Wednesday, 9 September 2015

About Artois52 Life - Niche, What Niche?

I figured that it was time to write an about page for Artois52 Life and explain what on earth this blog is all about.  They say that a blog should have a particular niche for it to be successful, but I don’t care for niches and pigeon holes, so I write about whatever takes my interest at the time.

I believe that we are in danger of becoming far too pigeonholed by modern technology. We have advertisements on the internet targeted at our own interests and preferences and advertisers try and fit us into neat little categories so that we can be sold to more easily. Even the written word is being driven by advertising revenue with content writers trying to find the words that will turn up in Google searches and attract people who will buy a particular product. Yes, I want to make money from my blog and yes, I want to attract visitors, but I’ll be damned if I will write purely for that purpose.


I earn a living writing content like that, so my blog is my escape where I can write about whatever I like. At the moment, I’m having a burst of nostalgia, so I’m writing about 1970‘s and 1980’s TV shows, next month I may write about my experiences of being a recovering alcoholic, the month after that; who knows?

If this blog has any niche at all, then that niche is me! That means that there will be no way to neatly categorize this site because I like classical music and I like punk, I read Shakespeare and I read Stephen King, and I watch the Horror Channel on some nights and a Christian channel on others.

If I have any plan for this blog at all, it would be that it becomes a website that many different people can gain something from. It will have some trivia, some advice and the occasional personal rant, but don’t expect anything to fit into neat little holes! My own life has been one hell of a mixed bag, so my blog will be too. What it won’t ever be, however, is a daily update of what I had for dinner!

Please share posts if you like them
One day, I would love to make my blog the main source income, because it is what I enjoy writing the most. If you do like what I write, or if you find anything that is useful here, please do pin, post, stumble, or whatever you would care to do that will help get me closer to my goal.

Guest posts
If you have some original content that you think will fit nicely with my blog and you would like to get one of those invaluable backlinks to your own blog, then please do email me with your ideas for a guest post on Artois52Life. I’d love to hear from you. Anything that is over 500 words long and that would be of interest to an old git like me will be considered.

Advertising
That would be nice! If you are interested in advertising on this blog, or perhaps you would like me to write a review of your services or your own website, you can contact me using the contact box on the bottom of the right hand sidebar of the blog.

Reciprocal Links
If you think that your website or blog would interest readers of this blog then please do contact me via the contact box for a reciprocal link arrangement.


In the meantime; I hope you enjoy what you see here!

All the best


Artois52

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