This post is part of my 2nd anniversary of full-time blogging blog post series which I share with you about the insights of a Malaysian full-time blogger.
Every working person has own workspace, how does a full-time blogger / problogger’s workspace look like? The famous problogger, Darren, published a video of his simple and tidy home office.
I do not have own private workspace such as own room. I shared the space with my elder brother, who is working at home too. His desk is next to mine (not shown here).
Blogging workspace of LiewCF
Here is my new blogging workspace which I setup few months ago:
I wished to get the high-end Herman Miller chair like Darren’s but I can’t find it in my small town. So, I fit myself with the best possible office chair available. Next time, I might need a delivery of chair.
For the office desk, I got the biggest available in the catalog. Not that I need so much desk space but I feel more comfortable with spaces. Plus, I might add more monitors/computers in the future.
Here is the list of gadgets you see in the picture:
- Dell 2407WFP 24-inch UltraSharp LCD monitor
- Apple 12″ ibook (1.33GHz, 1.5GB RAM)
- Cooler Master NotePal Infinite notebook cooler
- Canon PowerShot A700 digital camera
- Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G router
- etaly cute thermometer alarm clock
- Cheap Microsoft mouse
- Broadband modem
- Nokia E65 mobile phone (test product)
The desk fan might look funny to you but it is the one cool me down from the warm weather of Malaysia. I have air-contitioner but I seldom turn it on because I want to save on the electricity bill.
The printing station
On the right of my desk, I have another computer table for Brother HL-2070N laser printer, HP Officejet 5610 All-in-One, and an old-school radio. All my print jobs are done by the laser printer. It is networked and shared. The All-in-One is used by my elder brother. I only use it for scanning and faxing. The standalone faxing feature is great.
Have you noticed that I do not have a set of speakers? Currently, I am depends on my iBook’s small built-in speakers.
I seldom listen to music and I do not want to disturb my brother next to me, therefore, high output speaker is not necessary. Anyway, I am looking for high quality and light weight headset.
Not in your sight
Beside my Apple station, I actually have a Vista box (PC) nearby (yet another computer table). I spent couple of thousands to build it but haven’t explored it yet. My Dell 17-inch LCD monitor is currently connected to the Vista box.
Future workspace setup
Also, I plan to get a color laserjet All-in-One when the HP Officejet 5610 broke down. Officejet 5610 is good but it is still a inkjet printer, the printing cost is high (compared to laser printing). HP Color LaserJet 2840 All-in-One looks like the ideal one.
What does your blogging workspace look like? Please share with us (picture or video) in your blog and I will link back to you!