Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Armchair BEA - Blogging Horizons and Short Stories
Day 3 of Armchair BEA!! Woot Woot! I am sure by now we are all seeing the updates from people who are actually at BEA this year. Today we are talking about expanding our blogging horizons and novellas/short stories.
Expanding Blogging Horizons:
What do you think about when you think about going beyond blogging or expanding your horizons? Is it a redesign of your blog? Have you branched out into freelance writing or even published a novel of your very own? Or, have you moved into a different venue like podcasts or vlogging? This is the day to tell us about how you have expanded on blogging in your own unique way.
What do I think about when I think about going beyond blogging?? For me ... well I guess I haven't really expanded outside of blogging. I do try to think of new features and in June I am going to finally have a new look on the blog after 3 years of blogging. So that's pretty big for me. Of course all the time I put into blogging I wish I could get paid from it somehow. But I have read those little ads that bloggers put on the sides of their blogs can cost more then they actually earn. So for now I just make sure that blogging is something I am enjoying. I have thought about vlogging but then I would have to get all my makeup done and my hair done for every time I want to do one, and maybe I am just too lazy.
Now it is time to give a little love to those little stories in your life. Share your love for your favorite shorts of any form. What is a short story or novella that doesn’t get the attention that it deserves? Recommend to readers what shorts you would recommend they start with. How about listing some short story anthologies based upon genres or authors?
I love books (anthologies) that are full of short stories. As far as YA short stories I have read Zombies VS Unicorns which I loved. I also read Geektastic which I didn't like at all. I love the anthologies that Charlaine Harris edits, like Apple for the Creature. I am always looking forward to hers every year.
What about you today? What do you do that goes beyond blogging????