Friday, September 5, 2014

Blogging Home Office

One thing I have learnt about blogging is that you really need your own space.  To be more organised, to get into a routine and, more importantly, to approach it in a professional manner, you really need to set aside an area that is just for you.
 
I used to have a spare room that was my office.  A whole room!  But now it's taken up by my 13 month old daughter (which is actually better), so now I have a little corner of the lounge room that I call my own.

 
It still works.  Having ditched the desktop computer a few years ago, (it certainly would not have fit on THIS desk!), I can now plonk myself anywhere.  Sometimes I do take the computer down to my bedroom and work from the cosiness of my bed in front of the television in the evenings...which is usually when my husbands is either a) away shearing or b) out hunting foxes.    But most of the time I sit here.
Yes...literally right here.  I'm short, so I need the pillow for height issues not just for decorative purposes.
I also can not write without a cup of tea beside me.  I don't drink coffee at all but drink copious amounts of tea...which is probably just as bad. 
 
I also use my procrastinating time to put on handcream...my new favourite Lanolips Intense Hand Balm...which I blogged about here, and then I get stuck into the lip balm...flavour varies depending on my mood.  Often it's my French Vanilla Mor Lip Macaron (love this) or the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid.  Delicious. 
 
I've gotten side tracked.
 
Having a tidy desk helps, which is partly why I have such a small desk...so it won't get messy in the first place.  Importantly, having a space where I can put my things and my children know that they will get on my grumpy side if they touch anything that resides here.  Probably the single most vital part of having my own desk!
 
The drawers are stuffed full of random 'things', mostly bits and bobs I use when I go out and do interviews for my magazine job, and also a whole lot of receipts for things that I hope to claim when I do my tax.  There is also the odd bit of makeup or other beauty products that I am about to blog about and there are about ten different notebooks, some used some not.  Mostly not.  I have a thing for stationery.
 
What does your blogging space look like?


 










 



19 comments:

  1. Such a lovely work space! Mine is filled with books for school haha:D

    luxxveritatis.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Kept it small so it doesn't get messy!

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  2. This is so true! For me it's really important to have a table and a chair. I always seem to get distracted if I'm just lounging on the sofa trying to blog or answer emails at the same time.

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    1. I find if I face the wall I can sort of ignore my kids and get some work done. Although this usually ends in disaster!

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  3. this is such a cute little space! It's not too big or small, its just right!

    wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It works ok. Helps me to contain any possible mess.

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  4. Love your blog, so glad I found it! My blogging space at the moment is just downstairs on the old computer... But soon I'll be getting my brothers old laptop as he is going to University and got a new one. I can't wait to be able to blog wherever I want around the house! Loved this post.

    bethfreckles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Will pop over to your blog for a look!

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  5. Awesome blog! I would be happy, if you follow mine.. ♥
    http://remembertoloveit.blogspot.co.at/

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    1. Thank you! Will stop by your blog right now!

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  6. It is lovely!

    I am following you on gfc, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

    http://mypetitecorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sara, had a look over at your blog. Thanks for following me! I am now following you too!

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  7. Wow, awesome chair!!!!
    I love the pastel mint colour!!

    http://the-haute-strawberry.blogspot.gr/

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    1. It took me ages to paint them....there are six in total. I hate painting!

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  8. Such a cosy place! xx

    www.roseandmuse.com
    www.roseandmusevintage.com

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    1. Thanks Nicole. It works, although I'd love a whole office to myself away from kids!

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  9. I too would have to get a special place to do all my blogging. For now I'm good. Love your little corner. Great post and keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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  10. Great post :)

    I love you wooden chair :) My blogging space is generally on my bed but when the weathers nice I sit in the garden with a refreshing Mojito and post :)

    Fleur x

    http://itsmefleur.blogspot.co.uk

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