Every blog got single or more topics. If you decided to write about more topics in a single blog, then you require additional resources, energy and time. It’s recommended to stick with single topic when you and your blog is fresh. Here, I’m pointing out some mistakes on selecting blog topic that you must avoid to stay on blogging for long time.
In my opinion, its not advisable to change the topic of your blog frequently, which will confuse your readers. Selecting a topic is tricky part in creating a blog. Because you have to stick with same topic till you quit blogging (hope you will not). Most of the new web masters and bloggers fail on this without deciding a correct topic.
Below, I have listed few mistakes on selecting blog topic. Even after created a new blog, if you are not comfortable with the selection, then this is the time to change.
1. You are not interested
People select topic for money when they are not interested. Some keywords available with high pay out, so they start to write about it for money. One day you will struggle if you are in this category. For how long you can write when you don’t have interest?
2. Users are not interested
OK, you selected a interested topic and want to write about it. But what is the use if others are not interested? We create blogs and websites for visitors. If you decided to write about your village, then think, who cares your village? Who wants to search about your village on Google? So, consider the users demand for a topic.
3. Already covered in many Websites and Blogs
Now, you found a topic with above two conditions. But if the same topic is already covered in most of the famous blogs, then it will be a difficult task to over take them.
Make sure your it is unique and less covered in other blogs. This factor will help to get more search engine traffic and blog referrals. Don’t select a topic which is already covered on internet.
4. Writing About All
Don’t think to write about all topics on a blog. It’s impossible as a single person. You can’t cover them all; finally your visitors will be unhappy. When you have a blog about Windows Vista, it’s OK to write about Windows 7, but do not write about gardening.
5. Less paying keywords
I said don’t select for money, but you have to consider this too. Most of us create websites and blogs to earn money. After you selected a nice topic as per earlier points, still if your blog is not making any money, then it can be a problem with topic again. Your topic must have some high paying AdSense keywords, good products to sell, affiliate and advertisements.
Selecting a topic which is targeting specific people or area may cause problems later. Internet is everywhere. There are so many services available on internet to translate a blog, so don’t worry about language or region. In long term plan, your blog should cover everyone in the world. Google or Facebook is not created for Americans only, correct?
Above mistakes on selecting blog topic are worth to avoid and correct. Share your thoughts and experience on this subject. Let’s make sure ‘ future bloggers’ don’t do these mistakes.