Do you work from an office? Maybe you have a home office? Personally I have a nomadic office. Sure I have a desk set up in our second lounge room that I share with the washing baskets and occasionally when the dog has been locked inside I can find a puddle that’s not so nice. It’s not what I would call a ‘dedicated office’.
I’ve blogged in the car, in a hospital bed, on a plane, in a park, by the ocean, in front of the TV. That’s the beauty of writing, I can do it anywhere.
I’m a little different to some in that I can only write fluidly when I have music pumping into my ears. That’s right I pop in the earbuds and crank up the tunes. I also like being amongst people in cafes, I feel the vibe. I’m more of a morning writer and if I can see the ocean I’m even happier.
My favourite digs to write are 303 by the sea, it feels like home but the food and coffee is better. Oh, and the view is shit too 🙂
More often than not its the nomadic office I choose. I like working from cafes, sipping a coffee and enjoying a tasty breakfast. It’s the ‘coffice’.
Of course there’s a few guidelines to adhere to when working from the ‘coffice’, aim to be respectful when working from cafes. Step outside to make calls, keep your tools tidy, choose a bench or smaller table (not a table meant for a group of paying customers), purchase a coffee or a light meal, don’t overstay your welcome.
Recently I’ve started using a co working space. These normally have a cost attached but ‘Little City’ where I go feels sorry for poor bloggers and run frequent and ‘free’ come n try bloggers days. I love the vibe of the co working space I attend, it’s funky and hip with a minimal feel which bodes well with creative types.
Working from home is a lonely gig so a day of co working bolsters me. It’s an opportunity to chat with others, get inspired and bounce your ideas around with other creative minds. Of course there’s also the opportunity to share coffee and cake with awesome peeps too.
When working from a co working space you can rent your own desk, an exclusive office space or you can choose to co work communally with others. There’s usually set rates for single days or half days, monthly and yearly memberships.
Most co working spaces will have boardrooms, kitchen facilities and workshop areas. If my blogging paid consistently well I would definitely commit to more days in this setting, but one with a view of the ocean would be my perfect working day dream.
When you work nomadically like me you need a few tools to make things easier. Stationary and gadgets are my guilty pleasure, when I step into KIKKI K I can almost guarantee the kids will eat beans ( not really) for the next week, I’m like a kid in a candy shop and want ALL the things.
Here’s a few things that make working nomadically easier…
Cute zip purse for business cards
Power bank charger
Belkin road backseat car charger
Belkin wall charger with usb
Portable keyboard for ipad
3 pk notebooks
To do desk pad