Saturday, April 12, 2014

Barely a Blog, Blog

When I first started blogging I was 20, I think. It was a really new thing, and hardly anyone was doing it. I found it fun to just Blah, Blah, Blah on my endless musings, but I didn't really have an audience to share them with. So naturally I recruited my sister. Having introduced her to Josh Groban, Michael Buble (or did she introduce me to him?), and other amazing things I think she trusted my judgement and me on things that are amazing. Shortly thereafter though, I left the "in touch" world to go on a mission for my church. When I came back, my sister had pretty much dominated the Blogging World… and I… I hadn't even heard of Facebook. I liked the idea of starting to blog again, but it seemed too big now… too real.

Finally, after many years of reluctance and trepidation and brewing excitement, I decided I was going to jump in again. It was a daunting task for me. There actually was a blogging world, with people who did this for real… for a living… not just cause they were goofing around. People-- That is intimidating to me. For Reals! Legit writers! That are entertaining… The pressure! My sister had found her niche, Books. Everyone had a niche, so I felt like my blog needed a niche… What should it be about?

I agonized about that question for months… still do.

As you can see, or read, I don't have a niche… I barely have a blog. What ends up happening is life. See, my life revolves around teaching school during the school year, and during that time I really don't do anything. At least not anything terribly entertaining. But sometimes, I have thoughts that I feel need to be spewed out onto a page, and journal just would be, I don't know too private… haha.

So I thinking today, the reason my blog doesn't have a niche, is because I don't have a niche. I don't have a solitary thing that defines me. My life is like a revolving door, the focus changing in a yearly cycle. I have the same passions, but their priority is never in the same order. And some passions do fade and are replaced by new ones. So what I am saying… I guess… is… Here is a niche-less, revolving, nondescript, evolving, barely a blog, Blog. It isn't consistent because my life isn't consistent.

Welcome… looking at my track record, I'll talk to you in about another 5 months… peace!

1 comment:

Suey said...

I really don't think you should worry so much about having a niche or not. Just start blogging and then going around and commenting on a few other blogs and soon, you'll have a niche! And here's hoping it's NOT five months until the next post. How about we aim for say... a week!