Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Scene of the Blog Featuring Marcia of The Printed Page!

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.

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.

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!

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!


  1. Happy anniversary!

    And I just love that green chair -- it looks so comfy.

  2. Happy Anniversary to Scene of the Blog!

    I'm so glad to see Marcia's space - her blog and her meme are great and she's got to be one of the most generous people out there!

  3. I love Mailbox Cathy...I love to see what others are receiving in the mail.

    That looks like a great place to blog...I wish my blogging corner in the living room had a nice looking bookcase like that!!

  4. The Comment Gremlins were out in force last night, and Marcia asked me to leave this comment for her:

    "Thank you Cathy for inviting me to participate in the 'Scene of the Blog'. What a wonderful introduction you've given me - I'm *blushing*."

  5. Fearing the comment gremlins again I'm logging in using my very out dated Blogger account. :-)

    Beth - the green chair is very comfy and usually filled w/felines when I'm not using it.

    Kathy - I glad you enjoy Mailbox Mondays. Thank you for your kind words.

    Kara - I have to keep the books handy. And its about the only space I have to call my own. My hubby has taken over the house.

  6. I like the write-up by Marcia about her space. She is in her own space but right in the middle of the family's action center. Very nice.

    Congratulations on making it through 52 weeks of very interesting posts. This is one of my favorite features.

  7. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    And I knew it had to be around one year ago. My picture was taken in our cottage during our winter holiday - and winter holiday means MY birthday (on Friday).

    I love your memes, and I have been looking forward to this new feature you have promised us for a long time.

  8. That was great! I love seeing where people do their blogging!

    Happy anniversary as well!

  9. Trust a cat to know a comfy chair! Love your space, Marcia, happy blogiversary, Cathy and happy birthday, Dorte!

  10. Margot - Someone (me :-)) has to keep an eye on hubby's choice of TV programming and make sure the felines aren't destroying the house. It's a perfect place to do both.

    The Book Chook - The felines know every comfy spot in the house and how to get their servants to move out of their way.

  11. I love Marcia's space. That chair looks inviting. Too bad there aren't any pictures of the cats!

    Happy 1 year Anniversary to Scene of the Blog and I can't wait to see the new button!

  12. Serena - I'll the pile the kitties in it and leave a picture over at my space. :-)

    Cathy - Happy 1st Scene of the blog anniversary. It takes tremendous dedication to keep a weekly meme going. Congrats!

  13. Dorte-- That new feature won't be happening because someone else is doing something very similar.

    Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes on Scene of the Blog's first anniversary!

  14. Marcia's space looks cozy!

    Happy anniversary! This is one of my favorite features. And I'll be in touch soon!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  15. Anna-- Looking forward to it! :)


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