This past week I’ve been researching niche focus – the idea that blogs with a super-concentrated topic ultimately fare better – both communally and monetarily – than blogs with wide-arched content. I’ve surveyed the go-to blogs high and low, gathering all the info I can in the short amount of free time I’m allotted in my day. And you know what?
It’s a terribly interesting topic to me, but I’m wiped out from trying to decide what this blog – Simple Mom – should be. I honestly hope to make this a small income generator, so I want to get the most buck for my bang. If you know what I mean. I don’t want to wile away hours and hours writing and researching something that genuinely interests me, ultimately to only make $1.68. It’s not a good use of my time as a busy mom.
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But you know what else? If I don’t let this blog evolve organically, it’s going to turn into a forced topic, and I’ll fizzle out. I won’t enjoy it. It’ll become a burden.
So I still want this blog to be profitable, and I still want to research SEO, adsense, ebooks, and niche marketing, but not at the expense of writing about something I truly enjoy.
Before I’m a marketer, I’m a blogger.
And before I’m a blogger, I’m a writer.
And before I’m a writer, I’m a mom and wife.
And alongside being a mom and wife, I’m a girl with a myriad of interests – cooking, decorating, organizing, finances, frugality, family time. And I think it makes most sense just to stick with that.
Simple Mom rises again. I shall indeed keep things simple.
(This blog post serves as a flag in the ground for me, a point where I can look back and remember whenever I start stressing profitability.)