I have read the advice about niche blogging — find and write to a narrow niche. Like you, I have also read additional blogging tips and hints such as:
- Set up your blog so each post gets a URL
- Think “database” as you blog so it is easy to search on
- Post frequently and regularly
- Use images in your posts as needed
- Make friends and link with other bloggers
- Interact with readers often
- Allow readers to make comments
I have found, however, that you have to take what works for you. If, like me, you have a love of many things and your interests vary, then writing to a niche can be tedious or even boring. As I’ve said on my Blog page, the contents of this blog attempt to bring awareness and synergy to the creative, technological, community building, and online learning disciplines. The articles on these pages are aimed at the leadership/management and employees in these vocations. My desire is to present information that inspires readers to apply, and challenge those around them to apply, what they learn — and to have fun while doing so.
Did you pick up on those areas of interest?:
- Community Building
- Online Learning
- Leadership and Management
- Fun / Play
That is why I love this recent article by Anne Zelenka. The title of her article says it all: Do You Have To Define a Niche For Your Blog?
I don’t subscribe to the “define your niche and then stick with it” school of blogging. That works great for some blogs and some bloggers and not so well for others. If you hesitate over blogging because you think you must stick to a niche and work it to the tune of 500,000 pageviews a month, think again. You can make blogging rewarding and profitable without getting thousands of RSS subscribers or a Technorati rank in the top 1,000.