Where I Blog

posted in: Blogging, Link Up 108 comments

Memories Captured is now a monthly link up, with Galit Breen of These Little Waves! The January link up is this week, from January 16-20. Link up and you have a chance to win one of two Picnik 6-month premium subscriptions! Link up here now!

Pin It

Do you ever wonder about other bloggers?

When they write and read other blogs?

What props do they have around them when they blog?

Where they blog?

Well, Just Jennifer did so she created a link up to see where all of us blog. Naturally.

I moved 3 months ago, and I vlogged before about where I blog – sitting on the black leather sofa, with my laptop perched on the armrest and my cup of tea sitting next to me on the side table.

Guess what? It’s not much different where I am now. Different house, different couch, yet there I sit, with a cuppa (yes, on the floor though not pictured here).

Blogging on my couch, 5 months pregnant

I really need a desk or something, don’t I? (though, this way, there is no way anyone can look over my shoulder)

And linking to my favorite community, lovelinks!

I’m also announcing the winner of the hardback copy of Purple Leaves, Red Cherries – congratulations Cynthia of Commonplace Crazy!! Thank you again to the authors, Tania Elfersy and Andrea Katzman for offering the prize to one of my readers. You guys, you really need to check out this great book (read my review here if you missed it) – you can purchase it at amazon.com. There is also an eBook, which includes all the short stories and one-page versions of the main chapter illustrations. The eBook is available on iTunes and also on Kindle at amazon.comamazon.co.uk and amazon.de.

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

Latest posts by Alison (see all)

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • January 18, 2012 Just Jennifer

    Yay Alison, you remembered to link up! You look darn right comfy on your couch like that. Probably better to sit somewhere soft when you’re pregnant, anyway.

    I pinned your quote. 🙂
    Just Jennifer recently wrote…A Cat, a Cup and a QuoteMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      It is totally comfy. And I’m sitting the exact same way now, replying to your comment! Heh.

  • January 18, 2012 Christine

    Aw look at your pregnant writerly self. I love the upholstery on that sofa. It looks really comfortable.
    Christine recently wrote…It’s All in the Timing.My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      I like that – ‘pregnant writerly self’, heh. And it’s a gorgeously comfy sofa!

  • January 18, 2012 Kiddothings

    I can never blog like that! I need a desk! You sure look very comfy 🙂
    Kiddothings recently wrote…Picnesday – Feeling ChineseMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      I don’t have a choice so I coveted the best spot in the house!

  • January 18, 2012 Ali

    Love that couch! Very chic. How are you feeling anyway?
    Ali recently wrote…It Don’t Matter If You’re Black or WhiteMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Thanks! Amazingly, the husband picked it out. I’m feeling good! A little large, but good 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 EvergreenEden

    Hi Alison! Your blog is so cute and I love your About Me page… but I couldn’t find a place to comment there so just FYI – such a CUTE little Monkey! 🙂

    And I for one think your blogging place there looks much more comfy and thought-inspiring than a boring old desk could, any day. 😉 I am pregnant too, although over 7 months along now, and injured my spine pretty badly. So I blog from bed. Also, totally comfy. And no one can possibly look over my shoulder because I’m leaning back into a thousand fluffy pillows. (Wow, I almost make it sound fun! …Well, the blogging part is. The injured part, not so much lol.)

    Haha thanks for sharing!
    EvergreenEden recently wrote…Motech Monday v.1My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Hi there, thanks for your lovely thoughtful comment!

      So sorry to hear about your injury, that must be so tough. And congratulations on the pregnancy, yay! Blogging from bed is so underrated 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 Missy

    I am a desk girl, myself! But you certainly do look comfy!
    Missy recently wrote…Why I’m REALLY Bringing the Clean (Living, that is) in 2012 – Week 3My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      I veer between wanting a desk to being so overly comfy on the sofa!

  • January 18, 2012 Leslie

    You look so comfy! I’m definitely a couch blogger; right next to the husband with the TV on. I sit at a desk too many hours as it is!
    Leslie recently wrote…{Featured Follower} JackieFoMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Ah yes, the husband does sit next to me on occasion, playing X Box games!

  • January 18, 2012 Sarcasm Goddess

    That looks soooo comfortable!
    Sarcasm Goddess recently wrote…I Never Said I’d Do That!My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Oh it sooooo is!

  • January 18, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    I LOVE that couch! And you look great with your little pregnant belly. Thanks for showing us where you do your blogging 🙂
    Runnermom-jen recently wrote…Yes, This…My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      It’s the best couch ever, and the best thing is, it’s modular, so we can change the configuration anytime!! And thank you 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 Twisted Domestic Goddess

    Oh my goodness you are soooo stinkin cute pregnant!I really should take a pic of where I blog nothing exciting right now it’s on the couch but in the early morning it’s at the dining room table….the table that seats 12 at dinner each night.

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      12??? Oh my!

      Confession: we’ve been in our new house for 3 months and have YET to get a dining table set. Ahem.

      • January 18, 2012 Twisted Domestic Goddess

        Yup 12! We’ll be moving soon especially now with baby but for a bit we live with B’s aunt and her three sons and let me tell you it gets loud!!!

  • January 18, 2012 Klz

    I don’t think you need a table at all. You oughta be comfortable to write what’s in your heart.
    Klz recently wrote…Preparing Your Blog for Maternity LeaveMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Thank you KLZ – you get right to the heart of things 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    You look comfy. And very cute with that little bump.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently wrote…Oh, I Would Never…My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      I am, and thank you!

  • January 18, 2012 Mommakiss

    I don’t have a picture of where I blog cuz I blog on the sly.

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Haha! I sorta do too – notice how I’m alone? (husband at work, toddler napping)

  • January 18, 2012 Kimberly

    That couch looks perfect for a nap!

    I admit, I sometimes blog with the computer in my lap too. We really need desks!
    Kimberly recently wrote…My Workout, Pregnancy StyleMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Shh I do nap on the couch. Often.

      I need a desk IN A ROOM. MY OWN ROOM.

  • January 18, 2012 My Inner Chick

    –Mama A,
    You are sooo damn cute…and at 5 months pregnant!!!

    Love seeing where you blog. What are you writing about, Chickie?!!

    My Inner Chick recently wrote…Who Rocked And Rolled At The Golden GlobesMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Thank you!! I believe I was playing on Twitter when that picture was taken 😉

  • January 18, 2012 Alexandra

    This idea is as adorable as y ou.

    I can’t send one in…why kill the online illusion of beauty?

    You’d scream if you saw me bending over here, my teen sons fleece jacket on, my husband’s shoveling socks under my ancient gross smelly slippers.

    Let’s just keep it the way you see me: ethereal, saintly, and showered.

    Alexandra recently wrote…What In The World and Are Those Caterpillars?My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      I always imagine you, all regal-like, with a crown on your head, when blogging.

      I’m pretty sure your slippers are NOT smelly.

  • January 18, 2012 Erica M

    Love the blog quote graphic and the photo of you on your laptop. Your new house seems so spacious!
    Erica M recently wrote…lovelinks #40 is open: double prize week!My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Erica! Yes, the new house is pretty spacious. It could also be due to the fact that we don’t have much furniture. Ahem.

  • January 18, 2012 Stasha

    You look so pretty.
    Stasha recently wrote…Wordless wednesdayMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Even in my stay-at-home-mom clothes? *blush*

  • January 18, 2012 Jessica

    I love your little 5 month preggo tummy!!! And YES, I HAVE wondered when and where other women do their blogging. And I also wonder how much more efficient they may be than me while doing so!
    Jessica recently wrote…Tacos Al PastorMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jessica! I am more efficient at night when the toddler is in bed. Otherwise, I don’t get to sit where I sit as pictured much 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 Mirjam

    Great to see you all comfy on the couch with your pregnant belly. Seems like a perfect spot to do some blogging!
    Mirjam recently wrote…Memories capturedMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      It’s pretty awesome, yes.

  • January 18, 2012 Maureen

    Who needs a desk when you looks super comfy? Even when I’m sitting by my desk I still need to stretch myself lol 😀
    Maureen recently wrote…Glimmers of HopeMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Y’know, I did have a desk at my old place, but I hardly ever used it 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 JDaniel4's Mom

    You have a wonderful place to blog! What a comfortable spot! I don’t think you need a desk.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently wrote…I am Unemployed?My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      I’m beginning to think maybe I don’t 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 tracy

    Oh I love your cute belly. I also do not have a desk. The couch looks much more comfy. xo
    tracy recently wrote…What I Wore Wednesday – Shopping with MommyMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Hee, thank you! I apologize for the lack of fashion here – I’m in my mom uniform. And the couch is SOFA KING comfy.

  • January 18, 2012 Lola

    What a great idea! I love knowing where you sit when you blog. AND I love your cute little belly. I was sitting at a card table to blog for months, which I hated. FINALLY we bought a real executive desk. Ok, my husband bought the desk for his real, paying job, and I sit at it to blog. Whatever. It’s just semantics.
    Lola recently wrote…Moth GenocideMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      A CARD table?? Dude, how cool can you get? And what belongs to the husband belongs to you.

  • January 18, 2012 liz

    You make blogging look so glamourous and trendy in that photo! Go you!
    liz recently wrote…Damn You Autocorrect, BBCD-styleMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Hee, thank you Liz!!

  • January 18, 2012 wendy

    You are so cute I cannot stand it. awesome.
    wendy recently wrote…The History of SleepMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison


  • January 18, 2012 Mrs. Jen B

    How stinking cute are you?? If I had such a comfy looking couch I’d just stay there rather than at a desk. I, on the other hand, need a desk.
    Mrs. Jen B recently wrote…Wellness Wednesday: Slipping Up & Righting MyselfMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thanks Jen. I think we’ve just about given up getting a desk for me. We all know I’ll just end up on the couch anyway.

  • January 19, 2012 Kimberly

    Look at you and your belly.
    I want to eat you.
    Wait…that was weird.
    Now that I have a laptop my “area” is a lot of places. My favourite is in my bed when it’s sunny out. The light pours in and it sets the mood 😉
    Kimberly recently wrote…I’m A Pretty Big Thing In H-TownMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Haha!!! Not weird at all – from you 😉 I would probably blog in many places too – if I could be bothered to move my fat ass.

  • January 19, 2012 Natalie

    Ha ha you look very comfortable! I have a desk but it can get tiring to sit in the office chair after awhile. I need to get a new laptop battery!
    Natalie recently wrote…Sometimes and AlwaysMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Yeah you totally should!

  • January 19, 2012 Jessica

    Your sofa looks something comfy! And, you look fabulous!
    Jessica recently wrote…SistersMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Oh yes it is, and thank you!

  • January 19, 2012 Kelley

    That is a cute idea! I like where you blog. It looks comfortable. I need a new laptop. I use our desktop now. Maybe I should take a picture!
    Kelley recently wrote…7 Reasons I’d Be A Horrible Contestant On "The Bachelor"My Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      I would totally want to see where you blog!

  • January 19, 2012 Mom Photographer

    I only can dream about a real desk to blog on. Now I sit at the dinning table… at least it’s got comfy chairs. My sofa is almost as comfortable as sitting on a bare floor…
    Mom Photographer recently wrote…My twist on 365 ProjectMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      At my old place, I sat at the dining table for a while too, then moved to the couch. Now, we don’t even have a dining table – yet 🙂 I hope you get a desk soon!

  • January 19, 2012 Andrea

    That couch looks cooomfy! I also blog on my laptop, so it could be in bed, on the couch, or even at the table, depending on my mood. Love seeing where everybody else does it 🙂
    Andrea recently wrote…Keeping The Attention EqualMy Profile

  • January 19, 2012 Leighann

    Oh that looks SO comfortable!
    I blog on in my lazy boy in my living room.
    No desk for me.
    Nice and comfy!!

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Comfort is key, isn’t it? Considering we spend so much time blogging. Wait, just me? 🙂

  • January 19, 2012 Jessica

    What a neat idea, I used to have a set place where I blogged, until I got a macbook, now I write just about anywhere.
    Jessica recently wrote…All I HaveMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      I wish I had that option – we have not much furniture around here 🙂

  • January 19, 2012 Ado

    Your blog area is so um, tidy, compared to mine.
    PS: Pregnancy suits you! (-;
    Ado recently wrote…My Friend Megan – 6 Months LaterMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      It helps when you don’t have much stuff. Moving was the best thing we did (decluttering!).

  • January 19, 2012 Jackie

    You look quite cozy Alison. I must admit, I don’t think I’d look half as cute if my hubby were to photo me in my favorite writing spot!
    Jackie recently wrote…Hazard Zet ForwardMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      I am totally cozy, love my spot! This photo was self-taken on my camera – timer magic!

  • January 19, 2012 angela

    I have a desk now. I am still curled up on my couch 🙂

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Right??? #BestPlace

  • January 19, 2012 Carolyn

    I love this idea because I do wonder. I wish I’d seen it earlier, I would’ve totally linked up!
    Carolyn recently wrote…Freezing TimeMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      You could totally still do this prompt anyway 🙂

  • January 19, 2012 deborah l quinn

    I need to be at a desk – the couch lures me into watching tv, flipping through the paper, or maybe just sliding down onto the pillow….zzzzzzzz
    You, however, look very comfy and alert (maybe it’s the tea)! You remind me that I want to link to the meme. Thanks.
    deborah l quinn recently wrote…now my kids will know i don’t know all the answers: SOPA blackoutMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      I do get distracted by the TV A LOT. Huh, this explains why I take so long on stuff sometimes.

  • January 19, 2012 Galit Breen

    My “writing space” is similar!


    You’re adorable!
    Galit Breen recently wrote…Wear Purple, Do RightMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Great minds and all that!! And thank you!

      (now when you get emails from me, you can totally see where I’m sending it from!)

  • Very fun linkup, and it is interesting to see people in their home environment!
    Shannon from mynewfavoriteday recently wrote…Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.My Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Shannon, it is fun!

  • January 19, 2012 Barbara

    You look great and that looks like a super comfy place to blog from!
    Barbara recently wrote…Love EqualityMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Barbara, and it is!

  • January 19, 2012 Lindsay

    Hey! You look fantastic for 5 months pregnant 🙂 Shining with the proverbial “glow” – possibly caffeine-induced? 😀
    I would love to do something like this… I blog on the couch usually too… or I have a big comfy leather chair in our living-room window that I teeter Mac (my laptop) on the arm and try and blog.
    Thanks for a great idea! 🙂
    Lindsay recently wrote…Faith – something to think about…My Profile

    • January 20, 2012 Alison

      I do the couch arm teetering too when I’m sitting on the other side of the couch! And the glow? Sweat perhaps? (I drink decaf tea!)

  • January 20, 2012 Katie E

    I’m kind of loving that couch. You look great – and very comfy 🙂
    Katie E recently wrote…One Year of Pictures #iPPPMy Profile

    • January 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Katie!

  • January 20, 2012 Jamie

    Did Monkey take this picture?! He’s got some made photo skills!
    Jamie recently wrote…i call them eggcakesMy Profile

    • January 20, 2012 Alison

      Hah no, he was napping! It’s taken on my camera – self-timer. 🙂

  • January 20, 2012 XLMIC

    What a clean and comfy house! I cannot believe you have a little boy running around 😛
    XLMIC recently wrote…My Cyclist RantMy Profile

    • January 20, 2012 Alison

      Hah I cleaned the house up before said picture was taken 😉 Also, it helps to not have too much furniture!

  • January 22, 2012 francerants

    GAAAAH! You look sooo cute pg!!
    francerants recently wrote…Why I Have Been Missing In Action RantMy Profile

    • January 22, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thanks France.

  • January 22, 2012 Ann

    Love the photo! I actually posted a pic of where I blog on my day-before-thanksgiving kitchen tour! I sit at a desk in my office….surrounded by cookbooks!
    Ann recently wrote…Asian Noodle SlawMy Profile

    • January 22, 2012 Alison

      I remember that post! You have a lovely kitchen.

  • January 23, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Our connection is so slow the picture didn’t load so I can’t tell you how awfully cute you are! 🙂

    I blog at the dining room table or on the couch, but I have a lot of problems with tense shoulders and carpal tunnel so I really need to find the ideal spot.
    Lady Jennie recently wrote…Gluten-Free Mocha Brownie CakeMy Profile

    • January 23, 2012 Alison

      I used to blog at the dining table at our old place, but we don’t even have one now 🙂

  • January 24, 2012 Jessica

    Looks like a comfy spot to me. I blog all over the house, especially if I’m on the iPad.
    Jessica recently wrote…Pregnancy, Dateline, and Turning 30My Profile

    • January 24, 2012 Alison

      I can’t pry the iPad away from the toddler long enough to blog on it!

  • January 25, 2012 Charlotte

    You look so comfy there 🙂 I have a similar spot on my couch where I blog from as well… usually with a mug of tea by my side!
    Charlotte recently wrote…ApprovalMy Profile

    • January 25, 2012 Alison

      There really is no other way to blog, is there? 🙂

  • January 25, 2012 Elaine

    This is similar to what I used to do but I needed more support *ahem* so my cleaned-up desk is where I sit now. Hubs got me a monitor that plugs into my laptop, mostly so that I have something larger to edit photos with. Anyway, you look awfully comfy, so it’s a good spot, I’d say… 🙂
    Elaine recently wrote…Thank goodness I have LOTS of photos…My Profile

    • January 25, 2012 Alison

      SO far, it’s the BEST spot in the house 🙂

  • March 1, 2012 Anjie

    I blog from my couch too, although since my own personal laptop died, I have to use my husband’s which isn’t nearly as fun. He tried making it up to me by getting his grandparents old desktop. Ugh, men! Love your couch and I really love the colors of your living room!
    Anjie recently wrote…Of Sickness and Ice FishingMy Profile

I Write This Blog

Alison Profile PictureI'm Alison. Writer, a mother of four (two boys and boy/ girl twins), social media enthusiast and book lover. A believer in the power of chocolate and hugs. Chugging coffee as I type. Want to know more?

The Books I’m In (Buy Now!)

I Am On Google+

Oldies But Goodies