I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for over a year now. After being laid off from my long-time job, I decided to retrain in a different field. I started taking classes in web design, and that has given me the motivation to start my blog. The problem was, I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to blog about.
Do you have that problem too? There are tons of blog posts out there covering the subject of finding your blog niche, and I have got some ideas reading through those. Many suggest that you ask yourself these questions to help define the topic and objective of your blog:
- What do I love to do in my spare time?
- What blogs do I enjoy reading, and what are they about?
- Are you an expert in any topic?
- What would I like to know more about?
Write down the answers to these questions, and see if any of the topics fit together. Are any of these areas things you feel you could write about for years to come? Building a successful blog takes lots of time and hard work, so make sure you pick a topic that you will love writing about. Think about your target audience – are any of these things they would be interested in reading about?
After writing down the answers to these questions, my answer was obvious. I love reading blogs about website design and earning side income. And in answer to question 4, these are definitely things that I would like to know more about. Are these the only things I plan to blog about? No, actually I haven’t figured it out completely but I am ready to get started!
Have you been wanting to start a blog but been dragging your feet because you aren’t exactly sure what your niche is? It’s time to stop procrastinating and just get started!