Edit:I just realized that the subscription wasn’t sending out the welcome emails like I thought. I’m still a nubbiscuit at Mailchimp! It should be fixed now!
A fact about this non-niche blogger: when I first started blogging, I had no direction. Not even kidding; I blogged more often, but it wasn’t about anything in particular. Now, while I do blog about anything within reason, there is some kind of focus. No, I don’t necessarily just post about parenthood. No, I don’t necessarily just post about how to find your happy. No, I don’t necessarily just post about gaming (although I keep most of that on another blog). I am a woman of many interests, and while I’ve narrowed it down to a couple of main topics in comparison to its predecessors, I still haven’t quite gotten it right.
And I’m actually okay with that.
Angie, a good friend of mine for umpteen years[1. Over 10 years, she was one of my first friends through blogging], started a link-up a couple of years ago called Nix Niches. The true lifestyle blogger population was dwindling, and she started the link-up in hopes to connect with other lifestyle bloggers who chose not to niche themselves. Due to life happening, it has been put on hold. More often than not, through groups or otherwise, I’ve found more people who are fashion bloggers than those who don’t mind spilling their hearts about real-life things. Not that fashion isn’t real life, but…
What is comes down to is passion. If that means being non-niche, so be it.
If you have a passion for something, it comes more naturally. I love blogging, however, I don’t have a passion for just one topic. I happen to have a passion for a couple. “But…brands like niches!” And yes, they probably do. But not having a particular niche can open you up to more opportunities. You can still make it work for you. Don’t feel that you have to fall into just one.
With that being said, I’ve decided to start a group that targets the non-niche blogger. It is simply called The Non Niche Blogger. Who would benefit from this group?
- Those who enjoy blogging about more than one topic. Does this mean that niche bloggers are banned? Not at all!
- Those who need that moral support. Here, I hope that people will ask for advice and engage with each other to help make each other grow as a blogger.
- Those who want to share what they do…without being pressured into like-for-likes.Like-for-likes don’t particularly work. We want to connect with other bloggers either on a personal level or a business partnership level. To achieve this, engagement with other bloggers is imperative. If you’re looking for quality engagement rather than just a number, this is for you.
What is the price of this? Zilch. You simply just need to sign up to the group. You will get access to the group, which is on Facebook, and you’ll get a digest e-mail bi-monthly. I am also looking for a couple of admins to help make this group kick so much ass that the asses won’t feel themselves for months.
Okay, that joke was bad and I should feel bad. I kinda do.