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Is having a couple of niches stupid ?

  1. I am rather new to blogging. I just wanted to know if it is lame writing about really random topics. Many blogs only have one niche and I have 6. I really want to find my feet here on WP. Thanks

    The blog I need help with is ethanchellan.wordpress.com.

  2. The number of topics we choose to blog on in any blog is unlimited. Personal blogs are more likely to be succesful if the blogger choses a minimal number of broad categories that relflect their primary interests. Then provided the architecture of the blog is well organized, basic SEO is used, and relevant categories and tags used are clearly defined, the indexed posts will atract readers who use search engines to type in the same keywords as were used by the blogger.

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    The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Personal bloggers usually take pride in their blog posts, even if their blog is never read. Blogs often become more than a way to just communicate; they become a way to reflect on life, or works of art. Blogging can have a sentimental quality. Few personal blogs rise to fame and the mainstream, but some personal blogs quickly garner an extensive following. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

  3. Thanks for the insightful tip.

  4. I don't think having a lot of niches is lame, in fact I really like it when reading blogs, but I do think it's easier to gain consistent readers if they know exactly what they're going to receive from the blog writer. If a person wants to read a blog about sports and you only write about sports once a twice a month it's likely the reader once stick around and instead find a blog that writes about sports a few times a week.

    I'd say if you want to gain more readers find out what you write about best and narrow your niches down to those. If you're writing more for yourself than for others than just write about whatever you want, and if the writing is good it won't matter that much and eventually you'll get readers and they'll stick around.

    Anyway, good luck. I'm sure you'll find your feet here.

  5. COOL , thanks :D

  6. I wouldn't say it's stupid. The questions I always ask myself are:

    1. Is my target audience finding me?

    2. Am I satisfied with what I'm writing?

  7. I have 20 categories I write about and my blog gets pretty decent traffic. I found that having multiple subjects brings in more readers and some of them stick around and come back for more.

  8. I couldn't agree more, Xtap59. I've found from my comments and e-mails that people often come for my sports coverage and then get into my Bad Movie page or my Vietnamese Myth pages or vice versa.

  9. Also in agreement with Xtap59 and balladeer,its all about getting in a general audience.
    Once you start getting those general readrers coming to your page,youll find from veiw counts on seperate blog pages,that people tend to like different aspects,or prefer different posts from your blogging page over another.
    The more diverse you are the more likely you are to obtain an audience for all sections of your blog.
    If i person chooses to like one niche or style you write over the others,your still getting a new reader for that specific niche.
    So if you are like Xtap59 with multiple niches,just make sure to update each separate one pretty regularly,more then one way to get your thoughts across,especially though words.
    Wingstruck

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