Writing For Yourself And Growth

Chris Hannah on blog growth

That made me think, if money isn’t going to be a significant factor in any decision, and I have no desire to write for a specific audience, then I may as well just write for myself. Then if people like what I write about, then great, and if not then it doesn’t particularly matter.

I’ve been banging on about this for a while, but not taking my own advice (I’m good at that). Still trying to build something that works, still seeking those numbers. When in reality it’s not what I want.

If growth is your game, find your niche and do that, but it seems like a pretty boring writing life to me. I’d rather write what I want, when I want and not worry about it.

5 Comments

  1. @gr36 a little cynicism that is a reflection of myself.
    Do you find yourself more inclined to believe that writing for a niche is less interesting when your attempts to write for a niche haven’t worked out?
    I know I do.
    That doesn’t mean it’s not true, but it’s certainly an opinion that’s influenced by circumstances.

  2. @ChrisJWilson wihtout a doubt. All opinions are influenced by expereince.

    I am not saying it is the worst thing in the word, but I, personally, couldnt think of anything worse than feeling restricted. I also feel it too when talking to someone people that have painted themselves into a niche and have run out of steam.

    For every person its wrong for, there are no doubt numerous that enjoy it.

  3. @gr36 I couldn’t agree more. It would be nice to get my newsletter to a point where I’m making the $100/year that it costs me to keep my blog going but even if it doesn’t, it still works out as a relatively cheap hobby

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