Writing What I Love – Why I Have a Niche
When I first started writing online, I wrote about anything. I painfully remember that day, 5 endless hours of writing about the benefits of golf clubs. It was painful. As I crafted each unique article, 20 to be exact, I thought about how many ways you could refer to a club. Let’s see, there’s: golf club, golfing clubs, clubs for golf. .. and then I catch myself staring blankly into the screen with my fingers not moving.
That’s when I decided I would only write about things that interested me. It wasn’t a very long list at first:
- Small businesses
- Consumer Technology
and I became burnt out and eventually stopped.
Then in 2007 something terrible yet wonderful happened to me that would bring me back to writing- I began to show strange symptoms. By 2009, I was unable to work. That year I was diagnosed with dystonia, a condition hardly anyone had heard of.
My need for information and understanding launched me online. I began blogging and tweeting, connecting and informing as I went. I as I wrote, I connected with organizations and friends that I would have never met otherwise. I read more medical studies than any lay person should have access to.
It got me writing, and I haven’t been able to stop.
So, as I continue to focus on my health, it seemed only appropriate that I would dedicate as much of my content to those like me as I could. I now create content for those looking to understand their health or technology, better their lives, and make connections with others. I create content that serves humanity and helps those who seek knowledge. I do this because that content was there for me when I needed it.
I realize that having such high standards will prevent me from making as much money as I could otherwise, so there are a few things out there that I write that I may not agree with. As I find more work, I can take fewer of those type projects.
In the meanwhile, I can comfortably write about
- Small business
- General Wellness
- Alternative Health/Medicine
And sleep well at night =)