Recently, I took a little road trip, and since I couldn’t get the radio to pick up any stations that were interesting, I got lost in my own thoughts. One of the things I was pondering is what to do with my little blog here. Everyone Has A Story has gone through some changes itself, and I find myself wondering what direction I should go with it. When you write a God/Divorce/Infidelity/Meth/Abuse/Motorcycles/Midlife Crisis/Addiction blog, it is hard to not get pigeon-holed into just one subject.
If you’ve ever scoped the Blog Expert blogs, they all pretty much unanimously agree that to have a successful blog, you must find what you want your blog to be about, and then stay within those parameters. Food blogs should be about food; travel blogs should be about travel… You get the idea. So, What is EHAS’s niche?
I tried recently to organize this disaster area, and I gave up. I must have set up the categories in one of my Heartbroken+Ambien+Vodka stupors, and I’ve written billions of posts, and millions of pages, and stuck them everywhere! I have about 5 trillion drafts that I started writing and then forgot about. I have over 40 blog awards that I don’t have the strength to add to the widgets one by one.
Somehow, this all got away from me.
I figured, why not pick a niche and start cleaning out the stuff that doesn’t belong.
First up, picking a niche.
I’ve written about boobs, nipple shirts, obese animals, men who look in strange women’s panty drawers, the Kardashians, drug addiction, squirrels finding nuts, motorcycle clubs, midlife crises, tweezers, on-line dating, Facebook Wisdom and infidelity just to start with. I’ve had huge pity parties, public family disputes, and emotional breakthroughs on here. My kids have written a bunch of Non-Categorical posts as well, contributing to the cyber clutter. One is about peeing in the pool. What should that be filed under for easy reference??
Let’s face it. If one were to try to sum me up using only the search terms that point you in EHAS’s direction, it wouldn’t be a pretty picture.
I brought the subject of blogs and niches to Rebekkah, voicing my concern that I might need to streamline this thing and go in a more purposeful, specific way, but she simply didn’t agree. Maybe what my niche is, over in this little corner of Cyberdelphia, is that it doesn’t have any real rhyme or reason.
My niche is my lack of a niche.
I sail from experience to experience, sometimes reflecting about where I once was, other times looking forward to what lies ahead, and occasionally stopping to pee in the occasional pool.
Everyone Has A Story is niche-less.
- Being in a motorcycle club (malwasmusings.wordpress.com)
- Community Pool (waisharihilang.wordpress.com)
- Finding and Using Niche Blogs (moz.com)
- 4 Highly Interesting Blogging Concepts (renardmoreau.wordpress.com)
- Travel Blogger: To Be or Not to Be (momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com)