When blogging sites came into view, people have utilized them mostly to write about their day to day experiences. Well, when I was new into blogging, I had the same understanding. When I hear the word blog, what would come into my mind would be full-length page filled with someone’s thoughts on how much she loves her most recent trip, how awesome her current relationship is, how much she hates the economy, or simply how lovely her dog is. So for me, blogs are something very personal, it’s like an online diary. You write about your life, find a picture that would portray your emotions, and let other people have a say on it through the comment section.
But came the advent of Search Engine Optimization and online marketing, I have discovered that blog sites actually go beyond just being an online diary, as what it used to be for me. Browsing through different blogging sites, I have found out that blogs have become very handy marketing tools. Gone are the days when all you read in blogging sites are feel-good topics, and probably rants once in a while. Today, blogs feature all sorts of things you can think about. Also, the positive aspect about this blogging evolution is that you can actually optimize your write ups in order for your page to draw in online traffic, thanks to internet tools such as WordPress for example. Plus, if your blog features subjects relevant to some online marketing promotion going on, some companies are actually willing to pay you in exchange for giving their product a review. So not only are you able to pursue your passion in blogging, you also earn some cash by doing what you love.
Browsing through different blogging sites lately, I have found a certain trend on what subjects are hot on the market. Considering how much hits these topics get, you might consider incorporating them into your own blogs. Here are the top blog subjects today:
On top of the list is technology. Hundreds and thousands of blogging sites online feauture updates, reviews, and news about the latest mobile phone model, the most downloaded apps, operating systems reviews, the most profitable phone accessory, and other technology-related topics you can think of. What’s great about having technology-related blogs is that you never run out of something to write about since the world of technology is constantly moving. Refresh your page and another tech-world update to write about pops out.
Yes, the human race never gets tired of reading about love, family, friendship, parenthood, and other life-related topics. This kind of blogging becomes easier if you already have an “online diary”, the one I talked about above. Blog articles with this subject spreads faster online as people who can relate to the human experience your blog portrays are easily magnetized into sharing the article whilst tagging their friends and loved ones. Who in turn, might also tag their own kin. So basically this subject is endemic.
3. Practical Tips
For this subject, you can write about life hacks that would attract the middle-aged population. You can feature hobby-related, or profession-related tricks that you think people have never thought to be actually possible. For example, you can do a home-management blog that would target moms. The advantage of this kind of blog is that people constantly look for ways to make their lives easier, so dwell on these subjects.
Yes, people are hungry and always on the look out for new taste to trigger their palate. Also, with this subject you practically have an endless list of what to write about. You can feature something local or international, the simplest dish to the most complicated ones, maybe you can place your personal recipe on the blog for people to try, or simply feature that newly-opened restaurant or food cart business. Also, if your blog becomes popular, local restaurants might actually deal with you into featuring them. So that’s extra cash for you and a free meal.
5. Crazy Stuff
People are crazy about things that are crazy. And by crazy I mean lists of stuff that blow the minds of humans. You can feature the spookiest places on earth, some astounding facts in world history, or old pictures that are surreal. People are always attracted to stuff that awe them, so this surely is a good investment.