Day 4 of Armchair BEA! And today's question is yet another one for which I offer lame answers, so if you're looking for enlightenment or inspiration, well, you've come to the wrong place. At least for today.
Question du jour:
Has blogging opened up opportunities for you beyond getting free, advance copies of new books? Has it helped you get offers to write or review elsewhere (maybe even for pay)? Have you gotten invites to special events or places you might not have been to otherwise?
I'm going to blame the facts that (a) I'm fairly new to the book blogging world and (b) I am a HORRIBLE networker for my not having any opportunities beyond free, advance copies of new books. But you know what? I LOVE free, advance copies of new books. I love books ... full stop. So for me, the benefit already exceeds my expectations, because thanks to NetGalley, I have read books I never would have known about. The Replacement Wife (yes, that book again - I will berate you about it until you read it), Gone Girl, Breaking Beautiful, and Afterwards. Oh, and Twisted Thread and Girl Unmoored.
Maybe someday my little empire will expand beyond double digit followers (bless you all, you intrepid souls who follow this blog!), but until then, I am pretty darn happy getting to read books and give you fine people my brilliant thoughts about them.