UPDATE: I’d like to think I’m The Little Engine that Could of bloggers. At least that’s the positive spin I choose to put on it. Finding your blogging niche comes easier to some than others. My blog debuted just over two years ago. I had no prior knowledge of the blogging community. Eight months in and 150 entries later, I originally published this post. It’s time for an update. Have I finally found my blogging niche?
It seems like ages ago, I lamented:
JeriWB: A blog without a tagline. Or a niche.
I first changed my blog’s name from JeriWB Teacher Writer Traveler to JeriWB What do I know? Now I’ve now settled on JeriWB Author & Editor. With the first name change came the end of my food and travel posts. Alas, Google got mad at me for deleting those entries and images. Live and learn, but thank goodness for the 404 re-direct plugin!
Writing is the process of becoming, and as such, it’s always been closely linked to identity. More than once, writing has helped me re-define who I am. Even more important, the link between clear writing and clear thinking cannot be denied. The many modes of media available literally create a large part of our existence. This fascinates me.
As for the teaching posts? While I may have a ton of great stuff to share, I must be honest with myself. I left the classroom to follow my writing dreams, and rehashing my teaching experiences on a weekly basis got old. So while those posts still generate the most organic traffic to my blog, I just didn’t want to do them anymore. It’s time to move on. My past has prepared me for my present.
The Twisted Book Blog tagline fit for awhile. I didn’t want to be all about books, but I certainly love literature. Authors can blog about any number of things related to their books or the writing world. I guess it’s just hard to keep a good teacher down because what I most come back to are posts which explore what qualifies as good writing.
JeriWB Author & Editor: Pursuing good writing in all its forms.
Keep it simple stupid! We all know that, but tend to learn the hard way. Still, my focus will be a bit eclectic as I have no desire to focus on just one type of writing. I’m equally fascinated by what constitutes good practices in creative writing, blogging, and editing. My background is in literacy studies, and my blogging passion is to explore the many ways words are wielded in the 21st century.
- Mondays: Tips on writing, editing, and blogging.
- Thursdays: Sharing reviews, interviews, author updates, and stories.
It’s hard to believe I once posted five days a week. Knowing what I know now, I might choose to blog a book. The past can’t be re-done. While I may have started all of this to write my novel Lost Girl Road, I’ve accomplished much more than just two drafts. I’ve also left a career in education behind, moved cross country twice, and started a freelance editing business. Only now am I settling into a decent drafting rhythm for my creative writing.
Is my niche perfect? I don’t know. I’m planning more writing-centric posts, and will eventually post just one book review and one interview a month. It is more focused with each makeover, and I’m pretty enthusiastic regarding my new approach. I’ve learned about web design, video production, and social media. My mind feels engaged and alive. I never planned on running my own business, and the learning curve has been steep.
The classroom keeps fading away and with that waning I find myself waking up to the possibilities I should have been pursuing for the past decade. I am healthier and happier and closer to living the life I’ve dreamed. That is sweet indeed.
Has the journey of finding your blogging niche been relatively smooth or a bit rough?
Child And Train by Jiri Hodan. Permission must be granted by JeriWB to use the Tolkien quote image.
Article by Jeri Walker-Bickett aka JeriWB
Jeri — How wonderful that you are living your dream. It helps to have a loving and supportive husband. as I had. Plus, you put in the work. Congratulations and fly!
Jeannette, it’s safe to say one can never truly predict where their chosen paths will lead. I’m happy to be writing again, but the journey has turned into so much more in the most pleasant of ways. Granted, struggles have also ensued, but I know I’m better for it.
I really like the new format you have planned for your blog, Jeri. Will look forward to your posts … and your insights!
Doreen, I often wonder if I analyze things too much, but in the end I know I’m going about them the right way. As more time goes by, things are falling in to place. I can feel confident about the steps I’m taking, even if someone of them lead backward at times 😉
I came across your blog this afternoon while researching a bit about niche choices for writers and found so much here in this post that I can relate to and am currently experiencing myself.
I soon will also be leaving teaching behind me and since I currently have my mind very much on teaching (especially thinking critically about all the reasons education isn’t working), I was considering having this as one of a few possible niche areas.
As you noted here, teaching is fading away because you are giving it the chance to do so and with that your need to write about it is fading also. This has given me a glimpse into my future, and I can see I will feel the same if I would only give myself the chance to leave it behind – not easy to envisage when you introduce yourself as a teacher so often.
Thanks for writing this, it’s had a real impact on me.
That’s been one of my favorite things about blogging! There are so many of us in the same boat, but at times it can feel like a lonely and confusing endeavor indeed. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be sure to check out your blog too real soon (I’m traveling this week). It seems we have quite a lot in common.
Your comments and experiences, and those of Mirella, mirror my own. In the two years since I’ve left and tangentially re-entered teaching, my biggest struggle was how to reconcile what I knew I was good at with what I knew I wanted, needed, to be doing and to support myself. It’s a balance and requires more digging within than I was anticipating. Thanks for sharing!
Victoria, it’s great to hear from you. Even in the months that have passed since this post, I’m still constantly evolving as a writer and blogger. I’ve even started to take on freelance editing projects as a result of this blog. I never thought I could be a freelancer, but it’s starting to look that way. Best of luck in your journey as well!
Yeah, you know you are doing what’s right for you when you’re literally healthier. I remember when I quit grad school being like, ‘oh? THIS is what it feels like not to have panic attacks all the time.’
Glad to hear you’re doing well. And congrats on being able to post 5x a week! I’m lucky if I do one post a fortnight.
Jenny, I managed to keep up with five posts a week for quite a while, then took it down to three. I’ve since found two is a much better fit. In the future, I may even go down to one posts a week since I may start blogs related to food and travel in the future. For some reason, I love to blog. It never feels like the chore that drafting my novel can sometimes feel like.
Not sure if I have a niche, I think my blog is far too eclectic for that, but I’ve certainly found my comfort zone. Now my blog is ‘home’, the place where I can indulge my passions with a certain amount of confidence. So far, at least, no one has booed me off stage, for which I am sincerely grateful.
I’m glad your blog has become the place where you can be yourself. And change, if you want to. Sometimes breaking out of expectations is the greatest freedom of all. 🙂
Andrea, your blog is totally you. I really like how you share bits of everything in your life. I think I’m really close to the type of posting schedule I’d like to maintain for the next couple of years.
Hi from MondayBlogs! Great post. Finding a blogging niche and sticking to it is tough. Having set categories or a schedule like you’ve got is a great way to keep your blog feeling cohesive.
Connie, thanks for stopping by. I’ve tinkered with my categories so much, but it’s been worth it. I see some people who will start two or three blogs, but I can’t see myself doing that. I already spend too much time with this one, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Everyone says you need a niche, and I guess it does help if you want to become an “authority” blogger or whatever, but as a writer I think it helps better my writing to blog about a variety of topics in different styles. I’m still figuring things out, too.
And even though your blog keeps evolving along with you, I think that’s a good thing! I wouldn’t delete old posts as you decide to change your main topic, because a lot of bloggers gradually change over time. It sounds like you’ve accomplished a lot since starting to blog!
Cole, I wish I wouldn’t have deleted the food and travel posts. It wasn’t intentional. I put them in the “trash” as a way to set them aside for a while. I didn’t realize that WordPress automatically deletes what’s been sent to trash every 30 days. Oh well, at least most of those posts are on TripAdvisor and/or saved in Word files. When I decide to start a separate travel blog, I will have lots of material to pick from.
I started with a journal at LiveJournal. It was just another way to converse as if I was at a social media site. I’ve had numerous blogs here at WordPress.Com but let them fall by the wayside within a year’s time. I even had a blog with its own domain. One big mistake for me. I had oodles of technical problems and none of them were related to my host site. Now I’m back at WordPress.Com and have finally found my niche, kind of anyway. I write mostly memoirs at my blog. It took me approximately 11 years to find a niche that really feels comfortable.
Glynis, the keep to becoming a good blogger seems to be not giving up. We make mistakes along the way, but in the end the best of us learn from those mistakes and move forward. Same goes for all forms of writing as well.
I’ve been lucky enough to find my blogging niche fairly easily. Finding likeminded friends and supportive people who have helped to promote me (and vice versa) have been big contributors to my success.
Kitt, I do enjoy your blog quite a lot. Plus I can’t wait to read the book I won from you the other day. Thanks for that 🙂
Jeri- I love your blog format and subject matter. I have only been a follower of yours for a month or so from our LinkedIn group, but your blogs always make me think and smile. Is there truly a perfect formula? Me thinks not! Telling stories always works and delivering value to your audience is important. I say you follow your heart ad go with it. You will attract the right audience, of that I am sure!
Laurie, the main issue for me is always having so much I want to write about. It was the same with teaching and making lesson plans. I know from experience I am very nit-picky with myself at first, but I eventually find my stride. It seems to have taken longer with my recent career change. I guess that’s what happens when a person totally changes their life as they approach middle age ;)It seems to take a bit longer to get back in the rodeo…
I agree with the others that there is no one perfect way. All you can do is keep tweaking things and trying new things until you get where you want to go.
Krystle, and tweak and tweak and tweak. I’m pretty happy with where I’m headed this year though.
For me, the where’s the justice theme has worked well. My writing tends to carry a social justice theme, but “justice” can be stretched and I’ve taken the liberty of doing so 🙂 As in…Where’s The Justice in Knee Wrinkles. Truth is, I wanted to name my blog WTF….but was advised (and wisely) not to! I happen to love your blog and feel like you’ve attained great balance with substance. That’s not so easy! Some bloggers who feel compelled to post multiple times weekly get old..I feel as if I’m being subjected to nothing more than filler. You managed to artfully avoid this pitfall…but I would caution others to beware of it.
Jacquie, I love your weekly essays/blog posts so much. Yep, probably a good idea to have avoided calling your blog WTF 😉
I will be starting my blogging adventure in July when I retire and move home to Nevada from California. I already have a name and a direction, but like you, my interests are all over the map. Thanks for sharing your adventure with me. It has encouraged me to keep at it!
Nicco, but at least you’re reading blogs now which is a great way to get ideas. Before I started, I had only had students experiment with blogs on a very limited platform.
Jeri, you have a new look to your site, it looks fresh, love it! I don’t think that I’ve found a niche right away for my blog, it’s not even a niche – I definitely know the niche – it would be better if I call it a SUB NICHE. Which path should I take in my niche ? I have some thoughts about it, but I’ll see later, because my blog is so young and I’m like a baby blogger 🙂 I have no idea what type of thoughts I should spread around the Internet. Thanks for the article!
Oksana, I like how you use the term “baby blogger.” It shows just how much you realize the process of becoming a good blogger entails. My mind has been blown away at times to realize all that goes into effective online writing, and the former teacher in me is saddened for how little those skills are taught in an educational setting.
Sometimes I wonder when I might actually find my niche. I guess until that time I will just keep puttering around.
Jon, I think you have a niche going on. It just needs time to all find its groove on your new blog. You can really appeal to the beer and grub crowd with your stories. At least year’s PNWA conference one of the speakers told a story of a guy who started visiting bars to sell this books since that was his target audience. The possibilities are endless.
In my brief experience in the blogging world it seems that those that have a more focused niche have been incredibly successful. Your’s for example, the travel bloggers, food bloggers, etc. My site is a melting pot and for now that is my niche lol 🙂 It has to always be fun and the minute it becomes “work” I will discontinue blogging. Another great read and I definitely took away some thoughts. I also enjoyed the video too, Jeri 🙂
Mike, blogging is the one thing that never feels like work to me. It’s a challenge I’m quite obsessed with.
Really interesting Jeri to hear your behind the scenes view on how your blog has evolved. I think it’s especially difficult fir writers because our creative writing evolves over time and therefore our subject matter changes with it. It’s been both exciting and inspirational to watch how my your blog has matured and grown into the more minimal but more professional vehicle it is today. I too find I’ve learned a lot but I’ve a long way to go to catch up. Well done!
A.K., blogging felt so alien to me at first, so I immersed myself in it to keep me writing when I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my creative writing after years of being out of practice. I’ve taken the long way around, but that’s just my learning style. Thank goodness I’ve had the time to explore.
I agree with you regarding covering in your blog, fresh topics that you enjoy. I would imagine that as I pursue my studies to become a life coach, my blog will probably shift its focus quite a bit. I only blog once a month partly because I find it challenging to keep up with other blogs on a more regular basis. The technology involved in running my site also challenges me.
Michele, I read a few blogs that post once a month, and often that is plenty to keep someone on readers’ radar. I enjoy the technical aspects, but will most likely go down to one post a week in the distant future.
I am COMPLETELY with you on this. I prefer to follow blogs with some kind of coherent focus. It doesn’t have to be a single niche, but it has to make sense.
Candy’s Monsters has two threads — one, MONSTERS (in all their incarnations) and, two, posts related to writing fiction. I wasn’t entirely sure of this in the beginning, but I’m confident now. The new — and dramatically improved — site will debut later this month, but the bi-weekly “Monster Meditations” will continue.
I’m enjoying following your blog and I will continue to follow your advice about blogs!!!
Candy, I always enjoy all of the many ways you approach the topics of monsters and all things monstrous. Can’t wait to fully explore your new and improved site soon!
Hi Jeri; th most important decision in becoming a bloggr is also th most difficult that of finding and or refining your niche. I appreciate you sharing th ath you took to finally finding yours as it should help a lot of people new to blogging or those thinking about starting a blog. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the new focus, max
Max, as with many things in life, blogging is one of those things I stumbled into. I’m sure my two-year learning curve would have been smoother had I even been following a handful of blogs before I got started. It also doesn’t help that I’m a perfectionist. I guess trial and error really are the best teachers. I know I’ve learned a lot.
Sounds like you’ve got a plan, which is excellent. Two days a week, I think is a reasonable goal, especially when you’re trying to write, too.
To answer your question, I don’t think I’ve found a blogging niche, but I have found a routine, so hopefully, that’s a good start. Perhaps one day, I’ll do a survey like you did and find out what interests people most.
Good luck with your new schedule.
RJ, you do have a routine, and the niche will come in time. Alas, you have two full-length books out and can work the author slant a bit more than I can 😉
Is “whatever falls out of my head” a niche? I hope so, because that means I’ve nailed it! I guess my niche is humor, but when I started (just seven months ago) I thought it was going to be a writing blog. Whatever that was – I sure didn’t know since I’d never read one! As I researched, read blogs, read articles about successful blogging – I learned to write what you feel. After that, it began taking shape. I write like I talk to my friends. Well, there’s a tiny filter, but for the most part what you see is what you get!
I’m constantly tweaking things, though. I love to explore different options. I’m so new, I’m sure my blog will continue to evolve as the months/years go on. I love it. Way more than I ever thought I would! It’s sort of in my bones now.
I love your changes, Jeri. I’m SO happy for you, too. Things seem to be going your way. That’s awesome.
Beth, I totally love your “whatever falls out of my head” style. I can write like that sometimes, but writing great humor like you do really is an art form unto itself. I know it keeps me coming back for more.
I think we all deserve one personal blog and (at least) one niche site. The personal blog can be something like Twitter. The niche site is obviously better at making money.
Count me in for Mondays!
Greg, perhaps if you stick around for Mondays you might also find yourself trapped by Thursdays too. That’s okay though. My Monday posts always get more traffic.
My blogging niche has been rough, or I should say, my love of blogging has been rough. When I first started out my blog, I wanted to write about all kinds of things. I moved to Germany for five months, and much of my blog was about my travels. Now I struggle with trying to find topics to write about, because in some ways, I’m just not into my blog anymore. *sighs*
But your blog is great. I do like stopping by to read about what new thing Jeri has going on. 🙂 You’ve achieved plenty, and I wish you the best with your new niche.
Denise, isn’t it amazing to what we’re drawn to? Now if only I could stick with a writing a book like you do. It’s about playing to our strengths and the process of tinkering with this blog has certainly taught me a lot about mine.
It took me 2 years to realize what I want to talk about. I had been blogging since 2008 and I start with this blog. I start with zero knowledge about blogging. After I learned a little bit about SEO, I understand we should write what our readers want not what we want them to read. Now I have over 20 niche blogs that need to be taken care and the number keep on growing each years. Readers keep on coming because they love what I share in the niche blogs.
Lunatic, my that’s an interesting name. I agree that the needs of an audience plays a big role in driving content. I’m aiming to find a happy medium since I’m trying to showcase my work as both an author and an editor.
It takes time to grow and figure out what’s going on. I’ve never blogged five days a week (it has always been two) but it did take me about six months before I figured out my “True Tales Tuesdays/Featured Fridays” theme.
With the birth of Wording Well, I am now up in arms again. But at least I’m taking action! Getting my own site was HUGE for me. Naturally, it is in the writing niche, but because of my diverse interests and love for blogging, I’ve kind of deemed it a multi-niche. (See my Welcome page for more details.)
Keep plugging along, Jeri. You’re doing just fine!
I’m looking forward to growing alongside you. 😉
Lorraine, you continually surprise me with how detailed you are in your tech-related posts. You may be learning as you go, but you are able to communicate that knowledge in a clear way.
Jeri isn’t a blog like a business? It constantly evolves.
Personally, like you, am into a lot of things and hence didn’t want a too narrow focus on my site. Consequently focus on issues of interest to all of us, no matter where in the world we live. Naturally I write about topics that I master such as business, communications and leadership.
Catarina, I always learn something from your blog and feel it matches your personality quite well. I also appreciate how you take care to post pertinent, but short, video clips to accompany many of your posts. Someday, I’ll start incorporating more video as well.
I’ve certainly had a hard time with niche. On my first blog, I was all over the place, and now what I write about gets tied together mostly by visuals. But I don’t think of that as blogging for business, more like blogging for connection.
On my Websites for Small Biz blog, I think I found the niche, but it takes a lot more energy to write the post. I’d rather be working on websites that working on posts on working on websites.
You seem to have a good swing at it, Jeri! My only comment is if you are looking to do more freelance writing, who is your target audience? What would they want to read?
Leora, I get that about wanting to build websites rather than write about them. I think the struggle between my editor side and author side still needs to go a few rounds before I see which one wins out, or whether they can reach a happy medium. Eventually, I hope to pursue travel writing but first I gotta get a handle on all the other stuff I have going on.
I laughed and thought, is she talking about me? Like you, I started in one place and wound up in another. So my blog title seems apt for me. I love that your finding your way Jeri, in truth, as we all are. I do love your direction and will there to cheer you on every step of the way. 🙂
Susan, I thought the same thing while I was updating this post. My train picture made me think of your podcast not too long ago.
I think that when I see you this summer in Seattle for the conference, we need to make some time to celebrate our progress on our journeys. You’ve done amazing stuff with figuring out your niche, your voice and your community. And I’ve learned from you, so thank you!!!
Laura, did you say celebrate? We have the time, just name the place. Yep, niche, voice, and community are coming right along. Just gotta keep kicking my writing butt into gear.
You’re very smart to hone in on your niche and it totally makes sense that it was a journey getting here. I’ve begun guest blogging for other sites in “my space.” This is helping me see what else is out there, what people are interested in outside my own self-created virtual world, and is also helping me expand my writing skills. Other blogs have different voices and requirements. All good and a lot of work. I’m still in the trees on my journey–can’t quite see where it’ leading yet. Hopefully to a place where I can make a living through my blog someday.
I’m sticking with you–look forward to what’s to come.
Jagoda, you’ll make it out of the trees eventually. Guest posting is a great way to stretch your horizons as a writer and widen your portfolio. I always enjoy your posts and am surprised how much they activate what teaching taught me about conflict management. Your posts are great at drawing out knowledge people have, but may not recognize at first.
Good for you Jeri. As you mentioned sometimes we can analyse too much. This only complicates everything and I have found leads to procrastination. I also agree with Catarina that blogs and businesses evolve. One thing about this article shows that you are willing to evolve and be prepared to change which not doubt will bring you success.
Susan, I sometimes think I take the most roundabout way possible to evolve and learn things, but as this post shows things do eventually start to come together. Your statement about over-analyzing leading to procrastination really strikes a chord with me and what I’ve had to realize about myself and ingrained habits these past few months.
Jeri congratulations on finding your niche. It’s tough, we are not one dimensional beings. I have yet to figure out where I want to focus. As I start a new journey with my work I’m in love with marketing, communications and the behaviour of politicians again and so my blog reflects those things. As much as I love my blog, I’m content to have it flounder a bit as I focus my attention on work. I can always live vicariously through the amazing blogs I visit every week like yours.
Debra, I love many of the topics you come up with for your blog because you’re good at layering things in a way that really makes a reader think. More often than not, I find myself going on a mini-rant on your posts more than others. You make me want to say things, and that’s no small feat or any writer.
I think that blogs, just like people, continue to evolve. There’s never a point where it stops changing or growing – until the end comes — and we still have a heck of a lot of living to do before that happens! Luv ya!
Christy, always the poet in your responses 🙂 I’m sending the luv right back atacha!
What a great post, thank you! I think I’m still finding my blogging niche. I write a bit about writing, a bit about ex pat life, a bit about random opinions and rants… it’s a potluck of randomness, which I sort of like like – it suits me! – though I’m aware it’s difficult to build a blog like that. I’m just figuring it all out as I go along though, so maybe my niche is yet to be found!
Claire, I think doing a bit of this and that is just fine on a blog as we find our way. I’m getting more into doing editing gigs now, so I suppose I need to be more businesslike. I still want to include more casual posts as well, but do so with more of an eye on shaping myself as an author and editor.
Good to stop by here, your site looks like a real blogging niche..
IT seems you have a large numbers of supporters here, qualified people, you know what I mean !… Well then, I wish you the best in Blogland and beyond,
Aquileana, it always give me encouragement to see how many people often chime in and offer me support. It really does help keep me motivated and I’ve learned so much from the eclectic mix of bloggers I’ve met.
Excellent post! You always have interesting information. I am niche-less myself. I started blogging one night because so much clogged my brain that I couldn’t sleep. I know, bad reason.
Think the new schedule will free up more time for writing? Or you going to use it for editing?
Loni, it’s my hope that a more set schedule will enable me to use my time more effectively. I tend to get sidetracked at time and work on something for hours when I really should be moving on to something else.
Your journey is interesting because your blog evolves along with what you are involved in at different times. I have had a much quicker trip narrowing down what I want my blog to be. It revolves around my coaching women who want to leave jobs and become entrepreneurs.
Beth, in addition to how my blog has evolved over the past two years, it also served as a great crash course in getting back into writing on a regular basis again. That along was worth its weight in gold.
How many of us start out with one thing in mind only to change course along the way to our goal? I know I have done it more than once. Still working on the course I need to follow, but perhaps am getting there.
Cheryl, like me you’ve tried out tons of different ideas on your blog. I bet the blog checklist feedback rounds we’re doing in our bi-weekly meetings will help you out a lot.
The joy is in the journey – glad to hear that you are getting there!
Wendy, thanks. It’s definitely been worth the journey but I’ve stuck with it and am quite pleased with the community I’ve been able to build here.
I think it’s wonderful that you’re living your dream and can see why you want to blog about your current passion, not your past life. Your blog looks interesting and I’ll be following it.
Pat, thanks for following. It was hard to stay motivated when it came to post teaching material since I’m not in the classroom anymore. I am hoping I can find ways to use some of my experience in other ways when it comes to posts on writing tips, etc.
I have had a similar path to you Jeri. I guess ultimately, my blog was always going to have the sickness to sensational at its core, but previously I just rambled about whatever came to mind. There was no link really.
I now have a variety of areas to write within, but the only real link is that I’ve put them together and found a common link. I’m not even sure I can call it a niche!
Becc, I think you’re getting closer all the time with your sickness to sensational theme.
I’ve been able to find my niche’s pretty easy. The travel part came very easy. The college information part took a while to get to though.
Jason, travel is a blogging niche I hope to get back into someday, but first I’ll wait until my husband and I settle in a new city. That way I can do a travel blog that centers on a city that is new to me.
Thanks for sharing your experinces as a blogger here…
I won’t keep it simple as I will begin by the end 🙂 … So I would say I found Tolkien’s quote really eloquent. I do believe that the road is defined by our own way of walking and stepping it out through it … There is an allusive quote floating around out there, you may know it “Life is a jouney, not a destination”.
As to your musings above … I liked your words above when you say
“Writing is the process of becoming, and as such, it’s always been closely linked to identity”.
You made me think of existentialism and how sartre and his fellows held that “Existence precedes essence”… Well seen and picking up Plato’s Allegory of the Cave writing might be a good way to go from shades realms to Higher Forms (Particularly to the Sun).
So bottom line, I agree with your statement> “keep it simple”.
I’ d love to add thus> ” And essential”
Best wishes, Jeri Aquileana 🙂
Aquileana, your comments draw so many comparisons. That’s the mark of any great thinker 😉
I think the ride has been bumpy at best but for the most part, I’ve got it down. Literary Memoir and let the rest write about how to get there and what to see. I think you’ve certainly got it down but should add “Mentor” to your tagline. It fits:)
This was a great post not only to read, but to look inside at the same time. Thanks as always for giving me a great read.