Beginning a blog can be a daunting task. With so many topic possibilities, and more blogs developing daily now than ever before, creating a blog can be intimidating and overwhelming.
I created a post a while ago discussing the development of a blog, but this post is not intended to be a reiteration of the content discussed in my previous post. I wanted to compose another post addressing this topic because I am expected to create a niche-topic blog for one of my courses in college, and through the class discussion I have participated in regarding this project, I have come to realize the importance of designating a niche blog topic when beginning a new blog.
My current blog, OnTheEdgeOfEverything, is not a niche blog. I literally discuss anything and everything, hence the title, and quite honestly, my blog categorization is not the norm because a majority of contemporary blogs focus on a specific realm. I personally enjoy operating a blog that has no discussion limitations, but for someone who is just beginning their own blog, I recommend determining a particular topic you are passionate about in order to ensure you are putting your best effort forth. Some popular examples of niche blog topics include food/cooking blogs, cosmetic blogs, exercise/fitness blogs, fashion blogs, literature blogs, film/television blogs, even generic lifestyle blogs. It is apparent when an individual is passionate about their blog content whilst reading through their posts, hence why I highly recommend determining what your own passion(s) are prior to blogging.
As for a blog domain, I personally recommend WordPress because it is what I use for my own blog. It is straightforward and simple to use, yet still offers a variety of customizable features and themes.
Blogging really is a great way to enhance your reading and writing skills and to further exercise your creativity. I highly recommend it.