What’s a gal to do? I am almost envious of you awesome bloggers who can so eloquently and creatively share your footprints in the sand. The niches of the blogging world are endless and you guys dress it up beautifully!!
As I become Dora la exploradora in my mind, I venture off on a niche adventure to walk in your shoes.
Here’s what I got so far:
Fashion – Well, I’m not really big on fashion and can’t, for the life of me, figure out the makeup maze. Anything past lip gloss and eyeliner would require lifeguard assistance… or some balloons, big red shoes, and a big red nose.
Art & Design – NOT. A. CLUE. Next…
Money Business– Oh you money savvy sweethearts! Where do you come from? From what cloth are you cut? If only I could have one single drop of your financially free, coupon cutting, sale soliciting blood run through my veins.
Health & Fitness – I like donuts and hate exercise. I’ve been doomed from my first bite. The end.
Foodies – Thank you for recipes that help maintain my fluffiness.
Pets – Let’s see… well, I do have a 65lb dog
who thinks he’s a cat and an 8lb cat whom we, seriously, call Cujo Kitty.
I may be able to get Cesar Milan and Jackson Galaxy on board for an awesome premier of cat-dog live.
Guess I better have a because I’m not myself when I’m hungry.
So, here it goes.
Walking in your shoes is DEFINITELY not MY niche. I would probably be my only follower if I even attempted to recreate the greatness of any of you.
So why do people do it?
Why replicate when you are already in possession of an original? Why do people venture so far out of their zone to dance with success?
My guess? Chlorophyll. Yep, that must be it! Chlorophyll gives grass all of that rich, vibrant green color and the other side is full of it.
I don’t doubt the vanity of the green over yonder. You shouldn’t either. As a matter of fact, it shouldn’t even ping on your radar if your “agenda” is to succeed in your own element, in your own shell, in your own shoes; filled with your own interests, your own experiences and your own point of view.
If your agenda is nothing more than to imitate then please, by all means, continue to gaze and graze.
Guess #2 Self Doubt. If, in your mind, success is only achievable by becoming a surrogate to and of someone else’s hopes, dreams and hard work then you are, unfortunately, a stranger to the meaning of success and possess a great amount of self-doubt.
Believe you can and you will succeed or fail.
Guess #3 Fear. We all have it and that’s ok! I guess, it seems easier and safer to do what someone else has already done. The risk factor is already subdued, right. Not at all. You still run a risk of mistake and failure.
Why not take the mistakes from YOUR ideas and learn from them? Why not use your failures as a pilot for your dreams. What doesn’t work go back in and rewrite it. Don’t let fear rationalize and minimize your potential.
Everyone and everything has its own place in this kooky world. It’s up to you to find yours.