Thursday, June 7, 2012
Armchair BEA Day 4 - Beyond the Blog
Today's assignment at Armchair BEA is to "share your tips for getting beyond your blog". This could include freelance writing, monetizing, etc. I have no experience with those areas, but I do get "beyond" being a book blog by sharing about daily life, gardening, parenting, crafts or whatever else comes up. Although this blog started out to be strictly about books, it has expanded and usually the posts about family life garner far more responses than the book reviews. If you are a blogger, I encourage you to broaden your horizons and write about your life beyond books. When I'm behind with my reader (when am I NOT behind?) I find myself reading the life posts and skimming past the book posts.
If you're new here and want to know more about our life beyond the books, here are a few posts that will give you an inside glimpse:
"Musical Vehicles" - Part 2 of our ongoing vehicle crises.
"I Know When I've Been Insulted" - Trying to parent college-aged offspring
"Hallelujah, Holy S**t, Where's the Tylenol" - Thanksgiving vacation catastrophe
"Give Me Park Avenue" - My experience with farm life . . . and snakes
"Muskrat Love" - Further exploits with wildlife on the farm
"Gabby's Post" - Goofy guest post by the dog we adopted from a rescue shelter