I am writing a post today to encourage writers in our group to start a blog. We, the Writer of Kern, are a branch of the California Writers Club. The club was founded by Jack London in 1913. We encourage you to join our group if you have a poem in your heart, a novel in your brain or a memoir that your grand-kids need to read.
A Voice in the Wilderness
I’m not sure what writing something down in a blog format and pushing the “publish” button would do for you. I’m not sure what you have to say is something anyone wants to read. I don’t have a clue what you should write about tomorrow. I’m not sure you can structure sentences in a correct manner. I think you’re crazy doing this blog three times a week.
I can tell you that starting a blog is scary. I can assure you the fear of writing the next blog after this one never goes away. I know that over 5,000 blogs a week go to “blog heaven.” That’s a lie. “Blog Hell” is actually the dead blog place.
I know how the “Big Giant Bloggers” get all their thousands of followers. They write about things people want to read. They write about things they know about and love to write about. What do people want to read about?
Here are the top 11 Niche Markets that capture large audiences in the Blog World.
Personal Finance, Gadgets and Technology, Career, Creative Endeavors, Parenting, Business and Entrepreneurship, Social Media and Blogging, Freelancing, Marketing, News and Entertainment, Self-Improvement.
Your new Blog must be rooted in the READERSHIP, not about you or your business. You should be an expert on the topic and enjoy spending time with your audience attracted to your topic.
Now you have the formula for success in blogging. Go for it!
As you may know, I don’t follow my own advice. What I listed above is what you should do…really.
It’s just not what I do. I’m a little bit crazy and need to write so they don’t haul me away. I’m trying to build an audience of crazy people who may buy one of my books I will soon be touting on my blog. Like you, I bet, I love to write. I also like to make things up. It’s my way of getting the crazy people out of my head and into yours. I hope.
This post is the 476th post to my blog. It’s working. They haven’t hauled me away…yet.