What is a niche? Well I know what it is , but I can’t seem to find mine. I have been reading about blogging and they say (whomever “they” are), that in order to have a blog that is read by a lot of people it is good to have a niche or a main “category” for your blog. Mommy bloggers are very popular right now (see my daughter’s blog MommysReaLife) and then there are photography bloggers, health and fitness bloggers, makeup and beauty bloggers, book lover bloggers, on and on and on.
Me? I can’t seem to figure out where I want to go with this. I am a 51 year old single woman with 4 kids that are almost all out of the house, and 3 beautiful grandkids. I work for a local non-profit as a Grants Manager. I don’t have any specific hobbies because I tend to jump from thing to thing to thing. My physical self has been having a hell of a time over the past few years as I sit here recovering from 2 surgeries on my hip.
I am a proud survivor of serious mental illnesses. I manage my mental health in a way that I never thought possible several years ago.. Hmmmm maybe I will write about that some day, but not right now. At least not today.
So do you see my conundrum? I enjoy writing, but I don’t have any specific topic that I want to dive into and become a blogger expert on that topic. I don’t necessarily want to make money on this blog (though, sure it would be rather nice to make a few bucks).
How have you handled finding your niche? Do you have any ideas for me or should I just keep writing a bit of whatever and see how this goes?
Thanks for reading and your comments are very much appreciated.
This photo shows a perfect, beautiful niche.