What to write a blog about?

What to write a blog about?

Here we discuss what to write a blog about? The first step in becoming a successful online writer is the hardest decision to make. So we make it easy for you.

An easy problem to solve

The process of elimination can help you narrow your vision down to just a few options.

First of all, we can blog about anything. There is nothing too big or too small that we can not take on and achieve.

The subject is not the problem however it is the start of an answer.

What can that possibly mean? Let me explain.

Let’s look at some subjects

  • Food
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Supplements
  • Housing
  • Cars and associated autos
  • Music, Art, drawing
  • Movies, stars
  • Clothing
  • Cosmetics
  • Animals, pets
  • Racing of all sorts
  • Politics
  • Religion

    Add to this as you will because this is just the tip of a very long list

You can google away for subjects and searching all sorts of ideas but they won’t help you find your mantra.

You can’t just write about a subject

However, you can on content

image of food.
Glorious food

Take Food as a subject that is dear to most of us.


Now we start the reverse triangle of ideas going down from food.

Food from what country would be good, every region has its own style of food.
So let’s look at a popular one like Bar B Que

What do I cook? Hunks of Cow, Pork, Vegetarian, Vegan, for the young, for the elderly, for the poor or the rich.

The best cooking devices.

At what cost and what condiments.

You will now see that the word Food can conjure up a lot of ideas and could end up with a niche like “How, not to Bar B Que beef in India and live to tell the tale”
That would lead to Vegetarian cooking and a whole host of subjects.

Food is not my thing. I cook to survive and encourage my wife to keep me in a healthy condition, a subject on which she could write.”How to keep a man happy with food.”

Food is a very popular subject so you really need to be specific in your writing. However, you can see how one word can conjure up a lot of ideas.

For instance, I don’t like refined sugar and avoid it where I can. It is a personal issue and I believe it is bad for you. However, Sugar is everywhere so I could start a blog tomorrow on the evils of Sugar.

This started with the word food, category condiments, subject Bad for you, one product sugar
and an endless array of writing opportunities.

I could have picked Salt, MSG, garlic, Olive Oil to have endless writing opportunities.

Whatever you choose can be narrowed down again

Sugar.
Where from? The history, Refining, different sorts, good sugar, bad sugar, Sweeteners.
How is it used in Food and how to eliminate it.
Cooking without sugar.

For Vegans, on diets trying to lose weight and clear up skin rashes and damaged Kidneys.
The subjects are endless and all you need is just one to keep you at the computer forever.

Find a subject that has some interest to you. The greater the interest the easier for you.

I write mostly on helping online business ideas because that is my passion. However, I cover all sorts of categories while staying within the niche. Blogging is just one of them.

Writing is all about Keywords.

Can you make money out of a blog?

Most of us are blogging with the intent to monetise our effort at some time.
There is nothing wrong about this we spend a lot of hours researching and writing content to benefit others

You can earn from referrals, Affiliate income, advertising, writing for others.

However, you need traffic and that takes time so buckle up for the adventure

Writing product reviews and comparisons

Products to write a review on
an easy way to blog

Readers love product reviews and they are highly read across all subjects.

First of all, it is good to get a paid association with anything you will write about, good or bad. Honesty shows out and blatant advertising is reader destruction.

I did one a while back on Noble Samurai. This is a Video making site that I use and is excellent value. This needs to be explained to readers so the benefits can be delivered.

You can do side by side reviews or sitewide look at a dozen products.

The readership is guaranteed if the product is current.

Most people now days will research a product before spending money.

Should you use the product before you review it? The jury has not returned a verdict and I believe it is a yes/no answer.

You can write in a third party approach so you build opinions from your research on the product whilst not actively claiming your experience.

You could say I have used this and this so a new one must be better.

Become a referrer

This is sending readers to a sales platform like Amazon. Words and advertising on your blog transport people to an online store where they can make a purchase.

You then get paid a commission that can vary between 2-3% up to 50-60% for online products.

You then write about a pet subject and lead the buyers to a destination where you get a cut.

Simple really, start up an Amazon account, do a bit of training, select products that interest you, check your keywords and start making money.

No stock, no billing, little if any customer contact other than your efforts.

Finding affiliate sites the easy way

Google logo

Any product you can imagine will have a seller seeking good affiliates. It is how sales are done and great for both parties.

The trick my friends is so simple. Go to Google, type in a product, space, affiliate and you will be presented with a long list of opportunities.

First things first in Affiliate income.

When you find a product that suits you you need to be appointed as an agent. This is sometimes harder than it sounds, particularly for good products.

You should have a website up and going and gaining a bit of traffic as your first objective.
This way you have proof of competency in your negotiations with the seller.

Wealthy Affiliate has a program that teaches the basics and allows you the ability to target any business you want. Furthermore, you can join their program as an affiliate from day one and all for free.

Do I like this program? I sure do and am among the top affiliates in over a million members on the site. It is honest and has no pressure upsells demanding more money to grow.

What to write a blog about has become easy.

By now you should have ideas running through your head on things to do.
The next thing to do is write down some headings. At least 15-20 headings about your subject.

You start with a problem to be solved, issue to be fixed fear or short term opportunity.
We all search for answers so start right there.

  • Online traffic solutions
  • Top results; 4 hours left
  • The no-BS guide to increasing sales
  • I didn’t think new leads every day was possible
  • The bad news about your offer

    I scanned a few of my emails today from some online pros that work with the theory of creating a reader in a second of reading.



I use the AIDA approach as Attention, interest, desire and action or conclusion.

You can use lots of pictures and colours to jazz it up

Your target blog should be 1500 words but start slow and build up. A blog of 300 words may well do the job.

Short sentences and short paragraphs and drop the technical jargon.

I have written on content in a prior post

Target a customer

Drawing of a target customer

This is hand in hand with finding a niche.

Build your Avatar when you begin; discover who is your target reader and write to them. If you are promoting Heavy Earth Moving Equipment you won’t target the stay at home mum.

It will be Big Blokes that play with expensive toys.

Likewise, Doily knitters will mostly be senior ladies.

Understand your target, where they live and their interests in life

Conclusion

The post is about finding a subject for you to become a Blogger. We all have one in us somewhere it is just a matter of teasing it out.

Like anything in business, and blogging is a business, you need a plan.

Get your niche and start writing out some ideas that you can write about. Every day, week or fortnight for about a month ahead.

Do your research early to help the writing focus become your main friend.

Blogging is great fun, entertaining and profitable however it is not done overnight.

What to write a blog about by Peter Hanley

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11 thoughts on “What to write a blog about?”

  1. Good evening Peter and thank you for this article. I, like you, have my own blog. I can say from experience… DEFINITELY FIND A NICHE THAT INTERESTS YOU AND THAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT! My question for you (and maybe what led me to your website) is what do you do when you develop writer’s block? I LOVE my niche, but some days I sit down to write and I just can’t do it while other days the words just flow through my hands! I would love to hear your thoughts on this!

    • Thanks, Dr Baker 
      Inspiration is often hard to find and I have just spent an hour trying to find a keyword that matches what I want to write about so it is with all of us.
      I trawl my old posts and see what people like and then go on a different tack. I search for news items to launch a post. I have used Donald Trump, Conner Mc Gregor, Kardashians to help get some traffic up.

      How could I use Donald Trump? Well, I write about Social Media and twitter is one subject in that. Mr Trump has taken Twitter to a new level both with his tweets and with the publicity that goes with them. So Donald, social media, tweets, messages, broadcasting are all subjects riding on his brand.

      I wake in the morning and spend 5 minutes wandering on the day ahead and a post-project, I have a notebook in the car to jot ideas and sit in front of the TV with my Ipad when I am having a wife time.
      Peter H

      https://onlinebusinessmarketing.info/what-to-write-a-blog-about/

  2. Very well explained, and you have given me some great tips. Food, ha, that is a niche on my blog (vegan food) 😉 I personally love cooking and everything related to food, so I love writing about my niche. Generating traffic is definitely important, and I am working on that. What do you recommend to generate more traffic? 

    I liked your suggestion of writing different headings. Perhaps for my next blog I could make a list of headings to see which one looks better, or I could also write a list of headings for the keywords and topics that I research for my articles. You’ve definitely given me plenty of ideas.

    Thank you for sharing this useful information. 

    • Thanks, Christine for your kind comments.
      Along with Keyword selection, I suggest your target market is Instagram where people just like you are searching every day.

      Peter H

  3. Hi, Peter!
    As a new blogger, I have already struggled with what to produce as content.  When I chose my niche, I thought I had a thousand topics to concentrate my content on.  However, as time has progressed, I have crossed many of those items off my list and feel stuck. 

    Your tips here have given me fresh ideas, and for that, I thank you!  Sometimes it’s great to gather ideas from others!  I appreciate your advice.  Cheers to more content production!  

  4. Hello Peter,

    This truly is a very informative article. I really learned a lot about content writing. To be honest I am a new member of Wealthy Affiliate and I am currently following their training courses. As you have mentioned, those courses are really helpful for beginners like me. The idea about coming up with questions, and answering them through our content is really good. I hope that way I will be able to write articles with a good quality. Thank you for this wonderful post Peter. 🙂

  5. I like how you have broken down the processes of starting. Your list itself is a very good idea of topics that one could start with. When I started writing, I felt like there was nothing I could write about but the truth is, there is a lot. You just break things down one by one.I also believe that a passion or something that you are more familiar with is easier to write than a completely new subject. I am currently doing  third party research writing as I cannot use all the products before reviewing them. Thank you for these steps on setting up a successful blog. Great article.

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