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Finding My Niche…

The pressure to be new and interesting while also being relatable…

”I didn’t really want to be part of a clique or a niche. But I also was looking for my own voice, as a writer, y’know? And a world I could call my own.”

Tom Waits

I have known that I wanted to start a blog for a really long time.
I remember wanting to start writing when I was still in college over 12 years ago!
But everytime I would start and stop… or give up before I had started because I assumed I would fail. I assumed that no- one would want to read my little blog.

But then recently something clicked!

I think it was when my last relationship ended, it was toxic and I lost a lot of myself in that relationship (that is a story for another day!). SO saving all the details and how this came about I FINALLY DECIDED THAT IT! IM STARTING MY BLOG!

And I am starting it FOR ME.

So then I spent approximately 19,000 hours (may be a slight exaggeration….) trying to narrow down my ”niche” … I kept reading about needing a ”NICHE” . If I am honest, the word lost its meaning after a while!

Then I thought you know what, JUST START! I can find my niche as I go or maybe I’ll create my own niche. I can grow into my niche and find what I want to focus on but then something FAB happened. I remembered who the F I was and realised I know exactly what I want to write about and what I want to share, I needed to stop focusing on what I think I should write about or what I think might be popular and share my content for ME. Because I know that’s enough.

If you do something you love, with passion, others will love it too!

You don’t need to try to appeal to everyone, NOTHING APPEALS TO EVERYONE! How dull would the world be if every person had the same interests, hobbies and thoughts. If we all got enjoyment from the same content then we would never have anything new in common with others… how would we know whos a good match if everyone’s a match.

What I am interested in and what I do in my life is what I am going to share.

I try new bars and restaurants often and I live for a activity! My next Blog is on a certain London based activity bar which offers a bottomless brunch that is easily the BEST offer I have found in the city. I look forward to sharing that with you and 10/10 would recommend. I also have my 30th birthday coming up!!!!!
I have a wholeee weekend away in London planned and cannot wait to share that with you. I had some solid plans for the weekend at some of my favourite haunts in London however due to the Covid-19 pandemic every one of them will be closed. This has meant I have had to change all my plans and now I have reservations at 6 bars and a table for brunch ALL OF WHICH are places I have never been so I am so excited to check those out. Rooftops, speakeasy’s and a new brunch spot. PLUS A penthouse apartment with a roof terrace with views over shoreditch.. seriously the weekend is set up to be AMAZING.
I also have created my girls some fun party bags with personalised goodies that I cannot WAIT to give them… all will be revealed after the 3rd August…

I also will be sharing lifestyle and fashion content with you, I am a curvy, plus girl with 2 huge wardrobes of clothes and accessories plus some cases.. everything from work wear to rave wear I will be sharing including some weekly fashion challenges that I will set with the help of my Insta followers. Looking forward to trying new things and sharing old classics.

So now you know what to expect from me in the future (kind of). I hope your looking forward to it as much as I am. Even if only a couple of people read this and get inspiration or any joy, that’s still great! Because I am going to so enjoy creating this for you and for myself.

IF your thinking of starting a blog, my only bit of advice is to JUST START!
Just start writing. Create what you want to see, share what you want to share.. Your first posts or podcasts or blogs are never going to be your best! But at least you have started and you can grow from there.
Your blog should be something that makes you happy to create.
Content on any platform should be something that makes you happy and proud.

Huge love
Stay Safe
Be Kind

Wear a mask

Rachael x

Author

rachael.stephanie90@gmail.com

Comments



22 July 2020 at 3:53 pm

I also just started this June 5 ^^ I have another blog, so I have two! Thank you for sharing! I liked this: “If you do something you love, with passion, others will love it too!” that you said here. Have a fun journey!



mybookworld24
23 July 2020 at 8:34 am

It can be tricky I’m glad you’re blogging about it so cheers to many more blogs and I just followed you



25 July 2020 at 3:59 pm

Thank you for sharing this. Im still finding my niche and im not sure i ever will! I like the idea of doing a variety of posts ๐Ÿ˜Š
Loving your blog!



    29 July 2020 at 9:05 am

    Hey Liv, your so welcome, thank you for your lovely comment! The more I am writing the more I am realising that I will just find my way if that makes sense.. and then i think our own voices will be our niche and thats what people will come for. I would rather have a smaller following who are reading because they enjoy me and my posts than a bigger following that I have to fake content for… if that makes sense! I will definitely give you a follow ๐Ÿ™‚ girls supporting girls ๐Ÿ™‚



      29 July 2020 at 9:16 am

      Yes 100% makes sense! I think we don’t always know what we want to do until it just naturally happens. And thats what I’m doing with my blog too!
      Quality over quantity for sure!
      And thank you ๐Ÿ’–



16 September 2020 at 7:56 pm

Great post! I have been niche-less since the beginning, and I often worried that I’d never write anything that anyone would want to read. I was wrong! I write what interests me, and it shows. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Though I could probably do a little more work in diversifying my categories, I like to think that I appeal to a variety of readers, and to myselfโ€”that’s the biggest thing. Thank you for sharing!



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