Sunday, February 5

Blogging >> Finding (Or Losing?) My Niche




At the end of last year I felt utterly in love with my blog. I managed to earn a really good wage from this and other online work, I felt I constantly had something to write about and just generally felt amazing and that I was truly on the right track with getting somewhere and that working from home was definitely the right way to go.

As the new year rolled in I was full of ideas and enthusiasm and got stuck straight into my blog. There was one problem though, I had/am having total writers block. I'm having serious doubts about the validity of my blog and just feeling a little confused about the whole thing. I feel like something is missing, I feel I'm truly a Jack of all trades when it comes to blogging and I'm not sure I really have a theme or focus like some much loved bloggers. I have no niche, I thought no niche was a niche of its own but actually I think without a sole purpose or content, a real thing to be known for or specialise in, well then what reason is there for people to come back?

I do well with page views, I get lots of new readers (thank you!) but I want to keep everyone coming back, I want people to want to check in to Wafflemama because they want to see what I have to say that day/week/month. I feel I need to narrow down my ideas and topics so that I have more of a purpose in the blogging world.




There is a problem though and this is that I generally am interested in a lot of things. I am not an expert in anything nor do I feel passionate or confident enough about any one thing to focus on that. I could pick something that I love, but there will always be people that do it better, so why put myself in that position knowing I will instantly be falling behind.

I love my blog, I love writing about all the things I love, I love writing my personal posts if just for the fact that it makes me feel better writing it down. I love that I can think of something and make it into a post I can be proud of. I love it all, so why do I have to feel like this?

In searching for my 'niche' I feel that I am losing myself and actually losing the niche which is just me. So for now, I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing, keep writing about what I love and work on all those exiting plans I set at the start of the year. 

What are your thoughts on having a certain niche for your blog? Would you say I have any aspects that stand out? Blogging can be amazing but sometimes you just think what am I doing?! Tomorrow though I could wake up and be truly in love with it all over again!



5 comments:

  1. I'm with you on this, I have slowly whittled down what I am writing about which has also given me a slightly more manageable work load but sometimes I just want to do it all. Sometimes I want to talk about something other than parenting or baking but I worry it is totally out of place. Your blog is lovely, I wouldn't change it, I hope you find your mojo again.

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    1. Thank you! I'm getting there I think. I felt inspired by others but then panicked about what I could do but I think I'll stay as I am for now :) xx

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  2. I love it all. I don't think you should whittle it down, I love the variety! I tend to get bored reading alot of other blogs when they just focus on one or two things! Having lots of topics means there's something for everyone :)

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    1. Thank you and you're so right. I think I was trying to think along the lines of people coming back again and again for advice on a certain thing but actually I enjoy it being varied and if there are more people like you I guess they would come back just to see what I've been up to which is much nicer :) xx

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