Guys, it’s only day five of NaBloPoMo and I’m already out of steam. It probably didn’t help that I was in full-on April Ludgate mode yesterday and waited until the last possible minute to write today’s post.
Luckily, BlogHer provides prompts for people like me, and today’s is this: Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts?
Huh. It’s almost like BlogHer KNEW I haven’t gotten around to furnishing my office and wanted to shame me into admitting I blog from the living room couch. To make BlogHer happy, here is what I typically look like when blogging:
Now, about the third bedroom/office situation. Part of the problem is that it’s not a huge room, and I’m unsure of how to make it comfortably function as both a guest bedroom and my office. I guess I could REALLY conserve space and just work from the bed with a lap desk. I had intended to write a joke about that, but the more I think about it the more I like the idea. If I ever make it to a C-level position I’m totally going to set up an elaborate bed-desk in my office. And the fact that I’m actually entertaining this idea might indicate that I will never be a top executive of anything.
ANYWAY, I have been looking for desks online for a few weeks, but it turns out everything I like costs hundreds of dollars. I read a ton of home decor blogs and those people are always posting about the majestic furniture they find for cheap on Craigslist, so I started checking our local listings. And then I discovered a pretty big disadvantage to living in the country. In big cities, there are a multitude of wealthy people with good taste who periodically sell their fancy used furniture for pennies on the dollar. Here in the mountains, we have a bunch of rednecks hawking their rickety crap for 10 times what it’s worth so they can keep the electricity flowing to their meth labs. For example, this was recently listed for $295 on my local Craigslist furniture page:
Meanwhile, if I lived a few hours north in the Portland area, I could get this completely re-finished desk for almost $200 cheaper:
Thus, my search for office furnishings continues. As far as layout goes, I have found a few inspiration photos I like, and am considering replacing the current double bed with a daybed or futon to maximize space: