I’ve wanted to start a blog for years.
I’ve looked into it so many times and kept being put off.
Everywhere I looked I saw the words “Find Your Niche” and it honestly put me off so much.
You see, my niche is that I have no niche. I never have done. It’s why I’ve never fitted in anywhere, I’m just a little sprinkle of everything.
I did try a niche for a while on Instagram. I ran a home account and then I ran a food account. They were great for a little while but I got bored very quickly.
I felt so restricted and everything just felt repetitive.
I started to feel nervous about adding things to my account that weren’t home or food related.
And then I remembered something; it is my account! I should be able to post whatever I want and the same goes for my blog.
Niches are wonderful for some people but they certainly aren’t for me.
I have to stay true to me, even if that means that my accounts don’t grow as quickly as others. At least I’m happy and comfortable with what I’m posting.
It has taken until I reached my 30s to realise that not being true to me was actually really affecting me.
My reality is that I am a socially anxious weirdo with a chronic illness and these are things that I have tried to hide/ignore for years.
I have spent years being someone else to try and fit in, adapting my personality to make others comfortable.
As a result I lost myself. I became angry and bitter because no matter how I tried, I still didn’t fit in.
Recently I have come to realise that I’m alright.
I am slightly odd and do you know what? I think I’m finally ok with that.
I actually love that my music taste ranges from Slipknot to Britney Spears.
I quite like that my dress sense goes from vintage/retro to yoga pants.
I don’t mind that my sense of humour is childish and often inappropriate.
I am finally comfortable with the fact that I need to use a walking stick every now and again and starting to accept that my overbite isn’t as much of an issue as I’ve always thought it was and if anyone actually tries to make me feel bad about it then that says more about them and not me.
So I’m going to keep being me, doing what I want to do and not conforming to the standards of others.
Does it mean that my social media accounts and blog won’t grow as quickly as others? Probably. But I don’t care because I have to be me and it means that I will grow, even if my instagram doesn’t…and that’s what is important at the end of the day!
Be true to you.
Ps. I would absolutely love it if you could go and subscribe to my YouTube channel and of course give my videos a thumbs. It’s free to do and it would really help my little channel out and get it seen.
If you have a channel let me know and I will support yours too.
Thank you so much.
I will never fit in. That’s one of my best qualities.Tweet