It's with a great deal of pleasure that I introduce this week's featured blogger. I think all new bloggers at one time or another experiment with weekly memes. Let's face it-- there are dozens and dozens of them out there. At one point I think I'd signed up for a meme-a-day until I found my voice and the direction in which I wanted this blog to go.
But through all of the growing pains, there is one meme that I will never willingly let go of, and that's the "Mailbox Monday" meme you can find on Marcia's blog, The Printed Page. I am insatiably curious about the books other people bring into their homes, and Marcia has a wonderful group of people who show up every week to share their new acquisitions.
Although I never leave my Google Reader when reading most posts, I make a point of visiting The Printed Page regularly because Marcia is quite adept at changing the look of her blog. She has one of the best blogs for appearance and ease of navigation, which makes the excellent content that much easier to consume. If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting Marcia and The Printed Page, I hope you'll take the time to stop by and say hello. I'll bet you add her to your reader of choice just like I did almost two years ago!
This week there was a slight glitch with the photo. It's a bit smaller than you're used to, but it shows what it needs to show. Let's take a look at where Marcia does the majority of her blogging!
Welcome to The Printed Page's corner office, literally. I have an open door policy as you can see. I occupy the back corner of the family room. It comes with a recliner, laptop computer, very limited desk space and a beautiful bookcase.I can just picture Marcia sitting there, can't you? There's plenty of light and a comfy chair in which she can read or blog, and having chair warmers sounds like the perfect luxury necessity!
Not pictured are the office's other features such as windows (to my right), executive cafeteria, private bathroom, the requisite chair warmers (8 felines), and entertainment center. This is where the action and the inspiration take place.
I spend hours in this little corner reading, blogging and providing a warm lap the the lords and ladies of the Larsen manor.
Thank you so much for sharing your creative space with us, Marcia. We really appreciate it!
On a little side note, did you know that this is the first anniversary of Scene of the Blog? It was just a year ago that our very first featured blogger, Dorte of DJ's Krimiblog, shared with us her creative blogging space in Denmark.
Next week, Scene of the Blog will have a brand-new button to celebrate, and since I'm about to come to the end of the list of bloggers who were the first to agree to participate, don't be surprised if you get an email from me asking you if you'd like to take part. What are the criteria? (1) Have a blog that focuses primarily on books. (2) Make sure your blog posts are current. (3) Make sure you have some way for me to contact you by email. I won't leave a comment on one of your posts.
Whose blogging space will we see next Wednesday? Stop by to take a look!