London blogging essentials
Spring is in full swing in the metropolis and we’re pondering how to incorporate 70s skirts into our outfits, whilst eating our weight in gourmet hamburgers and crinkle-cut chips. We’re also planning creative projects to capture the city’s rejuvenation.
London’s sleek streets are the perfect place to find inspiration if you happen to be a budding blogger. Like Samuel Pepys before you, your plume is never still when there’s a side of beef being served at a dinner party or a raging fire consuming the entire neighbourhood. So, why not turn your timely scribblings into a blog?
Diarists of the digital age only need a few accessories, besides pen and paper, to get started.
This could come in tablet or ringed form. Either way, having space to jot down ideas on the go is indispensable for any serious – or even frivolous – London blogger. The city is full of eccentrics and blog-worthy events for those with observational talent. The notebook will ensure you don’t forget any of the details.
It doesn’t have to be fancy. Maybe you’re a mobile camera addict or want to experiment with a vintage SLR and expired film. What counts is providing lovely visual content to complement your writing. Readers respond well to a mixture of text and images. To hone your skills, make some cheese on toast and document its glory. When it looks as good as it tastes, you’re ready.
This sounds obvious but once you’ve scratched the surface of web building – from hosting to HTML – your fanciful spring project could seem like a pile of wet autumn leaves. So, it’s best to start simply with a basic WordPress site or an easy website builder from a provider like 1&1 that lets you drag and drop content. A few clicks and poof! You’re on your way to being this century’s answer to Pepys.
Don’t worry about forgetting your umbrella in a café – as long as you have these essentials on hand, your blogging days will be sunny (metaphorically speaking) and sorted.
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