"Finding a blogging niche, am I the only one that is struggling?"
So far my blog has become jack of all trades and master of none, finding a niche is something that I have struggled with for a long time now.
When I first started Brunette in Louboutins I wanted it to be a fashion blog, however I have come to accept that I am just not creative or patient enough with photography for that to be my bread and butter. I have also discovered that there are lots of other things that I like to talk about and as life develops there are things that change like buying a house made me swap fashion for furniture when it came to priorities!
My most popular posts are a mix and that is something that also confuses me in terms of where to head. They stem across Food/Recipe posts and list posts like “things you don’t appreciate about your mum”
I think I want to head into a more ‘lifestyle’ branded way, but what exactly do people want to see? How personal do people like to see the bloggers they read? Do people want factual food posts that provide what you want to see or do you also want personal recommendations on books and films as well as the odd list post that we have become so accustomed too (thank you Buzzfeed!)
It’s hard to understand who you are supposed to be writing for sometimes. I normally tailor my content to bloggers subconsciously and it wasn’t until this weekend when my boyfriend asked what about the rest of the world that it hit me that I did it. He also asked why I didn’t stick to ‘food and recipe’ when it’s so popular but selfishly there are still things I enjoy writing about (list posts)
How much do you let your niche define your consistency? If people are always coming back for food posts, does it alienate them when they see things that are different lie books or interiors?
Readers I NEED you!
What do you like to see/read?
Do you struggle with finding a niche and what are your tips?
What makes you go back to your favourite blogs?