Armchair BEA – Day 4 – Beyond the Blog
Has blogging opened up opportunities for you beyond getting free, advance copies of new books? Has it helped you get offers to write or review elsewhere (maybe even for pay)? Have you gotten invites to special events or places you might not have been to otherwise? Today, we'd like you to talk about those opportunities in you own posts, and later this morning, we'll have a guest post from one of our own Armchair BEA team members, about her freelancing experiences.
“If none of these apply we'd love for you to share a fun aspect about your blog or life that may be completely separate from books!”
I am my harshest critic so don’t think I would want to pursue writing or reviewing outside of my blog – it is something I do purely as a hobby and not something I am keen on turning into a career or making money from. I am signed up to the Amazon affiliate program but to be completely honest, I am clueless with how it all works. The biggest perk for me already is receiving ARC’s of books I am eager to read, its payment enough in itself and something I truly appreciate (it saves me a fortune).
So, since this question doesn’t really pertain to me I get to share a fun aspect about my life – the most fun I have is with my husband and gorgeous children Damian who is 7 and Eva who turned 5 yesterday, they are the lights of my life and I am so thankful for them. I am also thankful they both share my passion and love of reading, my son is in 1st class at school and I am pleased they place a lot of emphasis on literacy, he writes the most wonderfully creative stories that he reads with so much enthusiasm you can’t help but enjoy the absolute cuteness of them. Other than my love for my family, I am also completely obsessed with all aspects of photography and admit to always having my camera with me much to my family’s embarrassment, it is an outlet for me to express myself and also something I am interested in pursuing professionally (if ever I work up the courage).
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