I have been blogging for about eight months now. Lately I haven’t published much because I’m so frustrated.
My problem is that my interests are very wide and I can’t focus on one interest enough to write about it every day.
I have trouble finding the voice of my blog and I find it difficult to find a good topic.
One day I feel I have seen the light and the next day everything seems hopeless.
What do I have to give?
I keep asking myself what I have that people would want to read? I know I have a lot to offer but I cannot find a label to put on it.
I don’t know what people want to hear and a lot of bloggers say it doesn’t matter. Just write for one person, they say.
What is my passion?
My passion, they ask. What is my passion? I know what my passion is: Everything! I love living; I love to get new knowledge and new experiences; I love to meet new people; I love to read.
But what is my true passion? Does it have a label or maybe I don’t have a passion at all?
If I asked you about your passion, what would you reply?
The quest for a passion
I have this idea that all my interests have something in common and when I find out what that is I will know what the label for my passion is.
It’s like the quest for the Holy Grail. I’m never going to find it. What would happen if I stopped looking? Would it pop up right in front of me and present itself as if it has been there all the time?
I don’t know.
I have read post after post about finding my blogging voice and unique topic/niche. Maybe I’m not that unique?
Well, I must be unique, because no man is alike. We all have different personalities. Logically I must be unique – but how do I communicate that?
Just be yourself, they say.
This post is definitely me. It’s me communicating my frustration.
Communication – is that it?
Could it be that my true passion is communication? Writing this post makes me realise that communication is one thing all my interests have in common.
The topics are never as important for me as the communication of the topics.
- I love to chat.
- I love to write.
- I love to tell stories.
- I love to read.
- I love to play with words.
- I collect books and articles.
- I would love to have my own private library!
- I love to watch films.
- I love to do lectures.
- I love networking.
- I love social activities on my computer and iPhone.
Come to think of it, everything I’m passionate about has to do with communication!
From passion to topic/niche
Let’s assume my passion is communication. Then what topic should I choose? Blogging, television, books, iPhone, writing?
By focusing on one topic I elevate myself to be an expert. I don’t believe that I’m an expert on communication I just like doing it.
I have to think about this. I’m not ready to give up blogging.