Sometimes, limits are good and give you freedom. Like having a playground with fences where you can totally focus on playing and forget everything outside the fence. I get it.
The problem is when you want to set limits for yourself when you don’t even know how to get loose in the first place.
“I should blog only about business, and it must be professional, even poetic with a pinch of sarcasm. And solve very specific problems, and blablabla…”.
Of course you don’t want to write. It’s painful.
So for the time being, I’ll make good use of this window to the world, which is my website, and ignore everybody’s advice.
First, I’m more interested in connecting to whomever reads this (Hi mum, I’ll call you later) in a more natural way. If for some reason, you like what I write, then you’ll come back. And, maaaybe… probably… you’ll end up thinking about me when you need my services. Nothing fancy or complicated about that. And this is something many freelancers forget.
To go niche is good, but secondary in my opinion. I’m sure that if you really need to niche down your content, and thus your audience, you’ll find your way organically after testing the waters.
Me, I’m not sure if I want to write about X and Y the whole time. Let’s see where my writing goes.
Second. This is practice for me. Yep. I mean, I translate for hours everyday ideas that are not mine. Sure, certain level of creativity is required for some texts, but I have this need to express my own ideas. Like if I were to die tomorrow with a lot of things unwritten.
So I write. I’m also writing in my journals and other personal blogs. I’m writing short stories for fun. I’m writing children books for my son (his mother illustrates). I’m writing about movies, music and books. I’m writing my autobiography as a storytelling exercise, as Anne Lamott suggests in Bird by Bird. I’m even considering joining NanoWrimo.
So, no. Right now, I’m not much into setting more limits for myself.