Friday, April 18, 2014

Defining a Lifestyle Blog

I have never placed my blog into a category but if I had to it would be a "Lifestyle Blog". They are so many blog categories that it is hard to find one that my blog fits into.  I am not a fashion blogger even though I own a clothing store. I suck at taking pictures. I am not a healthy blogger or running blogger even though I run a little. I am not a mommy blogger because..I have no kids. I am not a foodie blogger but I do post recipes. I have written a ton of concert post about country music. I have also wrote about Nascar. So where does that leave me?

I am not an expert on anything. 

So I fall into the "Lifestyle Blogger" category. Most people think bloggers sit around all day wearing pajamas blogging, that they live with/off their parents, that they are vain, they are know-it-alls. I don't think any blogger I know is like this. 

I feel like blogs that are not in the fashion, food, running, diy, mom, etc, categories gets shoved into lifestyle. There is nothing wrong with this blog but when I fill things out about my blog and they ask what I blog about, sometimes I am not sure what to put. Yes, I blog about my life, my ups and down, recipes, my dogs, my husband and so much more. There is never a  place to put this. There are so many lifestyle bloggers that a majority of us are overlooked as they assume we are blogging about our life and who wants to read about it?

Most people assume because I am a "Lifestyle Blogger" that I should be fashionable, take amazing selfies, go crazy over booze, write about my coffee and multiple other things. There are some bloggers who are great at this but not me. I blog about whatever pops in my mind. Not one specific thing. I blog from my heart and how I feel. On multiple occasions my blog is not a happy place due to the tragedies I have had in my life. So where does this leave me?

I have no idea.

Yes, I am a "Lifestyle Blogger" but I am not the stereotype. I am myself, I blog how I feel, what I want and when I want. 

3 comments:

  1. I've had this conversation over and over in my head so many times! I've told myself Im gonna stop having it because I love the blogs with a lot to offer! Variety! Options! Everyday there's something new! So I think I'm finally OK with being lumped into the Lifestyle category, cause it just means we can write about whatever the heck we want!

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  2. I say as long as you're happy, that's what matters. Blogging isn't about being in the proverbial box. We are here to express ourselves and talk about things we are passionate about. Some of us have just been able to put a name on it (I clearly am a fashion blogger) but I don't let that stop me from sharing other things on my blog. I occasionally will get off topic because...well, because its my blog and I get to make the rules :-) You get to do the same for yours. I think as more lifestyle bloggers show up, you will find the category will start to show up more frequently as well.

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  3. I am like you, everywhereI go I here, What is your "niche". Well, I don't want to be niche, sounds like something that would make you itch. See something that stupid shouldn't be forced into one! I want to be able to write about whatever I want! and I want to make millions at it too! Hahahaha!

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