I often ask myself what kind of blogger am I? What is my niche? Where do I fit in? I call Daysinbed.com a Lifestyle blog with a twist because that’s what it is, a blog about life, the life of me, my family and our pet Yoda.
I write about health and my own illness and how this affects my life. I write about weight loss, life experiences and coping as a Mother who is unwell. I write about our adventures, family fun, cooking experiences and experiments, parenting, educating and teaching kids.
My blog is here there and everywhere at the minute and fitting all we do as a family into different categories is mind boggling at times.
I have so many different categories floating around in my head and it’s been driving me a bit bonkers. I’ve thought……
Do I have a family fun category and a parenting or does this all go into one?
Do I have a healthy lifestyle category and the Adrenal Diaries and Weight loss?
Do I have a review category or just pop it into the relevant topic?
Where do my book reviews fit in? Health or parenting?
What about blogging tips or my thoughts? Where does that fit in?
I don’t write enough recipes to justify a recipe category.
What about a lovely home or going out and about?
What about a fashion category for the clothes my daughter wears?
All the other bloggers I know tend to have a niche, but I don’t.
I’m a lifestyle blog covering so many subjects that it gets quite confusing not only for me but probably for my audience too- except for those who love randomness and not knowing whats coming next. I would however like to figure out my niche once and for all.
After much thinking. I came to realise their are Four main themes.
- Being a Mother/Parent – the family fun/activities/recipes/outings- everything parenting related.
- Family Lifestyle- in the home, things we choose to do out and about, diy etc
- Health /Adrenal Insufficiency- Both my Health story and my posts on health.
- My thoughts/tips/ideas about Blogging- my blogging journey (like this post your reading) and actual good tips or info to improve as a blogger.
It should not be so difficult. I think my brain fog and poor concentration levels are making it a lot harder than usual to think clearly. Either way, I am going to simplify my categories as there are too many to keep up with.
At the end of the day my blog is about a lifestyle of being unwell, fighting to get better, being a parent and making the most out of life no matter what our circumstances.
I can succeed, I just need to do things at the right pace and as I do, success will come and I will slowly work out who I am and find my place in this blogging minefield. I have so many fabulous ideas but I have to take things slow and not run faster than I have strength.