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Common Gadgets for bloggers and hubbers

Updated on April 3, 2011

Common gadgets

Please don't get me wrong, this is not about requirements for bloggers or hubbers in order for them to publish the best stories ever. We all know that writing is something inside our hearts that even without all these gadgets, we can always write our stories.

blogging and hubbing is all over the world, in my country, there are several Filipino bloggers who are frequently featured in a TV documentary. I just observed that, writing is not the only common thing among all of us, but also the gadgets that we use.

Computer (Desk top, Laptop or Notebook)

In the world of blogging and hubbing, computer and internet is a must. Majority of bloggers and hubbers have their own personal computers which made writing easier for them. Some of us use a Notebook computer that we can bring everywhere, so we can work on the spot. In my case I have two computers one laptop and one notebook . I always bring my notebook computer whereever I go, and work most of the time at my laptop at home.

But you can still blog and hub even without your own computer. I started that way. It's always easier to visit nearby internet cafe and then hub or blog. What I always do is I write my stories first in my fancy notebook or note pads, then I will just copy it when I'm in the computer house or internet cafe.

CAMERA, From Simple Digicam to SLR

If you are the kind of writer who loves to write about things and use photos to add impact to your story, Camera is of course a necessary gadget. Simple digicam can do the job, even cellphone camera will do. But if you want a more professional output and you have the budget, you can get an SLR and enroll to a photography class..

But again a professional camera may not be necessary, as one photographer said this "sometimes it's not the bow and arrow but the Indian", meaning it depends on one handling the camera, if you use the function of your camera very well, you may not need an SLR to have a good output.

In place of a camera, some uses thier artistic inclination, by sketching their own lay out and have it scanned so they can use it or post it in their blogs. Some uses the paint and clip art instead.

Cellphone Camera can also do the job

Like what the professional photographer said "it's not the bow and arrow, it's the indian", we may not need to have an SLR to produce quality output photo, just by learning the proper techniques, we can get the shot that we like.  I also use my cellphone camera in photo shooting my subjects, and it did not disappoint me so far.

Voice Recorder or Sony ICD

I saw one food blogger using this device in her interview with a chef who made the  dessert that she is about to feature in her blog. I guess for professional bloggers like them this is a necessary gadget for it will make work easier and in complete details. Though not really necessary in my case, This device can very useful in my other writing activities. For example I am planning to visit a butterfly farm, an interview with the caretaker is necessary so this device can be very useful.

Once upon a time or maybe until now, casette recorder is use to record important interviews or meetings, but during those times you needed to assure yourself that you have enough reserve of casette blank tapes and batteries. The ICD got rid of those inconveniences.

Explore your Cellphone

 Check the Multimedia function, it might have the "Recorder functions", which can be used enought for one on one interview.

My Cherry Mobile T8 has this function, and I am so far testing its reliability.  It's good in "one on one" interview. To hear the sound clearly you can attach it to a mini speaker or at least use an earphone

Cherry Mobile T8 Recorder function

Notebooks and Pens

Nothing will beat reliability when it comes to  recording what you have in mind. Without the presence of computer, it is best to write all ideas in our notebooks first. In spite of the gadgets that make work easier, I believe all bloggers, hubbers or writers always have these sets of pens and notebooks inside their bags . I have three fancy notebooks at present and they are all gifts from love ones


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      Lani Villanueva 5 years ago

      can't live without gadgets.. its part of my life. thanks to Dpc Yellow canvass ( or watch this for finding me the right gadget..

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      Ahsima thanks for your comment

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      ahsima 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing with us about the importance of gadgets for blogging. This helps for bloggers to use all the gadgets you specified. Thanks.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Dablufox thanks again, I am not yet familiar with Amazon but maybe soon, Camtasia soft sounds interesting hope you make a hub about it and how to work with it.. thanks again

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      dablufox 7 years ago from Australia

      I haven't really given it much thought but hubbers and bloggers the world over would use these tools. I use notepads to keep track of all my accounts and passwords for backlinking sources but I love to use Google docs to manage my creative article writing. I also use my iPhone to jot down ideas while on the go but I have to say my laptop died recently after many years of loyal service and I really have to replace it soon with a simple netbook.

      Nice hub, maybe you could add some really cool stationary products off Amazon.

      P.S. Love my HD webcam and Camtasia software for making videos.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi again Astra, how I wish hubbers who comment here can also post photos of their gadgets that they find very useful in blogging too, especially those that I haven't mentioned. Thanks again for visiting...hope see more comments from you

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      Cathy Nerujen 7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Great gadgets here. Laptops are so cool. Can't live without a laptop any more. I just discovered I can blog with my mobile now if I want too. Technology is amazing. Bloggers and hubbers never had it so lucky. Great hub. Voted up.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      W.E thanks for the info. hubbers will surely learn from it.

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      Website Examiner 7 years ago

      Maria, your comment popped up on my screen via the HubPages feed. The Sony ICD is one model of a digital voice recorder, there are many - Olympus, Sony, Roland (Edirol) etc. I use Edirol for recording high quality audio in Wave format (CD quality), a Sony for recording quick notes, and an Olympus for files prepared for transcription (DSS format). There is so much development in the market, but I really do like the option to save to Wave files, which are much easier to edit than MP3 files for podcasts and such. Have a good day! W.E.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      By the way W.E. Digital voice recorder sounds interesting, is it the same as Sony ICD? thanks

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      W.E thanks for visiting and for your input, same wishes to you too.

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      Website Examiner 7 years ago

      Maria Cecilia, I use digital voice recorders a lot, as I produce podcasts and audiobooks. Cameras, no. Cell phones, no. No gadgets to carry around town. My compliments on your work. I hope that you are well. W.E.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      thanks orlansison

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      orlansison 7 years ago from Pangasinan Philippines

      These gadgets are good stuff. Thank you for sharing a good updates.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Ronald.. thanks for visiting, I posted some but does not mean I have all of them LOL. I don't have the Sony ICDs and SLR...I have a feeling you are the one who all those lol

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      Ruatte 7 years ago from Myanmar(Burma)

      wow... good gadgets.. Ate.. instead of investing my money to get all those..gadgets.. may i just share what you got with you every time I am going to write my hubs heheh! :D

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Crystolite thanks for visiting, I kknow you can Identify...

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      Emma 7 years ago from Houston TX

      Nice article,thanks and i will make provision for one of it because am a core hubber and blogster.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Yes Almasi You are right how can I forget that?thanks for visiting.

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      almasi 7 years ago

      Nice hub. Another useful gadget is the flash disk to store your info in case your computer crashes.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      tedcampbell thank you for visiting, and thanks for adding those gadgets, this is open guys if you think you know one gadget that you use that I haven't mentioned here. Ted you mean Ipod or Ipad?

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      tedcampbell2792 7 years ago from NY

      I vote ipod or iphone for blogging and hubbing!

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for Visiting Sir Peter

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      Peter Owen 7 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

      good stuff

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Peter thanks for visiting, first sorry what is PDA? You know it was only last year when I finally have my computer but I started blogging since 1993, there is always a way if you love doing something, even without your own personal gadget there is always a way to do it.

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      Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

      Thank you Maria. It may be old fashioned in this gadget world but I love my PDA. It is with me all the time and several hubs have started their life on its tiny screen.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      Wessman Todd Shaw, thanks LOL what a nice first comment.. thanks I think I will make a good subject because I look better in pictures and quite disappointing in person... thanks I really appreciate it...LOL

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 7 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Well, I definitely need a camera; and if I had a good one, I'd wish to spend all day taking pictures of women as lovely as you are. :=D


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