Or…revamp this one?? Depending on when I decide to publish this post, I may have already talked about how I feel like my blog doesn’t have a distinctive voice or honestly what feels like anything distinctive about it, really. I feel like I’m still blogging as though it’s 2012 and everyone’s trying to do what everybody else is doing. I’ve been struggling with trying to find my voice, my niche, and my brand.
However, on Tumblr at least, I seem to have found kind of a niche thing that I’m interested in and people seem to like my content for in…witchcraft?? I’ve mentioned a little bit that I’ve gotten really into witchblr (witch community on Tumblr) lately, and I also started a booklr (book tumblr) that is witchy-themed. Even though I don’t necessarily “believe” in a lot of witchy things (I don’t think magic is real, for instance, don’t believe in faeries or spirits, etc.), I am still super fascinated by it and like the idea of it.
I started exploring witchblr because I discovered it was one of the most popular Tumblr communities in…I think 2017?? Basically right after Tr*mp got elected. A lot of women especially used witchcraft as a way to take back power and control and empower themselves against a world that was making less and less sense and I…really relate and believe in that aspect of it.
I’d love to have a blog that looks at YA from a witchy lens, and do stuff like tarot readings (which I’m learning how to do) for books, write spells from book quotes, create spell jars for characters, and other stuff that is both witchy and bookish. Plus, I’ve already been thinking about an aesthetic for photos.
My main worries are two: 1) that the idea is too niche, and nobody would be interested in reading about witchcraft and YA and 2) I’ll lose interest in witchcraft within a few years or a month.
I used to change my blog names and designs all the time, so I don’t know why I’m so concerned about committing to this long term, but I kind of am. I’m debating just creating a free wordpress blog to try it out, or posting a few witchy features on here first and seeing how people respond to them. I know ultimately how I run my blog is my decision, but it would be nice to know that I wouldn’t lose every follower or reader I’ve gained in the past few months.
I feel like the internet, and especially my blog, has become a place for me to project the person I wish I could be, and fitting in witchy things would definitely fit into that. I still feel kind of embarrassed about my interest in witchy things though, even though I am very interested in it if only because I find it super fascinating. I’d like a place to explore my studies in the subject, and blogging has always been a great outlet for me to express myself.
If anyone has any thoughts on the shift in topic focus, or whether I should try things out on this blog versus creating a whole new blog or change this one completely, I’d love to hear them, though I’d appreciate some kindness and understanding about my general embarrassed feelings.