The Random Writings of Rachel: If I Were a Niche Blogger...

If I Were a Niche Blogger...

What kind of niche blogger would I be?

This sounds like an absolutely ridiculous sort of musing, coming from Ms. Random over here. I mean, this blog is probably even less focused than the average lifestyle blog, and I like it that way. Most of the time I can't imagine running a niche blog, however, I have a few ideas about what kind of blogs I might have been the author of in a parallel blogging universe...



1) A Sewing Blogger. With a focus on dressmaking and themed/quirky outfits that aren't quite costumes, so that they can be worn in real life. I'd love to learn advanced seamstress skills and design clothing for myself. There's a secret side of me that wants a sewing room filled with all my equipment and tons of material and the skills to be able to make the things I imagine.

2) Theme Park Blogger. I would make a list of all the theme parks I wanted to conquer, and then conquer them. I tend to research vacations pretty heavily before going, so I'd put together resources with park information and strategies to get the most park out of each day, as well as rate parks on a value-for-money scale and choose my favorite rides in every park. This blog would be a combination of Pinteresty resource posts with practical information on parks along with not-so-pinteresty colorful tales of adventures and misadventures while on trips. I would travel the world going to theme parks, and people would mock my obviously skewed priorities.

3) A Dollhouse Blogger. I would spend limitless amounts of money (after all, this is my imagination) creating elaborate dollhouses to fit every sort of theme and time period in existence. I'd have the cutest mini-rooms out there and people would read my blog purely for the entertainment value of seeing a grown woman so unabashedly committed to dollhouses. I'd probably delve a little into small-scale model building as well, another pricey but fascinating hobby.

4) A Prank Blogger. This would be a joint blog with Angel, of course, as he'd be the source of most of the pranks. I tend to be pretty picky about pranks and could probably chat endlessly about the importance of elegant, clever pranking as opposed to the sort of pranking that is vulgar, common, and mean. I love the kinds of pranks that end up putting a smile on someone's face. (Speaking of smiling faces, 9 months after he left the hospital, Angel's former coworkers are still finding the pictures of his face that he taped to obscure locations all over the unit). I think this would be a really fun blog to create and find content for, but it probably wouldn't appear, at first glance, to be a highly professional endeavor.

It's probably equally obvious that these niche blogs of mine would be awesome, and that they are completely impractical. Sewing rooms? Dollhouses? Endless pranking? Inconceivable!

What realistic or unrealistic niche blog do you secretly think would be fun to write?

39 comments:

  1. I would love to the a perfume blogger, I love perfume and I guess it would be really cool to figure out how to describe 'scents' because well you cant do that online, yet! Awesome ideas, loved the 4th one!

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  2. A pug blogger! LOL It would mostly need to be photos though, since she hasn't figured out to use the keyboard with her paws yet.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. Awww :) I love the doll house idea! Too cute!

    I'd probably be an all-things-dogs blogger, or a fitness guru blogger (since we are officially imagining things now, haha).

    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure
    athisfeetdaily.blogspot.com

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  4. OMG a dollhouse blogger... how cute and amazing would that be!! Maybe your setting yourself up for second blog destiny ;) Maybe I should do a glitter blog!!! :)

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  5. Ooh! If you and Angel started a prank blog, it would be a lot of fun! If I started a niche blog it could be about chess or politics.

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  6. Haha a prank blog would be amazing! I have followed a few that are soooo funny

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  7. Hah! Don't knock niche blogging: I was reading an article in HBS mag the other day about niche bloggers and how lucrative they can be - one lady who recommends 'nail beauty' products and gives tutorials on painting nails in different styles has a blog and a youtube channel that brings in multi-million dollar figures each year in advertising revenue from just those two streams....she's about to launch her own 'nail beauty/nail care' range too....

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  8. I like some niche blogs, but I really enjoy a little bit of everything! I think I would get so bored writing about the same thing everyday. HOWEVER, I would love to read your prank blog. Yall should go for it. :)

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  9. Haha I love the idea of a prank blogger lol! I think I would say I'm a travel blogger :)
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  10. Haha a prank blogger sounds awesome! And a theme park blogger sounds like so much fun!

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  11. I think I'd say a Prank blogger. I'd get a kick out of making people laugh and being silly!

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  12. It depends if it's for money or fun, but I love all these ideas! I say start them all, maybe a month or two apart, starting with your favourite idea and see how they go. But then I'm always one for starting too many projects! So perhaps set a deadline to give up on any that really don't work out, and you can always move those posts back into your general blog later :)

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  13. I would say diy would be my niche. But I can't pick just one. I'm all over the place as well. I like it that way!

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  14. If we were dreaming and make believe a niche, I guess it would be all about Naps and sleeping LOL

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  15. That is exactly why I wrote that Unbranding the blog post about a few months ago. I don't think I'd ever be able to limit myself. But, if I did, it'd either be one of these few things: motherhood, teaching/education, cooking

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  16. A Prank Blogger! lol, genius idea :)

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  17. Haha this is great! I think the whole "niche" thing can be a bit of a challenge sometimes... I would love to write a blog about cafes around the world, but I think serious hipsters have definitely beat me to that!

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  18. This is really funny bc I like to think I'm pretty random, too! I thought I'd start out as a travel blog but, yeah, that turned out to be not the case ha! Thank you for sharing! I invite you to please come share this and link up with me now at http://www.wrightsimply.com/2015/04/not-so-wordless-wednesday-linky_14.html
    I think others will love this! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

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  19. That's cute! I've got a couple themes to my blog... frugal living, parenting, and couponing. I think I'd be okay with being a solely frugal living blog. =)

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  20. I struggled for a long time because I wanted to figure out what niche I fit in. I would get a great idea for a post and then realize that it had nothing to do with the direction I wanted my blog to go in and I would get so down about it. Then I finally realized that I started my blog as a creative outlet for myself and I should write whatever makes me passionate. So that's what I'm starting to do! I'm a travel, lifestyle and marriage blog I suppose. I don't really know to be honest. Maybe you could tell me.

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  21. Oooh, I like the dollhouse blogger idea! I think it would be so much fun. Once when I was younger, my grandma took me to visit a dollhouse museum. There were dollhouses of every kind, from simple to elaborate. I loved the small scale accessories too. I consider myself a sewing blogger but I don't always stick to sewing. I would love to have a sewing room. In reality, I sew with everything scattered on my kitchen table and store material and supplies where ever I can find room. :) Secretly, I think it would be fun to write an unrealistic niche blog such as a chocolate blog. It would be very successful and I would taste test all kinds of different chocolates, write reviews for my readers on the best chocolate to buy and I would probably have recipes involving chocolate. I would have my own unlimited supply of chocolate too. :D

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  22. I would probably be a sewing blogger! I already love fashion and sewing so that would be perfect for me =D

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  23. I'd probably blog about books or reading. If I didn't have to get up for school, to cook or to eat I'd lay in bed and read all day everyday. Lots of subject matter for posts haha

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  24. I wish I could come up with a good niche blog -- being a "mommy blogger" is tough! There's so much competition.

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  25. OMG, can I be a theme park blogger with you, too?! :)

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  26. A prank blogger! Lol. Fun post. I'm in the same boat, feel pressure to narrow it down to a niche but I just can't!

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  27. I would definitely read your prank blog :)

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  28. A prank blog would be just awesome. As for me, I would love to write a party blog...you know, party planning, tips and inspiration! But I can't see myself ever being focused enough to write about one topic...so random blogs for the win!

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  29. ohhh my goodness please do the dollhouse one because i am obsessed with miniature things and i know you would do a top-notch job. maybe this could even involve pranking other doll houses?!

    i'm pretty niche in terms of relationships blogging but now i want to get better at pranks....

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  30. I would totally read your doll house blog!!! I love already have a niche blog but I would love to have a real one about my struggle with weight and how I would successfully lose it and motivate a ton of people to live healthy. Nothing exciting but I think fitness/health is so important even if I don't practice it. (I know I am a total hypocrite).

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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  31. I think you might be onto something with the dollhouse blogging! That could be so interesting!

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  32. Very interesting list of niches! I love the dollhouse and especially the pranks.

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  33. I would absolutely read your prank blog! Genius! That picture prank is hilarious.

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  34. Theme park blogger?! Genius!

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  35. I would definitely read that dollhouse blog! I was OBSESSED as a kid with miniatures and secretly still love them to this day :) Fun post!

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