Give Yourself Permission To Be Your Own Kind Of Blogger. 

In a colony of social insects like ants, termites or bees they play different roles as workers, reproducers, soldiers, the queen etc. In order to have a stable colony.

In the same vein, as humans we have job descriptions which makes our community stable- the soldiers, medical personnels, factory workers etc. And it is the same in the blogging community.

“Man is a social animal”–Aristotle.

The need to have a niche that ranges from lifestyle, fashion, poetry, travel, gossip etc. Has been emphasised even before I had thoughts of starting my blog.

I have read just shy of 100 blogs about how important it is to have a niche as a blogger. Even accomplished bloggers recommend it! who else to believe than the ones who know the nitty-gritty of the blogosphere? They argue that having a niche-less blog makes a blog haphazard and people don’t know what to expect because the blog is all over the place and that is a pretty solid argument.

But….

After reading those blogs and taking mental notes, I couldn’t come up with a niche. I was niche-less while I thought about starting a blog and still niche-less 7 months after starting it.
I heard about people who deleted their blog because they got bored of their niche and wanted a fresh start blogging about another topic entirely and then got bored again and again.

I didn’t want their story to be mine. So I came up with the blog name- Sims Jollies & Jaunts because I felt like it encompassed all things Sim.

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I blog about life generally through my eyes- my experiences, pleasures and thoughts.

I’ll also like to blog about the dish I made and the destination I travelled to. Although I am a food dinosaur, I hate travelling and this is neither a food nor travel blog.

I’ll like to write DIY posts and ramble about how my hair has stopped growing even when this is not a lifestyle or hair maintenance blog.

I’ll like to blog about the trending fashion accessories I love, how much I love my new sweater, the shoes omoni oboli wore to the farm and the 70 million naira a monkey swallowed. (This happened after a snake swallowed 36million naira) even when this is neither a fashion nor gossip blog.

I’ll like to blog about the benefits of knowing your genotype and overcoming menstrual pain even when this is not a health blog.

I’ll like to blog about the great millani powder I bought from one mallam for half the price beauty stores sell it, how to not shed tears to aviod ruining your eyeliner and how fair and white gold made me lighter and cocoa butter vaseline came to my rescue. But this is not a beauty or skin care blog.

I’ll like to blog about making better monetary choices and living on a budget but that does not make this a finance blog.

Writing this made me remember the emoji movie😀.

I love the idea of a one-stop-read blog and I give myself permission to be me. Maybe someday I’ll be comfortable in one niche but for now I am happy with this, because at the end of the day, I don’t make any money from blogging (perhaps I will someday) and the only thing that can keep me consistent is the happiness of knowing this is my space and I can blog about anything.


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65 Comments Add yours

  1. Liifeai says:

    This is something I’ve been battling with concerning my blog cause I’ve read a lot of posts that talks about how every blog must have a particular niche but the thing is I write what I think can be useful, I just love writing, I live been versatile and maybe that might make my blog look niche less but that’s what brings me joy! Thanks for this amazing post and for helping a girlie out here❤️

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    1. Sim says:

      Look how long it takes for children to grow and decide what they want to become in future. I feel we are still learning the ropes of blogging, so we should be allowed to test the waters and make a choice only when/if we are comfortable with making one.
      I’m glad you found this helpful.

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      1. Liifeai says:

        This is true as it’s said learning never stops!❤️❤️

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  2. craftysurf says:

    If you don’t make any money from blogging, then make your blog yours! You don’t owe anyone a darned thing….have FUN 🤙🏄🏼‍♀️🌴

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Sim says:

      😄😄😄
      Thankyou very much.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I think I understand your plight in telling all kinds of stories with your blog. It’s your space so you can do whatever you want and when you’re tired of one, you can restart again.

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    1. Sim says:

      Sure!
      Thanks for the feedback😇
      I appreciate you taking out time to read.

      Like

  4. Even I believe the same. You should blog about what you’re comfortable. Not for others but for yourself first. And if you can connect with other bloggers while doing this, then you’re in for a treat. Great blog. 👌

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    1. Sim says:

      Thankyou very much for your encouragement. ❤❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Awwn we love you like this Sim. We like how you range from anything and make us laugh what matters is you keep us interested.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Sim says:

      😄 *now my head is swelling*
      I can’t thankyou enough for your kind words. 😊

      Like

  6. Tamie says:

    True words!
    You know my thoughts on this.
    The last paragraph sums it up nicely.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sim says:

      Yes. We should form a niche for us nicheless ones.😄

      Liked by 1 person

  7. murisopsis says:

    Sim, it is not necessary to have a niche! Those that do, do so for several reasons – 1. they are targeting a specific audience. 2. they have a narrow experience. 3. they lack imagination. 4. they are lazy and to make things easier they only focus on one topic. For those of us with an abundance of imagination, a larger sphere if life experience, and a variety of interests, writing a niche blog is stifling and limiting. Blogging is an outlet to express yourself – be you. All. The. Time.

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    1. Sim says:

      “Blogging is an outlet to express yourself…”indeed.
      You are too kind. 😁

      Like

  8. Oluchi says:

    I believe I’m the only animation lover that haven’t seen the emoji movie 😫😫😫😫

    We niche less people technically do have a niche. We are “personal bloggers”. I’m with you, I want to have the liberty to talk about any and all kinds of topics. See to be honest, all these beauty bloggers and all I read, every once in a while they talk about where they travelled to or things that happened in their lives. It makes me roll my eyes, like “gotcha!”

    Idle head

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    1. Sim says:

      You really need to see the movie!

      I’ve thought about us being personal bloggers and I have also noticed I relate whatever I blog about regardless of the niche to my experiences without even trying.
      But…
      Some people think being a personal blogger isn’t a thing and just further proves that I won’t make it cus my personal life isn’t that interesting.
      But oh well! It is called Sim’s Jollies & Jaunts just because…..

      ….”gotcha!” 😂😂😂😂

      Quick question:
      Some bloggers have their tagline as “beauty, lifestyle, fashion, travel, food, book reviews, poetry and motivational”.
      And I really can’t tell if that’s being appropirately nicheD, niche-LESS or niche-FULL.

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      1. Oluchi says:

        I can’t tell also if that’s being “nicheD, niche-LESS or niche-FULL” also😂😂😂😂😂

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      2. Sim says:

        😄😄 …Issorite

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  9. Bella says:

    If you notice my tag line, you’ll see “…and more’’ that’s because as much as I do not want to be limited, making posts for me, is spontaneous. And yes, ‘do you’ and others will adjust. Trust me, your contents aren’t boring or over the place.

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    1. Sim says:

      Damn straight!
      I also feel making posts should be spontaneous. And being limited to a particular niche is suffocating.

      Thank you for your kind words😇😇

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bella says:

        You are welcome dear

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  10. I am definitely niche-less as I blog any and everything. . makes life more fun!!

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    1. Sim says:

      I totally agree.

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  11. I think it’s nice to have a niche to set you apart from others, but I feel sometimes they can hurt you as well. I find that there are some people who may not read my reviews because they don’t drink alcoholic beverages, but I just use that to set my blog from others I would hope the content is still relevant regardless.
    I’ll read your blog no matter what you decide you write about. 😉 .. And I realize that I haven’t even seen the emoji movie! I totally forgot about it!!

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    1. Sim says:

      I strongly believe that- whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well.
      I read your blog and you do it well.
      It is one of the few review blogs I actually read, because it doesn’t feel rigid and too professional to me.
      It is easier for me to read something when I feels like the writer had fun writing it.. your tagline alone cracks me up everytime😄😄

      You participate in awards every once in a while and that gives me a better picture of the person behind the blog.
      To me, that makes all the difference.
      I don’t pay attention to the alcohol part because I don’t know half the ingredients even exist before you mention them.

      In the end, finding fulfillment in whatever niche we choose is what matters.

      …..you should see the movie. It explains my inability to stick to one niche better.❤❤❤

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  12. Keji says:

    This post makes me happy because as a new blogger I’ve been told I need to find my niche and eventually I’ll find my voice but what if I like tackling different topics and my voice changes sometimes depending on the issue. I’m not getting paid for this so I’m definitely not obliged to take on a niche or specific voice.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sim says:

      For us eccentric people, sticking to a niche doesn’t make blogging as fun as it should be.
      I am glad you found this post encouraging.
      Go girl!❤❤.

      Like

  13. heygirl says:

    Someone finally said it! I looveeeee this post Sims! Great job💕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sim says:

      Thankyou very much.😄
      We are too many. We need to form an association for the nicheless ones😁

      Like

      1. heygirl says:

        Yess o. Seconded. Let me know when you do😂💕

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  14. Ita Shares says:

    I totally understand. I’m kinda a Generalist and when I first started my blog, decided to be that but find some sort of way to manage myself so I’m not all over the place 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Sim says:

      The good thing is we can always reinvent ourselves as we grow untill we are the best version of ourselves..I am glad you found a way to manage yourself.
      Thankyou for reading❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ita Shares says:

        No problem, thanks. Now following your blog, hope you follow mine too 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Sim says:

        My pleasure 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Haha i clicked LIKE. So a girl should definitely know she’s doing something right abi!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sim says:

      🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌.
      You will surely make heaven.

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      1. Haha if you say so. I love your blog. Keep up the good work. Just write. The rest shall fall in place. I wish you well.

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      2. Sim says:

        You are too kind.😊
        My best wishes to you too

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      3. Amen.
        Thanks a lot.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. I am a creative writer so i find it easy writing on any topic i deem fit. So many ways work for different people though. Just write. We are here to read and share the love, the beauty of words.

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      5. Sim says:

        Words to live by.
        Thankyou very much.

        Liked by 1 person

  16. I started my blog 8 years ago and initially it was a going to be a social justice/ political blog; no one read it 😜. I love your post it sums up how i feel (and by the comments what others feel too) Look forward to your diverse posts 😀

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    1. Sim says:

      Haha.😁
      My blog was read only by people I knew for the first month.
      A lot of us feel this way but are trying to fit in by not professing it.

      8 years! Wow! My blog will be 8 months old towards the end of this month and I feel like I’ve been blogging for years.
      I am glad you are still enjoying blogging after all this time.
      Well done👍

      Liked by 2 people

      1. That’s an amazing feat to get people you know to read them ha, hardly anyone I know reads mine😀Your posts are very, very good and diversity is the key (as you said) keep going 😀😀

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Sim says:

        Thankyou 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  17. SOMGOLIBE says:

    Ohhhh… How I loved this post. Following a blog niche could be hard at times especially if you are someone that’s just too in loving with writing…By default, you’ll be writing on any and everything. But still Dear Sims, you’ll write anything and you’ll still be loved. We’re here for you ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sim says:

      Very true.
      I really appreciate your unwavering support.❤❤❤

      Like

  18. diingy says:

    i think its okay for a blog to be centered around you and the way you view life. That’s what i initially assumed blogging to be all about. Finding a niche is not as easy especially when there are so many things about life that inspire the creative side of you.

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    1. Sim says:

      This post couldn’t be summarised better.
      Too many things go on in my head which makes it hard for me to stick to one niche.
      I feel any one bold enough to start a blog, should feel free to be themselves even if that means being niche-less.
      Thanks for stopping by, I hope you stick around.

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  19. Hehe be true to yourself!

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  20. You wrote my mind. Some things end up cramping your expression. Biko, life’s not that hard.I was so worried

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    1. Sim says:

      For real.
      I think holding back may reduce one’s authenticity and expression too.

      Like

  21. Honestly, I was about to write up a post about not having a niche and I got way into my head thinking about how I was, you know ‘niche-less’ then I stumbled on your blog . Anyways the ease in which this post was written with is so inspiring and I kinda feel like i’m ready to confront my blog post! It’s good to feel like you’re not the only one battling with this type of problems. I’m a new blogger here so if you’d take time to check my blog and maybe possibly a follow I would ready appreciate it. Thank you! https://browncoversugar.wordpress.com/

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    1. Sim says:

      I’ll keep saying this:
      Us “nicheLESS” ones are too many! we should start an association already or atleast register a niche called nicheLESS. 😁

      En route to your blog now. 👣

      Like

      1. Sim says:

        Anytime😊

        Like

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