. 

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4. Bose over-the-ear headphones

I have been wanting new headphones since the UrbanEars start to hurt my ears after a while, they don't cover the ear completely. Bose is known for being one of the best sound systems, and I've been lucky enough to have them in my cars, because nissans come with Bose and I must say, it really is good. I saw these on Target's website and they sound like exactly what I want. I can't decide on the color though, the mint or solid black? 

5.  Photography Ring light

I decided that I was going to start filming youtube videos again this year and I need a light that is lightweight and easy to move around. This is good for taking blog pictures as well as taking on location at shoots, etc. These again, are very popular in the blogging and youtube beauty community. 

6. Jo Totes Camera Bag

Since getting my Canon Rebel T3i for Christmas, I've had my eyes on this camera bag! Not too bulky, stylish enough, and just a tad over budget. I want, I want, I want! (haha)! The tote is already sectioned off for your camera, lens, and other accessories so your things don't shift around when on the go. It's perfect.

I think this list will be ever changing as my blog evolves. but for now, this is where my next investments will go. 

What about you, what's your favorite blogging gadget/accessory?

Bloglovin' + Why You Should Be Using It

If you're new to the blogging community, as a reader, writer, or in many cases-- both, allow me to introduce you to your new best friend, Bloglovin'

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If you're completely unfamiliar, Bloglovin' is a blog reader site that makes following & reading blogs easy and enjoyable. Before starting my blog I was using it for keeping up with all of my favorite blogs, now I use it to promote my own blog as well. 

Reason #1
All the Blogs You Love in One Place

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If you're really into blogging and reading blogs, your "bookmark bar" can get real crowded, real quick. Bloglovin' takes care of that for you, allowing you to follow tons of blogs and scroll through what's called your "feed" with ease. 

Reason #3
Search Your Interests

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You can find new blogs to follow based on your specific interests. Meaning others can discover YOUR blog searching their interests. Categories include everything from beauty, design, film & books, lifestyle, fashion, and so many more.

Reason #2
Promote and Expose Your Blog

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If you're a new blogger, or a blogger looking to expand readership and exposure, Bloglovin' is the step to take. It exposes your blog to readers that may have never found it otherwise. In a very clean, picture-focused way, I might add.

Reason #4
Save Your Faves

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Bloglovin' allows you to 'heart' specific posts that then get saved and can be accessed from your profile to refer back to them easily. Reminds me of pinterest in that way.

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Reason # 5
Bloglovin' Does The Work For You

BLOGGERS, this one is specifically for you, ok? I'm telling you, it's effortless! Bloglovin' automatically uploads your posts as they go live on your actual website, NO WORK INVOLVED! With already promoting your blog on multiple social media sites, this is an answered prayer, right? (haha!)



Besides the 5 I mentioned above, there are other features you'll appreciate too. So, whether you're a reader or a blogger, Bloglovin' is a goood thing, yall!

So if you haven't already, go on over and create a profile so you can start making your blogging experience easier & better! Check it out.
Don't forget, you can follow B+S on there too. Thanks in advance! 

I hope you've enjoyed the first week of Blush + Soul and are excited for what's to come!