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How to Create A Local Niche Blog

Updated on April 9, 2009

Local Niche Blogs Are Hot

Bloggers looking for a new niche should look towards local blogging. Create a local niche blog , it's a great way to interact with their community and provide a blog that their bisitors will come back to again and again.

What Is A Local Niche Blog?

If you are considering to create a local niche blog, it is a blog where local residents can go to to find relevant information that focuses on their community. The local niche blog can be about everything going on in a city or particular geographical area, or more focused with a focus just on topics such as local clubs and nightspots in an area, parenting resources for a town, city tourism info, or even just a shopping guide for the locals.

Where Do I Find Sources of Content For A Local Niche Blog

Decided to create a local niche blog? There are many sources to find content for a local niche blog. Here are some ideas that will sometimes offer community events that you can talk about and attend then report back later on your local niche blog what happened. Remember to take your own spin on reporting the event. Your city already has newspapers, what it may not have is actual residents discussing the events.

  • Your Local City's Official Website
  • Your Cities Chamber Of Commerce Site
  • The Local Organizations Sites such as Lion's Club.
  • The School Websites
  • Local Church Web Pages

For more broad searching, using sites such these listed below can help you find whats going on in your community

  • Local Newspaper and Guide Websites
  • (discussion search for what people are talking about)
  • Google (Of Course)

Offline, you can call up the local schools and organizations in your area to request their newsletters, or ask directly about what kind of events they have coming up.

How Do I Advertise My Local Niche Blog

Unlike with a general niche, finding readership is as simple as driving around your town. It's your neighbors, the local businesses, and those that drive, shop, and eat in your town that are going to be interested in your local niche blog.

You can...

  • Post flyer's on grocery store bulletin boards
  • Create bumper stickers or vinyl window stickers for yours, your family's, and your friend's cars.
  • Attend local events and strike up conversations with other attendees and mention your websites.
  • Share links or ask if yours can be added to local websites
  • Create business cards and pass them out everywhere in your town

Handing Out Business Cards

First, head over to a site like VistaPrint, Kinko's, Office Depot, etc and create some business cards. You can also ask a local printing company if they would print some for you in exchange for a link on your local niche website. Then pass them out where ever you go. here are some ideas for people you can hand them out too.

  • The server in the fast food, bank, or coffee stand drive-thru

  • The waiter who served your table
  • Anyone you talk to at events
  • The vendors at the city fair or Saturday market
  • The grocery store bulletin board
  • The business card contest fish bowl at local shops and restaurants (you may even win something)
  • Bank tellers, grocery clerks, store owners, etc.
  • Drop by city hall and leave some with the receptionist for other employees

What Else?

Your local niche blog can offer so much more to it's readers then just content on the events. Consider adding these

  • Events Calendar
  • Local Business Directory
  • Weather Widget
  • Important Community Links
  • Advertising From Local Sponsors


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    • TurtleDog profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the post. I've been considering setting up my own web property related to things to do in my area. Your networking tips on self promotion are right on. I agree that a locally oriented post can be promoted through town events, meetings, flyers etc. Good stuff. Nice post. I voted up and 'useful'

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      7 years ago from India

      Excellent idea. thanks for sharing

    • Research Analyst profile image

      Research Analyst 

      9 years ago

      This is a great idea and I can see that there will be more blogs like this in the future just out of necessity because people will not be traveling as much they will want to stay close to home and find activities they can do with friends and family, not to mention meet some new people who live near by that may have similar interests.

      A great idea would be to have guest bloggers who are maybe internships for promising writers and journalists going to colleges and vocational schools in the area it will give them real life experience and it will give you plenty of content on your local niche blogs.

      Good work, thank for sharing.

    • bloggerdollar profile image


      10 years ago

      Nice hub Sunstreeks. I guess it's easier to drive traffic with a targeted audience.

    • amy jane profile image

      amy jane 

      10 years ago from Connecticut

      Very interesting and informative! Thanks for the suggestions. :)

    • Rob Jundt profile image

      Rob Jundt 

      10 years ago from Midwest USA

      Great idea. Thanks.

    • solarshingles profile image


      10 years ago from london

      Very, very good Sunstreeks. If there is no other blog as a local competition, there even greater opportunity to develop something very useful, what could connect local people to interact through your blog pages. You can start with a little text blog and constantly grow by adding different modules, such as many more photos, video, data local facts, computer graphics, music. It is important to learn on the way of growing and developing your blog, because there is so much to learn about the optimal promotion and proper use of constantly changing and evaluating modern technologies.


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