Hey, Carrie here sharing today all about my experience this past year defining my blog into a niche. Last year I finally ‘Niched down’, if that is even a phrase?
Narrowing down my niche made a huge impact. Yes – 2020 people where online a whole lot more then they probably already where. So how is being in the Home and Garden Niche? How did I realize it was for me?
Why Home and Garden?
Answer this question: ‘What is my home filled with?’ , ‘Is there a recurring theme in your Décor?’. When I heard that question on the radio when I first got married in 2008 something clicked. I have something Nature related all around my rental home.
My blog for 3 years or more, had no real direction. I kind of shared random blog posts that I thought would be helpful. I’ve got lots of odd posts that have nothing to do with Home and Garden. BUT…BUT…I was already doing it without knowing it.
What is truly on your heart will come out in how you speak/write/talk. I spoke more about this on my blog post I wrote HERE.
What Changed with My Blog?
My subscribers became stable. People subscribe and unsubscribe all the time, I do that too. However, my numbers grew. Even the blog itself on it’s views DOUBLED.
I got to collaborate and be featured on another blog. Sharing about easy garden vegetables to grow.
I also got a discount on one of our reno’s to feature their logo and company on my blog.
Added Bonus – I get to live my life I normally do and share about my Home and Garden, which come easy to me. Home life being a stay at home mom makes it a challenge to keep up.
I MUCH prefer being outside then creating content. I really love to get the message out to get OFF your screens. Writing a blog that’s Home and Garden, means I’m busy taking care of the HOME AND GARDEN. I make sure to remember to grab my camera. I’ll post this here shortly and walk away, because my garden is calling.
Being online is all about pictures. My house is a living house, not one that’s on display all the time and it’s not always perfectly clean. Most days I could care less to clean up and get that PERFECT shot. I much prefer to be REAL.
Lastly, it feels like from what I read about blogging. I should have AMAZING CONTENT and it should be INCREDIBLE all the time. Yah, nooo…life is life.
Time for me to get OFF the computer. Spend time with my kids and get outside.
Hope this blog post was helpful. I’ve had lots of other bloggers that have inspired me along the way.
Here’s a video to catch more pictures of what I do.