Last month I talked about my tips for blogging on the go when you have a busy lifestyle and want to fit your blog into your life without feeling like you are losing all of your free time.
Today I wanted to talk about my dream writing space. The one that I would create at home for days off, those weekends, those times when you get the urge (and the time) to write all day and want a comfortable area to do so.
First and foremost, what I want is comfort. The perfect writing day for me does not necessarily start with getting up, getting dressed and sitting down to my laptop. It can also, and preferably, start with a large cup of coffee in bed, my notebook and a pencil (no pens in bed thank you) and my thoughts as they start to collect.
I carry a notebook around with me most days and like to jot down any ideas for blog posts or writing pieces that come to mind, whether it be for this blog or other spaces. I note the main idea at the top of a page and then during the week, fill in any additional comments to by way of bullet points. These short notes are what start my day in bed with my coffee.
When it comes to getting more serious about my day, I move on to my laptop and my tablet. At the moment I work from our dining room table which is not particularly convenient for me. I recently came across a gorgeous desk from Lionshome which would fit the bill perfectly and would work with my current decor.
I don't like too much clutter on my work space when I am blogging. Just my notebook with my ideas in, my tablet for research and of course my laptop. I don't like to have too many windows open on my laptop as I find it too distracting so that is why I also have my tablet for researching points. Ah, the 21st century world eh?
Other things on my checklist for the perfect blogging space include lots of natural light and fresh air from an open window and some sort of music on low, either on the other side of the room or the room next door. Background noise is important but nothing too loud, like heavy metal or drum and bass!
The beauty of running a blog is that most of your tools and equipment can be packed away at the end of the day or at a moment's notice if needed. Your laptop and tablet etc can be put away in a drawer and your desk space or table space utilized for other purposes.
I think one of the most important things about your home is that it should work for you, on multiple levels. This is particularly important if you have a family and have a jam packed filed life but is equally salient if you have a small home and need to use rooms for a variety of purposes.
What is your dream blogging space?
*Post in collaboration with Lionshome