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Happy New Year!
It's t he first day of 2013 and the first day of 31 Days to a Better Blog.
Today's task: Carve out a new niche for yourself. Create the blog you wish existed!
Pulitzer prize winning author Toni Morrison, who is one of my favorite writers of all time, once said
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
I believe this applies to blogging as well.
With so many blogs out there it's obviously imperative to find a way to make yours stand out from the rest and trying to be everything to everyone is not the answer. Find a niche and stick with it.
Look around the blogosphere and ask yourself what's missing.
As I scoured the 'net I saw plenty of blogs for fiction writers, but not many for writers of creative non-fiction and most of the ones I did find felt like a boys' club. Though I know this wasn't the intention of the writers, as I read many of these blogs I kept seeing in my mind a sign that said: NO GIRLS ALLOWED.
The blog I want to read is one that's for creative non-fiction writers and one that's bursting at the seams with girl power. And so, that's exactly what I'm going to strive for The Writeous Babe Project to be.
What's your niche? How would you describe you blog?