…a niche, that is?
I have been all over Blogsville today! First one link, then another, to the point of no return. I don’t even know where I started.
I’ve been very slowly trying to learn how to build a blog…this blog. Keywords: slowly, trying. I’m handicapped when it comes to anything computery. I’m computer illiterate, with little knowledge and even less vocabulary.
In my bloggy travels today, I came across this link that got me to thinking about “finding your niche”.
I was very interested…boy have I struggled with this! My niche? I HAVE NO IDEA! Sometimes I wonder if I’m just a complete wierdo who has no place in blog-society at all. Alas, My Camo Colored Life, to the rescue with a post about this very thing! It helped me breathe a little easier until I can decide on my niche…if I ever do.
Thank you, Camo, for “permission” to be niche-less!”
Like most women, I’m interested in, and indentify with, lots of different people and topics. Every time I try to think of a specific niche in which to place my blog, I stress. What if I pick a niche, only to want to write about something completely off topic? Then what? Where does that fit? What if my blog never fits into a niche? Then is it pointless?
I have written, so far, about what’s going on in my life or through my mind, most of which was before realizing there was such a thing as a “niche”.
Since learning of niches, I’ve often found it difficult to write. I freeze up, not knowing where I “belong” or what my focus is “supposed” to be. However, I don’t want my committment to a blog-niche to keep me from being real and disversified. I don’t want to have to “think up” topics that fit into the box in which I’ve placed myself.
I’m not saying that I don’t want my blog to have a focus. I do. I need a little focus in my life and I think that defining my blog would also help me to have more purpose when I write. Maybe I just want my focus to reflect the bigger picture, to be a broad focus. Maybe I just don’t know yet! I do know one thing…I want to be able to keep writing and relax until I figure it out.
There is still SO much to learn and understand, and it’s not just all about blogging and writing. (I’m still tryin’ to figure out the what-nots of puttin’ it all into this here machine I’m peckin’ on!) This blog looks and functions nothing the way I’d like, but it’s a place for me to write and learn as I go…slowly!
Oh and P.S.
I joined the SITS Girls, which I have no idea how to use. But hey, it’s a step.