Things are going to be looking a bit different here at TTG!
Over the last couple of months I have been working with a blog designer to redesign my blog. Nothing fancy or blow your socks off kind of design. That really isn’t me. I’m just a gal that likes to blog and share thoughts and ideas with others. I will never be one of those “Mega Bloggers”.
I do hope to add some income in the future from my blog however, it will never be a lot because above all I have to be honest with myself and with you. So many of you have been with me for years and know all the ups and downs I have been through. And I hope that I have built a trust with you guys. It’s hard to bare your soul with some of the things I have gone through but, I can say that I did it with complete honesty. And you have reached out to me with amazing support and love. And no amount of money can buy that!
So with all that stuff going through my head lately I have been trying to figure out where I fit in the blogoshere.
Every blogging authority out there states you MUST have a Niche! It seems to be the number one thing to have…a set Niche. Niche! Niche! Niche!
I have been reading a gazillion articles trying to better my blogging skills. And the word Niche comes up in everyone of them!
Are you a Food Blogger? A DIY blogger? A Gardening Blogger? A Money Blogger? A Organization Blogger? A Cleaning Blogger? And so on. They say you have to pick one and stick to it.
Sponsors, advertisers and readers want a single defined Niche. Great! I don’t fit into any one of those things. I’m the flip flopping, disorganized, going all over the place blogger. Apparently that is not a Niche! I’m screwed!
I spent many hours of trying to figure this whole niche thing out and kind of freaking myself out about it. I wondered if I should just call it quits to blogging all together. I felt like the characters of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer….”I’m just a misfit!”
After months of thinking about this whole Niche situation, I still couldn’t put a name on The Thrifty Groove so, I just stopped thinking about it. It was hurting my brain!
Then I took some time off and headed up to our trailer. It was just me and my parents there. No stresses, no worries and no set schedules for this or that. It was just a time to relax.
It’s amazing what can happen when your mind lets go of all the everyday worries. You enable yourself to just see things in that moment. Preconceived ideas go out the window.
One day, it was raining and I was sitting outside our trailer under the awning just enjoying the rain and the peace surrounding me. I was looking through some of the herb books I brought up and just enjoying my coffee. And then just out of the blue an epiphany hit me! Yes, I said epiphany! I have a niche! it may not be the same as everyone else but, by golly I have a freaking niche!
Thrifty! That’s it. I write about Thrifty Gardening, Thrifty Recipes, Thrifty DIY projects, Thrifty cleaning tips, Thrifty organization ideas and anything else my little heart desires when it is thirty!
Basically my entire life revolves around being thrifty. It always has been. And life contains more than just one niche! It’s more a way of life than an area of life.
I realized that this is MY blog and I have a very full and sometimes complicated life but, above all, it is a Thrifty life! And that is what I love to share here.
So, I go against the grain of the blogging experts. So, I don’t fit perfectly in one category. So, I am not sharing and writing about one specific genre. So, I’m odd. I can live with that! It’s who I am and what I am living.
It’s MY truth!
And then I also realized that you guys, my readers, are okay with that. If you weren’t you wouldn’t be here. So, take that blogging gurus!!
I’m glad you are here and I hope you will enjoy …
“The Thrifty Groove Book 2: March to the Beat of My Own Drum “.
Once again, thank you for stopping by for a visit and being part of my life!
Have a wonderful day!