Everyone wants to make money by blogging. But, they simply create blogs without knowing what blogging is and they struggle to concentrate on a particular category to write articles. So, in this article I am going to help you in choosing a blog category.
Why you need to choose a category?
- You can manage your blog easily.
- If you write and update articles on your blog under a particular category, users will subscribe. For example, a user may want software related resources. But if your blog has articles related to many categories, he may not want to subscribe.
- You will become an expert on the topic.
- When you add your website to directories, applications etc., you have to choose a category.
- Moreover if you have more articles related to a category, your blog will get more keyword density of the category and you will get more traffic from search engines.
I manage this blog under the category webmaster resources (useful websites, useful software, blogging tips, money making etc.). If I concentrate on just one topic I will get more visitors and subscribers. But, I am blogging for a hobby and this blog is not created for the only business purpose. I blog on my free time to improve my skills and help others. So, I don’t bother about the category.
But if you want to choose blogging as your profession, you need to concentrate and write articles on a particular category.
Before creating a blog
Before you choose a category for your blog first read lots of topics on the internet and collect ideas. By reading you will know on which topic you can be an expertise person. For example, if you want to create a blog for software resources, read other websites which give software resources. You will get an idea about how to present and what to present on your blog. Also, you will get some tips and tricks to attract visitors. Analyse the pros and cons of a category and finalize a category on which you are going to write articles on your blog.
Also never do copy paste. That means don’t copy others’ articles and post on your blog. You will violate their copyright policies. So, your blog will be deleted by the blog service provider.
Suggested blogging topics
Here below I suggest some famous categories for blogging which will bring more traffic to your blog.
Create a news blog and update it regularly. You can search for news in search engines or subscribe to any news website to get the latest news. And, post the news on your blog with your own style. You no need to post all the news. You have to be different to attract visitors. Just pick up special, peculiar and interesting news and post them on your blog.
This is also some a topic. Post articles related to sports. Concentrate on rankings of players and gossips related to the players. You can post articles about all sports or just a specific sport that is very famous in your area. If I want to create sports news blog, I will choose Cricket that is famous in India.
Wrestling is a famous one among sports in the world. Take any wrestling like WWE, Pro Wrestling or TNA or all wrestling sports and write news articles. Predict about the results of an event. This will attract visitors.
Blogger and Wordpress Templates Blog
Blogger and Wordpress are the well known blogging platforms. All who want to create a blog, prefer these platforms. They also want custom templates. So, if you have a good knowledge in designing templates for these platforms, create a blog for Blogger and Wordpress templates. Create a template and write an article about how to install and customize it and include the link to download it. You can give the template for free of charge or for a small amount of money.
You no need to create your own template. Just search for Free Blogger Templates and Free Wordpress Templates and collect impressive and professional templates. Just write your own style of articles about them and include to the download links.
Blogging Tips and Tricks
Some don’t have an idea about blogging. But they want to know and get success in blogging. So, you can target these people by educating them. Give some ideas about blogging, how to blog and give tips on efficient blogging. If you know any tricks about a blogging platform, share them on your blog.
Blog Gadgets and Tools
As blogging is the famous hobby and many want to create their own blog. They want some tools and gadgets too. If you are a developer, you can create wonderful gadgets and tools and then share it on your blog. Surely, a lot of readers will love your blog.
Website Designing Tips and Tricks
Articles about website designing, web hosting platforms, free and paid website builders information, website tools and tips on creating a website, SEO tips. These topics will surely bring more visitors to your blog.
Which celebrity is your inspiration? Choose that person as your blog topic. Include all information about him/her on your blog. Latest gossips and news, photo gallery and future projects of the celebrity are the information the visitors need. If you write interesting and genuine articles, I am sure; you will become a rich man by your blog.
Like the celebrity blog, Actress photo blogs get more traffic from their images. For this topic you need original images.
Mobile Phones and Electronic Gadgets Information
A lot of people want to know the features and the price of mobile phones, laptops and other electronic gadgets, before they buy. So, if you have good knowledge about them, this category is the best choice for your blog. Information must be up to date so that others would trust your blog.
Using a laptop is out of fashion. Now, using Tablets, Android phones and iPhones are growing rapidly. So, there is a huge demand for their applications and software. So, programmers and application developers can market their applications on their blog.
Money Earning Tips
This is a hot topic in internet. Everyone will search about this. If you write quality articles related to money making in real life or in online, you will get huge traffic. There are some affiliate networks available and you will earn money for selling their products. Write articles and include affiliate products to earn more money.
This is a very simple and easy job. Just pick a good high clarity image form an image hosting service like Picasa and Flickr, get the embed code and embed it on your blog post. Then write interesting facts, psychological truth or some news about the photo. For example, if you chose a nature photo, you may write a poem about it or some funny things about it.
Write your travelling experience and the places you know. Guide others and write interesting articles about a place. You should know the history and culture about the place that you are going to write about. This will attract visitors and they will become regular readers of your blog.
This is also an easy job like photo blogging. Pick a video from a video hosting service like YouTube, get the embed code, embed it in your article and write something about the video. For example, if you want to teach about a topic, write your theory and include a video related to the topic so that others can understand more about the topic.
Book Review Blog
If you have the passion of reading book, this is the right topic for you. Read reviews about books in your own perspective. You can also sell the books by joining affiliate networks like Amazon.com and you will get some commissions too.
Example Topics: Photoshop tutorials, Windows tutorials, HTML tutorials, Java Tutorials, etc.
Software Review and Download
Write a review about a software and include the link to download it. Most visitors like only free software. So, you write articles about free software. Just do a search on “Download Free Software”. You will get lots of free software websites. Choose the software you like and write the review on your blog.
Mini Project Blog
Engineering students want to do mini project. If you have good knowledge about engineering projects, choose this topic, post lot of mini projects with the procedure to do. You may also provide the option of purchasing the project so that students will purchase if they don’t have the time to do.
This is one of the great and famous topics. Guide job seekers by posting the latest jobs on your blog. I have seen many blogs like this and they are getting famous very soon. This topic needs a lot of effort. If you have friends working in different companies you can ask them about job vacancies and you can alert your blog readers.
This is also a famous topic. Collect some useful resources and write articles on your blog. For example, useful websites to download free software, useful scripts, useful plug-ins etc.
Fitness and Beauty Tips Blog
Write articles about how fitness tips, healthy food, yoga tips, etc. Also, a beautician can post beauty tips on her blog.
Search for useful files on the internet and you may write articles and link them on your blog.
Search for mp3 files and include them in your blog posts for the users to download. Suppose, if you want to create a blog for mp3 files of movies, write articles about movies (Director, actors etc.) and include the links to download the audio tracks. Also, blog about latest songs, news and audio launches.
Choose any of the above topics. Most importantly choose a topic you are familiar with. As I said, read lots of articles and get an idea about the topic. Regularly update your blog and you will get lots of visitors.
I hope this article helped you.