I am always looking for good writing advice because I want to continue to learn and grow, but there are a few things that I do not feel comfortable following. One of those pieces of advice is to find your niche, your specialty, and stick to that.
My problem with this is that it puts you in a box and limits your writing. I have so many interests and thoughts that I cannot imagine only being able to write about one of them. Not all of my ideas come from what I am passionate about sharing. Many of my ideas come from what I hear or see around me. I cannot ignore these ideas because they poke at my brain demanding to be released.
Another reason I don’t follow this advice is because if I stick to one niche I will be reaching a limited audience. I enjoy reading about a variety of topics and I would like to share a variety of topics with my readers. I love hearing the comments from readers from writing on different topics.
The final reason I would rather write on a variety of topics is if I only write about one topic I won’t be learning as much as I could if I research a variety of subjects.
I do understand the reason behind this advice. If you can stick to your niche you can make yourself an expert, but I believe if write on different topics you can broaden your horizons.