This is not going to be the most exciting post you’ve ever read, but it is pretty cool to me because of my desk.
Before we get to my desk, remember my past couple of posts? Yeah, those. The ones where I told you that my site may be down for a few days because I was transferring my blog from one hosting company to another. As it turns out I misunderstood the techie person I was chatting with. The transfer of the blog happened within a few hours, not a few days. Oh well, I guess I got a mini vacation out of it. Now I’m with the new host and they assure me my blog is faster, will be down less often and will have a far superior customer service team to assist me. Two things I can say so far is that it is faster, and dealing with their customer service and techie departments are a consumer’s dream.
In case you self host, or are considering it, I switched from Bluehost (boo!) to SiteGround (Yay!)
Now, the exciting part. Since I was under the assumption that I’d be offline for awhile, my mind has been elsewhere and I haven’t thought of anything to post about. Given that, I decided to chat about my desk. You see, in the olden days (everything up to this past Saturday) my desk has been a tiny stand in the living room where I sat in front of my laptop. It really was more of a TV tray than a desk. It wasn’t a comfortable place to sit and it stared directly at the TV, which was silly since I rarely turn on the tube. Here is my old view from my old “desk.”
Saturday that changed when I moved to my new desk in the bedroom. In all honesty, it’s not new, it’s been there all this time, but it was cluttered and uncomfortable and not a very good environment to work from. We took off the hutch on the desk, which opened the room and gives a better view out the window to my right. In addition, Maurice set me up with three monitors. Technically, he uses them for his job, but during the day they are mine – all mine!
The bottom screen you see is my laptop (It’s really a Microsoft Surface, but I still call it a laptop.) The laptop is the operating system that controls everything. The other two big monitors are there to help me multi-task. This will be especially helpful when I’m manic. I probably won’t get much work done, but it will seem exceptionally awesome.
When I’m not manic the whole thing will still be helpful, especially when I’m writing my manuscript. I can have an earlier draft over on the left screen, while I update the manuscript on the right screen. It won’t make my writing entirely paperless, but it sure will help. As for the smaller screen? I don’t know what I’ll do with it, but I can put most anything there I want. If I’m a good boy, I won’t use it to keep Facebook open…yeah, right.
23 comments on My Desk
Looks like a very professional setup! My home setup is laptop on coffee table while I lie on the sofa typing while simultaneously watching Netflix 🙂
That sounds like it’s worse for your posture than me being hunched over a TV tray. I’m on my way back to physical therapy, so take a lesson from me and be kind to your back.
Funnily enough, I slouch at home, in the car, at work… never any back trouble. Maybe it’s because my back is so relaxed all the time, never tensed up?
Wow, nice setup you got there! Jealousy is running all through me!
That was the point of this post. I just had to brag. lol
When your extra monitors are not in use, I suggest beautiful photos of nature!!
I actually thought I’d use them for big pictures of me. lol. I’m not really that arrogant. I like the nature photos idea. I’ll pick some out.
My desk has quite literally been my own lap lately. You’re definitely the king of a castle, Bradley.
It’s ridiculously more than I need, but it’s one of the joys of being married to an IT Technician.
C’mon, you don’t really need such an incredible set-up!!!!!
Why not gift it to me for Christmas, eh? ?
You gotta do what your Captain commands, right?
Sorry, Cap, but I’m going to have to disobey orders.
“This will be especially helpful when I’m manic. I probably won’t get much work done, but it will seem exceptionally awesome. ” This just made me chuckle. Good to hear your transfer went smoothly
Me too. I just wish I knew it several days ago. lol
The new desk set up looks great! And, multiple monitors is so helpful when doing several things at once. Do you feel more productive in a more comfortable position?
I definitely feel more productive. The difference is like night and day. My mood is substantially better too
That’s so good to hear.
That’s great to hear!
Use the Surface 3 monitor for your music, while you work.
That’s actually my plan.
Well, what a lovely surprise. Up and running in a matter of hours. Your office space looks so organised. I want a duplicate. Hope you get the best out of your new site. I did notice that posting comments on your site did take longer than posting them on others. I now know why. Take care ,Bradley 🙂
I hope you find posting comments to be quicker now. Have a great weekend!
🙂 Seeing someone else’s computer desk is actually quite exciting
Glad you think so, Andrew. Good to see you around.