One of the toughest blogging-related things for me to do is to describe and define my blog. At the outset it seems like an easy task, definitely not one that should induce the deer-in-the-headlights look that it often causes me. I know my blog's niche, that's easy. It's a lifestyle blog.
But how do you define it further than that? It seems, to me at least, that the lifestyle niche is one that is the catch-all niche. It has a bit of everything. It includes the day to day happenings, some recipes, some DIY Projects, and the general musings of my mind.
To dig deeper though, and to maybe help solve the definition dilemma, maybe it's better to ask "What is your passion in blogging?"
This makes it easier for me to define what my blog is. The way I answer this question is to find the posts are my favorite posts to write. Therein lies my answer.
To find my blogging passion I look at my old posts. We all have posts that stand out more than others; whether it's for an emotional connection we have to them or perhaps it was something near and dear to our heart. There are others that were fun to write and research.
My favorite posts to write are blogging-related ones. I love to share pointers and tips that I have learned along the way. I love reading tutorials from other bloggers. I feel that I have so much to learn still and I love learning new skills. Sharing what I have learned with others, in easy to follow steps is one of my favorite things to do.
Another type of post high on my list of favorites and one that goes hand in hand with blogging? My fonts posts. I love the creativity that these posts allow me. Finding and using new fonts makes me happy (a joy that I share with my blogging friend Ashley). I can spend hours researching and downloading fonts. I can get carried away with making font pairings to be used in graphics. I truly love writing these posts and love the time I spend on them.
Rounding out my favorite posts are my Awesome Things posts. In the day to day craziness of everyday life things can get you down. Being intentional about looking around and finding things that cheer you up and bring a smile to your face is wonderful. By the time I have written my Awesome posts I am in a great mood and feel so much lighter. If we take the time to look around us and really notice life around us, we can be pretty amazed.
So the next time I am asked what my blog truly entails I have a better answer since I now know where my blogging passions lie. Love the Here and Now is a blog where I enjoy sharing my blogging knowledge (as it grows) with others and where I celebrate the day to day things that make my life that much more enjoyable.
What are your favorite posts to write? What is your blogging passion?