Where is the Craziest Place You’ve Ever Published a Blog Post?

The caption in this New York Times image from today is:

Volunteers have built a wireless internet around Jalalabad, Afghanistan from off-the-shelf electronics and ordinary materials. tweet

Wow. Now, I’m not exactly sure what that individual is doing but at least he has the right kind of equipment, right? Too bad it isn’t a Macbook Air!

But it got me thinking: Where is the craziest place you’ve ever published a blog post?

Love to see the places that people share in the comments! It’s all good if the place is your bathroom (or something a little less exciting than the above picture).

For myself I haven’t been anywhere too crazy – just 30,000 feet on airplanes, in random airports, in a moving vehicle driving from Atlanta to Panama City. Perhaps the neatest place recently was when I took a trip out to the west coast for a conference and wrote this post about finding your “creative laboratory.”

I’ve published domestically and abroad, but not in a war-torn city. I did journal in one but I wasn’t publishing blog posts.

How about you?

  • http://www.chriswiegman.com Chris Wiegman

    Back when I was still flying I wrote quite a few posts from a leper colony (Kualapapa)

  • Rob Rash

    The porcelain throne… Embarrassing I know, but I have more quiet time and creative ideas in that space than I care to admit! ;)

    • http://www.irishmark.net Mark

      guilty also! lol

      • http://john.do John Saddington


    • http://john.do John Saddington

      haha. how many?

  • Matt Carlisle

    From my John Deere mowing the grass.

    • http://chrisam.es Chris

      … with a beer in one hand, a computer in the other, and sports game cranking through an AM radio.

      Am I right or am I right :-).

      • http://john.do John Saddington


      • http://8bit.io Tom McFarlin

        This hits a little too close to home.

        #jk #jk

        • http://john.do John Saddington


    • http://john.do John Saddington

      this is fascinating. which post?

  • http://www.irishmark.net Mark

    Up the top of the Minaret of the Grand Royal Mosque in Doha, Qatar, We were installing a timelapse camera system and had time to kill so i posted a video but it was way to windy to hear anything.


    • http://john.do John Saddington

      … this is a bit scary.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      seriously… i watched this twice… why aren’t you flying to your death?

      • http://www.irishmark.net Mark

        It was pretty nuts – the thing was swaying in the strong winds too but after climbing the 700 odd steps i didn’t have enough energy for fear.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          ………. *gasp*

  • http://dustinstout.com Dustin W. Stout

    Nowhere crazy yet. Mostly my kitchen counter. However you did just give me an idea for a blog post. “The Top 10 Places I’d Like To Post A Blog From Before I Die”… I may have to work on the title a bit. Thanks for the inspiration! ;)

    • http://popparables.com Keri @ Pop Parables

      I like your post idea, Dustin! :)

      • http://john.do John Saddington

        i do too!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      can’t wait to read it!

      • http://dustinstout.com Dustin W. Stout

        just posted – http://dustn.ws/lMs8yX

        • http://john.do John Saddington


          10 places…… you could do the plane easily…..and italy……….. ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

          • http://dustinstout.com Dustin W. Stout

            Yea, I wanted to set some easy ones to get some quick “WINS”. Have you ever been to Italy?

            • http://john.do John Saddington

              nope.. but man, i’ve gotta get there!

  • http://lifexpresseddigitally.me/blog Brian Alexander

    Thailand would be the most interesting place. I was on a mission trip there. Chiang Mai to be exact.

    Most crazy? No where too crazy. An airport here and there. I draft posts on WordPress for iOS, Evernote, Notes app, etc. pretty much everywhere. When I have an idea I try to write it down. As far as finalizing and publishing most of it is done from my school or from home where I can fully focus.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      not too crazy…… yet.

  • http://www.thecreativebridge.com Jon Owen

    I was in a New York style pizza parlor in Novosibersk, Russia. Right in the middle of Siberia. Snow everywhere. Left the warmth and aroma of fresh pizza, walked outside, and in the freezing snow, bought some of the best ice cream ever, from a sidewalk vendor. Ok, maybe that’s not crazy, but the events surrounding were delicious. :)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      omg. awesome! where is the post?

  • http://flurrycreations.com/theblog john

    Wow, What a cool question! Probably two answers that were crazy cool for me. One was at 1 am in Xian City Square Starbucks (only place I could get a decent connection) and another from the Beverly Hills Hotel lobby during the Oscars 2011.
    This might be a new goal though John. I plan to up it somehow.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      did you get some pics?

  • http://rodneyolsen.net Rodney Olsen

    I’ve managed a few from India while there with the Bible Society as well as posts from many other places but the craziest place was probably from a hotel in Haiti during the food riots in 2008. My post was titled ‘Don’t Panic’ and didn’t contain too many details of what was happening around us. http://rodneyolsen.net/2008/04/dont-panic.html

    We had a frighteneing trip to the aiport the next day to escape the turmoil.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      because… you were late? or something scary happen?

      • http://rodneyolsen.net Rodney Olsen

        Something scary. There were riots all over the city. We eventually had an armed police escort to get us to the airport.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          omg. that’s insane… glad you made it out!

  • Andrew

    Excellent question! I’m not sure I have a truly crazy location, but I have blogged outside the US twice. I started blogging because I studied abroad in Florence, Italy back in 2004. My typical blogging spot was right near the Duomo. Two years ago I blogged from Berlin, Germany in Alexanderplatz. That was a lot of fun.

  • http://www.geekforhim.com Matthew Snider

    Definitely agree with the guys above. Sitting on the hopper is as far as I get from a normal blog post publishing.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ……….. #LOL

  • http://abrahamchronicles.com dustin

    Nothing to crazy here. Maybe using my phone to publish something while on the road in the middle of nowehere of Texas.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      nowhere texas is pretty insane…..

  • http://chrisam.es Chris

    Not overly crazy, but crazy-cool: http://bit.ly/mrF4mI

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i remember this. you had long hair then.

      oh wait…

  • http://tommartinatl.com/ Tom Martin

    Since it is my world right now, more than a few have originated and been published from the Northside Hospital Chemotherapy clinic…or as I like to call it the Chemo Lounge!


    • http://john.do John Saddington


      i’m sorry to hear about this but incredibly uplifting lessons. i’m walking through your posts later tonight to get caught up.

  • Christopher Morris

    My dorm room, if you knew my room mates you would think it is crazy ;-)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      …….. take a video. i wanna see.

      • Christopher Morris

        I will surely come fall. It would actually be fun and they might behave if they knew people would see them. The things Christian guys do in dorms haha.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          …. can’t wait.

  • http://www.momstoolbox.com Amy @ MomsToolbox

    I attempted to post from Dubai, but MomsToolbox.com is blocked there. It is deemed as “unsafe surfing,” probably due to my Bible studies and daily devotionals. It was a strange feeling to see my own site deemed as that.

    My travel site, http://www.MomsTravelTales.com was a breeze to post to however. While in Dubai, I posted about our adventures: snow skiing in the shopping mall, traveling with three kids (ages 4-9) from the US to Dubai, seeing camels on the beach, Starbucks with signs in Arabic and English and lots more. I still need to post on our desert safari, waterpark adventures and a few other things.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      that is so cool! i wonder if you could have gotten around it by proxy… :)

  • Moe

    I wrote a post once while riding the Beast. What’s the beast? Why, I’m glad you asked:


    I had lots of typos, I’m sure you can understand why.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      …….. i want a video.

  • http://kevinmartineau.ca Kevin Martineau

    On a boat between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. :)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      oh wow. now that sounds pleasant…

  • http://aks-blog.com Ashvini

    Not found such a place yet. I will post a link as soon as I blog there ;)

    • http://john.do John Saddington


  • http://www.bensayin.com Ben

    Back in ’07, on the roof of an unbuilt church while doing a mission trip w/ GlobalX.

    It was hot and muggy, there was 1 toilet with suspect plumbing but we had free wifi. Go figure.

    • http://john.do John Saddington


  • http://webworkplan.com Matt O’Toole

    Kevin’s a man after my own heart! I spent 9 summers aboard a sailboat in British Columbia, grabbing random wifi whereever. Once in Cowichan I had an intermittent signal from the marina office 200 yards away. The boat was rocking and the signal would come and go. Email and blog updates would stall as the boat rocked one way, then go as it rocked the other.

    The weirdest experience was in the middle of nowhere, a network from someone’s house with a slick welcome screen, inviting all to hop on. The connection was really fast too. There was another one like that in Gibsons. Canadians really are the friendliest people on Earth!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      how far were you from land.?

  • http://everydaysnapshots.com Dave Anthold

    I’ve published in Russia, Czech Republic, and Greece as well as a lot of domestic places. Fun times!!!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      whoa! what blog posts?

  • http://ryanhaack.com Ryan Haack

    I posted some stuff from my friend’s shack in Jacmel, Haiti at the end of April. It was PAINFULLY slow. Took literally 10 minutes just to login to email. That said, it was amazing to be online in Haiti with chickens and turkeys at my feet.

  • http://alexspeaks.com Alex Humphrey

    Sitting in my hotel in Portland! It was fun, though distracting! I could see the street from my desk and it was such a beautiful day and everyone outside looked like they were having a blast

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ah. now that sounds picturesque.

  • http://www.cheaplovebook.wordpress.com Carrie Starr

    I tried to publish this post from an orphanage in Tamil Nadau, India. Unfortunately, the site was blocked. I’m new to the blogging world so I didn’t know a way around it. I did the next best thing I knew and posted it as a reflection once I returned home.


    Thanks for all your encouragement and advice. As a newbie, it’s super helpful!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing carrie! keep rocking it!

  • http://itsiti.com ITsiti

    In my toilet -,-”

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      you’re not alone….. :)