Either the most beloved or most hated word for content creators.
Yet, both have their pro’s and cons.
Back in the day, when I was a blogger who posted actual written content, I didn’t want anything to do with a niche.
At that time, I felt an urge to share many experiences, opinions and sides of myself.
I certainly did not want to be tied to one topic!
I wrote about anything, from mental health struggles to “funny for you, embarrassing for me” moments of my life.
In my experience, this resulted in a much higher comment rating.
Since there was a variety of topics I wrote about, people would often relate to more than a few of them.
And this, at times, could end up in heated discussions 😉
Content creators with a niche are often more factual.
They do express their opinions, but often don’t go too deep into it.
Resulting in much “cleaner” and “happier” content.
Because, you can’t really tell whether they had a shitty day from a recipe or product review only.
It is one of the reasons why I nowadays prefer to post content within my niche.
Apart from a few, I get no nasty comments.
But at the same time, I barely get any comments at all.
Which I do understand.
There is only so much you can comment on a drawing.
Sometimes I do miss pouring out my heart on the blog.
And at times, I even write an entire post about it.
However, I do often end up deletingit, because it could distract from this “clean” and “happy” image that I created.
Anyhow, if you haven’t noticed or are new on my blog, I post drawings often intended for children’s books.
Not an easy niche for me, since I have no children of my own or have had any contact with children.
I don’t think I am great with children either.
Sometimes, when a child stares at me, I pull a funny face.
I swear I see the child thinking “Mommy, why is this creepy lady scaring me”. Hahah.
Also, I cannot relate to the life of parents.
This is something my other half and I have decided not to peruse.
Therefore, I struggle a lot to make myself known within the intended target group.
(Any advice is welcome!)
So, why this niche, you might wonder.
That is a funny story.
About a decade ago, I had a huge crush on my neighbor.
Feelings that were no reciprocated.
But, since we shared a kitchen and living room, he was hard to ignore.
One day, I joined him at the dinner table with my drawing equipment.
He glanced a look and said “Those drawings are childish!”.
Gone was the crush 😄
But it did make me think.
If my drawings are childish, well, let it be for children then!
Yet, what is an illustrator without an author? 😉
So as always, if you are open for a collaboration, don’t hesitate to send me an email!
I have been involved in a few very cool projects this year, but I think I am working too fast for my own good, haha.
So I am always looking for more!
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