Niches

Get a “Niche”.

I dislike this word so much, you cannot even imagine.
It is always promoted as “the best” blogging advice.
Even when I contacted the support group for my t-shirt website and asked them why I am not selling any apparel, they answer with “you don’t seem to have a clear niche”.

UGH.

It took me a while to even understand the meaning of the word as well!

This website explains the 7 blog niches which are known to be most successful in making you achieve a massive amount of followers, work with (big) brands and potentially make money out of it :

  1. How to make money (you work?)
  2. Personal Finance
  3. Health and Fitness
  4. Food
  5. Beauty and Fashion
  6. Life style
  7. Personal Development

I think I have touched up on all topics in one way or another, but I couldn’t imagine writing about one of them all the time.

Another recipe for a successful blog is to keep blogging regularly.
(I must say, this actually really seem to work)

Despite the fact that I don’t have a niche, I do catch myself sometimes thinking “I have written about this topic before”.

Even though the post is written and spell checked, it takes me some time to actually hit “Publish”.
I’m scared that it might annoy readers.
“Oh surprise, surprise. There she goes again writing her annoying colleagues, OCD and same old doodles”. 

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But then sometimes someone  would comment with a “Thank you, I really needed this post today”.
There is nothing that could give me a bigger smile!

So I’d say, post it anyhow. You never know how much it can mean to someone! 😉

How do you feel about niches?
Do you sometimes feel unsure blogging about the same topic?

 

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