Yeah, But Where Do I Start? Choosing a Blog Topic
One of the best aspects of blogging is being able to get immediate feedback from your readers. One of the first comments I received on the content on this site so far was “Yeah, that’s great, but where do I start?” and to be quite honest, I realized this site didn’t have the answer. Another great thing about blogging… I can fix that in a hurry.
The most important aspect of starting your blog is choosing your topic. Much has been written about this and there seem to be two major schools of thought. Some people suggest choosing your topic based on profitability and ease of monetization. Others will tell you to pick a subject you’re passionate about and worry about making money later. As far as I’m concerned, it depends on your personality. I’ve known copywriters that can crank out copy on any given subject and seem like experts while doing it. I’ve also known people that are practically idiot savants when you get them rolling on the right subject. Blogging is not an easy task. It takes hard work and a lot of dedication. If you post once a day, Monday through Friday that’s 260 posts a year. Before you jump headlong into a blog on any subject, you need to realize the level of commitment required and choose your topic accordingly.
As I said, there’s been a lot written about the subject. If you’d like more information on the subject, check out these sources:
- How to Make a Living in Your Pajamas – Part Two
- How to Choose a Niche Topic for Your Blog
- How to Choose the Right Blog Niche: A Simple Three-Step Method