Blogging Niche

The crux: What is the blog about?

Success it seems comes from niche, excellence, and passion. An avid note taker, I filled a few more pages of a notebook with advice. The question, however, rattled around in my head all weekend. An answer would come, sooner or later.

What is it that I am good at? What do I have the authority to comment on? What is it I am actually trying to do each Monday morning when I compose my post?

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It dawned on me that my blog had wandered here and there like a dog off the leash in a green park. My topics varied. That in itself is not a bad thing,a bit of variety but it needed a thread, a unifying factor which braided the ideas together.

What is the blog about?

Initially, I wrote about my first book Schicksal, the back story, the story, my personal development etc. but my inspiration ran dry. I developed my page to include the projects I plan for the future. 24″ Waste is still evolving as I refine my writing skills.

Why not write about the things I know, health, spirituality, the human condition? My Instagram has #everydaythings, under which I’ve been posting daily photos. An ‘ah-ha’ moment dawns… write about the everyday things that jump out at you. I stand chuffed by the simplicity of the concept.

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My blog will continue to grace many topics but the unifying thread will be the ordinary things that trip me, stopping me and making me reflect. Just recently I came down with a terrible head cold. Tenacious as can be, it refused to budge. Brazenly it took the skin off my nose, bathed my brain in phlegm and eroded my energy.

I felt as if I lived in a snotty bubble. Into the third week, I lost my optimism, my mood plummeted. Dark times descended and I began making mistakes. Everyday tasks seemed impossible. The Lesson: you need to look after you. It made me reflect on my hospital days, where people struggle to function when the body is sick. I am now much more aware of the interrelationship of physical and mental wellbeing.

Having charted my course, I reiterate only you can look after you. So:

  • have a ‘nana’ nap
  • enjoy a coffee or tea
  • go outdoors into the garden
  • take a day trip rediscovering nature
  • laugh with a close friend
  • listen to some music

This list can go on and on. Why not share your favourite self-nurturing activity?

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