Finding Your Niche
Is finding your niche comparable to the world of generalists and specialists?? Quite possible so, but I must ask, is being a generalist that bad? In the world of HR that I deal with frequently I find a generalist approach is far more effective. You may be an expert in one area but if you have no understanding of the other areas than you have no idea of what the impact of that decision/recommendation or advice may be.
I do not ( unlike others) consider a generalist to be a ” master of none”. I actually believe they are the rudders steering the ship in the right direction. Remember, each piece on its own is usually useless, it is only the sum of all parts that truly matter. Just my feeling.
I truly understand the concept of expertise for particular areas and yes, foodies can stick together, and exercise enthusiast can stick with a solitary topic but I do not want to be considered an “only”. In my life I am not a specialist of one thing, I am a specialist of many things so thus I am a generalist?
Life and Outfit Niche
I love to post outfit pictures but I am not an expert on fashion. Crafts, I love to post craft projects but I am sure many of you make far prettier crafts than I. Food and posting recipes are also shared on the blog. But all those are made by the love of my life not by me. And then there is travel and festivals, so I am a lifestyle blogger that wants to give you experiences in all of the things that bring me pleasure. I am a Life and Outfit Blogger, a new niche I could be creating.
Outfits are posted everyday and yes I will share where they are from but I will rarely share advise on fashions. So I am not sure I can be considered a ” Style” Blogger. Posting what I really am wearing, and what I really am eating and how I really am feeling at this moment. Rarely will I schedule posts in advance except for Christmas Cookie baking. If I posted all at once when i go on a baking frenzy I would lose you I am sure.
Possibly, I could be called a ” Here and Now” blogger, could that be my niche?? Can I write about the here and now and still keep your interest?? For today that is what I will be but possibly by tomorrow I will be a Life and OOTD because I will plan ahead.
How did you find your Niche
Do you like being in a Niche, did you find it easy to define your Niche?
Does a mommy blogger really want to be known as a mommy blogger? Are you not more then the sum of that statement? Do you actually only blog about mommy things or is it because you are a mommy that you are in the niche?
I understand the passion for a topic. Focusing on that area like Travel, or pets, or books can be exciting. But does a catch all have to be frowned upon? This is the question that I have been pondering since the conference started. Stay tuned one day i hope I will have an answer. For now you just get to experience my and my outfits ( and crafts, and food, and travel).
Thursday and Friday Link Ups
| Curly Crafty Mom | | High Latitude Style || |Elegance & Mommyhood /Mummabstylish Jo Lynne Shane | A Pocketful Of Polka Dots | Style Elixir | Lizzie in Lac | Nancy’s Fashion Style | Jeans & A Teacup | Mom With Style | Claire Justine |