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“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!”
I would love to be able to make money from my blog but at the same time I just have not felt that I have the stats to justify it. For now, I am happy just doing it for fun. I do have affiliate links with Amazon but I will be honest and tell you that in the year or so that I have had those links I have made a total of $10.20! Still, I like having the links to amazon because I want people to be able to research a book more even if they don’t buy. I link all my reviews to GoodReads too though.
Now that I feel like a part of the bookish community, I do have thoughts of trying to write books myself. I started NaNoWriMo last year and did great for about a week. Then I found out I was pregnant and got really sick for about 2 months! I did not feel much like writing after that. I often think about going back to that story I started and picking up where I left off but I just haven't yet.
I am hoping that by the time this November rolls around, I will be ready to give it another shot. I might try and rework that story I already started or I might come up with another idea all together.
Outside of the blog I think most of you already know. I am a military wife and I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with my children and homeschool them. We don’t live in the best school district in SC so homeschooling works well for our family.
Our days look something like this:
Once school is done you can usually find me reading or cooking, or BOTH! I might not seem like much but we are generally a pretty happy family. I love the time I get to spend with my kids. I think they mostly like it too!