Alright, I’ve found one – it’s the nifty little storage area at the end of my bedroom!
But that’s not what I meant. Niche… it’s such a fashionable word now. Was it always? Was everyone always trying to find their ‘niche’?
After a few months blogging, I’m wondering if I should have a niche, and what it might be, and, and and… (getting worked up there…)
Here’s my thought process:
I could be a personal finance blogger
But… I don’t have any debt other than my mortgage. Which I can’t pay off in record time, at least not this year, as it’d be penalised under the conditions of the fixed term.
Hmmm… and consumer debt? Nope, none of that. I could try to tell people how to be like me (with respects to no consumer debt), but given I’ve never had any, I hardly know how to work from having debt to being debt free.
What about if I was a frugal blogger?
Well then I wouldn’t be able to enjoy life. At least this is my perception! I wouldn’t be able to enjoy a meal out, guilt free. I wouldn’t be able to buy a business class ticket on my European soujourn, just cause I want to. I mean, on the latter point, I saved for that ‘want’ that I identified as something I wanted to do with my life (and my money). And being able to afford things, including luxuries, well, I don’t want to rub that in anyone’s face. I am lucky. I am lucky to have the internet. I’m lucky I can read. I’m lucky I was educated, in education my parents paid dearly for. And I’m lucky to be well paid for my work and spend it sometimes on frivolous things.
So that’s two strikes against personal finance niches.
How about DIY and home renovations?
My all time favourite blog is all about making their house beautiful – one day at a time. Both of them work FULL TIME to make this awesome blog. I work full time – not as a blogger. And that’s ok. But there’s no way I can produce enough content for a blog out of a 66 sqm loft apartment! Even if I quit work and DIY’ed to the eyeballs, there’s only so much I could rework. I do treasure the tweaks I make, even the itty bitty ones. And that’s perhaps the ‘WHY’ of my blogging story – I started so I could share the ‘cool’ things I’d done. A bit like a kinder kid going ‘look mummy’ (except my mummy doesn’t know my blog’s URL!)
I can’t slot into the mommy blogger world – I have no children! (but I love those mommy blogs so much, so maybe that’s where I’m headed?) I could have a biting sense of humour and a potty mouth (though that might be a little isolating to nice folk out there, cause I’m ‘nice’ too, I promise!)
So I think I’ll just keep posting about whatever enters my head, and hopefully someone will enjoy reading it. For me, my goal is to have a record of my life. An accountability ‘program’ to meet my goals’ and to see my progress. And if y’all come along for the ride, and read and listen, that’s just swell, but if not, well, that’s ok too, but I’m more than happy to hear your thoughts!