I was perusing through Twitter the other day when I stumbled across an article on blogging. I love to read what tips other bloggers who’ve been in the game longer than me have to say, so naturally I clicked the link and began to read.
The article was about branding and standing out, why even though the blogging world may seem “saturated”, you should still create a blog anyway because yours may be way different than the ones out there..
And then there was a little snippet about niches.
Basically it said it’s important to have a niche, you shouldn’t start off as a Lifestyle blogger, start off small and then eventually expand… Lifestyle blogging should be your long-term goal…
Blah blah blah.
I find it so crazy and ridiculously annoying when I hear or see people say that, because I always wonder, “why?”
Why can’t I start off blogging about multiple topics that interest me? Why do I need to limit myself to only one topic and then at some point down the line slowly add in more topics to this online outlet I’ve created?
It’s insanely irritating because statements like that have a tendency to make you start to second guess yourself or think “well shit.. Maybe I need to scratch this whole thing and start all over because my blog has several different topics and I’m only a year in. The blogger saying this has 500k followers so they obviously know what they’re talking about. I def need to follow their advice”.
Btw, I’ve totally been there, and almost did that. Thank goodness I didn’t.
At the end of the day, YOU are the creative behind your brand and business and if you want to start off writing about 1 or 172302 topics, then ya need to do it.
If you hustle and work your ass off, you’ll stand out, brands will want to work with you, and you’ll create a community. It won’t matter that you started off giving your audience several different things to read about right off the bat. Quite frankly, I think that if you like talking about food, fashion, and books, then you should talk about all those things.
I like to think of A Lifestyle Daily as the Target of blogs. A one-stop shop kind of deal.
It has fashion, beauty, books, music, sips, eats… You name it, it’s probably on here. I’m doing what feels comfortable to me and what’s authentic to my personality. If you met me in person, you would see that I am seriously all over the fucking place. I have a million ideas always, my taste in fashion changes weekly, I start more books than I finish, have so many leftovers in the fridge you would think I was a single, lonely chick with a million cats, and I am constantly redecorating our house because I can’t figure out what theme we’re going for.
So you see, a one niche blog (even if it would be for only a little while), just wouldn’t fit.
Anyone else out there like that?
I guess the point of my long-winded rant is, don’t listen to other people.
Do you and what feels comfortable.
Some people set out with the intention of being a Lifestyle blogger, and for others, it just kind of happens or maybe it doesn’t. There’s no right or wrong way to blog and there’s no secret formula to being successful.
Don’t get caught up in what everyone else tells you you have to do to “make it”. I’ve been there, and it’s pretty damn exhausting. Focus on what makes you happy, stay in your own lane, and just keep going no matter what.
Thoughts?? Any other Lifestyle Bloggers that wanna weigh in?
Alright, I’m gonna switch gears and discuss the outfit in this post. Oh, and how stinkin’ cute is my little man in the photos?? Check out his introduction here!
I’m almost embarrassed to say that I haven’t owned a denim jacket since 7th grade. And the one I had wasn’t even that cute.
It was too big, it was boxy, and the color of the denim matched nothing.
So, I was quite excited to find this one and even more excited when it arrived on my doorstep and I put it on for the first time. It’s insanely soft, comfy, and the fit is to die. The distressed look gives it a fun vibe too. I can for sure see it in the Fall with a chunky sweater, some skinnies, and tall boots. So cute.
I’ve got my eye on a couple pairs of colorful shorts and some fun keds that this would go well with too.
It’s 10pm, and I have a long week ahead, so I’m off! I started Grey’s Anatomy last night (yes, I know.. I’m about 273912 years behind the rest of the world), and I wanna see what happens next. I’m only on the 3rd episode.
The Lifestyle Blogger