Finding Your Blogging Niche

Finding your blogging niche should be one of the aspects of blogging which the blogger carefully considers before starting a blog.

This is especially important if the blogging is being done for the purpose of financial compensation. Ideally a blog owner should select a blog subject about which they are passionate and knowledgeable.

However, bloggers should also carefully consider the direct competition as well as the purpose of the blog before starting their blog.

This message will discuss these considerations in greater detail in an attempt to assists bloggers in choosing a subject for a new blog.

This information is applicable to both bloggers who are completely new to blogging as well as experienced bloggers who are considering starting a new blog.

Isolating Your Interests

One of the first considerations for a new blogger is his personal interests.

This is important because a blogger who is passionate and knowledgeable about a particular subject will not only have an easy time coming up with ideas for new blog posts but will also likely be highly successful.

This success will likely be attributable to the fact that blog visitors can sense his passion for the subject matter and greatly appreciate the knowledgeable posts which are informative and accurate.

The interests of the blogger may run the gamut from subjects which are widely popular to subjects which are of interest to only a small subset of the population.

However, there will likely be interested readers regardless of the subject of the blog. Therefore bloggers are not discouraged from opting to blog about even the most obscure subjects.

However, bloggers who are seeking financial gain through high blog traffic should consider selecting a topic which appeals to a larger audience.

Evaluating the Competition

Once a blogger has selected one or more subjects he is considering for a blog, it is time to begin evaluating the competition.

This includes viewing other blogs covering the same subject matter. This will not only give the blogger a good indication of whether or not the market is already saturated with blogs on this subject and the quality of the existing blogs on this subject.

Based on this information the blogger can make an informed decision about whether or not he feels capable of competing for blog traffic with the existing blogs.

Considering the Purpose of the Blog

Another important consideration for bloggers is the purpose of the blogs.

Blogs can be created for a variety of reasons including financial compensation, personal use or to promote a cause. Bloggers who are starting a blog for personal use may only wish to consider their own interests when starting a blog because they are not likely seeking high blog traffic.

However, bloggers who are creating a blog for purposes of generating a profit or promoting a cause do have to consider factors such as the ability to generate blog traffic. In these cases the blogger should choose a subject which appeals to a large audience.

Additionally, the Internet should not already be saturated with blogs on this subject because it will likely be difficult for the new blog to garner a share of blog traffic.

Finally, blog owners should consider the quality of the blog they are capable of creating on a particular subject. The blogger should choose a subject where he is confident he can not only make regular posts but also ensure these posts are original, informative and interesting.

How To Generate Traffic Using A Blog Carnival

How To Generate Traffic Using A Blog Carnival

A very simple, free but effective means of increasing
your blog traffic and creating more backlinks is
through blog carnivals.

All you have to do to participate in a blog carnival
is to type in ‘blog carnival’ in a search engine and
set up a new account here after confirming your email

Once you have set up an account in a blog carnival,
you have to login so that you can browse through all
the carnivals and find one that fits the subject of
the blog you own.

There are usually various blog carnivals that cater
to your blog subject; you have to find the blog
carnival best suited for your blog as they generate
maximum traffic to your blog.

Make sure you submit a good quality and original
article that you had written to the blog carnival
as the better the post, the higher are the chances
of the host including your URL in the ezine.

Try to submit your articles to the blog carnival as
early as possible for a better chance of getting it
featured in the blog carnival’s publication.

As different blog carnivals have different dates for
updating their articles, make sure you check this date
before submitting your post to the blog carnival so
that you know when your can track your blog stats.

As many bloggers follow blog carnivals every week,
they generate traffic and if they find your post
interesting, may visit your blog just by clicking
on the link you provide in the blog carnival.

If you are one of the active bloggers registered to
a blog carnival, you may get chosen to host a blog
carnival on a particular topic and thus get more
exposure for your blog.

Make sure you follow the rules of the blog carnival
to avoid getting suspended and terminated, and to
maintain a good reputation on the carnival.