When I first started my blog I felt like I needed to only write posts about certain things in order to be successful. I felt like if I posted too much variety that I’d be too all over the place and no one would want to read my blog.
The past few months I stopped trying to fit my blog in a box. I stopped waiting days (sometimes months) to publish a post because I was too scared it would be out of my league/category. I also stopped worrying if I lost some readers.
Please let me clarify, I love and appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to read my posts. But, I want you guys to read my blog because you like me and the content I create and post. Not because I’m writing what I feel like I have to in order to stay relevant.
I hope that makes sense?
I’ve been asked before, “What is your blog about?” and I answer back with, “A lifestyle blog.” Because this is a blog where I share a little bit of everything life can consist of. I share recipes, favorites, reviews, giveaways, posts about my faith, being home-schooled and much more. My blog is diverse; it’s whatever is on my heart at the time.
I want my blog to be as authentic as it can be and I feel like I can do that to the best of my ability by not putting myself in a niche. Not to sound cheesy, but society forces the idea of fitting a mold into our heads at such a young age. So when we don’t conform to a mold, we feel like we’re rebelling; when really we’re not! We are simply being ourselves.
We are all individuals and we’re allowed to grow, change, and find new ways to be the best us. As bloggers, our blogs are a representation of who we are. I’m not the same person I was 5 years ago and that’s okay. My blog, just like me, will change and grow.
So, if you’re reading this right now, thank you. Thank you for hanging in there with ❤
To wrap up, If you’re starting a blog and want your first post to be a recipe and the next to be about your dog, go for it! I’m surely not going to judge you! We’re all free to be 😉
If you run a blog, have you ever worried about fitting in?
Do you like variety or the same old same old?