Thursday, June 7, 2012

Armchair BEA: Beyond the Blog

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.

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  1. Good Luck! You are right it can be a stepping stone to bigger things if that is what you are aiming for. Perseverance is the biggest best advice I can give you on that!

  2. I think it's quite evident when a blogger has had experience writing; his or her posts are clear and interesting (and grammatically correct! 'Crem della Crem' from Day 2 of BEA still bothers me). It's interesting how our skills as writers, and readers, build on one another. Happy Day 4 of BEA Week!

  3. Having a well rounded writing background can help in a lot of ways. I add my book blogging (or gamer blogging depending *snicker*) as releveant experience when applying for book related jobs. :)

    Best of luck!
    Leila | The Fiction Pixie


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