It's here! My new website, blog, and focus. What a journey this has been!
For those who have been here awhile, first, thank you! Your support and love have meant the world. And you know that I've been blogging off and on for years, without a real focus. It's been hard, really hard. I've wanted to blog for a long time, but I haven't been sure what I want to write about. So I dabbled, played, and jumped all over the place.
But now, I'm going full in, becoming a professional blogger, with a true focus, a niche. And I'm so excited to share my content with you!
Finding My Niche
Picking a subject has been hard. I have so many interests, and so many things I want to share. But as I have learned in my over ten years' experience in the marketing world, you need to stick to a brand. That's how to you find like-minded people, and truly build an audience.
When I first started blogging years ago, my number one goal was to establish an online presence that would later allow me to market my books. But, I didn't want to write about writing. To me that meant telling people how to build a story and talk about grammar and all the nerdy jazz. And while I'm a huge nerd when it comes to that stuff--ask my husband, he'll readily attest to my word and grammar nerdiness--writing about that didn't interest me. So I just wrote, about anything and everything. And my content has been all over the place.
While building an audience for my books is still important to me, as I've gone through a lot of soul searching and life transitions over the last few years, I decided I wanted to make a different impact. I wanted to create content that really matters to me and, hopefully, others.
And I'm happy to say I've finally found it.