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Today’s Armchair BEA discussion is about what sort of opportunities we hope to gain from blogging, as well as our personal blog goals within our blog.
I think as a new blogger I am still trying to get settled into a routine and figure things out so it is hard for me to really know what I want to get from my blogging experience just yet. I honestly never really considered monetizing but I could probably be open to that at some point in the distant future, when I have my feet more firmly on the ground so to speak. I know many blogs have affiliate accounts for sites such as Amazon on their blog. I really don’t know much about this at all. I am sure it is a great way to help with giveaways and I am probably going to be interested in this more later on.
I have no plans to extent my writing of reviews further from the blog. I still feel like such a rookie, like someone who is still trying to figure out their voice for reviewing. I am not sure if this is how I will always feel, but I am trying to work on improving my review writing with each book. I really enjoy this experience and like to keep it as something I do for fun, but also for a way to help get the word out about books I love!
Yesterday I talked about how I would love to meet up with others in my area who share a love for reading Young Adult books. That is definitely a goal I have in networking outside of the blog, but I also would love to meet more people online who share the same interest. That is a major goal of mine. Getting to talk to more bloggers, readers, authors, and publishers about these books I love is one of the main reasons I started blogging. I would also like to take part in more features like author and character interviews as well as blog tours. I recently took part in the Insanity Blog Tour and loved doing it! I will be on the lookout for more of those!
One of the main pieces of advice I have heard from other bloggers is to find a way to stand out. As someone who can be incredibly shy, I am usually okay with being somewhat blended into the background. And with hundreds and hundreds of book blogs out there, it is really easy to do that here too. I really don’t want that for my blog though. I would love to figure out what my niche is, something that makes my blog unique to me. I am not sure if I will ever figure that out, but it is definitely a long-term blogging goal of mine.
I also have a blog makeover scheduled for this summer that I am extremely excited about! Lea Christine Designs will be working on something for me and I am so excited to see what she comes up with!
That is really all I have for today’s post. I would love to hear the goals everyone else has for their blogs so please leave me a link to your Beyond the Blog post! And if you have any suggestions for me, please feel free to add it in a comment below! I leave you with a cute baby tiger. 🙂