I didn't have a blogging niche when starting my blog! *being honest about my goals* - Tips and advice based on my experience for discovering & finding your niches while already creating content/blogging

Hi everyone! If you are not a blogger, content creator, influencer, etc, you may not know what am I talking about. A blog niche is a specific topic a blogger writes (or creates other types of content) about on their blog. The thing is, is that whenever a blogger is starting their blog, most of them have already discovered their niches, and they know what topics they are going to write about. I have a confession - I didn't

They all have their content planned, I didn't. 

I started my blog to improve my writing skills, to become a better writer, and I still do want to become a even better writer. But, there are certain things that have changed about my first blogging goals and then the blogging goals after that.

My first blogging goals were the following:

-become better at writing-expand my vocabulary

-to be in a magazine for winning or getting an honourable mention in a competition or writers (I wanted to motivate myself to work even better on my writing)

And I achieved them! I'm really happy because I accomplished them, I definitely became a better writer, I indeed expanded my vocabulary and I got a honourable mention in Stone Soup's competition for young writers! I was proud of myself, but what I come to realise was that I started not to do it for educational reasons, but because I liked it. It was fun writing blogposts and ideas, taking/finding photos for my blog, and thinking of catchy titles.
Then my next blogging goals were the following:

-find your niches

-grow your instagram

-learn & make audios for my blog

-learn & create blogging graphics for my blog

-create a big project - printable - for my subscribers to download & print & use

Did I achieve them? Sure did! The first goal I will talk about a little later. 

The second goal was a hard one to achieve. I didn't really know how could I grow my instagram, so I watched many YouTube videos and read many people's articles on how to grow it. 

Why did I want to grow my instagram? Because I wanted the people to discover my account, and in my bio is a link to my blog, so hopefully they will click on it and discover my blog too! 

But, when I got I think like 300 followers, a teen blogger reached out to me, and said that she is forming an instagram group chat of teen bloggers where we can collaborate, share tips and chat. She asked if I wanted to join, and I said yes! 

Not only did I enjoy blogging, became a better writer and achieved my goals, but I also found great friends because of blogging!!

 We all support each other, share advice and just talk! They are so kind people, and I never knew there were so many teen bloggers out there like me! 

I joined an inspiring community, just because of blogging.  

We have reached the limit of members for our group chat haha! 

Now I currently have over 700 followers, and I am really happy about it! 

Being honest, I didn't think I would achieve this amount of followers! There are many Instagram accounts out there, yet those 700 people chose to follow me. It is amazing. It is not that I wanted to just get more followers, I wanted to make friends ( I did and I am), discover other amazing content creators (I did and I am), be found by other magazines of teen bloggers (I was and hopefully am!), and getting to chat with people who liked my content (I did and I am).

Third goal - if you are an active reader of my blog, you will know the answer is yes! I did indeed learn how to make audio recordings for my blog of me reading the articles, and I am making new ones constantly for my old posts!

4th goal - of course I did! I learnt with many courses on "how to make the best blogging graphics for your blog". 

*The last goal - YESSS! I made a very, very, very long bucket list of things to do during quarantine to have a blast, and start being a lot more productive! Click here to subscribe to my blog and get the free bucket list of over 120 things to do!

The first goal - this is what this article is about. As you saw my very first goals, I did not have a niche! I blogged about general stuff, what came to my mind, my opinions, random reviews and poems, things that just popped into my head. I am not saying this was a mistake, but if I were to just now start my blog, knowing back then what the word "niche" means, Iwould do it differently.

 I would pick my niche/niches, then start my blog. But do I regret it, though? Not at all! It was like a not private diary to me, I could share with the world my opinions, my thoughts, and my feelings on different topics. I felt really happy doing that.

 But about a few weeks ago I heard from various YouTube videos about finding your niche/niches, and I decided that now is the time to pick mine. And it was really surprisingly hard because I have many topics to talk about, but I narrowed it down to 5 at the moment. The niches which are going to be my blogging niches are:

  • lifestyle
  • productivity
  • DIY
  • Fashion
  • Food

What I have not realised back then was that sometimes I already was blogging about these topics, especially DIY, fashion and productivity! So those are my niches y'all! Now I wanted to talk about how you can discover your niches, even though you are already a blogger, influencer, YouTuber, or content creator, and have not discovered them yet! :)

These are my 4 tips based on my experience:

  • think about what you already blogged/talked about to your viewers/readers/followers - what topics did you mainly created content about?
  • who is following you? Who are the people who subscribe to you interests? Check to see who are your main viewers/readers - are they mainly interested in books/art/pets?
  • what interests you now? What is something you are constantly doing, reading about, watching videos about? Is it beauty YouTube videos? Is it health & fitness instagrammers? 
  • write down the top 10 blogging niches you would be happy to blog/create content about, and narrow them down for now to 5, after one month of blogging you can narrow it down to the final top 3 if you want to.

Hopefully, you found these tips useful! Thank you for reading my story about me starting my blog, achieving my goals and me discovering my niches :)

Have a wonderful day!

-Patrycja xx