Someone once said that an artist is only as good as his tools. I’m not the greatest of artists but there are tools that I used for the creating and maintaining my website. These are:
Blog & Business Tools
Google Domain – My domain is registered through Google but I prefer Bluehost
Bluehost – I switched from Squarespace to WordPress needed a web host. I’ve used Bluehost for years and it was my first choice. They have great customer service
WordPress: my preferred choice for website building.
Companies made simple: the website I used to register MPC
Buffer: My chosen social media management platform. I have a paid account and schedule everything from my personal Facebook profile to Pinterest
Dropbox: I use this for sharing social media photos with clients
Apple Pages: What I use to create my pdf documents and workbooks
Chris Backe: I had outgrown Squarespace and wanted to transfer to WordPress. This was where Chris Backe came and helped me. He is speedy and delivers quickly.
Lorna Morris: The lovely lady who designed my logo.
Blogging Products & Productivity
iPad Mini: anything small enough to fit into my purse wins
iPad case: I haven’t tested the waterproof properties of this case but it’s protected my iPad from many falls
Privacy screen: So many nosey people reading over my shoulder! Need one for Maxwell
Paper blanks notebook: because I love bullet journalling
Stabilo pens: I use them to colour coordinate my strategic plans…and for adult colouring books
Secret Garden Colouring book: Podcasts and chill
Amazon Prime account: Unlimited photo storage is apart of the Prime package
Wordfence Security: I currently use the free one but I will upgrade to the paid version eventually. Every website need this
EWWW Image Optimizer: Photos with a large size can slow down your website so when I upload my photos, this plugin optimises my photos and the photos previously uploaded
Yoast SEO: I’ve been using this plugin for years for SEO
Jetpack: A WordPress essential
Akismet: The best thing to protect your blog from spam.
Google Analytics for WP: I like this plugin for it’s ease of use
Evernote: I do all my typing in this app and have it on all my devices.
i.Flux app: Late night typing no longer affects my sleep cycle
Blog pad pro app: Best app I’ve tried so far for blogging on the go
Rescue time app: Keeps me accountable to myself
Momentum dash: motivational and helps me to stay focused
Kill news feed: because Facebook is distracting
Self Control: Because I lack self control
Slack: I don’t have Tinder but I got Slack
Wunderlist: Best to-do list ever!
Suitcase mag: My favourite magazine so it’s only right that I get their app
BSc Cosmetic Science (now an MSc): Where I learnt about the in’s and out’s of the cosmetic industry
Esc Startup Tribe: best friends money could buy
Writing for blogs: To improve my blogging skills
Introduction to Fashion Media Business: To understand marketing and the role of social media in business
ByRegina Visual Arsenal: To learn tricks on beautiful graphics for my website
Photography & Technology
iPhone 5s: because if I don’t need to upgrade why should I?
Gorilla Pod: to hold my iPhone up
MacBook Pro 13″: Her name is Maxwell
Keyboard protector: Someone once spilt tea on Maxwell. This saved her!
Clear shell for Maxwell: Someone once knocked Maxwell off the table, this saved her (All these accidents happened at co-working spaces. You have been warned). I like that it comes with legs to raise the laptop up.
Emerald green decal: Emeralds are Maxwell’s best friend
1TB Backup Hard drive: To make space on Maxwell for all my ebooks
Stylus Touch Pen: an affordable accessory for Apple products.
Power Play Cable Organiser: Travelling with Maxwell brings wear and tear on my charger. Compacts my laptop charger. I love it
Cable Band Cable Organiser: I use this to tidy up all the other large cables I have.
Leather Cable Organiser: For travelling with my iPad charger and headphones
Waterproof Laptop bag: Not only useful when travelling but when walking from Bank to City Thameslink station and the heavens open and your bag isn’t waterproof.