Most of you know me for being a social media manager and a blogger. As if that’s not enough, I’ve also launched Leneys, an independent online ladies apparel company I started with my girlfriend last year. Ever since Leneys happened, I find myself constantly traveling as we need to have weekly trips to source our products.
This takes us to other states and countries, and therefore requires me to bring my work wherever I go.
Being a social media manager, I attend events and conferences as well. I remember traveling to Singapore to attend iStrategy Singapore back in 2010, and I traveled as light as possible because I didn’t want to walk around with so much weight on me. It was one the worst experience ever as I ended up not having a laptop with me and tweeting the entire event on my mobile.
Since I travel a lot, I need to have my laptop with me at all times. I need to be as connected as possible because inspiration comes at any given time. What I found out was that being in a different environment inspires me to write more.
Seeing a different culture, meeting different people, and generally operating differently, just tend to bring in a fresh perspective that we writers tend to need. Remember J.K. Rowling wrote her first few Harry Potter books in a café full of people.
Moreover, connectivity is a must when I have to catch up with the latest news on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, and so on.
Connectivity is not easy to achieve especially if you are travelling in countries around the South-East Asian region, therefore I recommend that you might want to bring more than one device that allows you to stay connected. More importantly, bring a laptop if you want better experience and increased connectivity with other devices (mobile, tablet, camera, etc)