How do I pick a topic to blog about?
I have always wanted to write a blog, and I see other people writing about all different topics. I want to write something that people will actually read. What are popular topics; family, work, hobbies, inventions? What is a good platform to use? There must be a good program to use to publish.
First you have to regard yourself in the same manner as a magazine. What type of information do you want to be a resource of? Who do you want to communicate with/educate? What type of mood do you want to carry with that audience?
For example, say you wanted your blog to be a Scientific resource..... you would first need to figure out what area of science you want to speak on. Is it technology and gadgets?.... is it bio-engineering?..... is it animals and bugs?... etc. etc.
Once you have your scientific niche figured out you would have to think about how you want to come off on your audience.... do you want to come off as fun and humorous?..... do you want to come off as serious and professional?..... do you want to come off as one who translates difficult complex things into "simple" lingo people can understand?.....
Then who your targeted audience is would depend on how you go about being "funny" or "professional" and dictate what concepts need to be "translated to lamens terms"...... they dictate which "laymen terms" to use because each generation has a different state of awareness... Are these people already educated on the topic and want to stay current?... are they people interested in it as a hobby?.... are they completely ignorant of it and want to get familiar with it?....
The more you get this defined and actually start studying the people you want to communicate with through your blog the more you're be able to pin point things they would want to know about and enjoy reading.
What interest you? what do you know or can do? what experience do you have? because it is best to write/blog about what you actually know about. There are many topics of interest and people change their interest every hour and so there is no sure thing of picking the right topic. As in platforms to use wordpress and wix are the best ones out there as they are for free "if you choose free, there will be some banners on your blog/site", out of the two, wordpress is more orientated to blogs as where wix is more orientated to webpages, also social media networks such as facebook, twitter, google+ and many others are great ways to start and test your topic/blog as to see what feedback you get. If you have got something to say or share, put it out there and see what happens.
Find what's important in your demographic. Make sure you're well equipped with the knowledge on the particular subject of choice. Don't write on vague assumptions.
Passion is good, but without knowing much on the subject will do more harm than good.
WordPress its a great place to start as some have already mentioned.
Tell stories in your blog, make it apart of your write, as long as it pertains to the subject.
Actually, ask yourself this:
What does your HEART tell you?
What do you feel most passionate about, or what truly resonates with you?
What boils your blood or what cause in humanity most hits you immensely?
When you write from the Heart, the words naturally come out and energy flows to where your thoughts are, and where your thoughts lead to your heart.
What do you FEEL most alive about?
Write about that.
1. Its fun
2. Words flow out more
3. Creativity comes into play
4. And we get to know YOU, the writer from the words you choose and write with
Forget the topics and information overload, what do you really CARE about?
And take it from there.
LISTEN to your HEART
and then let the WORDS speak for your Heart
Look inside of yourself. What makes you excited? Sky diving? Training and running a marathon? Handling snakes? Writing a non-fiction book? Watching movies? Eating Snickers bars? Your mother? In order to write something to share with others, you have to write about what excites you. Do that, and you're on your way!
If you have to ask, you need to not blog. Newsweek doesn't ask what stories to chase. They have a purpose. You have no purpose.
Yes, all of the above. Write about what you're passionate about but also include anything that makes you smile, angry, or whatever. I would consider avoiding religion and politics unless you want to be known in those fields and can take criticism.
Blogging is all about the content. If you brainstorm what you're passionate about, then the topic will come together. Personally, I like Wordpress, it's easy to use, versatile and you can choose any theme you want (free or paid).
I think you have found your subject. How to pick a topic to blog about.
Wordpress is one of the best open source platforms out there. But I am a bit confused. What is your interest? What do you do best? What do you want to write about? It isn't at all about what others will read it is about what you want to write - remember, there are millions of people on the internet - so why worry about writing the best thing?
Here is an example - my blog (business blog) is about business tips and tricks - yes sometimes i will do a blog on something a bit more personal - but that isn't what my blog is about - I like sharing the information that I feel others would glean a tip or two - I include infographics, I include links, I use alot of pictures - I talk about printing and colors to social media to wordpress - to writing - I share a great site that I find that I feel is helpful to others.
And I write from my heart. This isn't a thesis - so I write how I talk - and it works! Sometimes I am lengthy sometimes I am not - but I have set up my wordpress blog with a 3rd party app - Nextscripts - that will take my blog post and share with the networks that I have synced with my site.
Killing 2 birds with one stone. Write what you know about and write about the things that you discover - great tips, great links - great newsletters - if the purpose of your blog is to monetize it that is cool - but you have to start writing first.
Frankly I just sit and write - I am sporadic as I handle many different irons in the fire - but I am consistently sporadic - yet my internet reputation is really broad.
If you love to cook, if you volunteer for rescue animals, if you help teens, or seniors, if you have great products that you are selling - talk about them - dissect it all -
Hope this helps