I'm hoping you can help me out. I would like to start my own gothic fashion and lifestyle blog but I feel like there are already so many. Is there such a thing as too many goth blogs? I worry that i won't have anything new to say or people won't read what I write because I'm new and there's so many cool bloggers already. What do you think?
Would you believe I worried about the same thing when I was starting this blog in 2011? Yes, it's true. There were some really fabulous bigger Goth bloggers back in the day who seemed like they'd never stop, and how would I be able to compete? Now, fast forward and I'm by no means the most popular Goth blog, but I've carved out my niche. I've watched new Goth blogs come and go and some of the older titan blogs slowly peter out. And remember: new blogs are started all the time, so if you continue to wait because there are "too many" Goth blogs, there are only going to be more later.
As for whether or not you have anything new to say, that's up to you. I'm a firm believer that the blogger community needs all kinds of new perspectives and a newbie perspective can sometimes be quite helpful. The skills you bring to the community through writing, photography, art, music, DIY, tutorials, fashion, etc. are going to be valuable and people will read it regardless of whether or not you're breaking new ground with every single post.
So, for what it's worth, I don't think there are too many Goth blogs. I think the community can always welcome new people into it and the more perspectives we have, the better our Goth blogs will all become.
Readers, do you think there are too many Goth blogs? What do you look for in Goth blogs that you follow?