When starting a blog, there is A LOT to learn. Believe me. You have to think about niches and how much you want to write and topics within your niche. It can be overwhelming to say the least. Here are some simple starts that you can do when it comes to blogging that can jump start your creative thinking process!
Life is one of the more broad niches to pick in my opinion. For me I would say I am a lifestyle blogger however I do have a lot of parenting coming out as we are going through our second pregnancy and trying to incorporate that into what is happening. Sometimes there are random stories or opinions that come out though but if you choose to do a lifestyle I would still try to make it a little bit more specific. Maybe you are a military spouse, and you want to do a little bit more about letting people know what the lifestyle is, maybe you have experience with mental health or disabilities. Life can be such a broad topic that really zoning in on these things can be huge.
Food can be another broad subject however if you can do something when it comes to food, try to zero on again on a bit smaller niche here. Something like, Mexican food, American food, European food, or even something like vegetarian, or vegan would be a huge way to bridge the gap and make yourself stand out. One thing I will say that I know I have heard others speak about previously, If you decide to post a recipe, PLEASE either link down the page to jump to the actual recipe, or put it first. People do not want to read an entire story about how you made the recipe, or anything else that you want write about first. If someone is looking for a recipe the fastest thing you can do is put some fluff first and people will click away, or go to the bottom to the things that they want.
Mental health can also be tricky. I would assume if you are writing about this it would either be about something that you have experience with or it would be something that you perhaps have some knowledge within the space. I would like to say though if you plan on writing from an educational stand point that it would be best if you were to use links and facts for where you have your information as well too. If you are going to write from an educational stand point people appreciate the facts and where to find resources instead of just writing from your own stand point.
Parenting can be something that a lot of folks eat up. I have found personally some topics have been hit or miss when it comes to parenting blogs. Finding subjects that are not the same as everyone else can be challenging. I do find when I write from my own experience they seem to do a bit better than regurgitating repeated topics that are the same as everyone else. People want to read different information not the same thing over and over again.
Motivational is something that anyone and everyone wants to learn and read about. I think you need to really have an understanding about this because the topics may become limited. Focusing on different types of motivation might be easier to produce blogs.
Inspiring blogs can also be tricky. Using your own personal experience may help with this but also inspiring people to keep going when they are faced with problems can also be good as well too. It can really be good to write these in a personal perspective as apposed to educational so that your speech is really speaking to the reader. You dont want to again, repeat the same blogs you want to really connect with the person who chose to check out yours to hopefully have them stick around and wanting to continue to read more.
Overcoming obstacles is another thing that might be more of a slim category to write about unless you have had a lot of curve balls thrown your way in life. Talking about the same thing over and over can be challenging to get new readers to stick around or even pull new people in. If you are writing in a perspective or even how you helped others overcome obstacles that could be huge as well too. However it might do some good to be able to actually write out subjects and things that you would write about and how many you want to release per week to be able to see how long your content can be without feeling a writers block.
Goals can be something that changes a lot. This topic can be broad however if you focus on different goals and make it personal it can really help others to understand their own or to better have goals and be successful with them also too. Sometimes I occasionally write some goal blogs and explain the process that I take for them.
Physical health or exercise is a broad topics and if you wanted to write about this it would be great when starting out. Everyone when they have goals around this can have different experiences that work or dont work for themselves. With health and fitness also coming to the forefront in the world there is an abundance of information that people seek. Some of my best blogs were when I wrote about weight loss and trying to be honest with the struggles that I have when it comes to wanting to reach a healthy weight.
Hobbies are also something that can run out of subjects easily. Unless maybe you do something that has a lot of patterns, or how to do it ideas. Talking about hobbies can be really useful to folks who share similar interests but it would also be great if you were to find out if you have enough topics for posts if you write them out before hand perhaps.
As you can see there are so many topics when it comes to writing in blogs. Remember that if you choose one and have not seen a lot of success you can in fact change niches! You are never stuck in just one. After all, I started posting JUST about streaming, and here I am posting about life and blogging and parenting too!
What did you start blogging about if you are also a blogger?
What types of blogs do you like to read about?
Let me know all about your journey I would love to hear about the evolution of it all!