I read the things that people share about being a successful, money making blogger. Every one of them shares the importance of having your niche. What you can write about that will set you apart from all of the thousands of other bloggers out there who are also vying for fame and fortune.
There are those who write instructional blogs. Showing how to do everything known to man and then a few they have created. There are the artistic blogs sharing everything from making music, singing, dance, painting and all of the many other creative endeavors out there. There are the many blogs sharing the news from around the world. If it can be written about, it is written about. Every time I see the ‘find your niche’ instruction, I feel myself pale. Until a few moments ago.
No, I’m not an instructor of any sort. My artistic creations other than my writing are private. I only sing when I feel the urge to torment others, or praise my Lord because He does accept and encourage that joyful noise. I don’t watch the news or follow news sites other than the blogs I read and they cover it nicely. So what then? What is it, I am seeking to share?
Is that a niche? If not, I don’t care. Because it is my desire and goal to encourage others. Something that we all can do if we so desire.
Share a kind word, a greeting, respond to a greeting, offer an honest compliment. Talk to people as equals, show that you see them and understand they are worthy.
Share a kindness. Offer a hand if you see someone struggling. It doesn’t have to be a major act, open a door, reach for something they can’t, give them directions.
Share your time. It can be five hours it can be five minutes. The amount is less important than the fact you are there, present in the moment. Showing those you are with, they are important.
When I write, I share some of the crazy that is my life. But I also try to show that within and through the crazy, we can find encouragement. We can find a joy and peace. The crazy is part of the ingredients that help one appreciate the good so much better. Do I ever see myself as being an influencer or making a ton of money? Not really, but that has never been my greatest desire. My hope and wish, is that some how, someone reading what I share, walks away feeling better. They feel better about their life and their status. They feel encouraged to strive to do and be better, but know that even as they take those steps, they are still worthy and important where they are.
It isn’t appearance that is important. It isn’t social or financial standing that is important. It is the heart and spirit we possess and how we treat others and ourselves, that is important.
If I can share that, can get others to see their unique importance and encourage them in some way, I am a success in finding my niche.