I'm Lauren League, an artist, writer, and designer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sep 18, 2023

I'm Trying to Make an Authentic Blog to Practice Writing. Search Engines are Gonna Hate it.

“A blog has to be around a niche topic. But don’t choose one in YMYL (Your Money Your Life), that’s oversaturated. Choose something like backpacks, and then write two-hundred articles, fill them with ads, and make sure you put low-competition long-tail keywords everywhere and put it in the right structure, or else no one will read it and you won’t get any website traffic. Make sure every article is 2,500 words long as well—the search algorithms will prioritize you if you do that.”

Anyone who’s ever thought about starting a blog has probably read something like that. The advice online is to pick a topic and write like hell about it in a very unnatural, trying-to-sell-you-something way.

I don’t want to do that.

This blog exists because I’m more interested in creating emotional resonance with my readers, not trying to sell off their attention to corporations with ad impressions. I want you to know me. I want to know you. Maybe you’ll buy some art, or read my stories, or get some use out of whatever I write here, but it’s not a demand and there’s no pressure.

As for what this site will become… I don’t really know. I’m writing into the dark and certain it will take form along the way, just like any creative project.


Recent Posts

Nov 2, 2023

My Boyfriend Dumped Me So I'm Going to Europe

My boyfriend of two years dumped me, so I said fuck it and bought a plane ticket to Europe. I’m writing about this because I know this is something women...
Oct 31, 2023

This Blog is Actually Working

Well look at that! This blog is actually bringing in traffic! At this point I’ve got what… ten posts? Maybe eleven? If I would’ve listened to the doomgloom...
Oct 30, 2023

The First Painting I Ever Sold as a Professional Artist

Like many creative types from a middle-class background, I was raised to believe becoming a professional artist was strictly off-limits. I don’t know if...
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