Bloggers are curious people, and some are even a bit nosy. That’s not all bad – afterall, we are just trying to get a big picture of who the person behind the words and code is. Last week Robyn from Practical Blogging and Vidcast on Gaming and Tech shared photos of her home office. It was a nice glimpse inside her world. It added even more of a human touch to her blog. In her post Robyn challenged others of us to share, too.
When I started working from home 10 years ago we had just moved to our current house. At first my office was in the bonus room above the garage. It was adequate, but I didn’t like it. It was cold. It was far from the center of the house and I felt isolated up there. We are not a formal family and at the time we just had an infant. We decided that the best place in the house to put my office was the formal dining room. I didn’t think it was big enough for a dining room anyway. It is in the center of the first floor. I can see the bus stop at the end of the driveway from its window. I see through the doorway right into the kitchen, down into the playroom and the living room is in earshot. With three kids ages 5-10, this is the best place for my office.
My primary work machine is my Dell desktop with the monster screen, but I get email and do some of my surfing/blogging on my Sony Vaio laptop. You can see the wireless network hubs on top – we have eight computers (yikes! that is a lot) in the house and they are all on the wireless network. My office has three, there are three in the kids play room, and there are two in my husband’s office (you know that one I didn’t want).
In this picture you can see the third computer – my iMac G5 which I use for print projects and some design work. Note the box of Christmas stuff still under the desk – I think I need to get that out of there.
Now it is your turn! Give us a glimpse into the person behind the blog. Show us your office.
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wrote @ January 14th, 2007 at 1:24 pm
I’m waiting for your submission – thanks for the participation!
wrote @ January 14th, 2007 at 2:22 pm
Char, I’m so jealous. I used to have a nice BIG office until we moved. Now I’m confined to a very small area.
I can see why you work so much now! If I have an office that beautiful and organized, I’d never leave it
wrote @ January 14th, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Thanks Gayla! I remember when my desk was just a conference table in here. I bought the desk and hutch for myself after a big project a few years back. It makes such a difference!
Doris – I’m working on my submission for your site – its so hard to write about myself. Thanks for being patient.
wrote @ January 14th, 2007 at 10:19 pm
Cabinets! Drawers! Shelves! The woman in Belgium with one closet in the whole house weeps in remembrance of her former life and all its storage.
One desk. One computer. Four family members using it. No where to put everything.
wrote @ January 15th, 2007 at 8:02 am
Wow!! I love your office Char.. sweet!
wrote @ January 15th, 2007 at 2:22 pm
My husband is a realtor, so we too turned our formal living room into an office. At least it is getting used!
wrote @ January 15th, 2007 at 4:50 pm
Char… I’ll put you on my H.O.W. feature!
This looks really good. I want a mac so badly…
[...] Char’s Office [...]
I would never show picture of my office, because .. well – people would get envious of how much of a genius I am! You know .. messy office makes the.. // oh, never mind
[...] Char gives a glimpse in their home office (lots of storage!): [...]
wrote @ September 10th, 2007 at 4:33 pm
Alright, I’m jealous, I want it. Gimme.
Seriously, Darren Rowse’s “Take a tour of ProBlogger HQ led me here and by what I’ve seen so far everyone has such nice blogging spaces and offices (and their so neat!) . More than one computer, dual screens, PC’s and Mac’s combined.
I’m panting with need (pant-pant).
I get by with a corner in our library, an undersized second hand desk and one old HP computer with a 17″ screen. Makes me wonder how I can get anything done at all.
Nice setup, Char
[...] can actually take a look at my home office in a post I did on my other site a while back – but I am just going to deal with the hardware specs [...]
nice setup. I love the high back chairs.
My setup is basic as can be
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