To say that I'm absolutely thrilled to feature this book blogger today would be a complete understatement. I don't remember where I met her or when, all I do know is that I'm glad that I did. She's Margot of Joyfully Retired, and she puts real meaning into the phrase "mobile blogger".
I'm never quite sure what I'm going to find on her blog, but I do know that I'm going to enjoy it. From posts about cooking to posts about travel, I savor her perspective on the world. I haven't even mentioned her reading and reviews or the fact that when she participates in a Read-a-thon, chances are excellent that another two generations of her family have joined in as well. If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Margot, please-- by all means-- stop by her blog Joyfully Retired to take a look around and say hello. You'll be glad you did!
Now it's time to take a look at the places this talented woman blogs. Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.
In the year and a half since I started blogging, I can say that I've blogged in many, many places. In fact, I've now blogged in 17 different states. The reason? We move around a lot. Four years ago my husband and I retired. We sold our house, put our stuff in storage and bought an RV. We've been roaming the United States ever since.I have a lovely desk area in our RV that's just right for my laptop. If I need a printer, it's on a roll-out shelf below the TV. I have lots of storage space for books, but there are limits. If you look below my desk you will see some tote bags. They are hiding some excess books. (It really is time to find new homes for them.) The books on top of the desk can only be there temporarily. They have to be stowed away before we start moving down the road.
I have to admit that Denis and I have talked about traveling the country in an RV, too. We both love to see what's around the next bend as well as what's over the next mountain.... Margot certainly makes it sound wonderful, and I know that when Denis reads this post, he'll be giving me looks.One of the reasons we love our RV lifestyle is our ability to be outdoors in so many beautiful, scenic areas. I have a fold-up table and chair that allows me to take the laptop outside for inspiration. I also blog in loads of public places.The main challenge of blogging on the road is finding good internet access. Good strong wifi is our preferred solution. We've found good wifi in libraries (big towns and small), as well as a variety of food places (Panera Bread is the best), some RV parks, and at our son's place. I also have a Verizon data card which allows me internet service wherever I have cell phone coverage. Unfortunately, that's not usually in the national parks,where you will find some of our favorite places.For me, blogging and roaming around the country fulfill several personal requirements: the ability to meet a variety of people, a chance to learn and observe new things, and a way to record and express what's happening in my life. Every day is a new adventure and I'm so glad I lived long enough to retire and have all this free time to do whatever I feel like.
If you could, how many of you would like to be a truly mobile blogger like Margot?
Thank you so much for letting us take a look at your creative spaces, Margot. We really appreciate it!
Who will be featured next Wednesday on Scene of the Blog? Stop by to take a look. See you then!