I keep signing up for sites to do some advertising. Kontiki, Chitika and Google AdSense to name a few. Each one of these asks what category your blog is in. The problem is, I don’t fit into any of their categories! I usually end up putting general and going from there.
This keeps bringing me to a debate. What is my blogs niche? Does it even have or need one? I have read several things by now about the importance of having a niche that is defined. Well I do to some extent. I want to write about kettlebells, being a stay at home dad, fishing, car repair, migraines and what I learned from 2 years of my daughters dialysis and subsequent transplant. This narrows down the field. I don’t want to do fashion or celebrities, or WordPress finesse. There are many blogs out there better than mike for that.
I think my category and niche will be me. My thoughts and collated knowledge on a few subjects that others will find some value from my take. Right or wrong (according to you) I will express my opinion and let the world take it for what it will.
I still won’t be pigeon-holed into a pre-defined box just to make them happy. Maybe I will specialize a bit more in the future but for now, my niche is me. I will sell my own stuff.
Any thoughts on this? I would love comments or your ideas as well.
I don’t fit into any category and I am OK with that!