Starting a blog and maintaining it till the end is the toughest challenge every blogger faces. Choose blogging if you have patience to nurture your blog and bring it to a level where its self dependent. The topic often decides the life of your blog, a generic topic can have many post ideas, whereas a niche based blog gets saturated at some point of time.
Tips to choose a blog niche:
1. Choose a niche you love talking about
To have a successful blog, you need to update it regularly. To write fresh content you need to choose a topic that you're passionate about or you may very soon lose interest in what you do. Blogging can be boring without new ideas.
2. Something you enjoy Researching
There are times when you run out of post ideas which means no fresh content. Its pointless write on something you haven't researched about. This could lead to an unnecessary debate leaving you clueless. Make sure you are knowledgeable enough to respond. A good blogger ensures that he researches before writing.
3. A blog niche you can write with confidence
Its important to stick to your understanding of the blog niche with a general perspective. Sometimes you may not be able to convey your thoughts clearly but that shouldn't stop you from blogging.
4. Blog to provide real solutions
Write something that is practical. People want real solutions and not something that goes round the bush. Providing practical solutions will attract readers who are constantly seeking tested methods that work.
5. Share ideas on your blog
Offer readers with useful resources where they could gain more knowledge. Linking to external sites may divert your traffic but it will also build a sense of trust in your readers mind. He or she would be more likely to visit your site first rather then Google. Share ideas that have worked for you and something that readers will benefit from. Hiding information means you're not open enough to contribute to others success. Internet is stuffed with information and people don't have time to scan through everything just to find a small piece of information.
Choosing a blog topic could be confusing but trust me its one of the most important aspects of blogging. It requires time and commitment to survive in this ever growing blogosphere. Make it simple, make it reliable.