Have you felt the urge to start a blog, but aren’t quite sure what to blog about? I have been in that situation before. Some of the blog topics I have, or had, are: a coupon blog (for a week, it just wasn’t my thing), a food blog, a craft blog, a wedding floral blog, a family blog, and this blog.
If you are starting a blog to promote your business, deciding on what to blog about is easy. For example: if you own a gym and want to blog to help generate traffic to your site and in turn to your gym, you would have a fitness blog.
If you want to start a blog that can generate an income, ask yourself the following questions to help you decide what you should blog about.
4 questions that will help you decide what type of blog to start.
What am I passionate about?
Think about all the things you are passionate about. What do you enjoy? What do you get excited about? It is easy to talk about things you are passionate about. You will be more willing to invest your time into your blog if you are genuinely interested in the subject.
What am I already doing?
Are you giving your house a makeover? Do you sew on a regular basis? Do you play video games more than you’d like to admit? Do you experiment in the kitchen on a regular basis? If you are already doing something a lot, why not blog about it? The problem I had with a craft blog is I wasn’t crafting before I started the blog. It sounded like fun though! I still love to craft, but it’s not something I do frequently enough (or want to do frequently enough) to blog about it.
What do I have to offer that others can learn from?
People are going to come to your site to gain information. They want to learn from you. What can you teach others? Don’t worry too much about being the best at your subject; sometimes the best learner is the teacher. Just be willing to give it your all.
What do I talk to my friends about?
Start paying attention to the conversations you have with your friends and on social media. Blogging is a lot of talking (just in typing format). What are you sharing on Facebook? What do you pin the most on Pinterest? Sometimes we need a little help realizing our own interests.
A few more tips for choosing a blog niche:
When you pick a subject you want to blog about make sure it is not too specific of a topic, or you’ll run out of things to blog about. For example, you might love cooking chicken and want to share all of your chicken recipes so you start a chicken recipe blog. What if your favorite food changes to fish in a year? Create a recipe blog and then you give yourself a little bit more room. Whatever you decide, make sure you are blogging about something you enjoy. Blogging takes time and if you enjoy what you are blogging about you are more likely to be a diligent, successful blogger!
Below I’ve listed the blog categories on Bloglovin’ (Bloglovin is a blog reader that allows you to read all your blogs on one site. They let you know when it’s updated and they even help you find new blogs.) I added a few extras at the bottom to their list.
Possible Blog Topics:
Film, Music & Books
Food & Drink
What are you going to blog about?
Or, what are you already blogging about? How did you decide on your blogging category? Now that you’ve decided on what you want to blog about: