One of the biggest changes that the internet has made to the world is that literally anyone can share their thoughts, knowledge and opinions with the world. Whether the world wants to read about them is a different matter, but if the content is interesting enough it will soon find an audience.
But the single biggest hurdle that most people face in starting a blog is knowing what to write about. This might be a surprise to some people who’d imagine the technical aspects of starting a blog would be the hardest. But they aren’t – in fact, you can learn all you need to know in just seven days.
So, to help you on your way, here are seven suggestions for areas you might like to focus on. It’s important that, whichever one you choose, you’re truly passionate about it because that’s what’s going to shine through and start to win you a following.
Have you got itchy feet but just don’t know how to indulge your passion for travel without giving up your job? Well, this could be your big chance to become a true digital nomad. You’ll be able to head for all sorts of different places around the world documenting your travels as you go. Plus, as you start to get more followers, the opportunities to monetize your blog will grow – so you’ll be able to finance even more exotic travels.
For the foodies out there, the potential is almost limitless. If Instagram’s told us anything it’s the people just love showing off their plates of food as well as looking at other people’s meals. So, this could be the perfect way to share your culinary expertise and opinions. Maybe it’s talking readers through recipe ideas, sharing the details of the best meals you’ve ever enjoyed or simply giving cookery tips and advice.
They say money makes the world go round, and you certainly can’t get very far without it. There are already plenty of money-saving blogs out there, so why not go in a different direction? For example, you could share your journey to acquire a new skill like forex trading (that’s trading in different currencies). So, you could start by talking about using one of the many demo forex trading accounts that are available to give you a grounding without risking any money, and then go on to chart your progress to trading for real.
Fashion covers a huge range of things from haute couture to high street bargains, so the possibilities are almost limitless. What’s important is that it was be all about your personal style. So, if you’re an expert at seeking out those charity shop gems, or are a whizz with a sewing machine, then the world really does need to know about it.
If some of your happiest ever memories come from sitting inside movie theaters as the action unfolds on screen, then why not share your pleasure with others? Maybe you can write about the movies that have meant the most to you over the years or review ones that you’ve just been to see. Once movie bloggers gain a reputation, it’s not unknown for them to even get pre-release films to review, courtesy of the big studios.
Like fashion, lifestyle is a truly wide-ranging topic, so it offers you almost limitless scope if you take it as your theme. From mindfulness to makeovers and from downsizing to home décor, you can incorporate all these and more. And, as with all blogging topics, the more idiosyncratic and appealing your approach, the more popular it will be.
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Let’s end on a big one here, the thorny subject of bringing up children. Whether you’re a parent to be, are struggling with the terrible twos or have a moody teen deal with, there are millions of others in the same position who will simply appreciate the perspectives you may be able to share.
So, there you have them: seven types of blog that you might be able to really make fly. And remember, if what you write is really from the heart, it’s sure to strike home with your readers.