This week, we're heading up to Canada where Ann of Booklorn is letting us take a look at her blogging space. You haven't ever been to her blog? Please take the time to visit, and don't forget to say hi!
I first met Ann on LibraryThing, and I would say that she has to have one of the fastest loading blogs ever. Why? The design is very simple and crisp, and there are very few graphics and absolutely no widgets to slow down the load time.
It may be a minimalist look, but it's full of content, including posts on how to avoid breaking the spines of books, and how to remove that pesky price tag glue. There are lots of good things to read on Booklorn, which is why I hope you'll pay Ann a visit!
Now's the time for me to step aside and let Ann show us her blogging space. Don't forget: if you want to see the photo larger, just click on it. Take it away, Ann!
My blogging space (also my work-from-home space) has a nice dungeon-like quality with no windows to distract me or let me know what time of day it is. This wasn't so much planned as it was the last room in the house that wasn't already being used for something.
The big round blue thing is my chair at the moment. Others might call it a yoga ball, I call it the I-can't-fall-asleep-because-I'll-hurt-myself chair. I won't go into how I came up with that name.
Most of the books on the bookshelf you can see are reference books for writing, editing, and web site making because I freelance as a writer/editor/web site maker. The second row is all about fiction writing because I also write fiction (I never, ever, review in the genre that I write because I think that's bad karma). And no, I'm not published. Believe me if I get something together that doesn't suck and manage to interest a publisher in it, my blog readers will be the third to know (significant other and mother who suggested I write a "dirty raunchy book" come first and second).
If you really have a good eye you'll see an empty jar of Nutella hanging about. What can I say, Nutella is my kryptonite. Or, you know, chocolate in general. I may have mentioned once or twice on my blog that I like Winnie-the-Pooh. If I'm having a bad writing/working day, he sits on my bookshelf (I was trying to write a 3000 word essay the day this picture was taken).
And no, my space isn't always this messy. Most days it's worse.
I have to admit that if I used a "chair" like that, I'd be in traction in the hospital. Denis got one of them once, and I played around with it one day while he was at work. It was better than a mechanical bull at throwing me across the room!
I wonder if I didn't have a window that was a source of distraction and daydreams if I'd get more done? Something tells me that I don't want to give it a try. On the whole, Ann's creative space feels homey and makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile, too. What stands out about her space to you?
Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse into your home, Ann. We really appreciate it!
Who'll be featured next week on Scene of the Blog? Stop by to see for yourself!