I recently added two new types of posts to my blog and as usual when adding a new element to my blog I worry "Is my blog becoming too varied?". I have a growing concern that people are going to get sick of my posts or that my posts aren't reaching a specific audience or that my posts aren't appearing regularly enough for anyone to stay interested in my blog. However, I write these posts anyway because I get inspired to write them, I often think that my blog could use something different and, I tend to find that I become so passionate about some things that I just have to write about them. I really just like to write and my blog is where I feel the most comfortable typing away about any old thing.
The reason I question "What exactly is my blog about anyway?" is because every blog that I like to read seems to have one theme or one main objective. The blog might be about vintage clothes, nails, music, young-adult fiction or sewing and the blog is almost always featuring posts only related to that chosen topic. In comparison my blog features a few sad DIY tutorials, book reviews, fashion forecasts, style crush posts, beauty reviews, musings posts and the newly added outfit posts and music posts. Like the list of hobbies that I've accumulated over the course of my life (I'm only 19) I find that my blog content has become increasingly varied.
I have decided to blame two things for this variety. 1. Magazines (whether they have a specialty or not) tend to have a bit of everything somewhere inside. Magazines have been a big part of my life. 2. Life is full of variety. As humans we work, we play, we sleep, we eat, we dress up and we entertain ourselves. I find that I can't seem to write about one aspect of my life and not the other in the same way that I can't just live in one aspect of my life forever. My blog is a big part of my life so I want to share it with you all.
As far as reaching a specific audience goes, I understand that some people just want to read a blog about one thing and my blog may not be what they are looking for because of this. I know that some contests on websites that can promote your blog require your blog to be about a specific thing. "We usually only give that reward to blogger who do mostly outfit posts" etc. I'm hoping that people will be drawn to my blog because of the variety of posts available to them and that the audience could decide to pick and choose the posts that they read rather than dismissing the entire blog (that's a lot of content) just because they don't want to read a certain type of post.
I didn't realize until sometime last year that I actually enjoy writing. As strange as it sounds, I never really considered that writing a blog was actually writing. I would like to hope that I have made improvements to my writing since publishing so many blog posts for others to see. I think that writing about whatever I'm passionate about encourages a good effort and a good response from anyone who happens to find the post.
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