I Can’t Be Arsed With Blogging Niches

When I first started blogging I remember reading all these posts from other bloggers that all roughly said the same kind of thing; In order to become a successful blogger, you need to find a niche for your blog and then stick to that niche.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I just find that unrealistic.

Don’t quote me on this, because I can’t actually remember properly, but I think when I first started this blog I decided my niche was going to be fashion. But then I found myself wanting to blog about things that weren’t fashion related. I wanted to blog about my thoughts, what was going on in my life, beauty things, the places I’d travelled to. Basically anything that came to my mind I wanted to blog about it.

I think it was literally only a couple of months before the whole niche thing went out of the window for me. Now my blog is a whole mess of things; lifestyle, beauty, fashion, travel, and more recently cancer and student things. And it’ll probably move on to include even more things in the future (I’m thinking of starting to write film reviews already to be honest). Though for all intents and purposes I primarily call my blog a lifestyle blog, as the word lifestyle does cover an array of things and it is the thing I blog primarily about the most. But it isn’t and probably will never be strictly a lifestyle blog. Because I don’t want it to be.

I feel that my blog, the way it is now, is the perfect representation of me as a person. If my blog was just focused solely on one niche, it just wouldn’t be truly reflecting who I am. Because my life doesn’t revolve entirely around one thing. Don’t get me wrong, I still like fashion, but it’s not what I’m all about. I’m a media student, I love films and TV, and music, and make up, and hair styling, and food, and travelling. I don’t like cancer, but I find it valuable for me and hopefully other people to write about my experience. I don’t expect all of you to like all these things too, and if you skip some posts because what I’m writing about that day just isn’t for you then that’s fine. No one is contractually obliged to read every single thing a blogger posts when you follow them. I just like to write about a variety of things I enjoy in life rather than just one, because that way you get to see who I really am as a person.

Does this mean my blog will be unsuccessful? This is all down to what your opinion of successful is. If it’s earning money from your blog, I think I’m slowly getting there myself, and I also know people who get contacted my brands who’s blogs also don’t have a specific niche. If it’s about the amount of followers you have, then the same applies. I don’t know if this works in reality, but in my own little theory, the more subjects you blog about, the more readers you’re going to get right? I don’t know.

For me, being successful is being honest with you, having you guys being able to trust me, and have some sort of connection with me. The blogs I read the most are ones where I feel like I’m able to connect with the writer; and most of these blogs write about a variety of things that interest them. They’re showing themselves completely. And I like that.

So this blog will never have a niche. Unless that niche can be just me as a person. It will always be a mess or lifestyle posts, beauty posts, fashion posts, travel posts, student posts, cancer posts, rants, literally anything I feel like writing about. I just hope there will always be something out there for you guys to enjoy.

johanna-montana

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9 thoughts on “I Can’t Be Arsed With Blogging Niches

  1. OMG!!! I love, love, love this!!! I feel like that too – my blog is a complete eclectic mix of everything in my life! Initially it was going to focus on my fitness journey – but I ended up writing about my kids, Crafty things, cakes, photography, anxiety… And a whole lot more besides! Anything that comes into my mind and won’t go away, it’s my unpaid therapist!
    Fantastic post!!! Thank you! x

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this post! The unpaid therapist analogy is so relate-able. I feel like I’m incredibly lucky that the posts that just come to my mind that I post (like this one) seem to be taken quite well. Even if it wasn’t I’d still think I’d continue the way I’m going. I could have 20K followers, but if I’m not happy with the content I’m posting I won’t be happy at all. I’d rather have a small following, that enjoy what I post just as I much as I enjoy writing it! x

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  2. Being honest (as I almost always am, haha) this is exactly what I needed to hear from somebody else today. I just haven’t been feeling it with my blog lately, and I don’t know if it’s the pressure to stick to one niche or to just do my own thing. Because EVERY “blogger” wants to be successful… right? In my mind, that’s not how it works. I just want to be able to express my own opinion and to post about the things I love with the right people following me on my behalf- but how do I find these right people? x

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    1. I think people would be lying if they had never thought about wanting to be successful. But to me being happy trumps that. As far as I’m concerned, if you do your own thing and you’re loving it, that shines through in your posts and people will be more likely to follow you! As to finding a following just share your posts as much as possible, if people like what they see they will follow, but try not to focus on statistics too much! x

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  3. You are more than welcome! I’ve come to a point, though obviously I’d love my blog to successful, I’m happy to write what I want to write about and if one person out there likes it – yay! My view count is low and I’ve chosen not be bothered about it anymore and just enjoy my blog, otherwise, as you said, you end up feeling so much pressure and it’s no longer a joy, but a chore!

    Reading this post made me feel very happy!

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  4. Love this, I couldn’t agree more!!

    I read so many things about ensuring you have a niche to be successful!

    I initially tried to just do beauty but that didn’t last long, it’s not me… now my blog a random mix match of everything!! Whatever I want to post about!!

    Stopped caring about it being successful and focused on it being a little creative outlet for myself!

    http://www.clare-without-an-i.com

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    1. I was so unhappy trying to stick to one niche. It put me in a bit of a slump really and I almost quit as soon as I started. With a big mess of categories on this blog I barely ever run out of things to write about now. I’m glad you’re finally happy with your blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  5. love this! I agree – blog what you want to blog about! I started a blog about skincare but branched into beauty and now even lifestyle and travel! It’s crazy. I think once you settle in the blogosphere you end up blogging about what you want to blog about! x Go for it!

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