The Blogging Identity Crisis

OK guys, confession time. Now, I know the end of the year is pretty cliche to be having some sort of blogging identity crisis, but it’s happening!

I’m super happy with my blog design right now, and loving that I am getting lovely comments from a few wonderfully loyal readers…but I’m stuck in a bit of a rut.

You see, I blog about quite a few different things…from snapshots of my life through to comic books and beauty products. It feels a little too stretched sometimes. Maybe I should reel it in? Or maybe I shouldn’t care and should carry on as I am.

I’m hoping 2015 will be a year where I continue to develop and grow this blog and all it has to offer, but at the moment I feel like I need to get down to the crux of what makes my blog unique.

For a while I’ve been playing the ‘comic book card’ – how many other lifestyle blogs discuss comics? But this doesn’t really feel like enough, probably because my comic reviews are few and far between.

I want this blog to be enjoyable for both me, and you. I want it to sometimes be funny, sometimes be inspirational, and always be honest.

I thought I’d share this little epiphany for two reasons:

1. It might help me make sense of it/snap out of it
2. You lovely folks might have some advice or suggestions

I’ve had some great advice from Sarah already who suggested I look at the reasons why people might turn to me for advice or information, as well as the main ways I spend my spare time (mostly blogging, ha!). She also said I should look back at old posts and determine what is ‘clutter’ – these are the topics I can move away from.

I’m definitely going to take these tips on board, and beg of you to share any other advice or useful resources in the comments! 

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Comments

  1. Jessica Gonzalez

    I think Sarah offered you some great advice and that you've already made quite a stride in finding a bit of a strategy for blogging. I would say keep at it, and when you come to a point where you feel comfortable, challenge yourself once again to see what posts dont quite make you happy any more.

    Xx
    Jessica

  2. Cat Fyson

    Thanks lovely, and I agree she did offer some great advice. I want to be creating more meaningful content now…amongst the more fun stuff I enjoy! I think I need to sit down and have a long, hard think! x

  3. Carie

    I think above all blog about what you love and because you love it. I think there's nothing wrong in being a niche of you, and that makes you unique. I like the idea of reading back to look for the clutter too, I think I need to do that too!

  4. Nicki Kinickie

    I have felt the same these last few months and have neglected my blog big time. I say stick with it, blog about what you love, what you want and what takes your fancy as that way your blog will always be readable and fresh rather than mundane because you are writing about what you 'feel' you should write about. Xx

  5. Cat Fyson

    Thanks lovely 🙂 Sometimes it's hard to find the time to write a post to be *truly* proud of, and I think this is the main problem at the moment. I think reading back to try find that spark again and have a declutter is a good idea!

  6. Cat Fyson

    Thanks for the tips hun! I do blog about what I love/have an interest in, but I want the content to be more meaningful…and I struggle with that because I don't have the time to work on improvement! I'm hoping the time off over Xmas will help xx

  7. Angela Kate Webster

    I think the beauty of the lifestyle blog genre is that you are more free to blog about your interests, however many you have. In the past I have worried about this topic too, to the point where I've ended up in a tizzy and lost interest in blogging for months!
    If you blog for the love of it, then make it all about you I say. People will feel the love and keep coming back.
    Maybe if one of your interests starts dominating this blog then you could start another more niche blog? 🙂

  8. Cat Fyson

    Thank you so much for commenting! This has definitely been my problem – I feel like I've spread myself too thin with the amount of topics I cover, so I am going to cut down focus on those I don't really talk about much. Starting a new niche blog would likely be the demise of this one, and then the demise of the niche one eventually! x

  9. Emma Farley

    I think the beauty of lifestyle blogging is that you can write about anything you want on any given day. For what it's worth, I like the comic book stuff 🙂

  10. Cat Fyson

    Very true! And thank you for the comics compliment! It's nice that the posts are being enjoyed because sometimes I think they are a little self-indulgent! x

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