Whether you blog professionally or as a past time, you’ll often find yourself writing in unique remote locations. Bloggers often have to be flexible, working from a variety of locations as they get the latest scoop on a story. You’ll never know when you’ll need to jump online to make edits to a blog post or release a new article. Here are four mobile utilities that every blogger should keep on hand.
Public Wi-Fi isn’t the most reliable way to connect to the Internet. Sometimes you’ll have a deadline pressing in on you, and it will seem nearly impossible to get the assignment done when the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi is crawling along at a snail pace. Or not working at all. You can get yourself out of this connectivity bind with a mobile hotspot. This subscription service, provided by most major cellular companies, allows you to create a personalized Wi-Fi signal for your devices.
Extra Battery Power
We rely on our mobile devices for directions, entertainment, and information. But our battery life is finite. Once you hit that low battery alert, you’ll suddenly go into power conservation mode, trying to lower your screen brightness and only use your device when absolutely necessary. Carrying an extra battery pack or power booster can give you several additional hours of smartphone or tablet battery power. This can be particularly useful during prolonged outings, where you’ll have limited access to power sources.
A Durable Phone Case
Bloggers often hit the road with their work, opting to write at coffee shops, libraries, or while traveling on trains, busses, or airplanes. While you’re zipping between destinations, it’s likely that you’ll drop your phone at least once. Smartphones are susceptible to breakage, especially since they utilize glass touch screens. Protect your tech investments by using a reputable and durable smartphone case.
If you travel abroad frequently, then you should absolutely look into purchasing an unlocked smartphone. This allows you to jump onto local cellular networks in your current country location, so that you don’t have to pay exorbitant international roaming fees.
Bloggers are constantly on the move, working remotely or writing during their travels. Mobile accessories, such as hotspots, extra battery power, a durable case, and unlocked carrier capabilities can make it significantly easier to work while on the go. Get adventurous, and keep searching for new and unique locations to blog from.
Originally posted on July 15, 2014 @ 5:01 am