Some people can write anytime and anywhere. Others require certain pre-requisites such as the appropriate setting before they can get their creativity going. In today’s Blogging Insights we discuss the necessity or otherwise of the right ambience for blogging.https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/09/07/blogging-insights-45-ambience/
Today I’m playing along with Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel who poses the following questions.
What , in your opinion, is the perfect ambience for blogging / writing?
Everyone’s perfect is different but I guess that most people would say it has to be comfortable. For me it’s either at my desktop computer or on my laptop. I have a little nook in the stairwell where I can just fit a desk and chair and that is where I will probably be doing a lot of writing. At the old house my desk was in the smaller of the two living areas. I spent many hours writing there. During the colder weather though I’m more likely to be on the laptop in the living room. It is warmer and when I’m on my own I can listen to music or have the TV on for company. It would be nice to be able to work outside in the gazebo in fine weather but I find that the sun glare makes it too hard to see the screen.
Are you able to work in this setting on a daily basis?
Yes, as I rarely go away from home.
Do you feel that the ambience has any particular effect on the quality or quantity of your output?
I can’t speak for quality but the right conditions probably make for more output. I don’t want to sit at the computer for a long time if I am cold or uncomfortable or the lighting is bad. I stopped using my old desktop computer which was set up downstairs because the lighting was so bad that I could barely see the keyboard in the evenings. I have blogged on a tablet when I’ve been away from home and apart from the inconvenience of the small screen I found that I could still work as long as I had a comfortable spot to sit. I don’t like being distracted though. I can’t write if there is a noisy TV show or someone constantly talking to me when I’m trying to concentrate. If I have an idea I really want to write about I can at least get a rough draft done even away from home. I’ve blogged at friends homes when I had to evacuate because of the bushfires last year, I’ve blogged from a cruise ship and at the airport. It’s harder to concentrate but not impossible.