I used to think that talking about money was taboo, but times have changed. We live in a world where many people, like myself, are struggling to make ends meet. So, how do I continue to write a blog on terms that I love, that reflects who I am, that allows me to continue to interact with other women, that attracts new readers, and that draws in advertisers. I wonder. What is the key?
Yesterday Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams wrote a post about just this thing. It was titled How do you Blog in a Naked Niche?. You can read it here. I love that she called what we do a Naked Niche, because I often feel like I am naked when I put myself out there. I am not a home decor blog, or gardening blog, or a DIY blog. Although I will occasionally talk about these things because they are a part of my life, they are not the main focus of my blog. So it is a challenge.
I love my blogging friends. You all are the most supportive people that I have ever met. You are what keeps me blogging, but I also know that I want to reach a wider audience. I can't join linky parties that are geared towards home decor, etc. Social networking seems iffy at best. Advertisers seem to think that decorating, gardening, and being a mommy are the only topics that attract women readers. So, like Jen, I am left wondering what the answer is.
I am a baby boomer woman and I know that there are many other women, of all ages, like me out there. I hope you will join in on the conversation. I would love your input and I hope to share any ideas that may be working.
The blogging world is huge and there is room for all of us. The sky is the limit, sweet friends.