Each of my blogs (there are several) fit into their own niche. Somewhere along the line it was the best practice to give each topic it's own place (for the dreaded monetization, etc.) though I do wonder if I could have made it work with them all on one.
Some are easily described in 10 words or so:
What to Feed Your Raiding Party: The Comic Book Cookbook for Gamers
Sips & Shots: Original cocktail recipes, reviews, and other spirited fun.
Where the Geeks Are: Four geek girls looking for love in all the right places. (so close! only 1 over)
The others... not so simple. Will have to work on that one!
Wait, what? Geek blogs?! URL's girl! Gotta check 'em out!
Raiding Party is over here:http://www.whattofeedyourraidingparty.com
Where the Geeks Are is a webcomic that is coming back this week (now that the book is done distracting me) and can be found here:http://www.wherethegeeksare.net
Granted, webcomics are on the outskirts of blogs, using the blog platform, but they serve a similar purpose to, say, a fiction blog or a humor blog, the presentation is just a bit different. I still count them among my dozen-plus blog projects, though.
I don't think I can decribe my blog in 10 words and honestly, I wish I could. I keep hearing "find your niche" or "you'll gain more readership if you narrow your blog" but I think my blog could be subtitled "random bloggy goodness that is the insanity in my head."
I wouldn't even know where to begin to find a niche.
Heck... I created a group here for the very purpose that I couldn't find my own niche - and noticed I wasn't alone in this nicheless world. It never dawned on me I was without a niche until I looked into blogging communities such as Blogapedia, the Blog farm and SITS. So I tried to figure things out - see how and if I could fit into a niche. I started a roller derby blog and it almost became a nicheless thing, ditto on my travel blog. So I merged my online world.
I wish I could specialize and fit into a cute little box but it's not me. I can't even put my resume in a niche!
How did your merging go? I've considered merging some of my semi-related blogs into more of a lifestyle site, but keep waffling.
Well... merging is a strong word. What I did was stop using so many online names. Everything is now under my real name. I had 2 facebook accounts - one mainly for my derby name, life and blog and the other for my pseudonym blog name and contacts. The account with the least friends was the one I closed. For about a week I kept posting how I was closing that account and informing my friends of the switch. It allowed me to clean up my contact list without unfriending people (if you know what I mean) and I invited my real-real friends from the closed account to my newly "merged" account. Now my blog has my travel stories for my family to follow and once I return to derby I will include those as well.
I think that by not fitting into a box, you're finding your way toward what you mainly write about. Sometimes I think it's more about voice than anything else. Having a very directed plan for your blog can help with finding an audience but without a consistent voice, I'm not sure it matters.
My blog was subject to wherever my mind was at the time. I tried a few different themes for it, but finally settled on what I was really trying to do all along - a blog that featured my fiction. It's a tiny niche, sure, but it's working.
Mine's easy: Headaches and hilarity of raising tiny twins.
Miine has become a microblog of sorts, almost like a Tumblr blog, where I share what I'm reading, what I'm watching and what I'm listening to. I try to include my own thoughts, even if brief, with each post, that sometimes includes a video, a book trailer, photo or audio clip. I guess it's all my mind has time for: snippets, at least, when I'm posting. However, I read a wide variety of blogs...
I'm definitely in a niche. Funny thing is, I feel like I'm too general in that particular niche. Would like to branch out into topics outside of the overall niche, but worry I will alienate current readers. I don't have enough time to start an entirely new blog.