As you may have guessed by the fact that I haven’t posted a blog post since April (I resisted the urge to restart yet again), I have been feeling a little uninspired with the whole blogging thing. The same thing happened again; I lost my blogging mojo, my motivation to even think of ideas, let alone write a post, disappeared, and so I stopped. But now that I’ve rediscovered my spark, I think I’ve discovered what the problem was. I focused too much on having a set niche.
Having read numerous tips on rediscovering your blogging motivation, finding inspiration, thinking of post ideas etc, I tend to find one of the main tips given is to decide your niche. Yet as I’ve restarted blog after blog trying to find my niche, I quickly realised (or didn’t realise, actually), perhaps I should have focused on discovering my voice, and my niche, rather than straight up deciding what it was going to be.
I found that when I limited myself to writing about lifestyle with a touch of beauty, I was struggling to think of post ideas, and I just didn’t enjoy blogging at all. Only giving myself one or two topics to write about meant that I didn’t have many ideas, and was really struggling to think of interesting to things to post. But, having taken a break and focused on reading more blogs, rather than writing my own, I seem to have rediscovered my love for blogging, and in turn, found my true niche – book blogging! Having found some new favourites which, I frequently turn to, I’ve realised that the perhaps the main reason why I was struggling to write posts and find ideas I wanted to write about, was because I wasn’t really writing about something I enjoyed writing about. I’ve always loved reading, books and writing fiction, so it was no brainer really*!
With all that in mind, I’ve decided that my future posts will mainly be focused on books and writing, from general discussions to reviews and recommendations, so I hope that’s something you’ll be interested in! Being a teen blogger, my main book genre will be YA fantasy and contemporary, although I’m open to other genres (maybe excluding mystery/thriller/horror), so feel free to send me any recommendations.
I hope you’ll enjoy my new change of direction with where I want to take my blog, and I’ll see you again soon! As for my name, I might consider changing it soon, but as I already purchased my domain (https://tiasays.co.uk), I don’t think I’ll be changing it too soon – but we’ll see!
* Even though it took me six months of hating blogging and restarting numerous blogs to realise… shhh.
How did you discover your niche? Did it take a while like it did for me? Or did you know where you wanted to take your blog straight away? Let’s talk!