What are your thoughts about the importance of writing in niche areas?
Writing in niche areas shows your strength if you have the capacity to express your thoughts on the topic so others can understand your viewpoint. Having a niche and sometimes individuals can have multiple niches with which they are familiar or have the expertise. It defnes who you are as a person and as a writer. Authors/writers are basically known for the kind of writing and topics on which they write. It defines them and helps to create a folllowing of individuals who have an interest in the niche.
Niche writing helps in building your brand and proving yourself as an expert. It also gives you writing a sense of focus and cohesion. Niche writing tends to improve return visits to your articles as people will come back to read more from you if know that you write about a particular topic that they like. Niche writing can also help for SEO purposes.
It can give you a lot of easy hubs. Also, if you know the area well you will write better hubs. Choose a niche you like and that needs pages online. If there is a topic you want to know about and can't find a great page for - write a hub. It will get an audience as you will not be the only one looking for well written web pages on that topic.
Picking a niche is important for building a steady following, for establishing yourself as someone with knowledge about and particular topic, and for keeping your writing mojo alive. A niche that has lasting interest for you can lead to a steady number of hub ideas, and it greatly reduces the chances of developing writers' block, at least for me. Creating hubs about a niche I like and that interests me is such a welcome break from writing for other sites where I do not have the freedom to pick my own topics; it feels like more fun than work.
Writing in a variety of niche areas, depending on the topic involved can in itself be very important. Particularly so if an individual is searching for a solution to a common medical problem such as acne for example. Your expertise on acne, or skin problems for one and on related medical topics as a whole, could be of equal value and importance to an individual looking for this niche topic for example.
However there are many other areas of interest, as well as ones of importance where an individual can excel and expound upon their own particular area of expertise. Areas of interest besides medicine, can include gardening, landscaping, how-to, scientific, cooking, as well as medical topics that include disease and conditions. The list can be endless in turn.
However being versed in a wide variety of niche areas can often have its advantages, as well as disadvantages,depending on the individual writer. Some writers concentrate entirely on one niche, such as ghostwriting for example.
I agree with this valuable insight, Dennis. That expertise can draw people to our sites/hubs. An advantage of having a variety of niches is that it gives more flexibility in writing. A con is that some may lose interest if other niches are neglected.
In my case, it meets a specific need for a target audience, caretakers.
Writing in a niche area can generate good traffic if you become an authoritative voice on the Internet for the niche topic, as gaining a good reputation can cause a lot of people to backlink to your articles and refer them to others and start following you. However, unless the niche topic something you know really well because it's a field you work in or is a hobby, then you have to make extra sure that you convey correct and defensible information.
If you know about multiple subjects, I don't think it is necessary to stick to one niche in your writing. Your writing can be as diverse as your interests. I don't believe search engines will penalize too much about it.
You can see that I write about many different things.
If I was writing recipes or how to's, I would say it's very important. The two "how to's" I wrote have done well. Yet, in creative writing, it has it's value, but it is also limiting. A creative writer wants to be creative and constantly expand the boundaries. I've tried multiple avenues while here, and comedy gets the greater results. Or, I should say, got them. My latest Halloween series is kicking the comedy's tail. So, who knows? Creative writers have creative readers, for the most part. It's just the nature of the beast. It also depends if you're writing strictly for money, or writing to please oneself. My research papers were done in college. Now, I'm having fun, and making some money, by being creative.
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