I've been blogging for about two years now, although really didn't begin consistently blogging until this past summer. I enjoy writing, sharing pictures and stories about my family, talking about my Weight Loss, reviewing products, hosting giveaways...I pretty much like everything there is about blogging. Most importantly I enjoy the community of bloggers. I have "met" so many great people throughout the blogosphere and like to visit them to see what's happening in their lives. I have even had the pleasure of meeting some bloggers in real life, which was such a fun experience.
As I blog more and more, I can't help but want to learn about how to become a better blogger. There are so many successful bloggers out there and by successful, I mean wonderful writers who have loyal readers and commenters. Who doesn't want to have a fan club and comments galore on their posts?
As I read peoples blogging tips, one thing that always jumps out at me is that most of them tell you to "find your niche" and stick with it. For example, Roni's niche is obviously weight loss, Classy Mommy's is sharing family products and giveaways, SassyHomemakers is all things home, and so on.
I don't think I really have a niche. I blog about my kids, my husband, family, friends, teaching, weight loss, and pretty much anything and everything else that pops into my head. I blog whatever makes me happy at the moment.
Now I realize that some are going to say, "Mel, you gotta narrow it down", but you know what? I don't think I have to. I visit some blogs like hers, hers, hers, and hers, plus many, many more because I like the variety of what they post about. Sometimes I want to be surprised when I open up my reader or visit a blog. Maybe I'll see a new picture, maybe I'll read about a great birthday party plan, maybe I'll find out they experienced a miracle, maybe, maybe, maybe.
I like variety.
I like surprises.
I like randomness.
I like blogging about LIFE!
So there you have it.
My niche: "My Life"
Do you think its important to have a niche?
What's your niche?