Armchair BEA – Day 3: Expanding Blogging Horizons

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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. 

When I first started blogging, I told my husband that I wanted to see where it would take me. I loved to read and talk about books. I wanted to see what would happen. I started my blog, and then a few months later, I received my first review request. Then more requests followed. Next, I decided to redesign the blog from the standard Blogger theme to something personal. Lori at Imagination Designs did a fantastic job! I also added another reviewer, Melissa, and then Belinda joined the party. I also decided to move over to a self-hosted WordPress site as well as start a freelance editing and proofreading service. EFC Services, LLC is thriving, and I love editing books. Soon I will be expanding my services as well. This blogging adventure has taken me far, and I can’t wait to see where I go next. I have some ideas in mind.




  1. Well, I LOVE your layout and design, so you are doing something right ;;)

  2. The blog looks great! A good design seems to make all the difference when it comes to having more people visit.

    Brenda @DailyMayo

  3. I’m so impressed you started your own editing service! how did you do it – how do you have time – and isn’t Lori amazing?!? she was my first designer for the first couple of years I blogged and I adore her designs! she did a fabulous job on yours!

  4. You’re blog design is lovely and it seems that things have evolved pretty nicely for you. It will be interesting to see where you go next!

  5. Wow! You have really grown. It is odd how differently we all end up than we thought on start. I adore your blog. It is relaxing here and it makes me want to stay and read.

    • This is such a sweet comment! *squeeze hug* It really made me smile! I hope you have relaxing visits often! 😉 I’m enjoying visiting your site, too. After the craziness of Armchair BEA, I will be visiting more often!!!

  6. I just moved to WordPress last week after being at Blogger for 7 years. It just started getting a little too buggy for me. It’s definitely different but I’m enjoying it. So awesome that blogging has opened up some editing doors for you as well!

  7. good for you going into freelance! I’m glad it’s working out for you!

  8. Good job on all the levels of progression! Keep on keepin’ on!

  9. I am loving reading how everyone has expanded through blogging! It’s so cool! Congrats on your business! I am wanting to re-design my blog so I will have to check out your designer while I am shopping. 🙂


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