Changing the place where you do your blogging can be essential in the growth of creativity. Fresh air can also mean fresh ideas!
I am sure the usual question that comes up for a blogger is, what do you blog about. But what is not really asked often is the question: where
do you do your blogging? It is true that we write about things that inspire us. In my case I like to write about musicians, painters and writers. I also add a little bit of technology in the mix. But after writing in one particular venue, the walls become intimidating. The space can squeeze in. The same ol’ boring paint starts to bother you. Even the creaking chair and drab table becomes the source of headache.
Where I am (which is in the tropics) summer comes too soon. It means more chances of raising electric bills due to usage of fans and AC. I don’t use AC but I still use a huge fan. Then there’s this issue of being a recluse. This applies to people who have night jobs and do their blogging by day. You can’t really get to know your neighbors when you spend too much time in front of the computer. So I devised a plan. Instead of cooling by using electricity and forcing myself to meet people, I brought my hobby outside.
These days my ‘working’ table enjoys the the company of the morning sun, singing birds and cool breeze. I also get to chat with passers by
because I can be seen. I also get to know what’s going on outside because I have more time to supervise the yard and also get to play with my pets. I also put up wind chimes to add to the ‘ambiance.’ I have these awesome set of speakers that can play Celtic, Classical and Jazz music all day long. Or if my mood is ok, then a little bit of alternative rock and Electronic dance music will do. I also bought a cheap lamp shade to accompany me at night before I take the laptop in when it is bedtime. And yes my mood has improved. I used to go to Starbuck to blog but it proved to be an expensive thing, especially when it is happening every day. So yes, a blogging environment proved to be an important thing I discovered. The brain works better when the body isn’t kept in a cramp space.
I also make sure to leave the computer to be with the ‘real’ world but then again I am one of those people who takes the Internet seriously and I don’t see the difference between online and offline friends. Pardon me but I guess I am not really old school as far as these things are concerned. I wish to hear more about your blogging environment because I am sure I am not the only one who is passionate about this subject. I hope you enjoy reading this and I will take the time to write more about blogging soon!