Unfortunately I couldn’t attend both the business and the writing breakouts at BBC, but what I did learn from word of mouth was that I needed to develop a “six word story” for my blog. Call it a short elevator pitch like Problogger does.
While I was sitting in the sessions I did attend the thought of having a niche and solving a problem came up. How did people arrive at your blog? What did the Google bots see as they scanned your bog? What can I provide that others cannot?
Of course! Vietnamese traditions! That’s where most of my traffic comes from. Well that and Hello Kitty Google searches LOL. Not sure how far I could take the kitty theme (though you all know I’d love to do that one to death!).
Anywho, people are searching like crazy for info on Veitnamese traditions. I started posting my updates about Viet holidays and celebrations because we celebrate them for the girls. I’ve been one of those mad Googlers searching like crazy for info, especially info in English (or pages that can be translated). Many of the search results were dry or outdated. They weren’t user friendly for someone raising multiracial children.
That’s when I realized…my story is about being a multicultural family. I was already touching on that from time to time but I’ve decided to really focus on it. Going forward expect to see a weekly post on something we’re dealing with while mixing cultures. Be it a holiday, a laungauge barrier, a racists comment, etc. I will continue to tell our family’s story as always, but I really want to be a resource for other’s who are searching for some info on the rich heritage and customs of Vietnam!