Look, I love blogging and pretty much want to do everything blogging. With that said, a number of bloggers make the mistake of choosing a topic simply because they feel it’s where the money is. What they don’t take into consideration is writing about a topic you have no interest in results in poor quality content and nobody wants to read that. Another issue is that what’s hot is always changing. The key is to choose a niche and topic that will remain relevant for years to come. Let’s take a closer look at how to decide what to write about as a new blogger.
How to Decide What to Write About as a New Blogger
What Turns You On?
Above all, you want to choose a topic that you’re passionate about. When you’re passionate about something, it shows. Your articles will be much more interesting and easier for you to write. If you choose a topic because it’s popular, but you’re not interested in it, it will the equivalent of pulling teeth each time you sit down to write an article. Don’t let this happen. Write about what you love. Even if you’re writing about the sexiest moments in sci-fi history, as long as you’re passionate about it, you’re going to write quality content.
Which of Your Passions Has a Lot to Offer?
You may have several passions. If you want to stick with one blog, you want to make sure your passion has a lot to offer. What this means is that you want to make sure that you’ll be able to come up with lots of ideas. A big mistake some bloggers make is to choose something they’re passionate about, but it’s such a limited niche that there’s not enough to write on. For example, instead of writing about Captain Kirk’s sexiest scenes, you would want to write about the sexiest scenes in sci-fi history. There will always be more scenes to write about.
Can You Stay Excited?
Last, but not least, will you be as excited about this topic a year from now as you are today? In other words, is the passion you’ve chosen something you’ve recently became interested in or is it a lifelong passion? This can make a huge difference. Our interests change on a regular basis. If you want to enjoy blogging for years to come, you want to choose a topic that will always excite you.
The truth is you can write about anything when it comes to blogging. However, some topics are going to work better than others. The key is to choose a topic you’re passionate about rather than a topic you think will bring you money. You also want to ensure that the topic has a lot to offer and that you’ll be passionate about it for years to come. So, sleep on it, but before you close the computer, pin this, so you can find it tomorrow. LOL!