Niché writing

So today we’re going to slow down and speak unedited. It’s been a long day and now I just want to write to you guys. Not that posts are usually overly refined but today I just want to lay out a few things.

When I became seriously interested in blogging last year, I created five or six blogs. It wasn’t overnight but it happened rapidly. Each blog represented a different niche that I was interested in; The Anatomy of a Dreamer was focused on photography, Navel Oranges on music, and Everyone Wanders was my personal blog.

As 2013 progressed, I came to the realization that I had spread myself too thin. There weren’t many posts on The Anatomy of a Dreamer – interviews take a long time to write. Navel Oranges was fun to create but I found it difficult to write about music without studying music theory.

By the time December rolled around, and I began this 365 project, I knew that I wanted to compile content. My personal blog became flooded with posts because I was writing daily but I didn’t feel I could write about niché topics. If I wanted to write about photography, I had to write on The Anatomy of a Dreamer.

As I continued the 365 project, posts became even more general. Rather than writing about niché topics, I began writing about general experiences. While this isn’t always true, most of these posts have been about broad subjects.

365s are great for developing the ability to write on-the-spot. At any given moment, I feel like I could write 1,000 words. Not only am I able to write more, I’ve become more analytical of what I’m reading. I’ve started to notice sentence structure in books and recurring speech patterns in friends.

However, most of this blog has become on-the-spot writing. I need to reorient how I write so that I can better record my thoughts. Maybe this means creating a website, or returning to Everyone Wanders, but I’m not sure yet. All I know is that I want to increase the quality of my writings, even if that means writing less frequently.


6/31 Blogtober


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