Recently, I’ve been contemplating making a few changes to my blog, and I was hoping to get some readers’ thoughts. I kind of want this space to feel even more ‘me’ than it does already by incorporating more areas of my life into it, other than just the bookish and writing side.
I was thinking of occasionally doing personal/lifestyle type posts, and I had considered adding the odd photography or arty post here and there. The literature part of this blog also seem to have fallen more by the wayside in recent months, so I’d quite like to revive that as well, and maybe even post some of my own fiction.
Lately it just feels as if I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump, and I think this is partly because I feel too limited. It’s hard to come up with bookish themed posts every week, and sometimes I feel like I’m being repetitive or boring. I’d also love to post more than I do (generally I post a couple of times a week) and I feel like this would be an easier goal to accomplish if I had a wider scope.
However, in a way I’m kind of worried about making these changes. There always seem to be debate about whether or not blogs benefit more from a having a wider niche, and appealing to more people who’ll be interested in less posts, or a smaller niche and appealing to less people who’ll probably enjoy most of the posts.
At the end of the day though, I’m a firm believer that you should just post what you want to post on your own blog. If it alienates some readers, then so be it. I’m sure there are others who will enjoy it!
I was simply interested to know in this post what people thought, and what they do with their own blogs. Do you stick purely to your blog topic (eg. book blog, lifestyle blog, fashion blog) or do you branch out? What do you think are the benefits of each approach?