11 Must-Have Blogging Tools For Successful Lifestyle Bloggers

11 Must-Have Blogging Tools

Back in 2012 when I first started blogging, I thought it’d be just a silly hobby of mine, a way to vent about issues that were important to me. I figured I’d do it for a little while, and eventually, I’d stop. But here we are, four years later, and my blog has become a part of me. Heck, it’s even become a way of bringing in some extra income, and it’s also helped me land a book deal! How crazy is that?

I’m a lifestyle blogger, a successful one, by my standards, and over the years, I’ve learned that there are several essential tools that all lifestyle bloggers need if they want to be successful.

So today, I’ve put together an eBay guide just for that.

11 Must-Have Blogging Tools For Successful Lifestyle Bloggers.

What’s included in the list?

How about some cute writing utensils?


Or a super-chic laptop case like this one?


Anyway, check it out, and let me know what you think! Any others that I missed? I’d love to know!

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Books on blogging to help you take your blog to the next level:

Building A Framework Blogging

Books to help you deal with your twenties: 

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  1. dixya @ food, pleasure, and health

    November 10, 2015 at 6:51 am

    while im not a lifestyle blogger, these tools are so adorable, i want some of these…

  2. Jacynta

    November 10, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Great post! I especially like the blogging books! I loved Building a Framework. I’ll definitely have to check out the others on your list!

  3. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    November 10, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Ha! I’m all for the coffee mug! 😉 I don’t have a nice camera and right now have been using my iPhone for all photos and while I get some that turn out really well, I know the difference a nice DSLR can make and really want one!

  4. Wendie

    November 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for all of the great ideas. 🙂

  5. Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    November 10, 2015 at 11:04 am

    As a novelist and a blogger, I’ve always thought that cute pens are a must! 🙂

  6. Alexandra @ My Urban Family

    November 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Great posts! I think it may be about time I pick up a blogging book or two.

  7. Kim M

    November 10, 2015 at 11:41 am

    This is a great list. I am a list maker so I have notebooks all over the place.

  8. Chrissy

    November 10, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Great tips and cute utensils for the hardware! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  9. Keating

    November 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I’m loving that laptop case a lot! I’m in desperate need of a new one!

    Keating | High Heels & Combat Boots

  10. Sierra Bailey

    November 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I have everything except an external hard-drive . It’s nerve-wracking as an academic to not have extra document backups, so I use USB thumbdrives all the time. They really aren’t the same, though…

  11. Charlotte

    November 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    That is a cute case and pen! And congrats on the book deal–that’s incredible!

  12. Priya

    November 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Great post. Have been meaning to read #girlboss You motivated me to go get the book!

  13. Jenny

    November 10, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Laptop, planner, blogging books and notebooks are definitely must haves!
    Loved your guide.

    xoxo, Jenny

  14. Megan Gonzalez @ The Busy Life

    November 10, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Cute office supplies are a must! This is something my husband just does not fully understand. I am a big fan of the color coded tabs… and highlighters… well, basically anything from which I can make a rainbow.

  15. Ana

    November 11, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Hey Thanks for sharing this wonderful tips.

  16. DT

    November 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Great post— very resourceful!
    — DT | Here I Scribble

  17. Cymone

    November 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Great list. Definitely need to check out those books to kick my results into gear!

    xo, c.
    The Block is Haute

  18. Raewyn

    November 11, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    This is such a great list! My favorite is a fancy cute planner!

  19. Jessica

    November 12, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Oh what a great list!! Love all of these!

  20. Olga

    November 12, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Love the accessories, they are so cute. Thanks for the list of books to check out. As a new blogger I am always looking for new ways to learn and grow.

  21. lauren | talk of the trains blog

    November 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Cute stuff! And you are much more organized than me! LOL!

  22. Darkis

    January 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve found that taking every single picture on my blog takes up a lot of time, between coming up with the creative idea, adding filters, editing, and upload. I wish I found a way to do a combination of using a my pics as well as just using something already made. Although, I know that the plus side of doing your own pictures is that you are truly distinguished from everyone else, as no one else will have the same pics!

    Which camera do you use? And where do you get your pictures from? Do you take every single picture on this blog, do you use some stock pictures, or do you do a combination of both?

  23. Angel

    January 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Thankyou for sharing a great post 🙂

    Lifestyle Blog

  24. Good job

    April 18, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Good post, keep

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