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What Should I Make My Site or Blog About?

Updated on December 19, 2016
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Smcopywrite has been a freelance writer for several years. Owning blogs in more than a few niches makes for a variety of expertise.

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Any webmaster asks several questions to help choose a focus to connect to an individual site or blog. This is a serious inquiry and fundamental in making money with online blogging as a business. The right niche is helpful to discover how to organize content for success.

Not everyone is set up to do the job. Answer a few of these questions to make a good sound judgement before investing as a writer in this field. This is typically where two birds are killed with one stone. Find out more about a person or individual in order to discover ideas, expertise and skills sets to help build great articles readers care about.

Why do it

Everyone has different circumstances or goals for jumping into the business. There are those who enjoy writing while others simply want to get rich at it. It is difficult to detail one general motive driving each person. This is a personal choice and in the end everyone has good intentions going into the job.

A more important question is whether it is worth it. This is another one to stump most and the reality of the situation is a number of blogs do succeed. For every one of these there are hundreds more in the same niche failing for whatever reason.

Some people have an aim to focus on one subject matter and through trial and error discover a failure at this one but success when turning in a different direction. The objective overall is to share, educate and somewhere in between sometimes entertain a reader. Making money is also nice. However, more people succeed at making money doing something enjoyable.

Which niche is mine

Most folks have a tendency to ask a number of questions before making a final decision for which niche works well. The answer to more than a few of these inquiries helps in finding the right direction. It also saves time, effort and money as well.

There is a tendency to skip over a couple of these when choosing to go forth with this business enterprise. Setting up for failure is never a good thing. Take the time and effort to sit back and learn a few things about coming up with a focus for the material to be created..

Keep in mind selecting a category at this time does not link .a person to it for life. In fact, change often if this is a preference. A choice is not a link for life. Though, sticking with one and picking one where there is a background of expertise and knowledge typically makes the entire ordeal easier.

Expertise, know how and proficiency are all important in deciding which way to go

Why am I blogging

This is a fundamental issue and for many an obvious answer is “to make money “. An answer always at the ready. Quite a few folks admit venturing into areas or notions like blogging to increase income because the web is where the money is located. Looking for the easy way out it is extremely attractive. This is not the norm for this particular line of business. It looks easy and most of those in the biz will admit how difficult it really turns out to be.

This is one of the most logical resources for countless folks given the skill set at hand. Writers who have invested in working for clients want to handle a personal investment in the work. With content posted around the web on other sites it seems logical to publish on a personal one.

Others seek a new and exciting adventure into something unique or different from the mundane every day life. This is a new way to earn a living and is extremely different from the nine to five. There is an image of connecting with new people, ideas and philosophies or even opinions, The excitement of something different is very appealing.

More than a few admit they have done other tasks around the web which did not work out well in the end. These are the folks invested in You Tube, Pinterest and similar sites. This is the next medium to attempt.

Why a person turns in this direction is only a small dynamic in deciding the link between a personal blog or site and the niche to work in.

Skills on hand make a difference

The experience, education and skills needed are varied. This is an extremely important piece of the overall puzzle.Along with expertise and know how in any given area comes confidence to deliver to a reader what is needed .

Proficiency in particular areas makes certain things easier no matter what subject matter is chosen. The education and familiarity with certain practices guarantee easier control over a particular type of content. Along with knowing the matter being shared it makes research easier, quality better and most writers admit a faster turn out of work.

Every person must investigate personal strengths and weaknesses when it comes to expertise, proficiency, capability and know how. Focus these skills on subjects where these are most useful. It is okay to go in a different direction from familiarity, but building up the confidence that comes with these attributes is difficult starting something new.

Remember, readers are looking for folks who know what they are talking about. This generally comes across in sharing info. What is written about and discussed will have a feeling of confidence in most cases.

Although education is continual no matter what subject matter is chosen, there is a strong base to build on when a writer is familiar with the basics..

How much stress is too much?

Blogging is stressful and eliminating these whenever possible is always good for the cause. Although it seems small in the big picture, it unquestionably is not. In fact, it happens to be a leading cause of why tons of people leave and turn elsewhere for a business venture. It is demanding on several levels.

There are some niches more hectic than others. For instance, one which is surely more taxing than most is the political arena. Along with keeping up with the everlasting changes around the subject matter there are other things to address. Strong personal opinions, beliefs and feedback is certainly one. This is one of the most verbal audiences on the web today.

Some admit baby blogs or even medical info like massage or acupuncture are not as relaxed as most folks imagine. Though undoubtedly less tense than politics.Both are full of passion and excitement, but in different ways.

Emotion plays into more than one category and is a recipe for passion and excitement. For instance, babies touch on the tender and protective needs and wants while other areas are less sentimental. There are tons of questions and for first time mommies and daddies and insecurity which cannot be disguised. Sharing the expert confidence is important and well received for these folks.

Medical information people are again very anxious. There is the expectation of the worst and never the best. People with positive and optimistic hopes concerning the medical status of their bodies are not online. Only the desperate and afraid are looking for the blogging information and asking questions.

These are generalizations, but very real for most of these sorts of undertakings. Get ready .for some fun depending on which way to head as a blog writer. There are those who thrive under such circumstances while others wilt.

Any successful blogger will admit it is much more difficult than most writers imagine
Any successful blogger will admit it is much more difficult than most writers imagine

In conclusion-there is no right or wrong niche or even a perfect match

Are there any absolutely off the list?

Of course there are always a few in the bunch which will never make the list of possibilities for some people. Everyone will have a list of subjects never appealing and never to make the cut.Simple likes and dislikes help to influence. Personal experience and other factors make up what is considered and what is not.

Imagine those who are not animal lovers. These are people who will not blog about horses or dogs. Then there are others who could care less about celebs or fashion. Scratch celeb fashions off of the list of what will be done for countless individuals who simply care less. .

These are those few subjects or areas considered a bore or taboo. Personal experiences have a way of also inhibiting some things or generally rejecting them for no logical reason or adding them to the list of taboo matter.

Removing these from consideration leaves room for others and narrows the choices. Since the conversation is a personal one being realistic makes the selection easier. Objectivity is in play and selfishness even rears it's ugly head.

Waiting to see what the future holds because a new chapter in life which is much more likely to turn out well. Whatever path is chose there are sites and blogs around the web which are an excellent source of info and material to investigate. Look at these and absorb understanding of what it takes to keep, maintain and create post..

There is no perfect algorithm or formula to input data and factors to produce the perfect match of person and niche. Take all of these into deliberation and reflect as long as possible before finalization,There is always the possibility of altering the decision. However, investing hard work into a project makes it difficult to leave and start over again. Contemplate and make and informed decision before diving in head first.

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This is not the right job choice for everyone. Some personalities simply do not mesh with it. Find out the basics of what it takes

Along with having the right expertise and tools there is one more item to be discussed. In evaluating the focus of what to write about, consider if this is the right course of career for you as well. Not everyone is cut out to do it. For instance, simply knowing about birds does not mean blogging in this niche is a breeze.

There is a determination and confidence which comes into play in this role. A good match promotes a lasting relationship with the business and leads to achieving personal goals. In point of fact being a blogger sometimes means overwhelming demands which are too much for certain types of people. A feeling of dejection comes over a person. The reaction is to quit before success finds them.

A great opening is making certain a blog and it's owner are wonderful together as one. For the most part it is a solitary role with long hours and little pay. Research is a necessity and reading is a given. Regardless of how much you there is always more to learn and someone around the web always knows much more.

Organizing thoughts and feelings into words does not come easy for countless folks and these people in particular are in the wrong line of business. Communication is key and a must have trait.

Characteristically being thick skinned is a plus. This is especially useful for a variety of feedback shared via comments from readers and audience members.. The capacity to deal with these is a needed feature.

These are only a few of the attributes seen in bloggers capable of getting a positive outcome in the endeavor.

The choice to write about politics is one where stress is a major factor.

Electing to entertain this particular type of audience is very tense. There is an ever changing outlook on the horizon. Key players and moments are always at the forefront and keeping up on current events as well as historical ones are both important.

Researching and relaying the latest and greatest in this arena is positively hectic and there are few if any relaxation moments. The comments are rude, crude and even down right mean. Folks feel personally touched and lash out in many ways. Comments are generally moderated which means each is read and approved or denied before posting.

An excellent Q and A on the subject

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    • skellie profile image

      skellie 6 years ago from Adelaide

      Thankyou, you have given me a lot to think about.

      Useful and up

      Cheers skellie