Middle of the Road Mum… too boring to blog?

Thu 5 Jan 17 | Just for Fun | 22 comments

I think I’m a middle of the road Mum.

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Sure – I think I’m pretty good at some aspects of parenting. I’m definitely lousy at others. But here I am, smack bang in the middle of the dreadful parents and superstar ones (whatever they are). In my opinion, anyway.

So – the question, which coughs quietly in the back of my mind quite regularly, is – why would people want to read my blog?

A common topic amongst bloggers is your ‘niche’. Lots of parenting bloggers have one – be it parenting tips, comedy, food, travel, lifestyle… So when people ask me what my blog is about, I get a bit stuck.

“Erm – it’s kind of a parenting blog. But with random lifestyle stuff thrown in too. And the odd review. Or funny thing that my three year old and I talked about today. Basically, it’s a mish mash of my head and a creative outlet.” is normally the kind of thing I waffle at them. (I seriously need to perfect my pitch).

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I like to think that I can write in an amusing way – but I’m not hilarious. Nor am I trying to be. I have my terrible parenting moments as everyone does – but actually, I don’t think I fare too badly and my blog isn’t a part of the ‘look at what a bad parent I am’ oversharing trend (even if I do read a lot of those posts and laugh my socks off). Thankfully, I haven’t suffered any huge loss, illness or trauma, which many blogs are born out of for therapy and escapism.

I just like writing, sharing the little life moments I want to remember and sometimes silly or questionable stuff that goes through my head. Be it baby-related, maternity leave/work related, or just me-related.

That ok with you? Or do I need to find my niche?! Answers on a postcard…

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22 Comments

  1. Sunita

    Lovely post. That’s the cool thing about blogging. Your niche is you (if you need a niche that is). They’re our blogs so we create our own themes and can write about whatever we choose! Middle of the road is just as cool. Means you have an exciting journey ahead as well as behind you xxx hugs.

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  2. citymumblog

    Yep – am in exactly the same boat! I guess, at a push, my niche would be ‘being a full time working mum with two under 5s!’ but to be honest, most of the time, it’s a therapeutic wondering of my thoughts and sometimes it’s just a good old opportunity to have a right whinge! 🙂 xx

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    • kimberly

      Glad it’s not just me. I sometimes feel others have so much more important stuff to say! But everyone has their own style… thanks for reading x

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  3. Helena

    If you enjoy blogging then do it I say. Your enjoyment will shine through and attract your readers. #PoCoLo

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  4. Emma | MeBeeandBo (@MeBeeandBo)

    I am exactly the same – I have often wondered why people would read my blog as there is nothing really different or special about it. Like others have said, your niche is you, and your passion for blogging will show through your writing. #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • kimberly

      Thanks Emma! Good to hear I’m not alone in the self doubt ?x

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  5. justsayingmum

    This is your niche right here “it’s a mish mash of my head” – OK so not the best pitch, I agree but it conjures up the wonder of the blogging world entirely! I had the exact same thoughts this morning – yes I know mine is about parenting teens but it feels a little more than that sometimes too but I’m not sure what! Great post and a great read – love you mish mash! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  6. itsmeanniebee

    I have those very same thoughts all of the time.
    My blog is basically a brain dump. It’s what I might talk about that day if I actually saw another grown up for more than 5 minutes at drop off. I think that’s OK though, I love the random musings of others, I like to see what they had for tea or where they went on holiday. I like to know their child said something silly too 🙂 Keep up the good work! GO TEAM NO NICHE!
    #fortheloveofblog

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  7. Lorna

    This is me, i am starting out on the journey and as inspiring as all the lovely bloggers are it is quite daunting and worrying i will not ever get to that point, your page looks fab though and love how you write, i can hear you talking x
    #fortheloveofblog

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    • kimberly

      Thanks so much Lorna! That’s so cool to hear. I often feel like I’m just talking with my fingers 🙂 Will check out your blog too x

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  8. aliduke79hotmailcom

    I am the same as you, I always wonder why people would want to read about my little life and ramblings. Keep going with your mish mash, it’s great x
    #fortheloveofBLOG

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  9. alifeinpracticeblog.com

    I think you’re definitely not alone here, since day one I have struggled to figure out how to define my blog in less than a dozen different ways! x #fortheloveofblog

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  10. Honest Mum® (@HonestMum)

    I think bloggers’ voices are their niche, it’s the magazines of our lives. It’s not restrictive nor do blogs require a theme, we’re in control, we write, publish and connect. Your blog is brilliant so keep being you.

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    • kimberly

      Thanks very much Vicki. ???

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  11. A Mum Track Mind (@amumtrackmind)

    I think it depends on what you want to do with your blog? I wrote about being my own niche a while back and a lot of people agreed with me. If you want to turn your blog into a career then it is a bit different and you could do with an angle even if that is just honest parenting or whatever. I think your blog is lovely though and you will come across it if you keep writing what you love and what you feel. Hope that makes sense? Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x

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  12. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    I hink mst of us are in that somewhere in the middle mode, and maybe thats our niche, being an ordinary mum that others can relate to? xx #pocolo

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    • kimberly

      Very good point… X

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  13. Stephanie (@LifeAt139a)

    I think all this having a niche thing is hard work, and something (else) to make us think we’re not quite doing it (whatever it is) right. I think it’s perfectly fine to have some random ramblings and whatever you fancy on your blog. And i’m relieved to see others think similarly (sort of). Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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  14. Sharon Saunders

    Hello! Totally relate to this – it’s pretty much EXACTLY how I feel about my blog! Add to the fact that I don’t blog anywhere near as often as I’d like or ‘think I should’ and I’m regularly wondering if I should give up. I don’t though – because when i do blog, I love writing it and sometimes people seem to like reading it! I guess there’s room for all of us 🙂

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    • kimberly

      Don’t give up! If you enjoy it you mustn’t x

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  15. Morgan Prince

    I could’ve written this! You’re describing me to a T and I don’t think it matters whether you have a Niche or not. Just enjoy the writing. Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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