Word vomit

Finding my “blogging niche”…

Every post I’ve ever read about setting up a blog starts with the same advice: “find your niche.

This has always dissuaded me from regular writing because my brain simply refuses to focus on one niche. Just because today I’m hellbent on learning everything there is to know about pickling vegetables, doesn’t mean that next week I won’t be 50 Wiki-how tabs into building my own luxury pet clothing line or queuing up the best way to learn “Black Bird” on the ukulele in under 30 days.

I’ve struggled so long to find my goddamn niche, that I have consistently overthought it instead of just writing every damn day. Something in me compels me to share my thoughts and release them into the world.

So from this day on, I proclaim my blogging niche to be: sporadic inspiration and/or word vomit.

P.S. I’ve tinkered with my WordPress theme for the first time in two years – check it out and tell me what you think!

Current status: jamming to Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago / digging my new fancy diffuser avec lavender/ playing with a new WordPress theme

 

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14 thoughts on “Finding my “blogging niche”…”

  1. Blogging advice can be hard to follow. I have actually found my niche, but the other advice which I often see is that you should at least post once a week. Sometimes I’m able to do that, but other times there will go 2-3 weeks to my next post… my niche does take some work ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Yay! Im so glad that you plan to continue that way. Your writing style is awesome and I love reading what you have to say, whether it’s a project you are working on or just random thoughts. Your writing is relateable, fun and honest- the perfect combination for an awesome blog.

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  3. I like the new theme. It’s crisp and clean.

    As for the blogging advice – I say just create good content when you want about what you want. Unless you want to monetize it, who says you have to be just one thing?

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    1. I feel like starting a blog that you want to monetize would be a whole different approach – and would immediately suck the fun out of it for me. I would like to look into ways to monetize some sort of freelance writing on the side, but I want to keep my little corner of the internet sacred (and ad free!). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I enjoyed this post!
    I knew my blog was a niche one when I started. Depending on whether the reader enjoys history, or when I’m struggling with my research, it is a blessing or a curse. I’ve started to throw in the odd blog/or writing tip post – and they are relatively popular.

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    1. Thanks, Ruby. I think it is wonderful when people are passionate about a defined niche, and it makes it easier to find people who are interested in that particular topic. (and people are alwaysssss interested in writing tips, including myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  5. Yes, I found out that those who blog food recipes, write about traveling, mommy blogs or anxiety/ depression do very well. But see, that’s the thing. You have to ask yourself what your goal is. If it’s just to rack up followers, then go ahead and pick one of the things I listed. But if you want to write something else, go for it. It might take time and work, but you can still tie your posts together with your unique perspectives.

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    1. I appreciate that. I’ve struggled with this, but I found a definite pattern of abandoning my blog and my writing every time I tried to squeeze it into a niche. I even dabbled with the thought of a food blog (I’m a horrible cook), just so I could write within an easily definable niche. ๐Ÿ˜ I figure maybe one day through my rambles I will stumble upon something I am passionate about in the long-term…but for now, this will suffice!

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  6. I have the same struggle. I wanted my blogs to focus on my travels but there are times that I wanted to write about my feelings and thoughts too. So I thought I should just combine them all. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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