Finding My Niche

Every time I read a thing about bloggers having to find a niche, my heart sinks.   I’m not doing anything right. I’m also supposed to put keywords in my post titles, and to figure out what kind of posts bring the most traffic. That way, I can give the readers more of what They want.

I’m terrible at following rules, even when it would be in my best interest.

I also read some shit about finding your Voice and establishing your Brand. No problems there, I think. My Voice is my actual voice, and the Sister Wolf Brand..well, duh.

But here’s a great idea for a niche. Shopbop, my favorite online shopping site, has announced that returns of their merchandise are now free! So is shipping. Wouldn’t it be great if I spent the rest of my life ordering stuff from Shopbop, modeling it, and then sending it back?!

I could let readers vote on what I have to buy and model! I could try to pose like Goony Bird! I could glower like Starvng Girl! I could wear rompers and sequin shorts! The possibilities are endless. And horrible!

I wish I had the energy to carry this out, don’t you? I could get really famous as That Crazy Woman Who Models Shopbop Crap. But would I get a book deal, do you think?

I’m not doing anything that won’t get me a book deal. In fact, that is my motto from now on. I’m going to try it out on my husband when he gets home tonight.

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25 Responses to Finding My Niche

  1. Pudfish says:

    I love the “not doing anything that won’t get me a book deal” idea. I would like to try that too, but no doubt my husband would persuade me that there would be a bidding war for “How I washed and ironed my husband’s shirts, found one small boy’s shin pad and one football boot, and fished out some old chicken nuggets from under the sofa etc…”

  2. Ah stuff the book deal you are coming to the Oscars with me so you can shout c**t at whomever you like!

  3. Faux Fuchsia says:

    My 4 year old niece’s Barbie wears stuff that looks like this. But she’s a plastic doll, not a real person. I hope you get a book deal. Did you sort out a reality tv show like I told you to?

  4. arline says:

    I was thinking, that I wish you would write another story.

    Are you working on anything in particular? I hope so.

  5. honeypants says:

    That is the best idea for a niche I have heard in a long time!

  6. I fully support this new venture Sister. There’s got to be some way to make money off it.

  7. Ann says:

    Before we go any further, if you are going to be That Crazy Woman Who Models Shopbop Crap, you need to start posing with your hand on your face.

    I think you should write a Jackie Collins-type, expose’ book with semi-anonymous/blind item characters about other bloggers.

  8. WendyB says:

    Hell yeah. Go for it.

    Then thing of a niche for me. I need one too.

  9. oh, yeah, I like Ann’s suggestion about the book. But for after you hit the Oscars with Make Do Style.

  10. dust says:

    Little Britain: “How many pages?”
    You get a book deal, I’ll do the dress(es?), seriously, I promise!

  11. dust says:

    But I don’t want to do anything with Shopbop, I meant dresses for a booksigning tour.

  12. patni says:

    You totally have a niche! and a voice! What they mean is a niche that will buy lots of crap if you tell them, and a voice that says buy! buy!
    Thank god your’s is the niche of sanity that laughs at the voices saying curate! curate!
    count me a fan girl.

  13. Zenobie says:

    I am eagerly awaiting the release of the Godammit, I’m Mad T-shirt. Maybe you can become a designer muse too, every designer needs a blogger muse.

  14. TheShoeGirl says:

    I really like this idea. I think you should take it to the next level and refuse to get out of bed for anything less than a book deal a la “I wont get out of bed for less than $10000 a day” – Linda Evangelista (What a cunt)

  15. annemarie says:

    Why don’t you write a book about a mother-daughter fashion-blogging duo?

  16. honeypants says:

    Oh, here’s a niche blogger I expect you to hate:

  17. hammie says:

    Yes! and Catherine Keener* could play you as the warmhearted but hating on everything that is actually shit mom blogger (another niche) who makes a fortune modelling shopbop shite!
    *or Sandra Bullock

  18. Alicia says:

    DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

  19. Cricket9 says:

    I would buy a Goddammit, I’m mad T-shirt in a blink! I need one, to wear it to work.

  20. yey! DO.IT.SISTER.WOLF.

    btw what is niche? am stupid. i don’t have a brand to protect.

  21. queenzelda says:

    I think you could get a book deal writing advice to Sea of Shoes.

    You know, as the mother figure she doesn’t have because her mother figure seems more like a sister figure… or something.

  22. Sonia Luna says:

    I too am waiting for a Sister Wolf t-shirt, I would wear one in a shot!
    Honeypants I checked out that blog and now I feel nauseous, thanks a lot!

  23. Juri says:

    I love the pants and Cher probably loves them even more! I only wish I had the courage to wear them next Monday on my first day at the new office job I landed last week. That would be a great way of showing the boss that the honeymoon is over and the charming character she met in the interview no longer exists. I think real men would have worn them already in the interview but I’m not one of those men.

    We need to get you that book deal – even if it means that some people will lose theirs!!

  24. Iron Chic says:

    Outfit posts are so tedious and time consuming.
    I can’t believe there are girls that do it everyday in like a field in the snow with their fucking brogues. All those poor amateur photographer boyfriends! Oh well, those are the blogs people seem to like, who am I to say?

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