Choosing a Blogging Niche

Are you thinking of creating a blog? Great! You’ve taken the first step. 

Now you must decide on the topic of your blog. Of course, you may always establish a blog and write about whatever you like. These blogs, unfortunately, aren’t always as successful. They’re often lacking in one of the most important aspects of a truly great blog… passion.

Solving a Problem

People use the Internet for only one reason: to find a solution to a problem. It could be an issue of finding enjoyment or answering a query. It could be any of a plethora of issues. But how can your blog solve their problem if your followers are seeking for a solution to a problem and your blog is nothing but ramblings on random topics?

Niche blogs are popular because of this. For example, if you want to keep up with current trends, you’ll read fashion blogs since you trust them to address your problem on a regular basis. If you’re bored, go to Buzzfeed or any of the other entertainment blogs that are always providing solutions to your boredom.

A niche blog not only narrows your target audience, but it also encourages people to return.

What does it mean to “find your niche?”

Take a look at the following suggestions.

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Choose a Niche You Know and Love

Experts will tell you to blog about what you’re passionate about all the time. On the surface, it may appear cliched and ridiculous, yet there’s a purpose for it.

When you blog about something you care about, a few things happen:

  • You’re more likely to devote the time and effort necessary to make your blog sparkle.
  • In the future, you’re less likely to abandon your blog.
  • It’s less probable that you’ll run out of ideas.
  • It comes across in your writing, and your readers are aware of it. As a result, there will be a greater audience.

If you choose a specialty just because you believe it will be profitable, you will undoubtedly experience burnout and dissatisfaction. Another problem of pursuing profitability is that you are likely to lack the same level of expertise in those subjects as you do in your area of expertise. Why would anyone read your blog if you don’t know what you’re talking about?

If You Don’t Know Your Passion, Find It

Following your passion would be wonderful and dandy if you knew what your passion was in the first place. Here are a few questions to get you started:

  • What are some of your interests?
  • What do you do with your spare time?
  • What is one topic about which you could talk for hours if your friends or family would allow you?
  • What were your favorite subjects in high school or college?
  • What are some of your favorite topics to read and learn about?
  • What would you do if you could do anything for the rest of your life, regardless of pay?

Still undecided? Try the following exercise: Start with your gut feeling. Make a list of ten different blog post headlines or ideas. If you can’t think of more than ten, this isn’t the niche for you. If you have ten but aren’t excited about writing the blog entries, you might want to pursue a different industry.

If those ten ideas appeal to you, consider writing them down on your computer before beginning to construct your website. If it’s difficult for you to get through the first ten posts and you’re already cringing at the subject, it’s probably not for you. The good news is that you didn’t waste time or money creating a blog that you’d later abandon.

Do you find it interesting to come up with new ideas after you’ve written the first ten posts? If that’s the case, you’re on the correct route! What’s the good news? After you’ve set up your blog, you’ll need to add content to it.

Find Out What People Want to Read

The truth is that whatever topic you choose to write about, there will already be a blog or a million in that field. Not everyone, however, has delved into every nook and crevice of every area. This is where the profits can be made.

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”. To be successful is to have no limitations, it is to work through all obstacles, to have extreme passion for life, and love for others, and this seems to be the underlying motto of Amber Drake’s life. Drake is a highly accomplished, world-renowned, and published book author, freelance writer and editor, inspirational speaker, an inspiring teacher, a well-reputed canine behaviourist, a canine cancer researcher, and the CEO of Canine Companions. As a child, she was keenly interested in the veterinary field and this interest paved way for her to be the successful businesswoman she is today. Starting with an Associate of Science degree in Biology in 2007 from Jamestown Community College, she has since expanded her knowledge horizon by acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with courses from both SUNY Fredonia and Cornell University, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Education (2011) from Ashford University, a Post-Master’s Educational Certification, and a Doctorate in ABD from the North Central University, Prescott Valley Arizona. Driven by her love for dogs, she regards her company, Canine Companions, as her greatest work-related accomplishment. She wrote the book, ‘Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You To Know’ as a comprehensive guide to understanding the behavior of dogs. She has since been involved in numerous writing jobs in the field, varying from writing about veterinary medicine for pet insurance companies to serving as the Co-founder and Vice President at Preferable Pups. She actively engages in content management, copywriting and research work, ghost-writing, and content marketing for organizations around the world. In addition to being an incredibly successful writer, canine behaviorist, and a CEO, she is an educator as well as an experienced curriculum developer. She is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Mentoray, where she teaches and develops curriculum. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Professional Sciences at Kaplan University and an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Jamestown Community College (10+ years). Drake is a woman of many skills. She has been in the freelance content writing field for almost 7 years now with a vast amount of writing experience throughout the past ten years. She is a proficient copywriter, blogger, and has years of experience in content management and development, content creation proofreading, written communication, and correspondence. She has a number of certifications including, but not limited to, Canine Psychology, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Snapchat Marketing, and Google AdWords. Drake is a woman of extreme passion with great love for her work as a canine behaviourist, writer, and college professor. You can read more about her on her website http:/www.AmberLDrake.org or connect with her on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/specialistamberdrake.

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