I’ve been reading up on how to improve my blog, because hello, this is the only thing I have in my life, and constantly I’ve seen this advice: “Find your niche, and stick to it.”
Now, I have no doubt that this will actually work for a lot of bloggers out there. Even me, I tend to stick to beauty blogs with some personal blogs thrown in every now and then. However, I read a piece of advice that states (non-verbatim), “I noticed that people would comment less on personal blog posts. Because it was all about me. They want content that speaks to and about them.”
I have no doubt in my mind that this is an effective strategy. In fact, it’s something that I feel I need to do in order to be a “successful” blogger, whatever that means.
However – and this is a big one for me – I can’t help but think, this is MY blog. This is MY space. Of course I’ll be talking about myself here every so often! I treat my blog like a journal of sorts, where I share my views on everything that strikes my fancy.
As much as I can be a “niche” blogger who only writes about beauty, I choose not to. I choose to show all sides of me: the one who writes about lipstick, and the one who writes about depression and anxiety. I’m not making a separate blog just because some readers may find it boring to know that I ate glass once.
Also, please don’t think I’m shitting on niche blogs here. I actually commend the bloggers for having the discipline and creativity to stick to a topic and constantly write about it. I’m just saying, it’s not cut out for me. My blog has been my home, my safe haven for years now; I’m not about to change that just because it’ll boost my views.
I hope I don’t sound like such an asshole in this post! Do you run a niche blog? What are your thoughts on this?