Should You Have a Blogging Niche? // ft. pros, cons + my thoughts!

To have a blogging niche or to not have a blogging niche, that is the question.

From my time in the blogging community, I’ve noticed one piece of advice that gets repeated, reused, and shows up in nearly every “tips for new bloggers” post. Even my own. That piece of advice is to find your blogging niche.

However, I’ve also read posts (both the advice type and the normal type) that talk about how finding a niche doesn’t always work and that it’s sometimes better to just blog about whatever you want. Reading both sides of the story got me interested in this topic, and I’m excited to discuss it with you all today!

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In this post, I’ll be talking about the pros of sticking with one particular niche as well as the cons of it. At the end, I’ll be giving my thoughts (I’m going to try to make the pros vs. cons as unbiased as possible 😉 ) and insights on the great blogging niche debate.

Also, I want to apologize for if you already read this post or saw it in your Reader?? I messed up some of the publication settings for this post and I don’t think it was showing up (I accidentally posted it four days in the past, which shouldn’t be possible but is). So this is a repost, in case you saw it the first time!

All right, let’s get into the post!

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Insta-Love vs. Slow Burn Romances // Which Makes For a Better Love Story in YA Contemporary?

Romance. An element that’s almost always present in YA contemporary.

Me being me, I spend most of my time reading YA contemporaries. So naturally, I also read about a lot of romances, which are divided into two main categories: they’re either insta-love or slow burn.

Recently, I started thinking about how both of these categories create such different storylines and really dictate the plot as a whole. Of course, that led me to wonder- which is better? The potentially overused insta-love or the occasionally boring (but sometimes wonderful) slow burn romance?

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In this post, I’m going to talk about the pros and cons of both of these, compare them, and then give my final answer to the question guiding this whole post.

Let’s get started!✨

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My One Major Problem With Harry Potter + Other Thoughts // ft. Opinions on Snape, Harry’s Flaw, & More

So. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Harry Potter.

And if you didn’t know that yet- hi, I’m Olivia and my letter to Hogwarts got lost in the mail. I usually can’t go more than a few blog posts without mentioning Harry Potter one or two or twenty times. I’ve read the books and seen the movies more times than I can count, and my Harry Potter Pinterest board has 305 pins on it.

In short, I’m obsessed.

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Recently, I decided it was time for another Harry Potter reread. I went through the books, and while I still absolutely love them and the magic hasn’t left at all, I noticed some of my opinions have changed about the book as I got older.

Today I’m going to be talking about a few random thoughts I had, as well as my one major problem with Harry Potter (that I hadn’t really noticed until this reread). Let’s get started! 🙂

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Thoughts on Rereading Books

There are two types of people in this world. Those who reread books, and those who don’t.

I fall into the first category. For all my life, I have been an avid rereader. I memorized picture books from hearing them so many times. I read every A-Z Mystery, twice. I know Harry Potter, the Mother-Daughter Book Club, and several other series like the back of my hand.

It’s hard for me to imagine anyone who doesn’t like to return to their favorite books for a second visit. But I know some people feel that way, so I decided to do a post explaining why I’m a rereader. Let’s get started! 🙂

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