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3 Great Ways To Know What To Blog About

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What To Blog About???

Sometimes, finding a good topic to write about on your blog may be challenging. People tend to choose a general topic just for the sake of becoming a part of an online community. Businesses, whether small or big, always use their blogs as a tool to promote their business.

 

It is always better to concentrate your blog on one niche and to direct it to one direction. So it should be clear to both you and your readers.

 

Here are 3 great ways to know what to blog about:

1. Be Helpful:

Think about what your niche wants and needs. We all want to monetize our blogs, but have your readers’ interest at heart first before thinking about just selling them something. Remember that you will hold your readers’ attention if you are constantly updating your blog with fresh content and valuable information.

For instance: if your blog is an online marketing blog, ideally, any ideas that can help others generate better income should be included in your blog.

 

2. Choose The Best Niche That Suits You:

The niche you choose should be neither too broad nor too specific. Because if you choose a niche that is too generic, your blog won’t have any kind of focus. Likewise, if you choose a niche that is too specific, you will probably only have a few readers interested in your blog. The key here is to stay under the same niche umbrella, and to diversify your information. Always choose to write great content that will benefit the largest portion of your target niche market.

 

3. Plan  Your Posts

Many bloggers make this mistake, including me sometimes. You come up with the best content 3 weeks in a row for example and then you just run out of what to talk about next. So I started following a new routine: every month, I plan every week’s post. I do some research and have 4 topics to talk about and that should cover the whole month. You should always brainstorm before selecting what topics to talk about so that you don’t find yourself with gaps of several weeks or months between your blog posts. If you can make a bigger list (for 2 or more months for example) that’s even better. That will give you some breathing room and you won’t have to worry about it.

 

To conclude, I find that the best bogs are the ones written by people who are passionate about their niche. Follow your heart in what you choose to write about and you will succeed.

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About The Author

Hooda Kismet is a seasoned online marketer, affiliate marketer and product creator. She has been online for quite a few years and has a few tricks up her sleeve.

20 Comments

  1. Sarupa Shah June 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Houda, blogging is something that comes from the heart whatever subject you choose. As long as it’s your passion your message will be heard. Thank for sharing this.
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    • HoudaK July 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Hi Sarupa, thanks for your comment. I loved your video! It’s true, when you are passionate, people can hear it in your voice or even feel it in your words.
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  2. Reg E. June 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Being helpful is the honey that draws the bees so to speak. If you’re constantly trying to sell you could wind up offending your readers driving them away. Well said.
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  3. Marquita Herald July 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Excellent tips Houda! I’ve never had a problem coming up with things to write about but a year or so ago I fell into the very bad habit of waiting until the day a post was due before writing it. Normally I’m not a procrastinator but I do tend to pile more stuff on my task list than is reasonable and for a time it really created a lot of stress. I was finally able to get to the point of planning ahead as you suggested – yea ha!

  4. Chery Schmidt July 4, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Hello Houda, What To Blog About?? Oh Yeh sometimes this can be a challenge all right HUH? I love your idea of planning posts, I do try to publish a new post every Monday and think this would be very handy to have my topics ready ahead of time..

    Curious, Do you choose a theme for each month or stay on the same topic? I do like this.. Thanks for sharing and have an Great 4th of July.. Chery :))
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    • HoudaK July 9, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Hi Chery, Thanks for stopping by! I don’t really have a theme of topics to be honest, I plan different things around the online marketing niche and sometimes I add in some self-help tips that work for me.
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  5. Ron Killian July 7, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Nice post.

    I agree, that blogging with passion, or blogging about something your passionate about is one of the biggest keys. Not likely to find success if you don’t’ enjoy what you do.
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  6. Shelley Alexander July 7, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Houda, This is my first visit to your site and I really enjoyed taking a look around and reading some of your posts. I agree with you finding your niche and then writing blog posts on a regular schedule along with providing education and value to your audience is so important. Thanks for the helpful advice.
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  7. Nile July 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    This is a good start with what to blog about. You can blog about anything your heart desires. In my WordCamp presentations that are geared toward bloggers and business owners, I always say the limitations are with the individual. There are tons to things to blog about. It’s the reason why I opened my new blog idea series.
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    • HoudaK July 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Nile and thanks for stopping by! I totally agree with you, we are the only limitation there is. The sky is the limit. Thanks for your comments.
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  8. Mark July 17, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Great advice Houda!

    Any and every time you truly strive to be as helpful and or educational as possible, it’s that much easier to accomplish your other fundamental online goals.

    Your list building, direct selling efforts and affiliate marketing opportunities only increase. It’s so much easier to build trust, when you focus on serving first and sales and marketing second!

    Great advice! Thanks for sharing!
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  9. Leanne Chesser August 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Yes, heart and passion as well as purpose are essential. So is authenticity. A plan is awesome as well. Creating a monthly plan, as you’ve suggested, is a great solution.
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  10. Max Arthur October 27, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Also, research. That helps a lot!
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  11. Sayid Mansour December 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Blog about your passion. And it will be a success.

  12. Alize Camp April 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    The first step & move is important and it’s choose right niche you want to write about. Sometime, it’s difficult but sometime it’s easy like a cupcake.
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