Before I launched my blog, I read lots of posts and watched many videos on blogging. Most of them advised that selecting a niche is essential for a blog to be a success. A niche means a particular subject or genre. People become expert at writing in a particular form and subject. Today’s question is about stretching your wings and flying beyond your comfort zone. I have borrowed this question off Melanie whom you know at sparksfromacombustiblemind. I would love it if the rest of you guys would let me know if you would like something else discussed on this forum. My comments section is open to your suggestions.
Do you ever ‘stretch’ i. e. expand your horizons by writing outside your comfort zone? If not, why?
As a matter of fact, when I started my blog, I was going to do what the experts suggest. Not that I had read anything about being successful as a blogger but logic dictated that I should write what I know! Right!
I started with good intentions but was waylaid by the numerous prompts that are published on many of the blogs daily, weekly and monthly. Their allure was hard to resist. I succumbed to the temptation of trying something new. I had never written fiction before, except in my imagination and not a lot of poetry.
But I did both.
I have tried my hand at writing fiction, short stories with a variety of prompts as my inspiration.
This has certainly made me step out of my comfort zone.
And the same is the case with poetry. I might have dabbled in it as a teenager but had never shown it to anyone. And here I am at WordPress, writing poems daily and publishing them for everyone to read. I would say that it is way out of my comfort zone.
I have the courage to do both these things was because of the tremendous support given to me by my blogging family. They are kind and encouraging towards my efforts.
Now I need to try something new. I wonder what it could be?