My life is certainly in the fast line. A diary that is filled to the brim with blog ideas to write up, products to review and events to attend, all combined with being an international air hostess. A constant stream of flights and trips away from home certainly makes having a blogging routine difficult, yet with a bit of organisation anything is possible!
Currys and PC World recently got in touch with me to ask me about my portable office, and I thought it was very apt as my office couldn’t be any more portable! Currys and Pc World are also holding a competition for two lucky winners to win a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 worth a whopping £799. See how you can enter here.
I am a very lucky girl in that I am able to travel as frequently as I do. It gives me great inspiration when I land in a foreign country for blog posts, and I like to get creative when taking photos of products I have been using. Early morning sunrise and the waves rolling onto the sand whilst in Mexico has made this picture really special. My favourite times to blog whilst I am away is early in the morning, especially if I’m jet lagged. I seem to be more creative whilst everyone else is still asleep.
Thankfully, most places that I visit have a Wi-Fi connnection so I can keep up to date with my social media pages such as Twitter and Facebook via my iPhone. My iPhone is an amazing piece of equipment. I can use it to take spur of the moment photos, update social media sites and catch up with my emails. I also love to take part in bloggers chats on Twitter and use my iPhone to log any notes and ideas that I come up with.
My main part of my portable office has to be my iPad. I use it to create blog pieces using a word app, and when I can connect to Wi-Fi, I can upload my blogs. I have a camera converter kit so I can transfer pictures from my camera straight to my iPad using a USB connection. The only downside to the iPad is that unlike a laptop, there are no USB ports so I can’t use my portable hard drive which has all my photographs stored. The iPad is an ideal size for travelling and can be customised with pretty cases and apps that help keep you organised. Some of my favourite apps included PicFunky and Bokeh for editing my pictures before I put them on Instagram or insert them in blog posts.
From hotel room to hotel room, beach to aircraft to home again, my portable office comes everywhere with me. As my blog grows, the amount of kit I have is growing, as is my portable office. I would love to be a lucky winner of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 as my poor antiquated laptop is on its last legs.
What is your portable office like? Do you use a computer or a tablet to blog on the go?