When I first starting blogging, I used it as a journal. One that wasn’t paper and laying around the house for someone to find. But more for others OUTSIDE my circle to read and relate to. Shortly thereafter, I discovered the Book Blogging Community and was AMAZED. Like, “THIS IS A THING!?” I dove in head first in changing my niche to books, and as they say, the rest is history.
I’m not new to changes. I created a secondary blog to Lilybloombooks for all Adult Books and Adult related content. I had so many plans for that blog, but the struggle to maintain (and grow) two domains, two email accounts, etc was rough. Blogging is hard work as it is with ONE, imagine TWO. Full time. Plus working, and being a mom. I shouldn’t have to elaborate on how that went.
Something has felt off. And after weeks of nonstop thinking about it, I figured it out.
Book Blogging isn’t what I want to do anymore.
Over the years, I’ve changed. I have a vast amount of different interests, things that I do, and things I am interested in doing. Topics I want to share, discuss, and products that I use and want to review. I want to HELP people. Inspire and motivate them. Yes, I could share some of those on a BOOK blog, but others don’t quite fit into that niche. Book Blogging isn’t what I want to do anymore. And quite frankly, I haven’t for a while.
The community has changed. A lot. Things are just SO different. Which isn’t inherently a BAD thing. Change is good! I just don’t fit well within those changes.
That doesn’t mean I don’t love books! I do. I REALLY do. But I don’t need a blog dedicated to books to show off my love for them anymore. There are several other platforms; Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads, and Instagram, that I could promote books on. I have different groups I’m part of and follow several other blogs to get my info from.What do you do when you out grow your niche? You EMBRACE it and make the change. Click To Tweet
And guess what?
It’s OKAY! Change is good. GROWTH, is good. And I did struggle with the idea of branching out into a new to me niche. It’s overwhelming. I feel a little lost night now, but I will get it. This is where I want to be, and what I want to do.
- What other types of blogs to you follow?
- What types of posts are you interested in reading?
- What is your blogs niche? Has it ever changed?
- Share your thoughts on sharing more than one type of posts on a blog.
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.