I couldn't resist perverting that line from Pretty Woman, my apologies!
Last night was my first virtual Keep it Real class with the beautiful and classy Jen Hinton from The Classy Closet and what seems to me like a gazillion other places on the web! She is one energetic, and adorable I might add, girl! I'm relatively new to blogging and I'm glad I signed up for this because Jen has compiled information that took her six months to learn on her own and is going to share it with us in just about 8 classes. It isn't too late to join, you can sign up here before the next class on Wednesday night. For more information visit this page here. Please be sure to tell you that I referred you.
Last night was an introduction to the month long class and the word NICHE kept pinching me in the gut. What is my niche?
Why do I blog?
Cause I like you?
Cause you like me?
I'd like to recognize my niche because I want to have a successful blog and there is no doubt that a niche is key to achieving that. To make money? I like money but I'm not sure that is my goal here.
Am I a Mommy Blogger? I don't know if I am.
I'm a brainy blonde, not dorky brainy, but kind of brainy in a hot, sexy, had three kids, with droopy boobs held up by a very expensive and supportive bra, kind of way. I read a lot. I am curious about things. I like to write about the things that make me think throughout my day. I love that I can write freely, as opposed to my freelance work as a Small Business Marketing consultant. Sounds fancy huh? Marketing strategy excites me but writing for some industries is more sexy than others. The law for example, is keeping me sleeping at nights right nowzzzzzzzzz. I digress....
Looking over my posts I think I could say I'm a humor writer. On the other hand, my mommy-ness creeps into much of my writing because, well, I'm a mom.
When I look at my little notebook of brilliant ideas all of my topics are different and many of them are not even remotely kid/mommy related. A few of the scribbles in my notebook include: In an Assgroove/rut, what is your assgroove? Ward Churchill, worth a dollar? The Full Package (I don't remember what this brilliant thought was supposed to be about!), I don't get Anime, Summer Camp memories, Celebrity Affirmations, How do you definine brilliant kid???? -in relation to an interview about new columbine book, Things to do Now that you are Unemployed.
One of my favorite Bantering Blonde Mommy Blogger type posts is this one here, A Bit of Advice. I've also written about things like the new Pepsi Logo in Strange Orbs Invading, Banning Barbie in Stay Out Of My Toybox ~ Go Suck An Egg, let's not forget the multiple Sham WOW obsession posts, and don't forget Cocktails with the Bartending Blonde (look for another drink recipe this week btw!). All articles infused with "me" - and I am a Mommy.
Does this make me a Mommy Blogger? What is my niche?