Finding Your Niche

I’ve been blogging a little over three years now and I don’t think I’ve found it yet. My niche, that is. It’s something that I’ve been struggling with from the very beginning.

Should I post a recipe or something food related every day? Maybe. But, as I’ve come to realize, doing food posts adds up. Like, it costs money. Of which I don’t have a lot.

Do I write about my kiddos, what it’s like to be a stay-at-home mom, or my marriage? Perhaps a little. I believe in being honest and real, but I also believe that you shouldn’t feel obligated to share your ENTIRE life online. Some things are better left private.

How about all the geeky stuff I love? As much as I adore Doctor WhoSherlockFirefly, Warehouse 13, Hawkeye (Kate Bishop FTW!), Ms. Marvel, Nimona, JL8 and a multitude of other so-called geeky things, I’ve always felt like maybe I’m not really qualified to write about them. I know that sounds lame and that I’m talking like a gate keeper, but that’s often how I feel.

Maybe I could write about my passion for travel? Although I would love to write more about discovering new-to-me places, it’s not very practical for someone on a budget. (Airfare from Hawaii to ANYWHERE is ridonkulous.) Even more so for someone who is technically unemployed.

So, why should I even worry about all this niche stuff? Well, currently I do this blog as a hobby. It’s fun for me. And I love to write. But, in the back of my head, I’ve always thought about maybe one day having this blog become a source of income.

How would I do that? Not entirely sure. But I know that most bloggers that make any type of money (from their blog) have some sort of common theme running throughout their blog. Something that ties everything in their blog together. I haven’t found that for mine yet.

Perhaps I’ve just got to dig a little deeper.

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

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  1. Finding a niche is difficult; I blog mostly about movies with a bit of pop culture here and there. I know what my topics are but branding is the most difficult. I’m not entirely sure who I am as a blogger and how I want that to be presented visually on my blog. Experimentation has helped quite a lot.
    Perhaps refine your interests or make a mix of them; food inspired by your favorite shows/movies/etc. Start with easy recipes until you can make more complex, budget-friendly meals. 🙂

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