The Evolution of This Blog

Over the past month or so, I’ve been thinking more and more about the future of my site and the content it will contain.

When I originally launched it through Blogger, it was a place for me to talk about my writing and my favorite TV shows. Over time, though, its direction has changed.

Finally, after much consideration, I’ve decided that I want my blog to feature information that is important to me — that contributes to the person I am today. I’m not just a writer. I’m not just a mom. I’m not just a Mainer. I’m not just an avid fan of books. I’m all of those things and so much more. So my goal is to have this site be a reflection of all of my likes, interests, goals, family life, etc.

I know niche blogs are popular right now, and they have a lot of potential to bring in revenue if you have the time to dedicate to them. While I could launch separate blogs to cover all of my various interests, I honestly think I’d be doing my readers a disservice by now allowing them to get to know all sides of me without having to go to various sites.

I hope, as time goes on, that people come to my site because they find it informative, helpful, inspiring, and interesting. A one-stop shop, if you will, of interesting information.

Maybe my goal for this site is wrong, but only time will tell. For now, I’d prefer to do things MY way. While they may not be right and to everyone’s standards, I feel like I”m staying true to me and what I want from life. Is that so bad? I don’t think so.

17 Responses to The Evolution of This Blog

  • Bravo~~I wrestled long and hard over my blog, wondering if I should create one that was sure to be seen by all, look polished, etc.

    In the long run, it can only reflect~~~me. And what I am is an over-fifty woman that is very young at heart and passionate about the people and things I care about.

    Hopefully that will resonate with some other women out there.

  • Daisy says:

    Everybody has to do their blogs they way it will work best for them. Can’t wait to see everything you do. 🙂

  • Nikki says:

    Thanks, Daisy! I can’t wait to see what I come up with either.

  • Nikki says:

    I completely understand what you’re saying. I truly hope that what I say resonates with others too.

  • James Melzer says:

    You go girl!

  • Nikki says:

    Thanks, James! I’m going.

  • Jenny Beans says:

    🙂 I think as long as you’re happy with the content you create and you feel a personal connection to it, that’s all that matters. Go you!

  • Nikki says:

    I agree. And thanks! I do have a personal connection with everything I write, be it reality television-related or frugal living. All of it is a part of me, therefore there’s a connection.

  • Bailey says:

    I am interested in seeing where you go with this. I think it will help you stay interested in writing if you have a broad range of topics to write about daily.

  • Nikki says:

    That’s true. I’ll always have something to write, so I shouldn’t get bored.

  • Sounds like a wise move to me. All the niches are taken (well, it’s possible that killer vampire zombie clowns with relationship issues isn’t, but it’s only a matter of time). As I make yet another attempt to start regular blogging again, I’ve been wrestling with this myself. But I think blogging what you’re thinking about is an awfully good way to go.

  • Gwynne says:

    I went the multiple blogs route, and it can be a lot of hard work! Having to write multiple posts each day. I’m working on the design and setup right now, including finding ways to get visitors to visit all the blogs.

  • I debate what my blogs will be about often. My main one is always about me and my opinion, but I’ve expanded to other blogs so I can write about other obsessions in a ‘makes more sense’ niche style blogs.

    I hope to connect them one day. 🙂 Glad you’re deciding what you want to do. I just wanted to say, I’ve been in that boat. 🙂

  • Patrick says:

    My motto.. a little bit of everything, and then some. I say go for it, whatever floats your boat.

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  • Barbara Ling says:

    Blogging is harder than it sounds. To be successful, you DO have to stay true to yourself. You have to be comfortable in your own skin otherwise it will be easy to “give up.” I like your idea to generalize your blog rather than pin it into a specific category. As I journey through the blogging life, I am hoping to learn more about myself and about others. I look forward to seeing what you have to offer.


    Barbara Ling
    http://www.IndianaTeamVirtual.com

  • Nikki says:

    It’s nice to see that so many people are supportive of my idea. It leads me to believe that my rebellion is a good thing.

    To be honest, I never was one to conform to the typical rules that others followed. Why should I start now?

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