It's Okay to Not Fit Into Any One Category

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I try to spend at least a half hour each morning reading blogs. I love them because if you know where to look, you can find something about anything you want to read. There are fashion blogs, food blogs, mom blogs, inspiration blogs, and pretty much everything in between.

My blog fits a little bit more into the everything in between category. I love writing here because there's no pressure to fit into any specific niche.

I've noticed that in a lot of blog posts that offer advice to other bloggers, one of the main points that continually comes up in way of growing your blog is the advice to find one thing that you can write about that will keep your readers coming back.

Since I've started blogging, I've always looked at this space a little differently.

Now, I am in no way what I would consider a "successful" blogger. I don't make money from my blog, I put in what others may consider minimal time in running my blog and it's not by any means a business. But when I do spend a little extra time creating content and sharing honest, upfront posts with you all, I absolutely notice an increase in readership and interactions with my posts.

Today for example, I want to write about blogging. Tomorrow maybe I'll share a recipe or give a few book recommendations. I haven't felt the need to narrow my blog down to any one specific category, because my life doesn't fit into any one category.

I write for the love of it and I'd rather share what means something to me, interesting or not, creative or not, because this space is a place where I feel like the best connections can be formed when there's a certain amount of honesty in each post.

I love taking a glimpse into the lives of other bloggers, don't we all? I think it helps me gain a certain amount of perspective, and when someone else's post helps me to change my mind about something or teaches me about something new, I feel a connection to that person through their words.

I'm okay with the fact that my blog doesn't fit into any one category, in fact, I hope it stays like that. I hope to some extent that I'll always focus on writing things that matter to me at the time and as I change, I expect those things to change as well.

As I continue to write, I hope you'll pop in from time to time and maybe on some level connect to something I've written. Whether it's a post about our soon-to-be newest addition, or believing in the unimaginable, I hope that you'll find something you can relate to. These are the little glimpses of my day-to-day that come together to make up my life, and just maybe you'll see a little bit of your own life reflected back to you.

Where do you stand? Do you prefer blogs that focus on one thing or a little bit of everything? Are there any kinds of posts you'd like to see more of? 

5 comments

  1. I like both! I mostly read lifestyle blogs, so they're a bit of everything. But my other favorite blogs focus just on feminism/politics.

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  3. I totally agree with you. I write whatever I feel like at the time or whatever interests me, no pressure! I enjoy reading lifestyle blogs and more personal posts from other people.

    Andrea | www.morethanrubies.ca

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  4. I agree with you! I don't think that you should confine yourself to one area. Why can't bloggers have an array of topics? I love those blogs much more.

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  5. I completely agree! People are complex and can have a variety of interests. And you want to write about what interests you! Keep doin' what you're doin' and the right audience will come.

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