Choosing a Topic For Your Blog

27 Jan

It’s been a couple of days past but still I haven’t figured out what specific topic should I be posting on my blog. As I browse through a couple of sites, I was able to discover some of those blogs that discusses different ways for you to choose the appropriate topic.

Choosing the right topic is a make or break to your blog. It could either entice the reader and be interested to read all the way through the bottom… or simply not read any at all. So it is extremely important that you be cautious to select the topic that you wish to write since it would be the heart and soul all through out.

A successful blog is a collaboration of a creative mind, commitment, passion, time and effort. Choosing the best topic to write would be the initial stage for you to accomplish your goals, which is to lure your readers to read your blog from the beginning up to the end. 

I have listed here some basic tips that you can emulate when choosing the topic that could boost your blog and later on reach your ultimate goal.

Choose a Topic You’re Definitely Passionate About

It’s given and it’s the most obvious one. Though you can also write with other things in mind, it would be wise enough to write those things that you are passionate about. This will not only keep you motivated but also drive your confidence as all the information that you will be sharing will reflect on how you compose each sentence. As for me, I am very passionate about current events, news, politics, showbiz, cars, gadgets, etc.

Catchy and Attention-grabber

Choosing a catchy topic will definitely grab the attention of your readers. This could be anything that is controversial and intriguing since most people love controversy. The more controversial, the better.

Popular and Up-to-Date

One thing that you should know when writing blogs is NOT to write an unpopular and outdated topics. If you want your blog to be read, it should be updated and that most readers could relate. One practical example is that, when writing let’s say a Hollywood starlet that was linked to his boyfriend, and its all over in the news then all of a sudden they broke up but since you are not updated, you may haven’t known and go on with your blog. The result?…well, your sweat and effort would be useless.

You Should Know Your Target Audience

When writing blogs, often times, we tend to forget the geographical areas in which we want to share those information that we want to impart. Since I am passionate about politics, I wouldn’t want to write information about local politics when my target audience would be from the US or other parts of the world. I should not be talking about Pnoy but the likes of Barrack Obama, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, etc. Also, if your blog is about Politics, do not mix it with Fashion, Travel, etc. since it would be senseless.

Put Yourself on Their Shoes

Write a blog as if you’re the one searching for and reading it. Try to imagine and visualize what would you like to know and see on websites that you will be visiting. But make it a point to visualize on a larger scale and not on specific information. But also checkout the balance on the information that you will be presenting. You wouldn’t want an information overload to your audience. Balance would be the key.

The Bottomline

Just be yourself and “blog” the things that you’re passionate about. Make sure it grabs the attention of your readers for them to read up to the bottom. Your blog should target a specific audience so that they can relate. It should not be outdated. Just imagine that you are reader. From there, you will be able to visualize if there’s a room for improvement. Make a list and correct them on your next blog. Enjoy blogging! *^_^*


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