First let me say that I have never known the correct way to pronounce “niche” until I researched it for this blog post. I have heard it pronounced “nee-ch” and “n-itch”. I found this handy tool over at dictionary.com that when you press the button, it pronounces it for you.
1) It is indeed pronounced “n-itch”
2.) I got sidetracked by laughing hysterically at making the voice say “Goopy“ (Yes, I linked it to the word. Click on the sound icon. Doesn’t he sound really enthusiastic as he pronounces “goopy“…more hysterical laughter)
Anyways I saw a FaceBook poll the other day that asked: “Do you consider yourself a niche blogger?” Yes and No were the only answers.
Can I possibly express how much I hate seeing the term “Niche Blogging”
To me…Niche Blogging is redundant in terminology. You blog about topics you know about. If you are a mom and you write about mom stuff; it’s a niche. If you are a techie and write about goopy (snicker) techie stuff; it’s a niche.
I’ve now said “niche” so many times, my skin is crawling with niches. (scratch scratch)
I’ve attended many seminars that are designed to help the “Niche Blogger.” Let me save you some money friends…if you are blogging about selective topics, then you are already a successful “Niche Blogger”
How easy it that?
Not sure about what your niche is? This is an easy one too.
Your niche is YOU. Your passion. Your knowledge.
Now it would be nice if your passion and knowledge just happened to coincide with the top money making niches (really tired of that word now) but even if you have an odd niche, you can still be successful.
Today someone found my blog by typing in “toddler monkeys fighting for bananas on a pole”
And you thought your niche was weird.
So quit trying to align yourself into some kind of specific niche and just write YOU…we are reading.