Why I Changed My Blog Name Once Again
For any writer trying to make a living as a freelancer, one of the biggest pieces of
advice a person hears and reads about is that a writer needs a niche. This
includes writing for a blog; one must specialize and become an expert in that
particular subject and use keywords to increase your SEO. All great advice, if
you can do it.
But today I realized I couldn't pick just one niche.
I've tried, seriously, I have. I thought I could limit my interest to writing about
one thing I'm passionate about and then I discovered that the minute I started
to focus on that particular topic, a hundred other, unrelated ideas popped into
my head and my chosen topic was dead in the water.
If I picked traveling to Mexico, for instance, how could I write about:
*using a midwife
*homeschooling three children
*traveling in Hawaii or Ireland
*a good book I've just read
*the wildlife in my backyard
*using a floor loom
*the five kinds of tequila and the best one to drink
*why women can build homes just as well as men . . .
You get the idea.
I've never been one to follow the crowds. Picking a niche makes me cringe, as there
are just too many things in life to be excited about that I want to share.
So, for the umpteenth time, I'm changing the blog to Ditched the Niche, where I can
write about the things that excite me and hopefully get you excited, too.
About Ditched the Niche
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