If you are like me, you want to become a better blogger. So you find and read articles from experienced bloggers, who have an array of knowledge to share. You have read about starting a blog, writing great content, SEO integration, marketing, and more. Yet, as you read, you see one thing that troubles you. They tell you to find your specialty in the world of blogging. Pick one topic and blog about it. Just one!
As you read, confusion fills you, as it tells you that you can’t blog on multiple topics. You must have a niche, and perfect it, which makes you sad, as you wonder what is your niche, and how to figure it all out.
I totally understand! This was me!
When I started my blog, my goal was to write about raising my child with special needs. This was well and good, because for me, this is simply sharing my life. So, I wrote about raising a child with special needs. Yet, as I sat back with my pen in my hand or typing on my computer, I felt that there was something more. Much more! There was more I wanted to share. Yet, those experienced bloggers told me, I had to stick to my niche.
Well, sticking to my niche was difficult. When I look at myself, I don’t feel that I am only a mother of a child with special needs. My knowledge is not limited to that one subject. I believe that I am a well-rounded and knowledgeable person, with a lot of things to say and offer.
So, question…. Am I not to share those things? Or am I to start a separate blog, on different topics, so I don’t confuse those who come to my blog?
No! No! No! I refuse.
Therefore, I decided do what makes me happy. Because the beauty of owning “my” blog is that it is all mine. Mine! Mine! Mine! And I can blog about whatever I want.
I don’t just have to blog about my son with special needs.
I can blog about being a teacher.
I can blog about God and my faith.
I can blog about relationships and love.
I can blog about family and friendships.
I can blog about my vacation.
I can blog about writing and blogging.
I can blog about a recipe.
I can blog about entertainment.
I can blog about a lesson I learned.
I can blog about politics……Then again….No!
I can blog about anything I want or feel like blogging about because…..
THIS IS MY BLOG!
So, we need to stop allowing experts in the field of blogging to confine us to a box. We should not accept their beliefs of what a blogger should do. Instead we need to remember that we are the owners of our blog and we can blog about anything we want.