When it comes to starting a blog, there’s obviously a lot to think about - from the hosting service you use to the platform you build on, and everything in between. One thing that you may not have thought about or taken into account is how to create the perfect blogging environment at home.
The chances are that when you first started out you never expected your blog to turn into anything more than a hobby, and so you might not have thought about your blogging environment. While you can simply opt to blog from wherever you like, it’s important to think about creating a blogging area - think of it like your blogging home office if you will.
Wondering what the perfect blogging environment should look like? Below is a guide to some of the simple steps you can take to create the perfect blogging environment, allowing you to take your blog from strength to strength.
Set up a dedicated space
First things first, it’s a good idea that you take the time to create a dedicated working space where you can blog from. Somewhere that allows you to sit and blog to your heart’s content without being interrupted. In an ideal world, this would be a dedicated room, however if this isn’t possible you could always create a mini blogging area in the corner of another room.
For your space, you will need a few essentials, including a desk, ergonomic chair, a laptop, and any other useful accessories, such as a bluetooth mouse and potentially a laptop stand. Not sure what essentials you need? Take the time to work it out by getting inspiration online from other bloggers.
Ensure the internet is fast and reliable
It’s also vital that when it comes to creating the perfect blogging space that you set yourself up somewhere that has internet that’s fast and reliable. There’s nothing worse than trying to write a blog when your internet isn’t working properly and it takes ages for everything to load.
If your WiFi isn’t reliable enough, then you might want to consider looking into using ethernet cabling instead, allowing you to have access to the fastest and most efficient internet access.
Make the space comfortable
If you want to be able to work productively, it’s vital that you ensure that the space is as comfortable and cosy as possible. It’s hard to work in a place where you don’t feel comfortable as it impacts your ability to work in a productive manner. So creating somewhere that you like to spend time in is important.
Think about what you would like the space to be. Are you someone who loves minimalist design or are you someone who likes to have certain accessories dotted around, such as having lots of lovely greenery around, for instance? Create a space that’s the right fit for you and your blogging needs.
Creating the perfect blogging environment at home is easier than you might think - it’s simply a case of getting the approach right.
Absolutely agree with this! While I don't have a blog, all the same applies to running a business from home- especially the fast internet. I don't have a dedicated space, but it might be time to invest in an ergonomic chair!
Absolutely no problem at all! Sometimes you've just got to go and treat yourself... and your back of course!
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