It’s been almost four years since I’ve really written anything for this blog. I’m probably the only one who knows.
This blog doesn’t have a lot of readers. That’s OK. I don’t do this blog for any particular reason other than to have a writing platform for myself.
Asked an award-winning journalist friend feedback on a blog I wrote about 9/11. He wrote back saying I needed to ask myself a question:
“Do I have a unique enough of a voice for anyone to be interested in what I have to say on a general interest blog?”
“So what is your niche?” he later wrote.
The blogging stopped because there wasn’t a niche or unique voice. His expectations for blogs weren’t in mine, so I stopped.
Never expected my writing to make me the next Ernest Hemingway, Mike Royko, or Ernie Pyle. Not Irvin S. Cobb or Russ Metz, either.
What I should expect to be is Russ Petcoff. If other people read it and like it then great. In the meantime, continue writing my blogs the way they come.
No niche at the moment. Don’t see one emerging either. I blog to be a part of the American conversation because everyone has something to say.
Starting to believe that’s my niche.
Onward and upward.