Blogging Without a Niche – Magical Mystical MiMi Saves The Day
Blogging without a niche is also called blogging for fun. For fun ? What’s that? It’s what Magical Mystical MiMi does and it’s made me think I should be less MeMe and more MiMi!
This is SO exciting! A new Face book page who blog about random stuff.
And there was me starving my own blog of content because it is nicheless (I just made that word up).
Blogging without a niche, in a world where blogging gurus will tell you that niche matters, has been lonely.
At times, I’ve sat watching the tumbleweed blow through my blog, feeling as if I’d let it down for not being more specific.
But the big mistake I made was listening to other people who set themselves up as experts on blogging.
Back in the olden days (2014) I allowed myself to be lead down a path that took me away from the fun of simply writing as I was pointed towards the chore of getting followers, comments and likes.
It was, it seemed, all about your stats.
Well in the words of Pink Floyd’s Not Now John
– f*%k all that!
Well yes maybe she did👀 – you can blame MiMi – she gave me the courage to be MeMe!
Do I cuss (or swear if you are British) in real life? Yes I do – like a soldier – which is fine because MiMi says she cusses like a sailor
So why not on here? Who knows (shrugs shoulders).
And I’ve always loved MiMi’s posts because she uses cuss words so eloquently as she tells it like it is.
There is even a message on her blog that warns people it contains opinions that may offend – but I have never been offended by anything I’ve read – just amused to the point of hysterics at times.
She clearly never was seduced by the notion of keeping readers happy to get followers.
Unlike MiMi, my best blogs have never been written because I didn’t want to offend anyone – I played it pretty safe and kept the real me in check.
And gradually, I wandered away from my nicheless blog to create www.funcraftstodoathome.com
and my YouTube channel Rainbow Lane both firmly in the craft niche.
And so my days of blogging without a niche were over.
I came back here occasionally, like visiting an old friend that I liked but who I neglected.
My last post was connected to my other blog in an effort to stop this one feeling left out (yes really 🙄)
And then came the invitation to The Old School Bloggers – The Originals and I saw the light!
I should never in a million years been swayed by the niche promoters.
Looking back, it was ironic, that many of the blogging gurus had niches that were in…blogging.
So lots of what they were saying was probably completely true…if you were blogging about blogging – you could get thousands of followers quite easily by having that as your niche.
Us newbie bloggers would lap up anything written by ‘experts’ because we had no idea, really, what we were doing.
So someone who was a few months ahead of you in their blogging journey seemed like an expert.
And they probably were, in blogging about blogging.
So naturally, they would say you needed a niche because they had become successful having a niche.
Don’t get me wrong – I love my craft website and YouTube channel.
They are my real work and connected to all the ways I make my living now. It’s been much easier to get followers on my YouTube channel than any other platform and it’s been easier to make money on there too.
So today when I heard from MiMi about the new Old School blogging group – it hit me like a ton of bricks – this can be where I write exactly what I want – cussin’ ‘n all if I feel like it!
It always was just that. It was the place where I learned how to create a blog and everything that went with it so I could go on to create a niche blog elsewhere.
This blog is my old friend – the place where I can unwind, be real and say what I like.
Thank you so much MiMi for reminding me where we all started out.
I love you!
Blogging without a niche is OK – and I’m not the only one who thinks so – check out this blog and see me back here next time for a more irreverent look at my world.