If you look on Pinterest for any sort of “blogging advice” you’ll find very quickly that almost every single article says that you need to have a “niche” before even starting a blog. Everything from food, tech, social media how-to’s, mom life, college life, and the list goes on and on. And you’ll see so many other bloggers who say figuring out you niche first thing, is the most important thing but I’m here to tell you it’s not.
For the past year, I have written many different types of article. Everything from cooking, to DIY’s, to advice. I finally really figured out what it is I like, but I didn’t have any idea at first what that was going to be. I love telling stories and then giving advice or giving advice on topics that I’ve dealt with before.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I actually have a whole series where I’m talking to the girl, who are going through stuff that I’ve already gone through. Things like being in high school, not knowing what love is, and feeling lost and confused. Those are some of my favorite posts, and I think that they get the most traffic because it is easy to tell that I’m passionate about it.
Some of my other post, things that I was really trying a little too hard, well they didn’t get as much traffic. Things like my hashtags to grow you Instagram, how to chose a hosting site, and many others, just weren’t my thing.
Since I started my blog, I’ve called myself a “lifestyle blogger” and when I think about this term I defiantly thought that it was broad enough that I could really do anything, touch base on so many different subjects and it would work out. But honestly, it hasn’t. In fact, labeling myself a “lifestyle blogger” has actually made it harder for because I feel like I HAVE to do other things then give advice.
There are of course it’s upsides, like the fact that it’s a much larger community, the fact that it does allow me to have a multi-variety blog, and the fact that there are a ton of other things I’m passionate about.
Going back to my original statement where I said “figuring out you niche first thing, is the most important thing but I’m here to tell you it’s not”, you’ll see that I didn’t figure out my niche before starting a blog. In fact, I started this blog without any real plan. And I know now that it’s a pain to start that way, but I’m kind of glad I did. Because of the fact that I started this blog without any real direction, I was really able to figure out what I love to do.
So, from this day forward, my blog is going to be an advice blog. My niche is advice giving, and that’s what I’m going to start really steering this blog into.
Now, with that being said, I’m not saying that I won’t still be doing other things because I probably will be. But most of the content that will be on this website will be geared towards giving advice, telling stories and giving morals from those stories.
Lastly, I’d also like to start giving y’all more advice.
There is a few way to ask me questions, and they can literally be about anything!
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I’m really glad to have found my niche and I’m really hoping that this will be a great turning point for this blog.
If you’re struggling with figuring out your niche, and that’s why it’s taking you forever start a blog, just remember that sometimes you have to try everything to figure out what you actually like.
Love, Megan Anne
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