Everyone suggests creating a space for yourself within a niche based on your interests/hobbies, but I quickly learned that I actually have zero hobbies, and my interests are wide but have no depth to them so I can't speak from any sort of experience, knowledge or genuine interest. (who could've guessed niche selection would ignite an identity crisis?)
So the alternative is to go find a random niche. Look at amazon, forums, email lists, stumbleupon etc and that's what I did. And I found lots of niches very quickly.
When I look into these niches, every single one is filled with very passionate people who have had these hobbies for their whole life... So how on earth can it be possible to compete with that? Their websites often involve lots of hands-on stuff and real world examples of their niche with themselves heavily involved.
Take for example the book binding niche, I can setup a site that shows you the whole process, I can re-write on the topic for months based on other peoples content, but I'll never actually be able to show the amount of content real book binding hobbyists have because they're actually doing it, with videos/pictures.
That's just one example of the dozens of niches i've looked at. So my perspective is definitely wrong somewhere, like I'm missing a piece of the puzzle, perhaps someone can point out why?