Friday, July 3, 2009

Changing the niche for Fun Lilliy

I have been thinking hard and long on what I want this blog to be about or in the blogging world its niche. In the past, it has been very random, but very fun. I have to admit that it was all over the place. I want it to be more focused but at the same time in a way, that it does not lose its spirit.

It has been two years since I started this blog. I noticed that many of the visitor’s kind of get confused at times how to categorize it. Most blogs I visit even before I read their posts I rather have an idea what to expect. I do not think that is the case here. Therefore, I want to narrow my niche. In order to do so I am going to see what I did enjoy posting through out the two years, and what are my interests in a more focused approach.

One of my passions is traveling and for that, I have launched a separate website Travel Sight with Lilliy as that will be dedicated only to my traveling experiences, photos and videos. Therefore, that is done. Now for my other interests.

Through the next month and so, this blog will be going through major renovation. Implementation of what I am learning will go on in my travel site posts for now. This site however the changes will be after I am ready for it.

I have done so much research and reading on how to improve my blogging and relearning to use the social medias on hand. They are becoming important tools for blogging and communicating with in your preferred blogsphere community. I will share this progression step by step on this blog. I want to learn from others as well so if you have tips, and helping comments, or if you are going through the same thing please share it with all in the comment box.

Sharing interesting topics and web finds will be posted in social media accounts like twitter, and delicious. They are my favorites and I use them all the time. I have a BlogCatalog account from long ago which like this blog hasn’t been active. I am reutilizing that recently. As for my accounts on Digg, stumble upon, and thechnorati I am still learning its usage. I will try to learn how to optimize there use or just ignore them if I did not like them to focus just on a few.

In summary,
1- Renovation processes have started for this blog.
2- Minimizing the niche for this blog. Going for a more focused approach.
3- Reading and learning from the web and other bloggers.
4- Sharing all that I have read with links here.
5- Learning how to use the many social media tools and their tricks here.
6 - Deciding which social media tools are for the long run and which to ignore.
7- Continue my love for sharing but will be focused from now only on twitter and delicious .
8- Continue posting on my travel blog, adding what I learn along the way on my posts on that site until this site is ready.
9- Reconnecting with the blogsphere community with in my niche.
10- Encourage others to give their feedback, comments and their own tips.

I already have a simple theme look that is easy on the eyes. That is crossed out.
My posts will be at the end of the day Jeddah time usually to summaries my browsing so look out for those posts..

Write to you soon..

1 comment:

Dave and Deb said...

I know what you mean, it is hard to keep a focus when blogging. We have changed our website several time since starting our blog. Slowly but surely it is coming along, but everyday it seems that I want to change something. Right now, i am working on a new about us page. I am looking forward to watching your blog evolve and change in the next few months.