Today is Day 4 of Armchair BEA and it was suggested we talk about how book blogging may have opened doors and given us opportunities outside of blogging. Off the top of my head I can't really think of anything like that happening to me so far, but things outside of blogging have helped with the blogging.
While book blogging has yet to give me some outside opportunities, my book blogging has been influenced by outside factors. All through middle school, high school, and my first couple years of university I was writing for various school publications so writing has always been a part of my life. Though creative writing is definitely not my forte, I do have a lot of experience with news-type writing and informative writing. Having that kind of writing experience outside of blogging has really helped me when it comes to writing my reviews. If the chance presented itself, I would love to do some freelance review writing but, so far, that opportunity hasn't arisen, but maybe in the future.
A book blog can definitely be a good stepping stone for bigger things, and I hope that I can have those opportunities in the future. If you have any tips about going beyond the blog, I would love to hear them.