Finding My Niche
It has come to my attention that I am unsure of my purpose here in the blogosphere. I love to write. It’s just that I don’t know what I love to write about. I need to find my niche. I need to have a purpose for blogging. I feel that I may need to take time away from this blog to find that purpose. Or, maybe I can find that purpose though blogging.
After crawling through the many web pages I found on “niches” and “finding your niche”, I’ve come to realize that I don’t know what my niche is. Everyone basically said the same thing: to find your niche, figure out your passion. Make sure that passion isn’t too broad or too specific, especially if you want readers to choose your blog over the million others out there.
So, i am sitting here writing down the things that I enjoy and that I am passionate about. I love sports, especially football. I love watching t.v. shows and movies. I love writing. I love to communicate with others (who doesn’t). I really enjoy debating some current events every now and then as well.
Now, this started off as a personal growth blog, which is what I thought my niche might be, but I hate keeping things that specific. I could see myself having a blog about “Fantasy Football”, but what would I blog about in the off-season. There’s always blogging about blog growth, I guess there’s an audience like me out there that’s interested in learning how to be a better blogger.
These self-proclaimed “niche experts” also tout that your niche should be not only something you are passionate about but something you are knowledgable about or are pursuing knowledge in. [Side Note: the word knowledge is a funny one to write, don’t you think?] That being said, I believe myself to be pretty knowledgable and wanting to attain more knowledge of relationship issues. I know what I’m talking about when it comes to football. I also really want to know more about what it takes to write a good blog and keep the readers(and comments) coming back.
I don’t know if I’ll be sticking with this blog, or if I’ll be starting fresh with a whole new blog. Either way, I’ll be sure to let you know. A few things that I want to know first though.
After reading this post, assuming that if you’ve made it this far you didn’t just skip to the end, what do YOU think my niche should be? Also, how do you feel about combining several niches into one blog?