One of the things I am always telling people who want to pick out a niche to blog in is to follow their passions. I have done this with numerous topics, and achieved varying amounts of success. One thing I have noticed over the last few years is that I have something I am unable to convert to a blog, despite loving reading, writing and talking about the subject.
Since I was around eight years old, I have been in love with science fiction. I used to “design” my own Star Trek universe ships on paper. None of them were really ever any good, but I was passionate about the source material. Thanks to a show called Babylon 5, I lost a girlfriend, a long and funny story. The point is, with all my knowledge, and passion for science fiction, you would think that I would be the perfect person to write a blog based on how I see the niche, but what I have found out, through constant struggle is that I can’t get any traction in writing about it.
I love to watch the shows, read the books, and talk about it to other science fiction fans, but when it comes to putting my fingers to the keyboard to type out a review, all that passion slips away, and I can’t seem to find a groove where I can consistently put content out into the world.
I really don’t have a reason behind this issue, and I have never come across a subject that I couldn’t make the time to post about, and yet one of my biggest passions isn’t converting well into a blog. It isn’t a problem with desire, as I would love to share my passion for science fiction with people, and connect with others that feel as I do, but for some reason I get all jammed up when it comes to writing a blog in that niche.
It is almost as though I can’t convert this hobby of mine into a blog, and that makes me wonder if there are others out there that have a passion that they have tried to blog about, and just couldn’t sustain it for some odd reason or another. Has anyone come across this problem? Have you found a solution? Am I trying too hard, or is this just one of those times where you just have to keep your hobby, a hobby, and not a blog?
Author: David Peralty
A Canadian problogger for over two years, David shares his insights from working on over 5000 posts. Currently employed as the Head of Marketing for Splashpress Media. Check out his personal blog at DavidCubed.com and his blog about his experiences at eXtra for Every Publisher.