Getcha Niche On

When I first decided to start a website/blog, I did it with the intention of trying to look uber-professional to the literary agents out there, just waiting to squash my dreams of becoming a big time author, a la JK Rowling.

As I thought more about and read some of my favorite blogs, I thought: “What the frak am I doing?! I’m not as good as them! I don’t have a cute robot mascot or go to the store enough to post ugly cakes, and I sure as heck don’t have kids that I can exploit for financial gain! What am I going to do?! Should I even be doing this?”

So I did what anyone would do. I consulted the oracle of oracles…

Google.

A simple search of: what do I blog about brought forth a plethora of information so overwhelming that I was tempted to pour a little Bailey’s® into my morning coffee, just to take the edge off. But alas, I dove into the advice, looking at each site one by one. Each one said the same thing: “find your niche.”

And what’s my niche, you ask?

I have no freaking idea.

Again, when I consulted Google, I was told to think about my life to narrow down many of my experiences and interests. So what are my experiences and interests?

I’m married, but I don’t have kids.

No embarrassing pooping on the carpet stories or tales of woe about potty-training failures. Unless Huff the Hubs eats too much fiber.

I do have a job, but I work from home.

No chance of posting photos of humorous/passive aggressive notes left in the break room or stories of how I got crop-dusted on the way to the vending machine.

I’m into Star Wars, 80’s sci-fi, The Big Bang Theory, and Doctor Who, but I’m no Sheldon Cooper.

I have been to Comic Con, so I guess I’m closer than I think.

I’m a Christian and I promise I won’t smack you upside the head with my Bible.*

Unless there’s a mosquito on it. West Nile is real. Don’t take chances.

(*I will, however, lovingly tell you about a God that is real and loves you more than you know.)

I like to cook, but I’m no Paula Deen.

However, we do share an affinity for butter, y’all.

I enjoy fitness and eating healthy, but I’m no Jillian Michaels.

Unless you eat the last of the Biscoff® cookies. Then I’ll be on you like a Biggest Loser competitor on a cupcake at a Temptation Challenge.

I like beauty products in theory. I don’t use them because I’m cheap frugal.

Four dollars for mascara? Puh-lease…I’ll just bust open an old ink pen.

So after I thought this through, I was even more frustrated! How in the world am I ever going to find my niche?!

Wait…

What’s that?

A bright light from the heavens?

Angels singing?

Oh my gosh, I’m having an epiphany (or a stroke; is that burnt toast I smell?)

My niche is (drumroll): the niche-less.

Yes, my friends! I’m following in the footsteps of Katniss, Tris Prior, and all those people who didn’t know which Hogwarts House they fit into! I’m starting a revolution! I will be NICHE-LESS.

This blog will be a forum of all the things I love…and probably a few things I do not love. Get ready. I’m going to blow your mind. Or at least give you something to giggle about while pretending to work. I’m hoping to keep my posts up-to-date, relevant, and funny. Sometimes, I may not be able to do all three (or just one) of them, but I hope you continue to read and giggle…even if it is at my own silly neuroses.

14 thoughts on “Getcha Niche On

  1. It doesn’t matter what the blog’s about as long as it’s written well, which the post was. Remember a little show called Seinfeld; also known as the show about nothing? It seemed to do all right. 🙂

  2. I finally had a chance to sit down and read your blog! I have to say, I’m a little sad my blog is not in your link lurve list. I mean, I do blog about the cutest twins ever! 😉
    Also, I tried to think of a niche too but I also ended up niche-less. I kinda like it better that way b/c then I’m not stuck on a specific topic. I’m too ADD for that.

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