GUEST ARTICLE: Blogging Beyond Your HorizonsIn honor of one of today's topics, Expanding Blogging Horizons, I would like to introduce to you Sheila of Book Journey. She has been blogging for a number of years and has taken her blog to another level and expanded it beyond just the online world. Here is just a little peek at what her blog has brought to her life.
BLOGGING BEYOND YOUR HORIZONS
Blogging has opened doors for me that I never anticipated. When I started Book Journey in June of 2009 it was more of a way for me to keep track of my reading, but now here in 2014, blogging has changed my world completely.
|Wine & Words|
William Kent Kruger, Lorna Landvik, Wendy Web,
Sarah Pekkanene, and Sandra Brannan
I somehow became a “go to” person in our community to inquire about what to read next. As word spread a few pretty cool things happened.
- I became a banned book advocate for our community and was asked to speak at a retired teachers conference about banned books.
- I was asked to be on the city library Board.
- I became a Friend of The Public Library and currently hold the position of President.
|Making the cover of Her Voice!|
Blogging can be a fun way to share your love of books; and as I noted here, if you so desire – blogging can be a stepping block to do so much more. Look for ways to spread your horizon while doing what you already love.
Sheila has been blogging at Book Journey for five years and is one of the new members of the Armchair BEA Team, serving as one of our on-site correspondents at Book Expo America. You will be seeing many more pieces coming from her this week as she gives us an inside view of BEA.