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  1. Kerry LifeandLoves says

    As you know, this is a topic I have pondered over and deliberated on as I felt that I discussed too many topics on my blog. Its so hard as I really love to talk about everything! I now consider myself as a travel, lifestyle and beauty blog, and have decided that I will try to stick within these parameters. I read a lot of blogs, and if I am honest, fashion blogs are my least favourite, but that is because to me, fashion is so individual. Some days I want the light heartedness of a make up post to read, sometimes I want to read a think piece. Im fickle haha! I think that you have to just do what suits you. Yes, some readers may not like the changes, but in my opinion, if you write about things that are not really you, it comes across fully. Do whatever makes you happy lovely xxx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Kerry! I’ve been really unsettled about my blog for awhile, and I keep trying to change the look of it or update it in some way, but the idea of trying to niche just kind of clicked with me.
      I was always against it, but I think a niche can be as big or as small as a blogger chooses. And I think most readers are fickle, in the sense they are looking for different things to read. I don’t know many people who read just fashion or just beauty etc.
      Thank you so much for this comment and for taking the time to read! xxxx

  2. Beyoutiful says

    Abs love this girl! Love your blog niche and yes, love how every post is just so inspiring and sends positive vibes to all the ladies out there, including me 🙂 I always love reading your posts since I can really relate. You are def an inspiration to all women out there 🙂 I write about general topics but yea I should try to find a niche for my blog as well. Great advice, always be yourself. Lovely pics as well <3

    • LauraJ says

      Aww thank you times 10!! You probably have a niche already, you just haven’t physically defined it. Even a blog sharing relatable aspects of life is a type of niche. And I LOVE your writing! Even your photos, you aspire me to take better, to travel and to continue to pursue my dreams. x

  3. Jyo says

    Wow this is the most inspiring and informative post, nice and simple elaboration. I enjoyed reading this post, you have pointed out some superb details. Thanks for an amazing post, really i stumbled upon it !!

  4. whatismaria says

    I love your blog and all of your posts because your voice is so unique and interesting. I can tell that you write from the heart with honesty and vulnerability, which is rare in bloggers nowadays – you’re gonna go so far with your website, especially with this fascinating new direction! I think whether to have a niche really depends on your aims and goals. Some bloggers do well just by writing about everything and using their personality as a brand, others choose to niche down and target a specific audience. Recently, I’ve been following more of the latter path by focusing on healthy vegan recipes, while being unafraid to give even simple food posts a touch of my personality. I guess it’s good to remember that in picking a few central topics you’re most passionate about doesn’t mean you can’t write the occasional off-topic post to surprise your audience! Hope you have a fantastic weekend 🙂 xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Maria!! I love your food posts, and as vegan eater, it’s really nice seeing what you come up with.
      I think I always use to reject the idea of a niche because I thought I might get bored or run out of ideas. But like you said, you can go off-topic at times and actually, when you focus on a few subjects, you can delve into more ideas within them.
      I really appreciate your words and I hope you have an amazing weekend too! xx

  5. Melina Elisa says

    I definitely don’t follow a certain blogging niche, at least I don’t think so, but I definitely tend to concentrate on a few general topics. I know for a fact that I try to only write about things that interest me. I want my passion to seep through my topics. I feel like I’m more successful than not. My favorite posts to write a personal, deep, insightful, relatable posts. I think they’re also my favorite to read as well, which is probably why you’re one of my favorite bloggers! Great post xx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Melina! Your passion does show through your words and I like the variety found on your blog. Especially seeing your travel posts. xx

  6. K.M. Sutton says

    I love your blog and I love how you always address serious issues but still are incredibly positive and inspiring. I struggle with finding my brand and niche as well but that is also who i am as a person. I am all over the place in chaotic organization and my blog reflects that. Blogging is our deep personal thoughts. While it is nice to have a brand, we aren;;t all fashion or all deep thoughts one hundred percent of the time and I love blogs that touch on everything. Those are the ones that are real and genuine. Thanks for sharing beauty and keep up the amazing work, space, and dialogue. <3

  7. Chloe Luna says

    “If my blog was a person, it would be selfish and fascinated by everything.” Oh I don’t half love the way you write! Your blog was one of the first ones I followed and I’m so glad, you taught me so much about blogging and I agree with what you said in the sense that success is different for everyone, for me, success is engaging with my readers and having them enjoy and become inspired by the things I write. Great post as always! xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Chloe!! I’m so glad you chose to follow me! I love your blog and I know when I go on my Reader and see one of your posts, it’s going to be different to everything else out there.
      You inspire me as I’m sure you do with your others readers, so I would say you’re incredibly successful. xx

  8. thatfeelinginside says

    I absolutely love your blog and happy it’s about a lot of different stuff! I tried to follow a niche in the beginning but it’s just so difficult! I love the way you described your blog it’s so fitting! Really loved the post, think sometimes you just need to ramble in a blog post to get things out xxx

    • LauraJ says

      I think with my new blog niche, it’s still open for me to discuss different topics. I would struggle if I only had to write about dating or makeup etc. I would have to really get creative and think of all kinds of ideas. Thank you for reading and commenting! xxx

    • LauraJ says

      Yes, I remember you saying about your vacation. I’m sure you had an incredible time!! Thank you for reading and commenting. I look forward to catch up with your posts.

  9. nataliesalchemy says

    I’m definitely not bothered by your lack of beauty, fashion, and health categories! I’m sure your followers follow you because of your deep talk posts. I’ve been trying to define my niche as well. It’s difficult to narrow it down as a lifestyle blogger, but I try to aim for holistic health, minimalism, and zero waste living. Thanks for sharing this post!

    Natalie | http://nataliesalchemy.wordpress.com

    • LauraJ says

      I love the look of your blog! I think you have defined your niche really well and your categories are what I believe in.
      Thank you for your comment! It feels weird no longer focusing on fashion and beauty etc, but I guess they can always be incorporated in some way on my new posts. x

  10. Infinite Living says

    Your post makes me realize that I do not have a clear goal and plan for my blog. Blogging happened because I could not, not write. The writing needed a place. My blog name conveys the essence of my message of how I think of each one of us – having the choice of living with infinite possibilities. I haven’t yet taken the time to clearly state my message anywhere on the blog. Great post!

    • LauraJ says

      I do think your blog is really defined and that message comes across in your writing. I only follow a handful of blogs who write poetry, because I often can’t reflect or connect to most poets.
      With you however, your ideas and thoughts, they are just so effortless to read. You always inspire to try to write better. Thank you for reading 🙂

  11. alattestyle says

    This is a great post! I’ve tried in the past to limit my blog to one niche but eventually realized that though it may work tremendously well for a lot of bloggers, it only limited me and thus made me extremely unproductive. Granted, I don’t see my blog as a business so that may be why focusing on one topic makes no sense for me. I initially started blogging as a stress reprieve and to document my likes and dislikes and overtime I realized that’s not something I’m willing to set aside for the possibility of side income. I also think it’s really awesome that you touched on blog stats or lack there of. For example my blog is extremely modest but I am so proud of my engagement and my DA, compare that to a recent blog I came across that had over 12k+ followers throughout all social medias who had less engagement and whose DA was 1 point below mine. Sometimes those follower numbers aren’t all that important after all! <3

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