A few times I’ve been asked what exactly my blog is about. If you had to place me in a category, I guess you could say it’s a healthy lifestyle blog. But honestly, and maybe this will not be a popular response, I’m not interested in becoming part of a blog mold.
I started my very first blog in 2010. It lasted for a couple of years before I made an impulsive decision to delete it. The blog had a pretty strong following and was something I was proud of. For the most part, I stayed true to the reasons I started the blog in the first place.
At the time, I had gained 20 pounds in the course of a few short months. My blog became a place to document my weight loss journey, my food intake, and general thoughts of a mind disordered with counting points and calories. I blogged about fitness, recipes, daily struggles and successes…and eventually began adding in some fashion posts as well.
Fashion, particularly J Crew fashion, has always been a major interest of mine. I loved the idea of putting together outfits using statement, classic pieces and even began a second blog just for that hobby. Sadly, when I made the decision to delete the first blog, I deleted the second blog as well.
Now, I’m here at The Brooklyn Fig. Some may describe my blog as all over the place. Where do I fit in? I blog about family, food, friends, and house projects. And I’d truly love to start throwing in some fashion posts, but it will just add to the mish mosh. But what I’ve realized recently is I just don’t care.
There is a certain satisfaction when people leave genuine comments on your blog. It makes me feel like something I said or did affected others in a positive way. So yes, I do love that. But really, I need to get back to the place where I blog for me. That’s right, I really don’t do it for you. Call me selfish, click off my blog if you must, but this is me. I’m not going to fit into a mold. Unless you call that mold “passions.”
So tell me…do you generally only follow blogs that fit into one niche?