Image of someone (a blogger?) lounging in their pajamas For the second time as I’ve been listening to the news, I’ve heard what I felt were derogatory comments made about bloggers.

For the second time, the word bloggers and pajamas are closely joined together.

What the story is about isn’t as important as knowing if it’s true.

Do bloggers really blog in their pajamas?

Today’s Lesson

One thing I enjoy about blogging is we can do it any time.

Morning, noon or night, as long as we have a computer and internet access, we can publish posts, read other blogs and/or comment.

Chances are if it’s early morning or late at night, we are in our pajamas.

Isn’t that one thing we love about blogging?

We can blog while in our pajamas and no one is the wiser.

And…being in our pajamas does not mean we checked out brains at the door. We can publish quality articles, valuable comments and/or read educational material whether in our pajamas, or not.

I’ll be the first to admit, I sometimes blog in my pajamas. In fact, as I write this, it’s “jammie time” for me.

I don’t feel it affects the quality of my blogging.

How about you?

Today’s Assignment

What is your blogging attire?

Do you ever blog in your pajamas?

Do you feel how you dress when you blog is reflected in your writing?

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  1. My blogging attire is usually shorts and a T-shirt. As far as I know it doesn’t affect my blogging. I write a humor blog, so I wonder if it might help if I also wear a clown nose.

    It’s funny that talking heads like to put down bloggers that way. How much you wanna bet some columnists or reporters for newspapers write their stories in their jammies, too? I bet not all of them submit their pieces from actual work desks, dressed for business.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Kathy,

      That’s true. What we wear should not affect how we blog. I like your idea of adding a clown nose. Could that make your writing even funnier? Let me know. 😆

  2. I blog in my housecoat! It’s a great housecoat, I’ve had it now (count count count) 21 years (it’s an LL Bean that my parents got for me ‘way back when).

    Nobody touches my LL Bean housecoat! (well, except my husband of course. 🙂 )

    One of the benefits to working from home is I no longer have to wear suits or what have you. I much prefer writing comfortably.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Aren’t those old favorites the greatest? Just think, if that housecoat could talk. 🙂

  3. Kelvin KaoNo Gravatar says:

    *Looks at self* Yep, pajamas. That doesn’t mean anything though. Some people just wear pajamas as long as they are not at work or school. (Some college students would actually wear pajamas everywhere but that’s another story.)
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Kelvin,

      Yes, that is another story of how some wear pajamas even when they’re not blogging. Kind of like the people I see in the grocery store.

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  5. I think those pundits who make fun of bloggers in pajamas are jealous. Isn’t it much more comfortable to blog in pj’s in your own home than to wear business attire in an office? That’s one of the things I love about blogging and freelancing—I can wear what I want and work when I want. I’m not bound by corporate rules and conventions.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Lillie,

      You may have hit the nail on the head. Others are jealous because we CAN blog in our pajamas and are not bound by ‘the rules”.

  6. Hi Barbara – The “pajamas put-down” arose out of the political arena when bloggers discovered Dan Rather’s phony Bush National Guard papers – remember “fake, but accurate?” The meme spawned the PajamasMedia consortium in sort of a reverse spoof.

    I do more work in my pajamas now since moving my office home. What’s wrong with being comfortable at home? Some of my get-ups are awesome, in fact! If I have to Skype with someone I’ll dress up a bit, but as a whole, my attire is far more relaxed and casual. And so am I, even when I’m getting more work done on the stuff I like to do.

    I think it’s amusing when effete journalists have to resort to ironic put-downs to try and deflect from the fact that amateur sleuths are cleaning their clocks. 😀
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Betsy,

      I like how you put that, “I think it’s amusing when effete journalists have to resort to ironic put-downs to try and deflect from the fact that amateur sleuths are cleaning their clocks.” Don’t you know, that’s got to hurt? 🙂

  7. The ‘real’ journalists are just jealous. Besides, we know they all wear shorts at their broadcast desks – so they shouldn’t be pointing fingers.

    My office is 30 feet from my bedroom, so why would I want to waste good blogging time to shower and get dressed when no one can see me anyway?

    I must admit that it IS embarrassing when the UPS guy shows up anytime after noon and I have to answer the door in PJ bottoms and a fleece sweater. Fortunately, by that time, I’ve usually brushed my teeth and hair, so it’s not as bad as it could be. 🙂

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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Rosalind,

      LOL. I hear you. That can be a little embarrassing when the doorbell rings after noon and we’re still prancing around in our jammies. What a life…. Don’t you just love it?

  8. Mike GoadNo Gravatar says:

    What is your blogging attire? Whatever I happen to be wearing when I get around to it.
    Do you ever blog in your pajamas? Nope — I don’t even own any.
    Do you feel how you dress when you blog is reflected in your writing?Nope

    The whole idea is so condescending.

    Since I’ve been working odd hours, I haven’t watched or listened to much news, except a couple of days a week. I really don’t know the context that you are referring to, but I can imagine.
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    • Brad NeyNo Gravatar says:

      You basically sum up my answers as well! 😀

      Any clothes that don’t affect the articles are fine by me. Who cares what we wear?
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      • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

        Hi Brad,

        I agree. Although most of us don’t care what others are wearing, apparently there are some who do take issue to being able to publish content on the web while lounging in our pjs. Go figure.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Mike,

      Yes, the idea that because bloggers may be wearing pajamas while they blog can be condescending. Although it may make what “they” think is good copy, anyone hearing or reading it is likely to say “so what?” “Go bloggers”.

  9. JeanneNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara, excuse me if I LAUGH OUT LOUD! I think the put-down must be a jealousy thing! When I left the corporate world and moved into my RV, I left ALL “corporate clothing” at Goodwill. I kept one pair of black slacks for funeral-attending!

    The Fashion Police haven’t found me yet, thank goodness. I blog whenever and wherever and IN whatever, as the mood strikes. I don’t think my attire affects my blogging. Yep, it’s gotta be a jealousy thing.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Jeanne,

      Oh yes. The “fashion police” would probably have a hay day with some of us, but if they stuck around, they might be asking how THEY can start a blog, too. 🙂

  10. I usually blog when I’m at work so I’m in work clothes, but on the weekends, if I have time to blog, it’s usually when I’m in some sort of sweats/leggings/loungewear. 🙂

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Dani,

      Since you blog at work, I’m guessing pajamas are not included as acceptable attire. 😆

  11. I have no special attire for blogging, and if I don’t blog right, it’s because it’s too early in the morning, not what I wear.
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  12. I echo Mike Goad’s responses:

    What is your blogging attire?
    Whatever I happen to be wearing when I get around to it.

    Do you ever blog in your pajamas?
    Nope — I don’t even own any.

    Do you feel how you dress when you blog is reflected in your writing?

    I don’t think what I wear affects my quality of writing. What affects my quality of writing is how much or little sleep I got, how noisy the kids are in the background, or if I’m sick or not.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi John,

      That’s true. What affects our quality of writing has nothing to do with our wardrobe. It’s those distractions that are often beyond our control.

  13. GeorginaNo Gravatar says:

    I blog in my pajamas because I usually do it before getting ready for work. I get up at about 4:30, pour my cat a cup of coffee and feed myself a tin of Whiskas – oh wait – it’s the other way around. But I really am the most alert and creative in the morning, so that’s just the best time for me. Getting dressed marks the transition from me-time to work-time. – G
    Why are people so judgmental of bloggers anyways?

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Georgina,

      Good question. Why are people so judgmental of bloggers? Probably because they don’t “get it”, are making too many assumptions and/or like others mentioned, are jealous.

      P.S. How does your cat take his coffee? 🙂

  14. Chris EdgarNo Gravatar says:

    I actually don’t even own pajamas — I hate to burst the mass media’s bubble. 🙂 But yes, every blogger is different and a lot of writing about blogs doesn’t fully capture that massive diversity. But I think the rest of society will catch up to we weird fringe blogging types.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Chris,

      You guys are bursting the mass media’s bubble – by NOT owning pajamas. Now what are they going to say?

      Yes. Someday the rest of society may catch up with us. Maybe….

  15. Whatever I am wearing at the moment is what I blog in. An outfit does not affect my writing. It is how I feel at the moment I’m writing that comes out.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Jacqueline,

      You’re right. An outfit of any kind does not affect our writing abilities. It’s how we feel mentally.

  16. I fully dress, and put makeup on, every morning. I can’t work if I don’t feel “done.” 🙂
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Vered,

      I know what you mean about feeling “done” before work. I feel that way on weekdays (because we have a home office), but late at night or on weekends, give me my jammies. 🙂

  17. TracyNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara!

    I am somewhat like Vered, if I don’t get myself dressed in the mornings and properly groomed (don’t do make up, but brush hair & teeth and wash face) I really am not able to do much of anything because I’m still in sleep mode.

    That said, if I’m writing at night, I’ll certainly wear my pajamas if it’s after I’ve had my shower. In fact, I usually take a shower before I start writing so my hair can air dry before bed. I’m a night shower person.

    I do find that my writing is better organized and flows more easily if I’m in good shape and my house is in decent order. Of course, this is a personal quirk and I’m in awe of people who can write a blog post in bed before they get up and out of it in the morning!

    Different strokes for different folks, that’s my motto.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Tracy,

      I hear you. Having our home in decent order can help to get our mind off of our chores and focused on our writing. Although I try to do that, some days the blog wins that “battle”.

      P.S. I love your motto. That definitely holds true for blogging.

      • TracyNo Gravatar says:

        Yeah – I’m imagining your neglected house looks a lot better than what my house looks like after 2 hours of me not paying attention. Since most of my writing is at night, tidying up the house right after the kids go to bed, then shower, then write gives me a way to unwind from the stress of the day.

        For others thought it might make sense to do it another way, depending on how their energy works. I know my husband sits on the couch for a couple of hours before tackling his evening chores – that would never work for me, once my butt is on the sofa, I’m OFF!

        I wish I had one of those video cameras that could record a whole day’s worth of activity in my house then speed it up to 2 minutes worth of video. That would be hilarious.
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        • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

          Hey Tracy,

          I can’t imagine how you can even keep up with five boys. Having a video of your normal day would indeed be fun to watch. Maybe you should post one on YouTube. Yeah?

  18. NancyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m a lot like Rosalind. I get dressed eventually, but not first thing in the morning–especially if I wake up ready to write.

    So, yes, I often blog in pajamas. Maybe about half the time.

    I don’t think my attire affects my writing. My mood does. The time of day sometimes does. But what I’m wearing doesn’t seem to make a difference.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Nancy,

      I’m with you. It’s not what we wear, but when we feel creative and what our mood is. Pajamas don’t seem to make a difference, other then maybe making us more comfortable.

  19. jan geronimoNo Gravatar says:

    It’s a put-down all right. Traditional media’s ship is sinking and all they do is thumb their uppity noses at bloggers who do well.

    Must be bad to the ego when a mom or a teenager wakes one morning to feel a sudden need to join blogging and become instant successes. Well, the lucky ones do. They have the qualifications, the right diploma, years of training and hard work behind them – and now a mom in pajamas and hair curlers got more buzz than them?

    Holy cow.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Jan,

      You know it. How disheartening that must be – to have someone whom “they” don’t feel is qualified take the web by storm. I guess putting bloggers down helps to make “them” feel better.

  20. saurabharyaNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Barbara,

    This is right that we bloggers do sometimes blog in our pajamas on. And this is surprising that people give it attention. Well that’s their business I have nothing to do with it.

    I will keep it like this that blogging in pajamas means our creativity never stops for a moment even when its late night or early morning and we are in our pajamas… giving away quality content and publishing it for our readers is our first priority.

    So, in a nutshell,bloggers are 24*7 intellectual people.
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  21. Hi Barbara,
    I blog…whenever i want..and wherever i want…and in whatever i want. Just find a job that gives you such freedom….;)
    I guess all those who cant..are just a bit uneasy at our Ease. We blogging buds can use our brains anywhere and in anything. Most of the time…my posts write themselves in my head while i am giving my little one a bath or while doing the dishes…now i aint expected to be suited for that…
    Brains are ON anytime…so why the fuss…I think we Can Enjoy what we do at anytime….thats why the kids in the corporate jungle are so uneasy…..We enjoy what we do..and we make our own rules…unlike them;)
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Zeenat,

      That is so true. Those who are in the corporate jungle are often bond by rules and/or dress codes, whereas us bloggers aren’t. The sad part of it is, they too can be bloggers. All it takes is that first step to get a taste of what we have grown to enjoy.

  22. HilaryNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara .. I just blog when I can .. usually in the early morning with my coffee, and then during the day as time permits and then evenings and late at night .. if I feel able .. depending on where else my energies have been expended.

    I try and keep respectable hours .. and I’ve been so tired recently – the warpaint had to come out – and everyone says how well I look .. oh well .. at least it’s positive –

    let’s go for it bloggers all – just don’t put the webcam on?!

    From a dressed and painted Hilary, despite it being Sunday!
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Hilary,

      I like that, “just don’t put the webcam on”. It’s probably good we can hide behind our screens and not worry about how we’re dressed or made up. I know I have days when my bed hair would scare you all away. 😆

  23. Hi Barbara,

    I have heard the same accusations too and have always found them funny. What matters more when someone blogs is what is happening in their head as they create. I think clothes have no effect. I have written posts in my pajamas and in my day clothes. Actually, so much happens before I even sit down to write and that is one aspect people do not know about when it comes to blogging.

    A lot goes into creating a post. At least for me it does and I think the accusations are out of jealousy because blogging looks so easy but it really takes a lot of time and work which is fun if you love it.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Nadia,

      What you said is spot on. Blogging can look easy. And because of that, many target us as being “less than”. However, if they took the time to dig through our archives or follow us through blogosphere, they would soon find out we take blogging seriously and do care what we put “out there”.

  24. suzenNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara!
    Oh the weary judgment thing – honestly! Discredit someone because of what they are WEARING? Oh give it a rest! It’s about as ridiculous as saying he is in janitor’s attire and therefore stupid, uneducated and worthless. Just how do we know what God himself would wear should he make an appearance? Remember that George Burnes movie “Oh God!”? Reminds me of that.

    Gee, sorry I gave away all my corporate attire 25 years ago – as IF that is some pre-requisite for intelligence. I did NOT, however, give away my brain! Pajama’s rule! There is ALWAYS somebody playing judge – let’s just consider the value, usefulness and richness of their commentary/criticism. Hmmm, not seeing it.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Suzen,

      Like you, I’m not seeing it either. In fact, whomever makes those statements are showing ignorance to what blogging is all about.

      I love how you said, you gave away the corporate clothes, but didn’t give away your brain.

      And yes, pajamas rule!

  25. CarlaNo Gravatar says:

    If its late at night, I’m usually in my PJs or “house clothes” that consist of sweats or Yoga pants a baby t-shirt and maybe an old sweater if its chilly and socks. At home late at night, I’m all about comfort. If its during the day, I’m usually showered, dressed, with my hair combed, etc because I’m either usually getting ready to go out (maybe to a local cafe to work) or already out of the house.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Carla,

      Isn’t it great that we can blog in whatever clothing we choose? With most of us also having full time jobs, how wonderful it is when we can get comfortable and do what we enjoy – blogging.

  26. It’s 1:32 p.m. and I’m still in my jammies. It is Sunday tho.

    I suppose I could conduct an experiment where I get all dressed up in my business suit and heels with hair and make-up fixed nicely, then track my progress to see if I write better that way. Am I more productive then? More creative then? Or do these p.j.s make me a better blogger? Hmn, I wonder…
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Jannie,

      It sounds like you’re having a dream Sunday – 1:32 pm and still in your jammies. 🙂

      I’m thinking this topic could make a great song for you,

      “Jannie in her jammies.
      Blogging here and there.
      La, la, la, la,
      La, la, la, la…….” 😆

  27. Wilma HamNo Gravatar says:

    Isn’t it wonderful to do work that escapes the hierarchical tentacles.
    However they are still doing their best to get at us, via what else, the media.
    Blogging is transparent and bloggers do not need fabricated images to look good or to impress. we are our words, NOT our clothes and hierarchy obviously doesn’t like transparency.
    I blog in whatever I feel like and what suits the weather.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Wilma,

      Isn’t that the truth? Bloggers do not need fabricated images to look good – it’s our words that create our image.

      It’s unfortunate some feel they the need to judge us because we don’t fit into their mold.

  28. LoriNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,
    I blog in a suit.
    Who cares what we wear? The people who have nothing better to do but to talk about what people are wearing.

    I agree with Lillie AmmannNo, the people slamming bloggers for writing in their jammies are just jealous.
    You know, one of the reasons I loved my prior job so much (wearing a uniform) is that no one could make fun of my clothing. We all looked the same!
    Working for the corporate world was torture stuffing myself in business-class attire. Ugh!
    Currently, if I happen to feel like blogging in my pajamas (or my birthday suit or clown suit), then, by gum, I will. My clothing bills are much lower and my comfort translates to a free mind and flowing words. Our stories are affecting people. I’m making a difference – even in my jammies!
    Great post! Keep on keepin’ on, Barbara!
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Thank you Lori,

      Bravo to what you said. Our words DO make a difference and how we’re dressed when we write them doesn’t.

      Maybe one day, “they” will “get it” and see for themselves, because of blogs, this world and the internet will be a much better place not only for them but for their children, as well.

  29. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. Lol, I like this topic. 95% of the time I’m wearing jeans and a t-shirt when I’m at the computer working at home. Early in the morning I may check my email quickly while still wearing my robe, but rarely… when I do that “just 5 min” can turn into 30 min. In the evening if I’m up late and still blogging I’ll change to my pjs just to be more comfortable. I don’t think it affects blogging AT ALL. If anything, I’m more comfortable in my pjs. In fact… next time I feel writer’s block I’m going to try a wardrobe change to see if that shifts things. 🙂
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Davina,

      5 minutes in the robe turning into 30? Yup! I hear you.

      I love you idea of experimenting with your wardrobe and if changing into your pajamas may help writers block. You’ll have to keep me posted as you may be onto something. 🙂

  30. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    Ha – I don’t own any PJs – but I am wearing tracksuit pants at the moment – does that count? It sounds to me like the commentators were being narky because they were jealous of bloggers’ success – and of course they would have no idea how much work it takes to do well in Google (or in any other measurement). I think that perfect turn of phrase is more likely to arrive if a blogger is comfy.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Robin,

      Tracksuit pants are comfy like pjs, so you’re “in”. 🙂

      You’re right. Most people do not realize how much work goes into blogging, nor do they realize we’re doing it after our full time jobs and/or daily life activities. And, that’s normally when we’re in our jammies – being comfy

  31. Yes! Often…not that I don’t get dressed during the day, mind you…but I often find that the time just after my kids go to school is when my mind begins to settle and a space arises where thoughts can gel in my mind and descend upon my macbook keyboard. Sometimes I don’t upload my insights until later in the day. I like to review what I’ve written several times over, to be sure it’s really what I want to share with the internet universe. For me, blogging is an opportunity to contemplate my life’s inner and outer experiences as well as integrate my thoughts and feelings so that I can visually see them (on the screen) and understand myself, my corner of the universe, better. Posting a blog is the process of taking what I’ve learned and sharing it with others. It is art…philosophy…spiritual awakening…teaching…learning (to listen to myself and others)…a gift I give myself and whoever chooses to read my words or look at the images I post, from my heart.

    What could possibly be problematic about sharing intimacies while wearing pajamas?

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Laura,

      Isn’t blogging the greatest? And being able to do it in our jammies is an added bonus. I know what you’re saying. Sometimes the thoughts just start flowing and we feel driven to jot them down. If we’re in our nightclothes, so be it.

      The way I see it is if others have a problem with that, that’s their problem. Not ours. Hopefully they’ll move on to something of greater importance and leave us bloggers to do what we do best. 🙂

  32. Peggy NolanNo Gravatar says:

    I must confess…I blog in my jammies. Why? I blog early in the morning and later at night…jammie time.

    My best time for writing is when everyone else is asleep and I’m tapping on my keyboard…
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Peggy,

      I totally agree. There’s no better time to be tapping out our thoughts then when the house is quiet and we’re comfy in our jammies. It doesn’t get better than that, does it?

  33. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    when it comes to blogging, unless you’re doing a video blog, clothes are optional.

    i have to admit. i’m not always dressed. sometimes in my pj’s. sometimes a top, sometimes just a bottom and well i’ll end it right there. it doesn’t matter.

    this seems like the person who works from home is never really working. i say that about my sister. she should have no complaints right. works from home 4 days a week, probably in her pj’s.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Natural,

      LOL You’re right. Video blogs should only be done with clothes on. I’m sure some may disagree, but I’m getting a vision. 😆

      And yes, your sister probably works in her pjs too. Lucky girl.

  34. KeithNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Barbara,

    I loved this article! It’s amazing what makes the news sometimes isn’t it? LOL

    What I am wearing when I am blogging varies, but it certainly doesn’t have an affect on my writing. Some people like to get up and get dressed before doing anything else, others don’t. It is just an individual thing and in the end, what difference does it make, right? 🙂

    Thanks Barbara!
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Thank you Keith,

      Isn’t that the truth? We never know what stories will make news, but to talk about bloggers in their pajamas is crazy. Maybe it was a slow news day. 🙂

  35. AftercancerNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, I’ve been known to blog in my pajamas but that’s probably because I have a full time job plus two kids and a husband. So most of my blogging is done at night after I’ve already worked my butt off.

    Seems like a silly comparison. I’ve had friends who work in radio and television who have worn suit coats and shorts. Hell, there’s even footage of Rachel Maddow dressed “professionally” above the waist and wearing pajama bottoms. Don’t take it too seriously.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Kate,

      Thank you for sharing the stories of your friends who are in radio and television who only dress their top portion for the camera. It’s ironic they’re not picked on for the way they dress (or don’t), but bloggers are.

      As others have said, there could be some jealousy there, plus bloggers often break news or dig deeper into stories and present the whole picture instead of just sound bites.

  36. WalterNo Gravatar says:

    The good thing about us bloggers is that we perform our task with utmost comfort. We can do it wearing our comfortable pajamas or slippers, under our soft bed or favorite couch. Consequently, we arrive at a very good quality of our work. 🙂
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Walter,

      That’s true. We can blog in the most comfortable surroundings and get the job done. How we’re dressed has nothing to do with the quality of our work nor how it’s presented. Ain’t it grand?

  37. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    LOL Barbara – I think the traditional media sometimes gets jealous of bloggers because we often get the real news before they do on Twitter, or Facebook.

    I blog in my pyjamas or dressing gown. I have done all sorts of work in them. The only thing I have struggled with is speaking to customers on the phone in my pyjamas – it makes me feel uncomfortable. So, I’m going to do my best to avoid doing much business over the phone in the future.

    And I was caught out one day after I started working from home, when a customer popped round to pay a bill and I still had my dressing gown on – it was really embarrassing.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Catherine,

      Don’t you know traditional media must be scrambling? With social networking sites like Twitter and/or Facebook, (plus blogs), the news can be aired hours before it hits the news channels.

      I remember when we had a plane crash here in the States, it was being reported on Twitter for several hours before it was announced on TV. Granted, they do need to check for accuracy, but I was amazed at how fast the story surfaced.

      Yes. That can be embarrassing to have a client show up before we have a chance to get dressed for the day. But then, it’s probably an uncomfortable situation for them, too. Next time they’ll know to call first. 🙂

  38. I’m with Jannie and her experiment…excuse me now while I get dressed to the nines, put on make up and blog…I think there may be something to that!
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Tess,

      After you finish your experiment, come back and let me know if your wardrobe change made a difference? 🙂

  39. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    At 3am when I get up from bed with something I must write…I am in my PJs, and I have written several posts that have been “big” ones at that hour and at that kind of demand writing…

    but….that does not really work for me…I usually am up at 6am (now that it is darker) walking my 5 and then shower and dress fully and write. I do not usually read email/other posts until after I have written. I find I can not do the “counseling” email work unless I am dressed and feeling professionally comfortable.

    I am finding that taking one day full off of the computer is helping my writing and creating juices too….and I always work the urban farm/orchard fully clothed! Too embarrassing otherwise ;0
    Fun post …do you wear a Halloween costume to work or when you blog on Halloween?
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Patricia,

      You’re funny. “…I always work the urban farm/orchard fully clothed! Too embarrassing otherwise.”

      Re: Halloween. I don’t dress up for it, but it would be interesting to ask others if they will be blogging in their costumes. How about you?

      • PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

        I do not wear a costume at home…Though I used to wear a reflective rain jacket – pumpkins all over it, when I took the kiddos out and about….I am going to two parties this year as Elphaba Thropp
        since I saw the musical in London. I think I am mostly invited because they always ask me to bring food for the Gluten Free folks who are coming…This year that will be Korny Zucchini Pizza

        I am putting the recipe in the UNICEF Fundraiser ebook…
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        • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

          Patricia, you should post a photo of yourself in your costume on your blog.

          And the recipe. I’ll be looking for it. Sounds yummy!

  40. LisaNewtonNo Gravatar says:

    You have it so right. I’m not a PJ person, but I do wear “relaxing” clothes when I’m at home, which is what I’m wearing now. Did I say too much? LOL

    Even when I’m out and about, I wear relaxing clothes, but I did shower. 🙂
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Lisa,

      LOL. No, you didn’t reveal too much. I have to agree, when we’re in comfy clothes, we can concentrate on our writing and not deal with something binding, itching, or just being plain uncomfortable.

      And I also suspect when you’re researching for your blog, you are also wearing comfortable shoes, just like your avatar.

      BTW: Is that a photo of your feet?

  41. RoseNo Gravatar says:

    I blog in the nude.

    Just joking. Shock value? lol

    I sometimes blog in my pajamas too. 🙂
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  42. They are assuming that our regular clothes are nicer than out pajamas – maybe it’s the opposite 😉
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  43. BunnygotBlogNo Gravatar says:

    I’m comfortable when I write. It doesn’t mean I am wearing PJ’s.
    Usually a pair of yoga pants and a wife beater or a pair of my husbands boxers and one of his t-shirts.
    I think, I tend to wear something of his because he is actually the creative one between us two but nothing has inspired me equal to his brilliance. Boy,that is sappy!
    I guess it is all a mindset.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Bunny,

      I love your comment. It’s not sappy at all. In fact I find it very endearing.

      And yes, mindset can have a lot to do with it.

  44. janiceNo Gravatar says:

    I’m often a dressing gown blogger; if I get inspired in the mornings before a shower, I head straight to the laptop. If it does affect my posts, it probably makes them better for being spontaneous or worse because I haven’t given them cooking time. But the freedom to write in my dressing gown is one of the best things about online writing.

    By the way, where did you get that wonderful request deletion function?>
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Janice,

      Isn’t that the best? That it doesn’t matter how we’re dressed when we blog. The words still flow.

      Request deletion? Is that where you can edit your comment? If so, that’s a plugin. I’ll share the name of it if you’d like.

  45. BingoNo Gravatar says:

    I find that one of the easiest ways to get motivated in the morning is to have a very disciplined structure to how I work. That means: get the heck out of bed and into proper clothes, for starters! If you put yourself in a work mindset, it’s much easier – I’ve found, anyway.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Bingo,

      Your way of starting the day works well for some and for me on work days. But, on the weekends, I like to ease into the day and blog in my jammies. 🙂

  46. Damon DayNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Barbara,

    For me, I actually am probably working on my blog in my PJ’s more often than not. My standard uniform is my flannel pajama pants and T shirt. I certainly don’t feel that it has an effect on my articles other than possibly making them better. My flannel pants are certainly more comfortable than sitting to write in one of my suits 🙂 Plus I usually write my articles late at night after the family has gone to bed and the house is quite. So PJ’s all the way.
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