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Blogging? But What Would I Write About?

  • April 5, 2010
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by Jalana Davis

You can blog about anything from politics to religion to your hobbies and anything in between.  But, if you want to be effective with monetizing your blog, you have to focus your topic on one niche.  By doing this, it allows a particular group of readers to come to your blog for all their information and enjoyment needs.  It’s also beneficial so you know who and where to promote your blog, to drive traffic to it. 

After you know your niche and you have your affiliates selected, you need to start writing.  In this article, I am going to give you some ideas on what you should be writing about to grab your audiences interest and keep them coming back for more.

The first thing you need to remember is to deliver value to your blog.  Write about topics that you know your niche will want to read about and learn from.  Make your blog a “one-stop-shop” for your readers.

You also need to do your due diligence and be factual if you are giving statistics or detailed information about another company or product.  Furthermore, if you are going to quote someone, always give credit to whomever deserves it.  This will also help you set the stage for building trust from your readers.

Now, the top 7 topics the experts write about:

Stories:  Telling stories are always a fantastic way to get the audience involved.  By you telling true stories and displaying your feeling and emotions, your audience get their emotional side out on the surface and it causes them to “feel” something too.  They will have an instant understanding of what it’s like to be in your shoes.
Lessons learned:  Everyone has to start from the beginning.  As you learn and grow, don’t forget that your audience may be brand new.  So, don’t forget about the basics.  Leave out the technical jargon and start from the beginning as if you were just learning it for the first time.  Then, write about what you learn as you go along and learn with your readers.

Reviews:  Supply constructive reviews on Companies, Products and Services within your niche.  Be honest, but only give the facts that you can back up with your research.  You want to give your readers enough information to make a well informed decision that they can be comfortable with.

How To’s:  Anything you have personal experience with doing or using, that will benefit your readers, write about it.  Put it in simple terms and usestep by step instructions so the audience can follow your instructions and “plug and play”.

FAQ’s:  Many times, an article can be formed simply from a question someone asks you or from a general conversation.  So, always listen for opportunities and use them to your advantagw.
Inspiration and Motivation:  It doesn’t matter who your audience is, everyone needs inspiration and motivation sometimes.  Have you read a good self-help book recently?  Or had to remind yourself of why you do what you do?  Then, write about it.
Comments:  As your Blog gets a larger readership, you are sure to get comments on your articles.  Listen to what the readers are saying, because in reality they are telling you what they want to know more about.
The more you write, the easier it will become.  But always remember these key elements when writing: Give your readers value, build their trust and be unique.  Now, let’s Conquer the Internet!

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