Recently I have seen a couple of conversations among bloggers about our “niches”. In what kind of category do we fit? Parenting? Food? Design? Interiors? And if we had to sum up our blog in one sentence, what would you say?
I can never answer these questions. I literally have no idea what this blog has evolved into, or where it might go from here. From the early days four years ago when it was nothing but recipes and the wack-job stories that accompanied them, to now, it’s grown into quite a different beast. I tentatively blogged about being a mama when I finally became one, and then people would ask what I fed my children, what resources I liked, where I bought things, and came to connect in sleep-deprived solidarity. So I blogged about those things.
I was filling out an online bio for Veggie Mama recently when I realised it mentioned laundry and peanut butter sandwiches. And then it hit me – am I a mummy blog?
If I’m not a food blogger any more, but still write about recipes alongside the posts about travel, kid food, toddler activities, mum stories, and crochet patterns, THEN WHAT THE HELL AM I? Pretty much all of those things revolve around the kids – travelling with them, feeding them, keeping them entertained, learning from them, and making them hats.
I am usually of the opinion it doesn’t really matter. If I don’t fit into a niche (although the vegetarian angle is pretty nichey, I guess), it hasn’t seemed to be an issue.
The other day blogger friend said “our readers are mums, so that probably makes us mummybloggers”, but not all of my readers are mums. But I also don’t know WHO a lot of my readers are, so I can’t accurately gauge the accuracy of that statement! All I know is that I blog what I like and what people request, and it’s like a party every single day. I break the rules and enjoy this space we’ve created.
What I’d like to know though, is this: Who are you? Would you describe Veggie Mama as a mummyblog? What do you like on this site? What would you like to see more of? Can you make me a cup of coffee?
Yours in deep confusion and existensial crisis,
Veggie Mummy Blogger x