Where do I blog? – Old Skool

Today’s prompt for the Kickin’ it Old Skool Blog-a-Thon is to show you where I blog.

Well, that’s interesting.

I have no set place to blog (aside from “in front of the computer”) but I do have several preferred blogging stations, that often vary by what it is that I’m writing and what time of day it is when I start to write.

At the moment, I’m sitting at my desktop computer in my home office. I’m in here because I needed to wrap some Christmas presents without the prying eyes of little boys. Since the computer was on (so I could listen to some music), I figured I’d write for a while. This is actually my computer of choice if I’m writing a blog post that will require me to also create some art, like the drawings in this post about how glaciers flow.

Illustration showing the relative amounts of accumulation and loss of ice along the extent of a glacier.
Illustration showing the relative amounts of accumulation and loss of ice along the extent of a glacier.

I do have a little convertible laptop / tablet computer that I use for much of my web-surfing, writing (fiction), and simple blogging (photos and text only). When I work on it, I usually sit in my favorite comfy chair in the living room (unless there’s a lot of activity in the living room, then I evacuate to my bedroom).

My writing chair.
My writing chair.

I’ve also been known to blog on my phone. I do this when I’m going field research for geology or paleontology. I like to post daily travelogues, so the rest of the world can know what it’s like to be a paleontologist.

In my blogging spot in the Hanna Basin of Wyoming. If you look really hard, you can see our camp in the lower right.
In my blogging spot in the Hanna Basin of Wyoming. If you look really hard, you can see our camp in the lower right.
Here, I'm under a canopy in the Uinta Basin of Utah. They're cataloging fossils while I'm blogging on my phone.
Here, I’m under a canopy at our campsite in the Uinta Basin of Utah. They’re cataloging fossils while I’m blogging on my phone.

If the urge to blog strikes me when I’m at work, then I blog in my office. There, I’m most often blogging about topics related to my research, or just suddenly have the urge to rant about something.

On this day, I'm simultaneously working on a blog post and preparing a talk about mis-representations of geology in movies.
On this day, I’m simultaneously working on a blog post and preparing a talk about misrepresentations of geology in movies. This is my work office, pretty-much looking like it always does.

I never know when the urge to write is going to strike, so I set myself up to be able to write anywhere I may be. It works for me. What works for you?

14 Comments

  1. Alex says:

    Love that you blog anywhere, Penny! It inspires me to take my blogging on the road more often.

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  2. Cindi says:

    I think I would love to be able to sit outside and blog … especially if I was in Wyoming!

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  3. TinkNL says:

    Wow, that’s such an interesting job! I connected with you on Twitter and Flickr to stay tuned. 🙂

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  4. Donna says:

    I LOVE that last photo – so much energy in it! =)

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  5. Tery says:

    Love that you blog everywhere and anywhere. Love the pictures!

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  6. AWESOME Penny. I LOVE that you blog everywhere….
    I have tried my ipad, but prefer my laptop keyboard and the options on there.

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  7. Jen says:

    I do so love Wyoming. *sigh* I’m not sure what it is about Wyoming. I know how cold it gets (the coldest I’ve ever been – windchill at -45 one cold morning while buying gas) and I know the wind is ferocious, but I love it still.

    I too blog wherever I find the chance 😉 That chair looks super comfortable.

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  8. Helen says:

    I enjoyed that virtual trip through the places in your writing life. I love the diversity and the non-specificness of it. I’ll do that at some point this month as travel and the holidays will require.

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  9. Sherry Smyth says:

    Being outdoors, in an environment where I feel at home…that would be bliss!

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  10. Kristina says:

    That chair looks comfy. I am jealous.

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  11. Wow! What an awesome job you have! And what awesome ways to blog you have!

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  12. Jen Trulson says:

    I love this! Reminds me of the saying “home is where you are” or something like that – ha! Blogging is wherever you are. Inspiring.

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  13. Serena says:

    You are such an interesting person! I love that you make time for blogging, even in the midst of all this fascinating work.

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  14. Jamie says:

    You’ve really got me thinking! What would it take for me to be able to blog from anywhere… hmmm…

    I’m inspired by your location independence!

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