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Blogging has been around since the very beginning of the internet, although we used very different names for it over the years. First, there were the bulletin boards which later evolved into forums and news pages that are pretty much unchanged to this day (when it comes to their core function, that is). The “blog” as we know it today was born out of the merger of the two, offering bloggers a way to easily publish their articles, and have the community express its thoughts on the topics quickly and easily, pretty much in the way they would on a forum. The system seems to work so far, although a lot has changed since the late 1990s – especially when it comes to starting your own blog.
Here’s what you need to know if you want to build a niche blog in 2017.
Think of a good topic, and do your homework
First and foremost, think of the reasons why you want to blog. Is it for exposure? For moneymaking? For practicing writing or simply having a public diary of your life available for anyone to read? If your reasons for writing are the latter two, you don’t need to think of a topic – it doesn’t really matter. When it comes to moneymaking, though, you have to choose your topic carefully, and measure the competition beforehand – some of the most popular topics are already saturated, or close to it.
Technology, health, celebrity gossip, movies, TV shows, and their likes – these all seem like easy topics to cover, which makes them popular among wannabes. Unless you have something truly unique and original to offer, you might want to leave these, and focus on something more “niche” – something not every competitor has to offer.
Be niche, but don’t be “too” niche
Focusing on a single aspect of a single industry is nice if you are a business active in that specific industry, but won’t get you too far if you blog for cash. Writing about Royal Vegas Casino alone won’t attract too many visitors as there is simply not enough content you can create. The Royal Vegas has periodical promotions for its players, but these usually appear once a month. Besides, there are new Royal Vegas games released on a monthly basis but reviewing these will also keep your blog at the “thin” side. Instead of focusing on the Royal Vegas alone, you should take its group, all its sister venues, its competitors, and the industry as a whole. This way you will always have fresh content to share with your readers, fresh games, promotions, and specials to review.
There is one major difference between journalism and blogging: journalism is (or should be) objective, while blogs are (or should be) about the blogger’s opinions and views on a specific matter.
Publishing (or even rewriting) press releases is not blogging – it’s just a quick and easy way to add free content to your publication. Doing this too often will turn your blog into a newswire, which is not where you want to go, even if said press releases are specific to your topic.