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  1. BeautyandTheBoy
    19th August 2016 @ 5:55 pm

    I think the most important thing to remember is to just do what makes you happy really you dont need a niche but its nice to have one

    http://www.beautyandtheboy.com

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    • Aine
      19th August 2016 @ 7:24 pm

      Very true. I think it can be excellent if you’re happy creating content for a specific niche. I think it’s also great for people that are only interested in reading about one topic – it makes it easier for them to pick and choose who they want to follow. I think it’s also the same for those of us that grow bored stuck in just a single niche. Most of my topics are related – similar to the magazine idea – if you pick up vogue, Red, or any most other magazine, they cover beauty, fashion and all things life related. I seem to have moved on to that, maybe because I’ve been creating videos for so long. Or because I’ve always been like that, I’m interested in so many different things. I heard the term – multi-passion creator. I think that suits me best. I’m mostly beauty focused with some extra sides 🙂

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  2. tric
    19th August 2016 @ 11:32 pm

    I see many bloggers speak of niches and being pr friendly, SEO and stats. Thankfully I am free. I blog about what ever I wish, answerable only to myself. I do think certain niches make sense if that is what you enjoy, but I’ve seen others find their niche too confining but they are afraid to change.
    If you can enjoy what ever you do I think you’ll go the distance. Why blog if you don’t enjoy it, unless it’s paying the bills. I think when you said you have ‘extra sides’ you nailed it. Aren’t they sometimes the nicest part of any meal!

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    • Aine
      19th August 2016 @ 11:42 pm

      Yes to all of this! I do think certain things fit well into a niche, but often there are related topics that you can branch into. I think the main thing is all about the passion that drives you forward. Why we do what we do. If we’re happy in a niche that’s wonderful, if we want to branch out, that’s also wonderful!

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  3. boygeeksgirl
    19th August 2016 @ 11:38 pm

    I love this. I had an argument with a family member, who used to work in marketing 20 years ago, who kept telling me that I had to stick to one thing or the other. I had people pushing me into a corner. I don’t know if you remember the sketches and stuff I used to do, I was told constantly that that was all I could do. Looking back I can actually see the quality of work decline because I was pigeon holed. I did a drawing as a joke, and it just snowballed. I set up a new channel, new blog, I haven’t drawn in a long time but that might change soon. I am much happier now than I was then.

    I don’t think that we should feel like have to be in the box. Kick off the lid and let life touch you. I don’t mean to sound all sappy and what not, but you really inspire me. If I hadn’t seen your blog I don’t think I would have had the motivation to resurrect mine and take it in a whole new direction.

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    • Aine
      19th August 2016 @ 11:48 pm

      I think things have massively changed since your family member worked in marketing. It’s easier for brands and marketing if we stay in our niche. That’s changing too. My sister-in-law worked in marketing until very recently and it was her that sparked this change even more. She seen me more as a lifestyle person, someone that is figuring shit out and wants more from life. So maybe that’s my niche? lol. Of course I remember the sketches, that’s what I knew you as originally. You do you, if that includes the sketches great! If not, also great! You have to be happy in the direction you’re going at the end of the day, otherwise why put in all the effort?

      Thank you heaps and piles and high fives for that comment. Means a lot and I’m beyond delighted that I even contributed the tiniest bit towards you coming back to the blogging world. It can’t be easy with your hands so full at the minute x

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  4. Erica C.
    21st August 2016 @ 9:11 pm

    Ah, thank you so much for writing about this! I wondered what my niche would be when I first started my blog, and then I realized that I don’t really want to stick to a specific one. I’ve enjoyed just being myself, and people can take it or leave it! I was actually going to write a post about this topic too. Thanks so much for being genuine, and thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Greetings from the U.S.A.,
    xo E
    holaitserica

    P.S. I LOVE your accent!!

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    • Aine
      21st August 2016 @ 9:27 pm

      I’m so delighted that you liked this and that you found it useful. I think it’s incredibly important to make sure you’re happy in what you’re doing, more than any niche. You should still write about your experience and how you want to move forward! Thank you so much for your kind words xx

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