I don’t fit into the “norm” of blogging.
I don’t have a specific “niche” or “group” and I don’t participate in “a comment for a comment” readership.
Because I read words that speak to me.
I’m passionate about so many things and fitting my words into one element would be impossible.
I get fired up about Mental Health advocacy and educating people about peanut allergies; I get excited about free speech and encouraging people to speak up and out; I stand up for injustice and speak for positive change; I enjoy teaching resume and interview skills, and I like to throw in a few poo stories for good measure.
With so many topics how would I fit it all into a defined group?
I am a swirling mix of ideas, beginnings, middles, and how to’s, and I get a little bummed when I see how select the blogging world can be.
My words aren’t just cookie cutter pieces that can slide into perfect categories.
They took time, sometimes days to perfect, and being asked to mold them into a niche or descriptive class is deflating, no matter how crazy, uncomfortable, or in your face they are. I don’t want to alter them to fit in, be invited, or to be published quicker.
So I’m refusing a Niche.
Blogging can bring you to a community full of loyal friends, supportive networks, and incredible partnerships, but it can also show you the kind of writer you don’t want to be.
Stay true to who you are and write the kind of words you want to read.
You are your most important audience.