Thursday, July 19, 2012

No Niche is (a) Good Niche

Alright folks, let's do this.

Think I'm funny?  Don't mind my cursing?  Not easily offended by the usual offensive matter?

Then jooooooooin meeeeeeeeee.

I couldn't find a free picture of a "hypnotizing" watch; I'm still new at this 
By Isabelle Grosjean ZA (Self-published work by ZA) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

And tell your friends.  I know you all have friends other than me.  I'VE SEEN YOUR FACEBOOK PAGES.

I promise to do the following:
  1. Post at least twice a week
  2. Be my normal, charming self
  3. ADD PICTURES.  (Could be mine, could be creative commons--Will NOT be stolen)
  4. Respond to comments
  5. Respond to feedback (Hell, I'll even write my thoughts/opinions/rantings on something specific if you'd like me to.  You know, until I get famous.  Then, screw you.)
In my vast and disorganized "research" of successful blogs, I've noticed that most have a "niche."  (You may remember yesterdays very brief bitch session about niches.)  My favorite blogs?  The people themselves are the niches.  My superfavorite blog?  Brittanyherself.com.  Pretty sure that title says it all.  (However, I'm almost100%sure she didn't start out that way.  But why pay attention to important details like that?)

No need to read the fine print; it's just details!

But seriously, what the hell makes me unique?  I'm a mom.  Yeah, there's CERTAINLY not an over-saturation of the mommy-blogger market.  Even worse, there are a lot of good ones.  I should know; I read most of them.  I love movies . . . along with the rest of the civilized world.  I'm kind of a nerd but not really enough of one.  Real nerds would take. me. down.  I'm a corgi owner but, let's face it, all people really want to see on those blogs are "MOAR CORGI PICTURES!"  (Again, I should know; I subscribe to many of them.)  The only thing I see that really differentiates me from anyone else is, well, my "me-ness."  I can be "me" like nobody's business.  And while that may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, it's obviously been enough to keep YOU around.

So that's my niche: me.  You never know what you'll get when you come here (seriously, take a look at the random shit I write on), but you'll get it all from my perspective.  And I can be pretty damn entertaining. 

Why am I doing this? Well I certainly ain't doing it for the money!

Maybe I should change the blog name to something catchy.  The Humble Narcissist.  Oh, or the Insecure Narcissist.  OH, or the Self-Deprecating Narcissist!  (I like the narcissist idea, k?)


And just so you know, I'm doing this because I really want an excuse to write "for a living."  I love people reading my writing, responding to my writing, and enjoying my writing.  So if you don't enjoy it, LIE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND TELL THEM YOU DO.  Then, you can fuck off.


  1. You're just doing it for the money. Sell-out. :)

    1. You're just worried I'll make more money than you when I'm blog-famous. THAT'S TOTALLY A THING.

    2. Do you pronounce blog-famous as two words, or blogfamous, like infamous (which seems apropos)?

    3. Two words, like quasi-famous

    4. OK. This, so far, is a tri-alogue between you, your husband, and your dog. Weird that! Maybe it's more fun when processed through Al Gore's web, but you could just shout and bark at one another, you know, and save a lot of time.

  2. The two of you live in the same house. Do you really need to communicate via the WWW? But I think I like Craig's pronunciation of blogfamous better, so I'm going to start using it.

    And if you add ad bars to the side of the blog, I can't read you anymore. I don't need advertisements to pervade all aspects of my life.

  3. I'm not going to add ads. I'm not in it for the money, remember? (And, of course, any money I do make will be for paid appearances. DUH.)