A Case For Diversifying Content

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When I first started blogging, I read some advice that said I should find a niche, and stick with it. In fact, I have read a variation on that advice several times.

 

But by diversifying your writing, you get people with different interests talking to each other.

It can be interesting to hear about a subject from a person who don’t normally engage with the culture around that subject.

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And I am not just my photographies, my taste in movies, my fiction-writing, my past, or my cooking.

I am all of these things, and much more.

 

IΒ write about all the things I love and care about; be it games, art, my girlfriend, food orΒ music.

My niche is me.

 

 

30 thoughts on “A Case For Diversifying Content

  1. Yay – you’re talking my language! I went through the exact same muddling thoughts and came to the same conclusion. And that last line IS AWESOME πŸ™‚

    • Diversive blogging club! πŸ˜‰

      Thanks πŸ˜€
      Had to do some editing to get it at the end.
      At one point it was in the middle, and I think it deserved to be the closer.

  2. Right attitude!😊 To blog is for me to share something I want to share, not what I think others want to see. I love to show my picture and write a bit about them, we have all different things we like.

    • Agreed πŸ™‚
      If you want to share it, there are bound to be people who want to see it aswell!

      Sorry for the late reply, this ended up in my spam-folder.

  3. Yup, you said it well Sindre … I started to do just walking posts but then sometimes I felt I wanted to “talk about” other subjects and since we deal with Winter and bad weather so many months out of the year, I started doing “Tuesday Musings” … it gives me some wiggle room to explore other options. P.S.: You are a well-rounded blogger. πŸ™‚

    • You have worked out a good system that works for you πŸ™‚

      Thanks, I hope so.
      Gonna do some more travel posts pretty soon, trying to spread my various types of content out a bit.

        • Yeah, it is the continuation of those posts that I am planning to write soon πŸ™‚
          Maybe next week, I think friday will be a post about the new Avengers movie.

          • I can’t incorporate travels into my blog too well – I should find a way as I digitized all my family and travel photos last year … that said, I scanned them in but they have to be tweaked as some of the album pages have 5-6 pics on one page and the need to be enlarged, then separated into individual photos. Many were taken with a pocket camera or Baby Brownie and even a Polaroid camera years ago, and it will be a big task to get the albums in order. I thought I’d get it done this past Winter but after the blogging took off and all the snow started falling (we got 60 inches of snow – that is a big deal for us and I shovel the neighbor’s house and he mows my lawn all Summer), I never got the pics done. Someday …

  4. I’ve been blogging for a little over three years now. And I’ve read similar suggestions but instead of boxing myself in I blog about a bunch of different things that I like at well. I’d go stir crazy if I only had no topic. Nice post by the way

    • Thanks πŸ™‚

      I think it is ok if someone wants to write only on one topic, and there are those who only want to read one topic, but I think it is wrong to advice someone to box themself in.
      Finding a niche naturally seems way better to me than cramming oneself into one.

  5. I’ve always felt for a blog to survive long term the creator needs to be comfortable in they’re writing. If you tell yourself you can only do certain things the mind may shut down and burn out.

    A blog should be about who you are, where you’ve come from and where you want to go. Looks like you are doing exactly that.

    Right on!!!

  6. Love that! – My niche is me…

    I’ve also wondered how far we should stick to niches. I think when people give that advice it’s because they are only thinking of stats! But I think you get much more loyal followers if you challenge them to read different topics too.

    • True, and stats should not be valued as much as it is.

      I shared my post about Thanos on Reddit, and since I was mostly upvoted there, I got 5500 views on that post.
      But barely anyone clicked on to anything else I had written!
      Better then to reach a single returning reader πŸ™‚

      • Wow, that’s incredible! I’d still feel proud of that πŸ˜›

        But yes, I do value my returning readers slightly more – I even find myself adding little bits into my blog posts that are intentionally just for them!

        • I am, but it just feels a bit like it lead to nowhere.

          And besides the upvotes, the commenters on Reddit were pretty rude.
          There were some thousand more views on the comment section on Reddit than on the post, so I think a lot of the commenters had not clicked in and read the post, and was judging the whole thing solely based on the title “Thanos the Abuser”.

          Sounds fun to add hidden stuff, don’t know if I could think of anything like that myself πŸ˜›

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