Makers Gonna Make

So Much Work, So Little Blog!

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 in Career, Writing | 7 comments

I have to admit that I’ve been slacking.  Long time readers of my blog will remember this song & dance, as I’ve done it a few times.  Yet this time it’s a slightly different reason I’ve unfortunately neglected to deliver any good content for you.

Before, when I worked in an office, it was sometimes a chore to come home, fire up the computer, and write a quality blog post.  I’d already been working all day under harsh office lights, listening to random idiotic conversations around me in the adjoining offices, being constantly interrupted with small tasks, etc.  I got home and just didn’t want to sit in front of my computer for much more time and needed to relax.

These days, it’s a little different.  Now that I work at home, I set the tone of my environment – music or not, lights on or curtains open, breaks on the oh-so-comfy couch with some tv on during lunch, etc.  So when I first began working from my “home office”, I thought I’d have much more energy to write blog posts.  But something different has reared it’s head – monotony.

I work on a laptop but it’s hooked into the same peripherals as my personal desktop via KVM switch, so even if I’m done working and switch over to my personal computer to do personal stuff, I’m looking at the same screen, sitting in the same room, in the same chair… well you get the picture.

So my question goes out to those of you that work at home but also try to work on personal computer related projects (whatever they may be) – how do you break it up and not go insane?

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  1. caseyfern

    Since I'm actively working on seven store sites, working on Legends of Karinth game areas, three social networks I host, 66 Squidoo lenses, and three blogs, I switch hats often – sometimes several times an hour. Rather than being monotonous, it's energizing, sort of like juggling chainsaws! I find I make more progress on everything if I make a conscious effort to keep switching.

  2. jangro

    I don't see the problem.

    I'm waiting for the USB powered stadium pal!

  3. TrishaLyn

    I could totally see that being sold at ThinkGeek!

  4. TrishaLyn

    I switch up my work tasks like that, but once my “work day” is over, that's where I hit the wall.

  5. Chris

    I spend 30 ins to an hour once a week jotting down blog posts for future posting. You can throw them into a word doc and copy and paste them when ready for those days you just cannot think of one more topic.

  6. JWRmedia

    I dont know how I dont go insane… For the past 4-5 years, I literally spend about 12-18 hours per day in front of my PC in my living room.

    Im suprised I havn't gone blind or gained 300lbs by now.

  7. TrishaLyn

    Oh, I have the LONGEST list of topics lol, it's just a matter of sitting down and banging them out too 🙂