How do you decide what your writing or blogging niches are? I’ve recently been thinking a lot about this question. Obviously writing is one of my niches (hence this blog), and I also have a list of niches on my main website http://www.sandramadeira.com/ which includes topics such as parenting, meditation and herbal teas (quite a mixed bag). These are topics that I can quite easily write about, but are they too general?
I found an article on the internet today called ‘What’s your niche?’ (website http://www.blogtrafficexchange.com/). They explain that you should ask yourself four questions before deciding this. One of them being ‘Is your niche is too specific or general?’.
Analysing a few of my niches
Writing/blogging is one of my niches, but that is too general? Through this blog, I learn a new writing tip every day and blog about it to teach others. If my niche is more of a teaching style, this may attract a different audience to those who just want to quickly look something up. My blog is more of a journey that the reader can follow with me. I could rename my niche ‘teaching about writing’ or ‘teaching about blogging’.
I also have a company blog at work and write under a category called ‘Life Skills’. I’m now thinking that this category/niche is also a little too general as the blog covers subjects such as communication, relaxation or organising your time. Surely they are niches of their own.
How you have decided on your niches?
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