I’ve been blogging for 5 years now. This is actually my fifth blog. I wrote under a pseudonym for the first 4 years (Sparky Lee Anderson); I also wrote a blog called The Canine Companion that was about dog health and training. I then ventured off in to Blogger to create a blog about living with ME/CFS called My Life in Fog Goggles and I begun an additional blog called My Whovian Take solely about Doctor Who. I guess you can say I was trying to find my niche.
Finding my niche has been my greatest struggle. I see so many women doing Travel, Beauty and Lifestyle blogs and that’s just not me. I mean, I wear make up sometimes, but I’m poor so frugality is a big thing in my life. I know nothing about new make up trends, Sephora, or $100 serums. I’m here in my closet sized bathroom slathering St. Ives and Clean & Clear on my aging, acne prone face. I still use baby powder after my showers and I buy whatever lotion happens to be on sale that week. I don’t even buy women’s razors. I refuse to spend more money for a pink handle. Fuck that noise. So as you can see, a Beauty blogger I am not.
I don’t think anyone is interested in my travels seeing how as I mainly only travel from the bed to the couch to the bathroom, with periodic jaunts outside in my Pajama pants to take my dog out for her pees. Every so often I walk up to the corner store for a Diet Coke. Sure, it’s all first class travel; because I said so, I’m wearing my good Chucks, my dog is dressed in her finest jacket and I’m drinking a whole can of Diet Coke, not half a can in a plastic cup with airplane ice cubes in it. I also insist on carrying hot towels with me at all times and a sleeping mask should the mood catch me. If I wrote a book about Travel it would be called, “I don’t have to put a bra on do I?”. I’d probably only sell a few copies to other women who hate bras. It wouldn’t be a fruitful venture.
That brings us to Lifestyle. Well, if your lifestyle includes things like eating peanut butter with a spoon out of the jar at 1 am over the kitchen sink, or house cleaning in your underwear, maybe I’m on to something. I could write about the dinner parties I throw. Ok so it’s not so much as a dinner party as it is Supper for two people. I could write about my Clubbing adventures. Sure, it was the nineties and we danced to C&C Music Factory while downing $1 watered down beverages and I haven’t stepped foot in to a club since Clinton was in office but hey. Maybe I could write about things like Home Decor. I can do amazing things with TARDISs and old movie posters. Do you like Christmas lights year round? Functional furniture that doesn’t match? Let me be your Ghetto Martha Stewart. I can show you how to fold take out napkins into little squares that fit discreetly in your purse in case you ever need to pee roadside. I can offer you a hundred ways to use Baking Soda. I can reveal secrets like; Did you know you can do laundry at least once or twice without soap thanks to the soap residue and build up in your washing machine? No? You’re welcome. I just saved you $3. Perhaps I’m on to something.
I don’t know if I will ever fit in to a niche any more than I fit in to my skinny jeans. I’ve always been kind of an outside the box kinda broad.
Are you a niche blogger or do you have a theme you tend to write about? Share your links below, I’d love to learn more.
Are you one of these people that put eyelashes on your car’s headlights? If so, please remove them, they look ridiculous. This statement really has nothing to do with this post, but I just saw one drive by and had to voice my opinion.
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