About my blog.
So, Derek and I were talking tonight about why it would be a good idea for us to use my blog as a "job" and make a bajillion dollars off of it. Then he could easily not stress about jobs and money and all that jazz.
Trouble is... I'm not so much with the "monetize-ing" of my here blog. Sure I'm rockin' the google ad words and all that jazz, but seriously??? Come on.
Ad words is not the issue.
The issue is: My niche (pronounced Nitch of course).
What is it?
People who make a living off their blogs have to have the corner on a market of some kind or another.
For example: Cjane and Nienie have the "Mormon Mommy" niche down pat. (Well, if we're gonna get really technical, NieNie has the niche on being inspiring and amazing.)
I'm not really a cook, therefore a cooking blog ala my good friends Kate and Sara would be out of the question. (Although I might have success with a "cooking wrecks" blog... except sometimes things I make turn out fine. DANG IT!)
Fashion? TAKEN! (And we all know I'm like a fashionista... wait.)
I have recently stumbled across a MOST impressive crunchy Mormon Mommy. I am in love with her.
My blogger-buddy Amy has the humor down to an art. I mean like TEARS whilst reading because it's so so funny.
I even ran into a MMB (Mormon Mommy Blog) that has claimed the niche of "Taking pictures of what we eat (cheeseburgers) and of our cute puppy." Awesome. Young, married, unchildren-ed girl making a fortune off her blog. She has over 3,000 followers. About eating out, and her puppy. And I love it!!! I am slowly reading her blog like a book. RIDICULOUS!
And while I thoroughly enjoy my own narcissistic variation of the theme of "Mormon Mommy blogger" it's just not going to make me a million bucks.
I ADORE my blog. I clicky-click away on a frequent basis because I find solace in it. I love to write about the ridiculousness that is parenthood, the gospel, my home, my life.
But writing about MYSELF is NOT A NICHE. (or it is, but it's already taken.)
And by-jiggery I NEED A NICHE.
Cuz Derek really wants to quit his job.