What is a Lifestyle Blog?

I write a simple living lifestyle blog. That used to be how I responded to people when they asked what I do but it is inevitably always followed with, “What’s a lifestyle blog?” Lifestyle blogging is one of those blogging niches that isn’t immediately understood by those outside of the blogging world. Other blogging niches like food blogs, fashion blogs, and mommy blogs are easily understood but lifestyle blogging? Not so much. Lifestyle blogs are more general (less niche / less specific) but equally as valuable. Those other blog niches have a very clear focus and are easily described to potential readers. It takes a bit more finesse to describe a lifestyle blog to potential readers but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. You just have to have a good idea of who you are and what you’re trying to do.

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What is a lifestyle blog and what categories does a lifestyle blog include

Speaking frankly, I’m quite sick of hearing that a lifestyle blog is not a “niche” and that you have to “niche down” in order to be successful. That is absolute bullshit (pardon my language) and it’s a lie that needs to stop being perpetuated. So long as you own your lifestyle you are going to be absolutely fine running a lifestyle blog. In fact, there are a lot of very successful lifestyle bloggers and there’s no reason why you can’t be one of them. Sure, it’s easier to define your lifestyle blog if you have a unique POV about your lifestyle. By that, I mean, think about what makes you and your family unique.

See Also: How to Niche a Lifestyle Blog

Potential Types of Lifestyle Blogs

Here are a few examples of potential lifestyle blog POV’s:

  • Single Living
  • Urban Living
  • Rural Living
  • Blended Family
  • Multi-Racial Family
  • Dual Income, No Kids
  • Large Family
  • Regional Living (Southern, Mid-West, West Coast, New England)
  • Nomadic Lifestyle
  • Faith-Based Lifestyle
  • All-Natural Living
  • Handmade Lifestyle
  • Polyamory Lifestyle
  • and on…and on…and on…

I chose to focus down on simple living so I share almost all of that content from that POV.  My readers here at Honey & Pine know I’m going to talk about life in West Virginia (after leaving Atlanta, Georgia; share local places and landmarks, talk about home-grown food (a new category for my lifestyle blog), marriage, and stress-free life. That’s how I live so it’s what I share on my lifestyle blog. 

Still, it’s the “lifestyle” part that seems to confuse people but truly, it’s not so hard. Here are a few categories that I usually see on the blogs defined as a lifestyle blog.

Potential Lifestyle Blog Categories

  • Food
  • Faith
  • Fashion
  • Home Decor
  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Budgeting
  • Parenting
  • Career
  • Encouragement
  • DIY / Crafts
  • Homemaking

The blog categories are going to be different depending on the lifestyle blogger you’re talking to but it’s usually some combination of those things. Lifestyle bloggers are able to talk about anything and everything as long as they keep their POV consistent. A lifestyle blog is about sharing life with your readers and why you choose the life decisions that you do. If you’re ready to start your own lifestyle blog, check out my COMPLETE Guide to Starting a Lifestyle Blog right here (no worries, it’s free).

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What is a lifestyle blog anyway? Let's talk about how to define the lifestyle blog niche, talk about which categories a lifestyle blog includes, and how you can start a lifestyle blog of your own.

Updated July, 2017*

As a lifestyle blogger I used to feel discouraged by all of the blogging advice that insists if you’re going to be successful you have to niche down to a very specific topic. That may work for some, but it’s not a one-size fits all solution for building a successful blog.

In my new course, Finding Your Niche as a Lifestyle Blogger, I’ll show you how to create your own niche and build a successful lifestyle blog. Contrary to what you may have heard and read online, you don’t have to niche down to one narrow topic if you want to build a successful blog. Sure, it might be easier but it’s not the only way. It is possible to build a successful lifestyle blog and I’m going to teach you exactly how to do it.

I’ll break down exactly what it means to “niche” your blog, how to identify your lifestyle, create blog post categories that work for you, and develop an editorial plan for the next 90 – 120 days. 

You don’t have to sacrifice any part of what makes you, well, you in order to find success online with your blog. At the end of this course you’re going to have a clearly defined vision of yourself and how to define our lifestyle in a way that allows you to build a successful presence online. We’re going to strip away all of the noise, all of the overwhelm, all of the contradictory advice, and break it all down into easy bite-sized lessons. You deserve to feel confident in who you are and your role as a lifestyle blogger.

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  1. This is the perfect way to describe a lifestyle blog! It’s kind of a melting pot of everything. When people ask me (which honestly doesn’t get asked too often), I tell them I blog about all things that inspire me–recipes, style, small businesses, travel, events…usually I end up trailing off. Ha.

    • Thanks Jenna! It’s easy to trail off when talking about our niche. Other bloggers are so much more defined so it’s simpler to wrap up the categories in just a few words.

  2. Hey Ashley! I perked up when I saw your post topic because I’m also a lifestyle blogger. Though I’ve considered zeroing in on a more specific category and just sticking to one area to write about, keeping my niche more broad is ultimately why I started my blog to begin with. My passion is to record our lives, and I love doing just that! I try and keep it real and write about my own experience navigating this whole journey as an adult woman and all that it entails. πŸ™‚ Great post! You summed up a lifestyle blogger very well!

    • Hey Erica! i’m glad my post perked you up. πŸ™‚ I used to have another blog that was far more defined and then I realized I didn’t like feeling so handcuffed to a niche so I changed and now here I am. I’m definitely going to check your blog out tonight so don’t be surprised if you see lots of comment love! πŸ™‚

  3. My blog was once a food blog, but I have been writing for such a long time and it has really evolved into a lifestyle blog! Those are my favorite kinds of blogs to read because they offer so many topics and areas of interest. This is also why mine has evolved this way – I love food, family, pop culture, beauty, etc. Love all of your topics!

    • I’ve always wondered if you started out as a food blog! The name is kind of food-y but it works as a lifestyle blog too. I’v been curious but too embarrassed to ask you. I love the variety that lifestyle bloggers share because real day-to-day life doesn’t fall into a specific “niche” and I like people who talk about all aspects of life.

  4. Love this definition! I have been reading how you “should” narrow down your niche and focus on what your readers want. Yeah well I get that but I am writing about me & my families adventures so . . . I’m gonna stick with the randomness we’ve got going on everyday. LOL! It helps to know I’m not the only one out there breaking the mold. Blessings!

  5. I have been trying to figure out what I’m doing blogging and just recently learned what a lifestyle blog is and what you describe is so what I am doing– just jumping around from one topic to another, no niche– nice to meet you!

    • That’s so excellent Amber! Jump around, write about what you love (no matter how many things it is), and enjoy your blog. It’s super nice to meet you too! I’ll hop over to your blog in a bit and browse around. πŸ™‚

  6. I am fairly new to blogging but I like to consider myself a lifestyle blogger. I provide tips and encouraging words but also want to express what’s on my mind. I actually hesitate when it comes to just saying how I am feeling because I am such a private person. Do you have any advice for me?

    • Hey Lynn!

      First, I’d say that if you like to consider yourself a lifestyle blogger then you’re a lifestyle blogger. We all find our niche over time and some are more specific than others. If you like to provide tips and encouraging words then that’s it right there. You’re an encouragement and life tips blogger. Totally lifestyle!

      Plus, your ‘About’ page says a lot about you. It seems to define you as lifestyle because you said, “I enjoy encouraging others and discovering new ways of living that makes life a little easier.”

      Now, as far as saying how you’re feeling. It’s tough but the only real advice is to do it. You have to take the leap and put yourself out there. It’s hard at first because you feel vulnerable but you will find your tribe (a core group of loyal readers) and that will help. Start out by choosing 3 – 5 blogs in your niche (lifestyle) that you really love. Comment on them regularly, tweet the bloggers, and cultivate those relationships. That will help you feel more confident as you’ll know you have people on your side.

      Good luck! Happy Blogging. πŸ™‚

    • That’s exactly how I feel and I don’t like having to hold back. I know that if you’re looking to turn your blog in to a full-time business then it may be good to narrow down a niche but when you’re just looking to write, share a voice, be involved, then a lifestyle blog is perfect.

  7. I love your explanation of what a lifestyle blog is! I’ve recently started a “faith-based lifestyle blog” of my own, and it is so fun! I like how broad lifestyle blogs can be because it leaves so much room for new ideas and posts. Plus, the blogs that I enjoy reading the most are lifestyle blogs, so that was why I decided to go that route. Your blog is awesome and so inspiring!

  8. The term “Lifestyle Blogging” is what I finally settled on after seeing that it just comes so naturally to me to do! Lifestyle blogging is essentially a specific blog about general topics. I know a little bit about a lot of things! Yes, I know that may sound frazzled, but it’s not. It’s so natural for me. But what’s also ironic is that people ask me all of the time about business blogging and how to do it (because I’m a freelance writer/blogger). People also always ask me about the topics I’m most passionate about (clean eating, exercising, natural hair), so I was always perplexed on how to make those topics all jive together. I finally decided, after many, MANY months of talking myself out of my idea(s), to mesh the ideas together and just do what comes naturally to me AND show other people how to do it. So, now I’m a lifestyle blogger and I talk about my life and it’s happenings. I also happen to show other aspiring-lifestyle-bloggers how to blog about their lifestyles and turn it into a profitable business. I talk about monetizing and marketing their “lives.” The moment “that” light bulb went off in my head was a freeing, totally relaxing one. Now, I feel completely comfortable with my business ideas, although others may not understand them and I, in fact, may be the only person doing what I do the way I do it. But, that’s ok too. I’m an entrepreneur at heart, and that’s the nature of how we do. We pave the way! Love it!

    • That’s so great Bridget! I’m glad that you are embracing exactly who you are, what you enjoy, and what you feel called to share. That’s the best way to blog, IMO. It’s not frazzled if it’s your heart. You share what’s best for you. That’s how you’re authentic. That’s how you grow and stay true to what you love. Good luck with all of your endeavors. XOXO

  9. Thank you for this! I feel just like everybody else who has commented up here! We do have to explain to people who do not know what Lifestyle blogging is because on some occasions, for business purposes, I have been asked (and also by my own hubby) to define it. I am grateful for all the people who had a response to this post as it has helped me feel more “normal” and more at ease when telling others proudly that I am indeed a Lifestyle Blogger πŸ™‚

    • You’re welcome Martine! It’s definitely “normal” and there is no reason at all to be ashamed of being a lifestyle blogger. You should be proud of yourself, there are plenty of successful lifestyle bloggers and there’s nothing wrong with having a lot of things you share on your space.

  10. Hi Ashley,
    I’m new to the blogging world; having just started my blog in September. I’m having so much fun and loving it! I stumbled across your post the other day and it hit home with me. I almost feel embarrassed when I tell people I started a lifestyle blog. This isn’t because I’m embarrassed of my blog or it’s content; it’s because it’s so hard to explain what a lifestyle blog really is. I get crickets a lot when I tell people. Once I explain more “it’s a historical blog.. lifestyle from a historical should check it out..etc.” they get more interested.
    I define my blog as a historic lifestyle blog. For example; when I wrote about decorating with blue and white china I gave a historical background on blue and white china. I am a former history teacher! LOL I love the freedom lifestyle blogging gives me, but I have found it necessary to focus on about 5 subject areas, and having the historical perspective gives it a little bit more of a niche.
    Great post- looking forward to reading more!

    • Lydia, your blog sounds amazing! I love history and that is a really great perspective to put behind your blog. What you need now is a great “elevator pitch.” An elevator pitch is essentially a way to describe your blog in 30 seconds or less (the length of an elevator ride). I see you have a tagline already so maybe try something like, “Looking at modern life from a historic perspective” or something similar. Play around with it because it’s a really great idea.

  11. Thank you so much for creating this blog!!! I started my blog about a month ago and have been struggling to figure out how to define it. Like you, I too have a faith based lifestyle blog. This is just fantastic!!! I am so excited that I found your post!!! You have put into words what I have been trying to articulate for weeks. Thank you so much! I look forward to following your blog!

  12. Hi Ashley,
    I recently just started blogging and have read a lot of advice about narrowing your niche. I decided my niche was fresh starts, new beginnings and named my blog Repotting Hacks. But that hasn’t really been what I’ve been writing about lately. Ha! I’m just going to call it a lifestyle blog.
    Thanks for this post that made me feel like that’s a good choice!

    • Hi Susan! You’re welcome friend. πŸ™‚ I hate “nicheing” and I’ve written about it a few times. It’s really great for some people who are mega-focused but not everyone needs (or wants) a niche and that’s perfectly ok. You write what’s on your mind and in your heart then let that be that. We are the most successful when we are passionate about what we share, no matter how diverse those topics are.

  13. Hi Ashley! Your post came at just the right time for me too! I started a small business a year ago and it is a website with a lifestyle blog and a possible online store. I too have difficulty telling others what I am doing. I am a full time teacher and I wanted to do this as a creative outlet and to inspire and help others. It has taken me a year to get ready to go into it further and I know that I have held back because I do not have a clear path forward. Accepting that my blog will just be about a variety of topics has helped. I would love to talk to you further about this. So thrilled to have found your site!

  14. I can say that your blog and the other comments are really helping me decide what type of blogger that I want to be. I decided to look into lifestyle blogging because I am passionate about a lot of topics that I can give some insight too. Plus I wanted to tie in the topics to the happenings in my life and the area I live in.

  15. Thanks for this post! I’ve had a blog for almost three years now and always struggle to define it. I write mostly about my life as an expat and cultural differences that I experience in my new “home country,” but describing my blog as an “expat blog” somehow seemed to be missing something. I only realized today that my blog actually falls into the broad category of lifestyle blogs, which makes me happy because there seems to be more of a community around lifestyle blogs than expat blogs (maybe just because there are more of them).

    -Danielle |

    • You’re welcome Danielle. πŸ™‚ It is kind of weird define and I feel like lifestyle bloggers take a lot of crap for not having a well-defined niche. I’ve finally gotten to the point where I don’t care anymore but it took me at least 2 years to get there. Now, I don’t care about nicheing and I finally enjoy my blog again.

  16. Thanks for this, Ashley! As I’m about to launch a “later” moms blog soon, I started delving into what exactly “lifestyle” means. I want to add value by helping other “older” moms, but I also know I’m no expert, so I want to be able to connect by sharing my own experiences. God Bless!

    • That sounds great Joan! I do hope you stay in touch w/ me. I turn 34 this year so I’ll definitely be one of those mom’s that had her first in her mid 30’s if we’re ever able to actually have a child. Your blog sounds like a great resource for women. I wish you a lot of success with it. I can’t wait to check it out.

  17. Hi Ashely,

    I was so indecisive of how to start and tackle my blog, but with the list you mentioned it made it clear that I will start looking at myself as a lifestyle blogger.

    Thank you for the inspiration, keep doing your thing girl!

    Rubhi Garcia

    • Thanks so much Rubhi! I’ve learned that if you stay true to what you love and are authentic to your personality and your passions you’ll find success. Just do what you feel led to do and try not to be too caught up in what “everyone else” is doing. It’s tough, but you can do it.

  18. Thanks so much for this post! I have been blogging for five months now and I have been having a hard time defining my “niche”, because I just share about so many things (just like your list!) But after reading your post I can define exactly what type of blogger I am. I’m a lifestyle blogger!!! Yay! Thank you so much. I was so confused because everyone who blogs always talks about niche and knowing your niche and writing to your niche/audience. But when you feel you don’t have a definition to what you do its hard to focus in that way.

    • Oh Dalba, I know exactly what you mean! It can really tear you down and make you feel like a failure as a blogger because you don’t have one defined niche. I think we all have one topic that lights our fire a bit more than the others whether it be getting really jazzed about recipes but not wanting to be a food blogger all the time or loving your fashion posts but not wanting to be dedicated to it. You may find that over time you change and do want to focus on one thing but if you don’t that is totally ok. You CAN find success as a lifestyle blogger so don’t feel like you’re doing something wrong but writing about all of your passions and interests.

  19. Yes I am too!

    I have too many interests to niche each one out into a separate blog for each…when I tried I felt fragmented.

    So I gave up and started lifestyle blogging on my main personal blog…and it feels so much more holistic now!

  20. I am new to the blogging world and one of the things I’ve been struggling with is choosing a niche. Thanks to this post I now know what my niche is , lifestyle. Eventually, I’m sure I will narrow it down to a more defined topic as I hope to make some sort of income, but for now I plan to focus on learning all that I can and working on the quality of my posts.

    • You can make an income with a lifestyle blog but it is easier when you’re focused down on one thing and one thing only. I hate writing myself in to a dark hole like that though. I need the freedom to write about anything I want at any time I want. Welcome to the blogging world by the way. I wish you much success on this new journey of yours.

  21. Hi Ashley,
    I am just starting up in the blogging world and I would definitely describe my blog as a lifestyle blog. I totally understand the look and questions which arise after saying the word lifestyle! My blog is sort of like a complete mish mash of randomness! I obviously haven’t written much yet however my blog will include travel, decor, food, beauty etc. This is an excellent explanation of what a lifestyle blog is and I will definitely be using this description next time someone gives me ‘that look!’ X

    • Oh girl I SO know that look! There are plenty of people that do niche down really specific and for those people that’s great but it shouldn’t mean that those that don’t are wrong or bad somehow. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. Your blog should be what you are passionate about and if that’s a mish mash of stuff then that’s what you should do. Be proud of what you love and share it. Good luck!

  22. This was the exact post I needed to come across. I have been toying with blogging for so long, but I have also been completely thrown by finding my niche! I DEFINITELY fall into the “lifestyle” category. It’s a huge melting pot of life and love! Exactly what I am all about! Thanks for clarifying…I will be starting my blog soon, and you helped push me that much closer!

    • How exciting for you Michelle! Don’t be surprised to see yourself narrowing down more and more and more as time ticks by but don’t ever feel like you have to force it. I know SO many bloggers that have given up because they felt like they had to niche and you don’t. Not really. Your blog is your space to share YOU and YOUR LIFE and YOUR PASSIONS so you write whatever you love and everything else will fall in to place. You’ll be great. I’d love to know when you launch so pop back in and keep me in the loop. XOXO

  23. I’m starting my own lifestyle blog and defining my niche has been something I’ve struggled with. I want to write about my everyday life and the adventures I have, but there is pressure online to focus in on one specific theme or topic, and that’s just not my life. It’s awesome to see that I’m on the right track.

  24. Hello Ashley,

    Thanks for sharing this. I recently started blogging more consistently and I love it. I love to share things I’m passionate about and what I’m working on. I usually say I have a Fashion, Lifestyle & Travel Blog but sometimes I talk about food/restaurants, projects I’m working on an even poetry lol.. Is this too much if I’m planning to also grow this into a business to make money?

    Thanks again

  25. Ashley!
    Well stated. It can become frustrating to be “boxed” into a category when all you as the blogger want to do is simply have the freedom to speak on whatever. Although the categories may be interrelated, a lifestyle blog enables the blogger to articulate what they are most passionate about.

    When I first started blogging, I selected a niche. I often struggled with finding enough content. I am now in the process of rebuilding.

    Thanks for making time to provide clarity and a platform to allow your viewers to openly respond!

    • You are very welcome Tenielle! Don’t feel boxed in at all. You’re perfectly allowed to blog about anything you love and if that means you blog about a variety of topics then that’s perfecctly a-ok.

  26. I just started blogging, and my biggest problem was what’s actually my area of blogging? This post just made it clear! Ha ha! Now I know what to tell people if they ask.

    • Blog it all Patricia! πŸ™‚ You write about whatever is placed upon your heart and soul to share with the world. The right readers will find you and those readers will love you. Truly, that is all that matters.

  27. I love this post! I’ve struggled for years on defining my niche because I’ve read so much advice about finding a niche. The problem is, whenever I try to narrow my scope, I lose interest and my writing begins to fall of. I’ll echo some of the comments above from bloggers who have said that they enjoy sharing stories about their lives. This is me all the way πŸ™‚

    The best part is being able to share something that I’ve learned from my own struggles so that others can help transform their own lives. As a yogi and psych expert, my content also tends to have an orientation toward spirituality and self development. I’m in the process of re-focusing for the next year and really looking forward to diving in as a lifestyle blogger. Feels so good to say it out loud! πŸ˜€


    • Congrats Nadia! There is nothing that drives me more insane than all of this talk about “niche”. If you want to run a business with a blog then yeah, you need to niche but if you want to run a blog you can write about whatever you want. You said you’re a “yogi and psych expert” and your content “tends to have an orientation toward spirituality and self development.” so let that guide you and write what you want from YOUR perspective. People will connect with you over that.

    • You’re welcome Dee! I’m so glad that it has helped you find a little clarity. Don’t fall in to the “niche” trap because you can be successful doing your own thing.

  28. Yes, I have had a lifestyle blog for 10 years now but it was “just” a blog at first! πŸ˜‰ I find that people who have a more specific niche seem to do better in the sense of traffic, etc. but I wouldn’t change a thing about my blog so… oh well! I am a writer at heart and will write or post about whatever I want so this is the best niche for me! πŸ˜€ Great post!

  29. This is so helpful! I just started a blog and have been struggling with the fact that mine is also a lifestyle blog. I have a lot of passions and didn’t want to feel forced to only discuss one or two things. I have been nervous though that a broad blog will not generate any traffic. This helps calm that a bit :),

  30. This was super helpful! I recently decided to start a blog, and have been trying to find my niche. It has been super stressful because there isn’t one really good topic I want to dedicate all of my time and energy into. I have been looking around and A LOT of people are constantly saying lifestyle blogs are not worth it. It is refreshing to see them turn successful and prove all those non believers wrong!

    • Thanks Whitney! Do NOT listen to those naysayers! There are so many of them out there and it’s just frustrating to be told that what you’re passionate about isn’t good enough to be successful. That’s total B.S. What really attracts people is you being real and being passionate so if that means you write about #allthethings then so be it! So long as you share your POV you’ll be just fine. Good luck!

  31. This was a great post! It took me awhile to become a lifestyle blogger. I started as a personal blogger, then I moved to music, then fashion, and now lifestyle. I adore being a lifestyle blogger because I get to write about a variety of different topics. In essence, I can incorporate my love of music, fashion, art, travel, etc into one site instead of having 5 sites.

    I also like your definition of a lifestyle blogger! In my book, #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger. I also offer my own definition of what a lifestyle blogger is and what we do. In the book, I write that Lifestyle Bloggers create content that will inspire, motivate, empower, and entertain our readers. We blog about a variety of different topics and what makes us unique is the perspective of the blogger. We’re different from niche bloggers because we have to juggle multiple project simultaneously. If anyone is interested in reading more, check out #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger on Amazon.

    Thanks for writing this fabulous post!

  32. I have two blogs. One is a new self hosted food blog. The other I feel is more geared towards a lifestyle blog but haven’t self hosted yet. I plan to do that either later this month on next month. I have struggle to go self hosted because I have been told many times what I write about is not good enough. I decided to jump out on a line and make my food blog self hosted regardless. I am still debating on my other one because I haven’t really broke it down, thus the reason I am thinking lifestyle blog. One reason is the name of the blog. I was told a few times I should change the name and go more towards a niche. It is called Rusty2rusty’s Chatter. I need to re-invent myself. I don’t want to have multiple hosted blogs. I want to stick with two. You blog piece has given me something to thing about.

  33. This was super helpful! I’ve been trying to get advice and narrow down what I want my blog to be about, and after reading this I know I need to start a lifestyle blog! I feel like I’m kind of all over the place but this has really helped calm some fears about starting a blog. Thank you!

  34. A very useful article. I have plans to make a lifestyle blog and heard about this niche thing so many times. To be successful you should narrow down niche and stock to it. My idea of a lifestyle blog includes various topics such as foood, health, travel, technology etc. Happy to find someone who has similar ideas and views

  35. This post is so inspiring! It’s been discouraging to read different posts saying that lifestyle isn’t a real niche, so I’m glad to see that it can be done!

    Lifestyle, to me, is literally anything that has to do with your life!

    Life is great, why shouldn’t we write about all of it? πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much Christine! Lifestyle blogging is definitely a real niche and there are a lot of successful lifestyle blogs. The most important thing is to realize what you’re really doing is sharing YOUR pov on life so your pov becomes your niche.

  36. Such a helpful blog post! I am in the early stages of researching and gathering my thoughts for a blog, and knowing what all entails Lifestyle really helped narrow my focus as far as the categories I want to cover.

    • I can’t wait to see what you come up with! The best I can say is to embrace your total lifestyle and be open about your lifestyle choices. Feel free to come back and drop a link when you’re live so I can check it out.

  37. I have a “personal lifestyle blog” about living in Los Angeles. I was so sick of seeing the same articles and listicles in LA blogs that I decided to create my own. I don’t live in a tony neighborhood nor do I live near the beach — which is a realistic portrayal of most people in LA. I live on a budget and I eat more green juice (haha). But yes, a lifestyle blog is not a bad thing.

  38. I’ve been trying for years sadly on how to narrow down what I write about. When I couldn’t, I started trying to manage multiple blogs. That’s obviously is not working with my busy life.
    This lifestyle blog concept seems like the perfect fit.

    I come from a dysfunctional family that still invades my life, which has forced me to become strongly independent. So my days revolve around working towards getting the freedom to do whatever I want to do, while trying to stay sane in the process. My days typically consist of exploring, fixing things, build stuff (DIY), saving money, bailing family/friends out of problems, self discovery, and simplifying life.

  39. Thank you – there are so many different opinions and sometimes we just need someone else’s opinion that agrees with us makes things ok!!!! LOL! Very helpful – I’ve been beating myself up trying to break down my categories – My lifestyle is…well….me. It’s still so broad , and I know I have to narrow it down into a few boxes….thank you!

  40. You know what I love about your post? That I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to be boxed into a “niche” either. And what most people don’t realize is the social media world is ever changing and if you only put yourself into one category your simply limiting yourself. I also think it can be monotonous to post the SAME style of clothes on a daily basis. I want to see clothes and shoes as much as the next person, but I also want to see some food places to try out and some food options to try out at a new restaurant too.

  41. I just wanted to say thank you for posting this. I have been on the fence about starting a blog for years now. One of the obstacles that I had a hard time getting over was narrowing down my niche to one specific thing. So I really appreciate this post. Thank you again.

  42. I started a blog last year to focus on my art but soon got overwhelmed trying to monetize. It wasn’t me. So then I tried to talk about mental health and I felt like a phony trying to be Oprah or something. So now I’m just writing what I want mostly about my life in Minnesota raising kids and marriage. I hate the niche thing. It’s too limiting for me and I don’t like coming off as an expert.

    This post is great and very encouraging!

  43. I started my lifestyle blog last year and many times when I talk with some other bloggers about blog categories, Ifound it difficult to support the fact that ‘ lifestyle blog’s are also a niche blog’.
    Thanks to your amazing detailed post. Now i can share the post link instead of typing my own words.
    Good resource.

  44. Thanks for sharing this encouraging post. I just started a blog, and I felt really strongly about calling it a lifestyle blog, but so many sites and bloggers discourage that and drill specific niches. It’s comforting to hear someone tell me it’s ok to stick with lifestyle and that it can actually work!

  45. Quite insightful!!I intend to start a blog of my own with following categories: Movie reviews, personal travel experiences, food stories. can I call it as a lifestyle blog? These are the areas I am deeply interested in real life πŸ™‚

  46. This is super helpful! I was so tired of hearing β€œfind your niche.” Thank you for eloquently supporting lifestyle blogging. I am inspired!

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