There are hundreds of posts on the Internet with a list of tools you will need to join the ranks of bloggers all over the world. Although a DSLR, Photoshop, an editorial calendar, and a plethora of social media apps are all well and good, for whatever reason the following items are game changers if you want to take your blog to the next level.
It's not that bloggers are anti-PC, it's jus that Mackbooks look so much better in photographs. And they sync perfectly with all of your other iDevices.
This one is fairly serious if you want more flexibility in your design, SEO plug-ins and would like to own your own content. As you can see from my URL, I have not made the switch
Starbucks gold card
Go ahead and invest in the Starbucks gold card. You will want to have a venti Starbucks drink in every Instagram you post so you might as well receive all of the benefits and free drinks.
Every shade of Essie and/or OPI nail polish known to womankind
Your nails must look their best holding previous Starbucks cup. Personally, Essie polish does not last long enough without chipping, but maybe that is part of their strategy to make you buy more. My current favorite OPI colors: bubble bath and the thrill of brazil.
An endless supply of peonies
I'll give everyone this one. Because fresh flowers make a whole space better.
Weekends not filled with Netflix marathons
Because constantly talking about your queue and taking photos of you on your couch is what everyone else does. They turn to lifestyle bloggers for inspiration of the things they should be doing on the weekends.
A constant companion to take your photos (or a tripod)
Or a selfie stick. Which I got for my birthday. #noshameinmygame If selfie sticks aren't your thing, then appoint one of your friends as blog picture taker. Their skills must include: shooting in manual mode, making your driveway/backyard look fabulous and a copious amount of patience.