Wednesday, 19 January 2011

My blog spot...

One thing I love love love to perve on when I read other peoples blogs is their blogging spot.

Where they surf, where they read, where they create, where they write: where they blog.

I also adore sneaky peaks at other peoples homes and their space. (Yep, I am a sticky beak!)

I yearn to tell you that my blogging spot is a streamlined writers peice of heaven and organisation. It is not.




I actually have two blogging spots. (Greedy, me.)

The first is in my kitchen.







An old laptop on the kitchen bench that lovely husband overhauled. He uses it too, on occasion, and it is fondly nicknamed “the crappy lappy”. It's on all day, and I read other peoples blogs from here like an addict. (As the kids create merry mayhem around me!)

And I try to comment from here too. I also use the “Blog This” tool a lot from this computer, and save all sorts of stuff into my Blogger drafts, as a reminder of things I might want to use or view or reference or link to later.

Then, when the day is finally done, I can retreat upstairs to our haven of calm. We have a spacious and very retro sitting room upstairs which is very much a grown up space.

My desk is by the window and I have a gorgeous view over the trees, across Adelaide, eventually to the sea. It is very 1970′s, in need of time and energy and style to renovate. We will get there eventually.






So there you have it.

And why do I blog?

I have blogged privately for many years: since 2002, when I lost my first baby, and when blogging and my journey to motherhood was truly in its infancy. In those days, it was Pyra hosted and I had to pay for a blogging account and there was no ability to upload photos even! Unimaginable, these days...

I continued to blog privately until January 2008, when I started a new blog centred around my weight loss attempts. Through my activities on a parenting forum I realised that I had shared so much of myself already, I was happy for other people to read my blogging.

I blog a lot more now that I'm working at home. Despite having my children close together, I have always managed to work part time, and now I'm doing some freelance things from home, blogging fits in beautifully.

I love blogging. I love writing. I love the creativity behind it. I love the words. I love the engagement. I love journalling my weight loss experiences. I love to swap tales of family life. I love to influence about everyday health. I love to blog about food. I love to be insprired by others. I love to follow and be followed. I love the challenges.

Most of all I love the ability to share.




This post, about my blogging spot and about my blogging in general, was first published a while back, on the blog of the lovely Sarah at Just Me. Go visit her....she is just about to host an awesome auction!

I've reposted it today, so I can link to Chantelle's Blogversation...

34 comments:

  1. MotorbikesLadyJanuary 19, 2011

    I for one love reading your blog & hope one day my blog will be like yours popular & pimped up but there is still a lot I don't know about blogging and when I do blog I dont get that many comments maybe 3 or 4 sometimes more if I'm lucky.

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

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  2. Sweet girl - this time last year I had less than ten followers, and they were all family. Just keep blogging. xx

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  3. Oh Lucy, I already loved your blog - and now you have echoed my sentiments entirely!! I keep my lappy open most of the day (unless the Mouse is in a cord-pulling mood and has crawled under the table!) and sneak peeks at the blogging world while the pasta sauce over-bubbles onto the stove and the playing riots around me. Thanks for sharing - and please keep doing it!! xxxxx

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  4. I can just see you standing their getting a quick blog read in between child obligations. It's nice that you also have a proper place to retreat to and collect your thoughts.

    I blog at the desk in our front foyer. It's in the middle of the action. I also blog at work where I ironically have more time!!!

    I have struggled with the 'why do I blog?' question, as you well know. But a realisation has come over me recently. I blog because I love writing pure and simple and if I don't blog, I don't write. Being able to share my writing and read others' is so inspirational and motivating. Blogging has definitely helped me centre myself and my place in the world.

    Love your blog, Lucy. It is a MUST READ for me and a place I go to for inspiration and warmth. x

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  5. Hi Lucy! My internet is being an absolute whore so this will be brief, but I love your blog and I reckon as long I've got "somewhere" to blog I'm OK. We just built a little nook which currently has two kids hats, 2 coffee cups, some lip gloss, an ipod, a crowded house disc and 1000 bank statements. I need to clean my space up! Love your blogs mate

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  6. Oh I love a peek into other people's homes too and I love seeing where you blog.

    I blog at my desk in our bedroom (small house) or from the couch watching TV or the kitchen table...

    As for blogging, like Maxabella I do it because I love to write.

    I love visiting your blog Lucy, ad now I can get a bit of an image of where you do it! (er, that sounded kinda creepy) You know what I mean! xxx

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  7. I like to see people's space too! :)

    - Lisa
    http://inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com/

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  8. sounds like you have a lovely view!..i get tired of this white stuff out my window and will be grateful for little green buds again. thank you for stopping by! I have heard from some very sweet australian girls! xo ps i'll be poking around your blog as i have a weight loss goal of my own!

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  9. Hey Lucy, Thanks for blogging xo

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  10. Ah my fellow kitchen bench gal ....

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  11. Jodie at Mummy MayhemJanuary 19, 2011

    I have a couple of spots too. The study and the couch. However, I have blogged in all SORTS of places. Laptops are the best. ;) xxx

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  12. Jodie at Mummy MayhemJanuary 19, 2011

    I have a couple of spots too. The study and the couch. However, I have blogged in all SORTS of places. Laptops are the best. ;) xxx

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  13. And I love your writing to! And your Sharing, And yourself xox

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  14. Both your blogging spots are so neat and tidy! Fess up - did you straighten up before you took the pic? Just a little? My desk is dusty and paper strewn from working on taxes. Oh well.
    I love your sharing :-)

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  15. Such lovely, clean blogging spaces. I blog on the couch and in my bed!!

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  16. i so don't feel so odd having my main spot on the kitchen counter any more..
    thank you..

    i also thought about leaving the old boy in the kitchen for central internet use once i get my new lap top.. untill he completely retires..

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  17. I love your passion, Lucy. Great post - thanks for sharing!

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  18. Ashley SiskJanuary 20, 2011

    Visiting from Fat Mum Slim - I love your evening blog spot - it looks so peaceful.

    Ashley (ashleysisk.com)

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