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i have no niche

December 11, 2007

i’m like a kitten on crack

i’m everywhere

all at once

the more successful blogs, i’ve noted, have a niche. they do one thing and they do it well. sometimes that niche is not easily defined, sometimes it is clear as a bell. but they all fit into that nebulous category of fulfilling a need.

this blog, on the other hand, is a complete clusterfest. stream of consciousness as seen through the sewage of a half rotten brain.

one minute i’m ranting about my local grocery store, the next i’m teaching people how to corrupt their children, and the next i’m posting pictures of giant green roosters to annoy all the googlehappy cocksearchers on the web for wasting some of their precious porn time.

i should poll my readers and find out how many of them have ADHD.

maybe that’s my niche.

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2007 10:26

    in related news, calling someone a googlehappy cocksearcher would be a great internet insult.

    maybe pared down to a simple ghcs for ease of use in chat rooms

  2. December 11, 2007 11:22

    I have thought the same about my blog… no niche. I guess I view my blog and yours as a sort of online diary…

    Love you, I will call you later. I am teaching class for someone who called in today

  3. December 11, 2007 13:10

    Niches are overrated. Specialization is good and all that, but it lacks relevance and an idea of how it all fits together.

    That’s my excuse.

    As for the googlehappy cocksearcher thing…. You’d be surprised how much that is a compliment in certain circles.

  4. December 11, 2007 13:48

    note to self, stay out of the complimentary cocksearcher circles . . .

  5. December 11, 2007 19:42

    In my blogroll I classified you under the heading, Writers and Poets I Read. I don’t suppose that narrows it down much, does it?

    A lot of us are scattershot . . . maybe that’s why we’re not at the top of the technorati rankings.

  6. amy permalink
    December 11, 2007 19:53

    I forget who, but I know someone said that “specialization is for insects”. In order for a person to be a productive human being and fully participate in their society and culture, they have to have more than one talent. Otherwise, what the hell do they do when that talent or skill becomes out-moded, out-dated, or done away with? They fail as a productive member of society.

    Screw the specialists. 🙂

    *but yeah, I do have ADHD*

  7. December 11, 2007 21:17

    @ cv –
    yeah, we are the well rounded obsolete

    i like to think of my blog as that fabulous little mom and pop restaurant that only like six people know about.

    @ amy –
    Heinlein said it. And while I agree with him in theory, in practice it is the specialist who is in demand and making the big bucks in his field.

    That said, I agree, if he doesn’t keep up with changes in his chosen field a specialist can quickly become obsolete.

  8. amy permalink
    December 12, 2007 09:26

    That’s only because in practice, there is too much information to be learned by just one person. Especially if you are talking about medical things. So, in essence, you are right.

    However, if it weren’t for all the legal loopholes one has to jump through, there would be no real reason for someone to know things like…

    how to build a house; frame, plumbing, floors, walls, roof, and all….with maybe a bit of help for things like electrical work.

    how to raise, slaughter, preserve, and cook food (including tanning hides).

    how to weave and sew their own clothing.

    I think the primary drive behind specialization, is based rather largely on the fact that technology is advancing so rapidly (because of the specialists in those fields), that it is impossible to integrate the changes into the general knowledge bank. So in effect it becomes a viscious circle, because we are dependant on a money economy where its mandatory that someone work 40-70 hours a week to provide the bare necessities of living, so no one has the *time* to learn the things that would prevent the need for specialists to begin with.

    I have a great book at home, that is pretty much a “how to” of self sufficient living. With all the basic knowledge that someone would need to live. Granted it would never be useful in the modern world as we know it…so its more like one of those “should WWIII ever occur, you’ll know how to survive” type books; but it is interesting to read and realize just how much knowledge we all give up in exchange for becoming just one more “specialist” participating in the rat race instead of being able to actually enjoy our lives.

  9. amy permalink
    December 12, 2007 09:29

    Think about it. How many people do you know who would have to give up something as simple as pasta, because they have no clue that its so simple to make? To them simple is “go to store, grab box, take home, boil water, add pasta, wait 12 minutes”.

    If for whatever reason, pasta was suddenly unavailable…how many of them could transition to “add 1 egg per pound of flour and enough water to make loose dough, pour through strainer into boiling water, wait 2 minutes and voila”.

  10. December 12, 2007 16:39

    If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

    -carl sagan

  11. Red permalink
    December 12, 2007 17:06

    THAT”S why I love your blog .. because it IS a clusterfukc, and not just aimed toward one thing or another. Oh please dont’ say you’re a’changing!

  12. December 12, 2007 18:11

    you spelled flustercluck wrong.

    :mrgreen: -and i’m pretty much always changing. that’s what fuels the flustercluck. it’s kinda like my own internal flux capacitor.

  13. December 13, 2007 09:14

    I love your niche – it’s the a niche for non-niche blog readers.

    I’m tempted to start a blog and call it flustercluck LOL just cause it’s such a silly word hehehe

  14. December 13, 2007 16:25

    feel free

  15. December 15, 2007 21:09

    I have my hands full with one blog full time, I wouldn’t have time to do a new blog justice. I’ve started three other blogs over the past year but they didn’t get past a month or two, so now I try to keep my focus on the one and not spread myself too thin no matter how tempting.

  16. December 15, 2007 23:25

    maybe you could make it a feature on your current blog.

  17. December 16, 2007 23:57

    Being yourself is most important. That’s a niche in itself. Take Judy (SugarQueen). She’s just herself and writes about whatever she feels like it. You have to enjoy doing it. If you don’t, then there’s no point. So be yourself.

    I don’t think I have ADHD, but Judy did call me demented…

  18. December 17, 2007 00:12

    hrm . . . i do enjoy blogging . . . for my own safety, however, i shall refrain from speculating on your possible current state of dementia.

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