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Today on Armchair BEA it's time to talk about "Beyond the Blog".
You can find the Linky list to everybody's posts here at Armchair BEA's Beyond Your Blog.
Here's the prompt that the lovely folks at aBEA gave us and some additional info on what's going on today:
So, you enjoy writing do you? Would you like to be involved elsewhere on the interwebs or possibly start writing for your local paper? Perhaps you'd simply like to start drawing an income from your blog? Today we will be sharing tips that will help you move your blog forward or perhaps your own personal goals of writing and making an income from what you love to do. Today we'd love you to share your top tips for getting beyond your blog! Have you done any freelance writing? Are you monetizing your blog and how so? How do you make connections outside the book blog community on the internet? 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! We'll have another link-up this day as well. You can also look forward to this as well:
- Twitter Party number three!
- Guest post on freelance writing and how to find it from Florinda at The 3 R's Blog.
I don't really have any advice for monetizing your blog. I tried the one that Google has right in blogger, and it just wasn't for me. The ads were so random and so it just wasn't really worth it. Mostly because I wasn't a big fan of what was being advertized and neither were my readers. I've been emailed about advertizing on my blog, but I'm not sure I really want to do it. I already feel like my sidebar can get cluttered, and that's with things I actually want to have on there. Although I'm sure someone could probably convince me to advertize...who knows maybe after reading some people's posts today I'll change my mind. :P
The only other real connections I make outside of the book blog community pertain to fanfiction (edit: in case you're curious here's my profile on Fanfiction.net). I've been into fanfiction since before I started blogging, and I've made a few really good friends on there, so I definitely connect with that. I'm not much of a writer. Mostly because I just never really sit down and write, but I have written a few fanfics, and I like to think they're not totally terrible. :P lol
I've never really tried to make goals for my blog beyond the whole catch up on reviews that are saved as drafts. :P lol But, I would love to use my blog to connect in even more ways. I have considered doing stuff for my University newspaper, so perhaps I should actually try it one day. :) Today for me is about learning. I don't really have any tips of my own to share, but I would love to learn some, and hopefully I'll have some tips for you all once I try some stuff out on my own. :)
What about you?
Do you do anything beyond your blog, like writing or even in relation to your blog with monetizing?
Have any tips that you'd like to share?