Have you felt the urge to start a blog, but aren’t quite sure what kind of blog to start? 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. You can find a blog topic that you works for you!
If you’re ready 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.
Possible Blog Topics:
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 of their list.
Film, Music & Books
Food & Drink
Related: see which types of blogs get searched for the most!
Blog niche is a term you’ll hear a lot online. A blog niche is what you decide to focus your blog on. It encompasses the topics that you write about and the audience you hope to reach. According to Suzi, there are four main reasons your blog needs a niche:
- Improved Reader Experience
- Search Engine Authority
- Your Own Growth and Development
- Becoming Profitable
Narrowing down a blog topic is super beneficial all around. Hopefully these questions and tips will help you have a better idea on what type of blog you should start!
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This self guided quiz will help you narrow in on a blog niche and start the blog you’ve been dreaming about.
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!
What are you going to blog about?
I’d love to hear about what you’re thinking about blogging about. Leave a comment below and tell me about your plans! If you’re ready to get started, check out my how to start a blog post!