Before I keep going on this political road, I am going to regain control of my steering wheel and get back on the highway I am supposed to be driving on today. I honestly don't like Politics and don't even like talking about it. I have NO IDEA how I ended up on THAT road--LOL! Today its all about fitting into society when you don't fit "IN" to a specific box.
I started my website and blog almost a year ago. I wanted to inspire women to get out of their comfort zone and see the world. Traveling Solo is a great way to expand their horizons AND their confidence. I started writing about travel and destinations. I then started to write about the people I meet when I travel. For me, the people ARE the destination. In the same way that it's all about the JOURNEY for me, I want to change the worlds perspective so they can see what I see. I wear some pretty special glasses when I look at the world around me and I just want to share my prescription with YOU ALL. With my glasses, EVERYWHERE you go is Fabulous. The Sun is always shining and there is goodness all around. I don't live in "my own little fantasy world". I live in OUR WONDERFUL WIDE WORLD.
As I started to write more on topics that I am passionate about, I began to fall "out" of the typical Travel Blogging Niche. There are several niches you can choose as a Travel Blogger. Here is just a sample:
Short Term Travel
Round the World (RTW) Travel
I was told at a Travel Media Conference that one of the first things I needed to do to be successful at blogging, was "find your niche".
GREAT. Epic FAIL already!
How do I pick just ONE? I LOVE ALL kinds of travel, experience ALL KINDS OF TRAVEL and want to share ALL MY EXPERIENCES with the World. I apparently wasn't going to be able to do that. I was already a failure at being a "Travel Blogger" and I just started doing it. I finally found my DREAM JOB and I woke up to someone shaking me violently saying "You're not living that life--it's NOT REAL. YOU CAN'T HAVE IT."
What do you do when someone says you can only take ONE PASSION and write about that? You need to FOCUS on ONE type of travel so you can have a target audience to reach. Otherwise you will get lost in cyberspace and no one will be able to find you.
Well, the normal person would probably just quit. It seemed impossible to take ALL my passions and just narrow them down to one. But I am NOT a normal person. I wear that hat proudly, btw (that's "By the Way" for all you new to social media types). I never wanted to be normal in life. Normal just seems so ............. boring...... to me. I feel most comfortable in situations and environments that make "most people" Uncomfortable. I am NOT "most people". I have lived my life with many experiences that cause me to see our World with my OWN point of view. That is what I am going to express and share on MY website. Since I don't work for anyone (here on Earth), I can do what I want. I decided since I didn't fit into one niche, I would make my own that allows me to encompass ALL my passions. DRUM ROLL PLEASE......
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I introduce you to the Amazing and NON normal Woman
Since she is UNIQUE to this World, she has not only created her name, she has created her OWN niche:
Inspirational Travel Blogger/Photographer/Consultant
Please leave a comment below and share with me YOUR experience as someone who doesn't fit in. We ALL have our own story to tell and I want to share yours. Don't feel you have to change your story to fit into someone else's book. WRITE YOUR OWN STORY FOR YOUR LIFE and then PLEASE share it with everyone you can. The World needs more of our different stories. Diversity is what makes us all Beautiful. And when we realize the power of our beauty, the world around us, OUR WORLD, becomes a BETTER and BRIGHTER WORLD.