Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Armchair BEA: Day 2 (Blogger Development and Genre Fiction)


Blogger Development

It's no secret to you all that I am a newbie to the blogging world. Just HOW new? Well, today (yes, today!) is my 5-month blogoversary! YAY!

I haven't really branched out to my community, my local library, school library, etc. In fact, most of my friends know that I am book-obsessed, but they don't know that I have a blog. I am now getting to know bloggers in the state of Maryland, but as far as I know, there are no other bloggers in my county.

I'm not sure what is meant by "partnering" with other bloggers, but I don't have a co-blogger, or guest bloggers. I'm still new to this, and I still want to call this blog completely my own. 

I do not generate income or ad revenue through my blog. Everything is honest and non-money-related!

I have broadened my blogging horizons by reaching out to publishers for book promotions and ARCs. I started doing this a few months ago, which might have been a little early then, but now, my stats have improved, and I'm doing better.


Genre Fiction

Let's face it: I'll read basically anything, except erotica and horror, really. I love science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, romance, historical, steampunk, mystery, thriller, etc. Every book has a different spin on each genre, and I don't like every single book I read, but for the most part, I'll read any genre (except for erotica and horror).

I do tend to read based on genre - meaning, I'll pick which book I want to read next based on the genre of the previous book. For example, I just read The S-Word, a contemporary novel. I didn't want to read two contemporary novels back-to-back (unless it is a contemporary romance), so I'm reading a historical paranormal novel now.

I hope that makes sense! Basically, I'll read anything! :D

Except erotica and horror. As I've said.

34 comments:

  1. Looks like we started blogging around the same time! Seems to me like youre definitely doing something right :)

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  2. I totally do the same when it comes to picking my next read!! I try to switch up my genres so I don't get bored with any of them :)
    I'm sure there are lots of other bloggers in Maryland, it surprised me how many bloggers there even are in Holland! :)

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    1. Exactly! See, that makes sense! And that's so cool! Holland is on my list of places to visit. YAY EUROPE! :D

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  3. yes, being part of virtual book tours and organizing giveaways does help your readership to increase. I actually manage France Book Tours, in case you might be interesting in reviewing anything on your blog for it: http://francebooktours.com/

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  4. Happy 5 month anniversary! Glad to see you participating in Armchair BEA!

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  5. Wait, no erotica and horror??? JK! :) Happy baby anniversary! It looks like you are off to a great start here! Interesting about picking your book based on its genre. I guess I would do that sometimes, but without really thinking about it. Anyway, happy Armchair BEA!

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    1. Teehee! And thank you! And I think most people do it subconsciously. You as well!

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  6. EXCAUSE MOI?! READ HORROR. NOW,. I DARE YA. BUT OMG HAPPY ALMOST .5 BDAY

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHA NOOOOOO! And thank you!!! :D

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  7. Congrats on being 5 months old! I'm rounding my first year myself, 2 months to go. I've only just begun asking publishers for review copies to!

    Good luck to you!

    Ashley @ My Two Cents

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    1. That's awesome! And good luck to you! It's a tough business :)

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  8. ARCs can be great fun if they're from an author that you're excited to read!

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  9. I'm the same way. I like to mix up my genres when reading. It keeps things fresh. Enjoy!

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  10. I usually switch between sub genres as well, but I will get obsessed with one and read only those for awhile. I read lots of Paranormal for a good year, then had to take a break.

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    1. That sounds smart! Not too much at one time!

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  11. I like all genres too! I like a variety to keep it interesting! Great post!

    my armchair BEA post

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  12. I wrote the same thing about genre fiction! I also like to switch it up- I never get bored this way!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  13. It seems like you are really coming along for 5 months. Congrats. I am an eclectic reader too. But I do love horror.

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  14. You are doing really phenomenal for 5 months of blogging!! Go, you!! Can I ask you something, though? How did you get so many followers in such a short period of time?!

    I'd love some advice seems like I'm in a slump.
    Dee @ Dee's Reads

    Ps- I'm following your amazing blog! :D

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    1. Thank you! I'll email or comment back, but basically, I comment. A LOT. Like, every day, on different blogs. Lots of time, but lots of payback :)

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  15. Happy 5 month anniversary you are off to a great start :)

    I've partnered with other blogs to co-host giveaways and readathons :) Happy Armchair BEA

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    1. Thank you! And readathons sound good - I did one, but it was a small one.

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  16. Happy 5 month! Your blog looks amazing. :D

    I hope you are enjoying Armchair BEA.

    I will read just about anything except for westerns and most erotica. There are the exceptions, anything by Roni Loren, I will read.

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    1. Thank you! I am! And oh, I don't really like westerns either lol.

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