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Blogging: Outdoors vs. Indoors

One of the things I love about writing is that I can do it from anywhere. Whether I’m perched atop the Himalayas or laying poolside in Vegas, all I need is a pen and paper and a money-making creative purge is right around the corner. That’s a sexy thought, one that has spawned many people to consider blogging as a full-time career as office life dies a slow death.

As I write this post I am looking out on a calm river and swan-laden pond. The majestic green trees are punching through the blue sky and the peaceful sound of nearby waterfalls have lulled me into a Zen-like state.

The words are flowing.

All is right with the world.


Since all good things must come to an end, a loud buzzing bee has decided to abruptly interrupt my writing rhythm. Never one to swat a bug, I remind myself that I am in his “house” and I march on. I am able to pick up where I left off and crank out another few paragraphs.


He’s back, and now he’s circling my head. I retreat inside, slightly irritated that my moment of peaceful writing has been interrupted. After a few minutes of peering outside the glass door I surrender. I’ll be trading in the hot sun for the light of a 75-watt bulb so I can meet my deadline.

Once I get my focus back, I finish the blog post with ease. Truth be told, it was easier to write under “normal” indoor conditions.

In the past I’ve encouraged bloggers to take their show on the road and give outdoor blogging a try, but if this past weekend was any indication, I might be changing my mind.

Where do you blog best, indoors or outdoors?

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  1. Kris says: 5/18/2010

    As warm weather begins to take hold in upstate New York, I love grabbing a cup of tea in the morning and heading out with my laptop to the screened in back patio. Screened in being key since it means no bees. There are times that I have to stop and think that this has to be the best job in the world.


  2. B. Durant ) says: 5/18/2010

    I’ve tried the whole blogging outdoors thing. Doesn’t work for me. I get distracted to easily. More than that I’d rather be doing something outdoorsy while outdoors.


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