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Niche to meet you: An introduction

Hey there! Niche, er, nice, to meet you. My name’s Alison.

I’m a journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As I’ve written and/or produced stories, I’ve noticed a common trend: people are super interesting.

Okay, that sounds really basic, but really! Through journalism, I’ve met video gamers, chimemasters, chess players, film critics, comic book collectors, car enthusiasts, sailboat owners, etc. They all were so passionate about what they do, about their niche (had to throw that word somewhere in this paragraph). And I’ve loved getting to know what drives them, how they became interested in their craft, where it all began.

So, I created this blog. There are so many people out there with fascinating stories about what they care about, and I want to share them with you all (hey, Mom!). In all serious, though … people are cool. Their passions are cool. I hope to document a part of their lives so you can learn about them, too.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy!