Armchair BEA! Day 4: Beyond the Blog

Wow, we’re at day 4 already! This week has FLOWN by!

So, today’s topic is “Beyond the Blog” – silly, as if there is such a thing! Just kidding, but anyways, here’s more info about today’s topic…

So, you enjoy writing do you? Would you like to be involved elsewhere on the interwebs or possibly start writing for your local paper? Perhaps you’d simply like to start drawing an income from your blog? Today we will be sharing tips that will help you move your blog forward or perhaps your own personal goals of writing and making an income from what you love to do. 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!

So, I don’t do ANYTHING to try to monetize my blog, or to take my writing elsewhere. Sure, sometimes I daydream about writing book reviews for the local papers… but frankly, I’m just not that ambitious. At least until I don’t work full-time anymore and I have more time. SOOOOO looks like instead, I’ll be talking about a fun non-bookish aspect of me life. (Although I’d like to point out that this topic is just crazy – there’s no such this as “completely separate from books”.)

Umm. Well, there are no parts of my blog that doesn’t have to do with books – even my Sarah Sunday posts have a bookish update in them. However, the funnest aspect of my life is my home and the man I share it with –  I’ll talk about one of my favorite people in the whole world, even though he’s not much of a reader – Treland, AKA The Honeyman.

Since we live together, the honeyman is a big part of my life. And our 5-year anniversary is coming up in July – Yay us! Living with Treland is the best. I feel bad for all of those girls out there whose boyfriends complain about their books and stuff. He never complains about my book-buying habits, and he always listens to me go on and on about whatever book I’m reading. Actually, he doesn’t just listen – he responds, he actually converses with me about my books instead of just listening and being like “Oh, that’s nice.” And he’s even promised me a whole room to use as a library when we eventually buy a house 🙂

But besides his awesomeness when it comes to my book-addiction, he’s just the best. He’s handsome, smart, funny, honest, and sweet. He’s supportive and interesting and kind of a jerk, which is perfect for me. And no matter what we’re doing, we’re always having fun together. My favorite part of every day is getting to see him.

So yeah. Sorry for the super-sappy post, but my home life is a major part of my life, and it’s because of the honeyman. We’ve been living together for over 2.5 years now and it’s just wonderful, even more so since we got a little grey kitty named Gabby about a month ago. We’re a happy little family and I just love it.

At Niagara Falls.

So, tell me about the fun parts of your life that aren’t book-related!




  1. Awww! The picture of you two together is just the cutest! And aren’t you sweet when you’re talking about the man you love 🙂 Gush away, I love hearing about happy relationships! 🙂


  2. Awww, this post is so SMUSHY, it’s put the stupidest grin on my face, I love it! Your honeyman sounds PERFECT. You have a CAT and he talks about BOOKS and he’s happy to BUILD YOU A LIBRARY?! My last fella had to be deposited in a rugby-shirt shop if I so much as MENTIONED going in a bookshop! Also, he kicked cats. And had never READ a book. So I am a little in awe.

    Hold on to him Sarah, you’re a lucky lass! 😉


  3. Awww I think you have a right to be supportive! Can’t beat having a man who understands you and doesn’t question your book-buying habits. I need one of those LOL

    I am so glad I am not the only one who did the more personal post 🙂 I was beginning to think I read the instructions wrong 🙂


  4. Dude, this is like the sweetest post ever!! 🙂 I’m like awwwwing all over! Also, I love the ‘come on, everything’s to do with books’ thing, because seriously? Yeah. I mean, even with baking, it’s all about trying to find the nicest recipe books, you know?! 🙂


  5. What a great story! I have to agree with you, though … there’s nothing in our lives that’s completely separate from books! In my post for today, it leads back to books — I couldn’t help it!

    My husband and I have our own home, which is way too big for 2 people, so we have 3 dogs and 2 cats. But its size did lead to a good thing … an entire bedroom turned into my home library! It’s awesome and I already need more room. I can’t wait until the day we renovate upstairs and I can make a nice sitting room with big windows and floor-to-ceiling shelves!

    You’re lucky your guy responds to your bookish rants … mine does sometimes, but most of the time I’m sure he thinks I’m crazy! He really doesn’t complain about my books though … maybe if we move one day, since that’ll be a LOT of boxes!

    Great post!


  6. Awwww! How damn sweet. My husband reads every now and again, but in all honesty, he has given up the book fight. It is battle he will not win. He now accepts it and only wishes that I only buy a book if I’ve read a few that I already own. He also approves of giveaways or so we aren’t smothered by books in our sleep. heh.


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