Bloggers Reveal What's in Their Bloggy Toolbox

We all need tools to do our job.

Carpenters need hammers and saws. Plumbers need augers and pipe wrenches.

For bloggers, a computer is only the beginning. We need tools to rev our inspirational mojo and keep the genius flowing. You know as well as anyone that giving good blog isn’t as easy as it looks.

Personally, I find caffeine and personal crises to make for the very best blog posts. Sit me down at a computer while in the midst of a tantrum and I’ll crank out some of my best stuff.  

I asked a whole bunch of awesome bloggers just like you about the secrets in their bloggy toolboxes. Drum roll, please:

  • Poppin’ tunes 1 of 14
    Poppin' tunes
    "Ridiculously loud pop music played through earphones."
    via Jen The Martha Project
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  • Late night triple threat 2 of 14
    Late night triple threat
    "Jammies, coffee and Doritos."
    via Laurie Manic Motherhood
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • An idea 3 of 14
    An idea
    "A thought. Expanded."
    via James
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Super-duper fancy coffee 4 of 14
    Super-duper fancy coffee
    "A bucket of coffee. Coffee that's more expensive than any blogger should be able to afford."
    via Jessica Sassafrass
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Sublime time 5 of 14
    Sublime time
    "Time, time and more time!"
    via Holly Culture Mom
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Pepsi 6 of 14
    "Silence and a Pepsi."
    via Danielle Elwood
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Perfect formula 7 of 14
    Perfect formula
    "Late night, quiet house, glass of sauvignon blanc by the laptop and an overload of emotions = perfect blog night"
    via Elizabeth An Armada of Love
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Nummies 8 of 14
    "A little cheese or chocolate helps me blog better!"
    @JackieHennesse1 via Twitter Venting Sessions
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Caffeinated tunes 9 of 14
    Caffeinated tunes
    "Music always helps me and lots of coffee."
    via Tina Girls' Lunch Out
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Glasses 10 of 14
    "My reading glasses!"
    via Vanessa Mama Scribble
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • A nursing bra 11 of 14
    A nursing bra
    "A good nursing bra! I get most of my blogging done while I'm nursing the baby... along with Sesame Street on Netflix to distract the toddler."
    via Evin Food Good, Laundry Bad
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Sleeping kids 12 of 14
    Sleeping kids
    "A glass of wine and three peacefully sleeping kids. (Which may explain why I only post a few times a week.) Also, I use the Notes app on my iPhone to write thoughts or sentences that come to mind when I'm out and about."
    via Amy Using Our Words
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Deadlines 13 of 14
    "Silence, never! Something mindless blaring through my giant headphones, yes. Today it's Prague Orchestra playing the score from Zefferelli's Romeo & Juliet. Usually, a beverage...whether it be coffee, water or wine. And always, always, always deadlines! I thrive on deadlines. I am a deadline whore. I need them like air!"
    via Debi The Truth About Motherhood
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]
  • Resources 14 of 14
    "Coffee, sleeping baby and tips from sites like and Great for a newbie like me!!"
    via Megan Bump Life
    [Photo credit: Shutterstock]

What do you stash in your bloggy toolbox?

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