Writing good quality content is easier said than done. A seemingly simple job of sitting and typing away your thoughts can turn out to be a highly stressful job, and it can reach to a stage when you feel like pulling your hair out, especially when you are going through writer block or having strains in your back, eyes, or wrists due to excessive browsing, researching, typing, and pondering.
You can continue to think that it is a temporary phase which will pass, but the more you continue to stay unorganized and careless, the worse it will keep getting. Ultimately, you will have to accept it as a real job and provide yourself with the right environment, doesn’t matter if you are a creative writer, freelance web content writer, or a blogger writing for his/her own blog.
You need a place away from the normal hubbub of your family life, a place that looks and feels like a workplace, a place that improves your productivity instead of serving as a distraction, and while your loft is not the only place that fulfills all of these requirements, it can be an ideal choice for more than one reasons.
Let’s see how to utilize your loft or attic for creating the ideal blogging environment.
Obviously, you will have to get your loft converted into a livable space before doing anything else. A loft conversion company will convert your loft or attic into a living space by using wooden floors, stairs, and special windows or skylights. It can be slightly costly, but it is well worth the investment. If you don’t want to spend a lot, and a simple room is all you are looking for, you should go for a simple dormer style conversion that will provide you with a room, where you can set up your workplace. Of course, the lofts or attics in all homes are not convertible, and in that case you will have to resort to some other room.
The Right Furniture:
Content writing is one of the most strenuous jobs out there, mainly because it involves so much mental activity with little or no physical activity. And all that pondering and the lack of mobility results in accumulated stress, and your work equipment and furniture plays an important part. Once you have carried out the loft conversion, you will be having a dedicated room, which will allow you to get yourself a proper workstation, or a writing desk, printer, and any other type of equipment that you will need. Because trying to use a sofa as the chair and dining table as your computer table is far from being a perfect setup.
Light And Air:
Fellow bloggers and writers will agree that natural light can really charge your moral and thought process, and luckily there is an entire range of products like Velux windows, skylights, Sun tunnels, and the likes made specifically for lofts to provide you lots and lots of natural light and air. You might not be getting a lot of natural light if you are working from a secluded room in a basement or garage, whereas your loft can be quite airy and bright thanks to its perfect location.
This might come as a surprise for many writers because very few bloggers and writers have tried using posters to deal with the writer’s block or similar problems. Freelance writing is a very wearisome job, especially in the early part of your career. Besides, when you are continuously thinking about a certain topic or niche, it can muddle up your thought process and you will need constant reminders to keep yourself on track, be it the creativity, productivity, work-life balance, ambitions, or dealing with the failures. For this purpose, wall posters can be really helpful, except that you can’t have these posters glued on the walls if you are working from your living room. Having a dedicated workplace in your loft will allow you to put all sorts of posters, quotes, and phrases on the wall, to provide the much needed inspiration and motivation to keep you going when the goings get tough.
Farah blogs for Abbey Lofts, a loft conversion company in London.