1. You wake up one morning to find that your blog has been deleted and that you have lost all of your content and blogging life of hard work and photographs.
2. You are unable to capture that crucial moment from London Fashion Week or upload content online at the right time, as your devices flatline.
The above two scenarios are perhaps some of the worst fears that a blogger or girl online can face. In today’s post I am going to tell you about two magnificent gadgets that have helped me to overcome these fears and are worth considering, if you want to keep your content current and online.
How To Backup Your Blog Content – Photographs, Videos, Music, Files
The SEAGATE 3TB is a home media storage that works via the cloud and lets you upload content wirelessly (via an Ethernet connection) from any PC, MAC or device tablets and smart phones, when connected to the internet. This clever box also includes automatic backup that you can schedule to update as and when you would like. This function is great as it means that should you forget to backup some photo or film files, these will automatically be done for you at the next scheduled update (which you will set).
How To Get Your Content Online As It Happens
I am sure we have all been there when our camera or phone runs out of battery at that crucial photo opportunity, or when you need to urgently RSVP to an event. Being a blogger, buzzing around social media is a daily job within itself, so one of the best ways to make sure that you get content online as it happens is to have enough phone battery to last you the day. Whether this is for arranging meetings, setting important dates in your calendar, replying to emails, tweeting – you can find me @CharlotteLewis_ – or uploading to Instagram – follow me at @lurchhoundloves #shamelessplug – and any other social platform that you can think of.
Here is the solution: A portable power bank that will charge your smartphone or tablet device on the go.
I was kindly sent this Olixar 5000mAh powerbank by Mobilefun.co.uk, which comes with built in cables and attachments. This gadget has already been a godsend, as my iPhone 6 battery is SO bad that it doesn’t even last a full day, even when I hardly touch my phone: come-on Apple, that isn’t very good is it! For under £30 I think that this item is a key investment for anyone on the go and that it would be equally as great for taking on holiday or when travelling (remembering the appropriate travel adapter of course).
So those are the two pieces of tech that I couldn’t currently live without when it comes to working online. Have you got any gadgets that you couldn’t exist in the blogging world without?
*This post contains gifted items, but all views are my own. You can read my full disclaimer here.