5 Writing Tips to Nail A Niche Blog Topic
When you’re about to start a blog, focusing on a niche topic can either make or break your writing career. It’s critical you know how to communicate with your readers— or fall as yet another writing cliché.
So whether you want to start a blog or have been commissioned to do so, look no further. Here are five of the best ways to create interesting content about a niche topic.
1. Invest time on research
As a content specialist, you aren’t expected to just write. You need to have a vast, deep and expanded knowledge about your niche topic. This will show just how much you know and how much your readers can deem you reliable.
Research strengthens credibility and authority. So as much as you can, invest your time on it before you begin to write things down, especially if you’re topic is on the more factual side (Science, Health, News, etc.).
2. Keep a record
It pays to be organized when trying to create interesting content. This means you’ll need to have a good writing schedule, a list of thought leaders to follow, even websites you know will add value to your blog.
When you keep such record, it will be more convenient for you to go back to certain details that could be helpful again in the future.
3. Utilize blogging tools
If there’s one blogging tool you should use, it’s AllTop. It’s a site that allows you to find out exactly what is happening in your area of interest. Of course as a blogger, you need to keep your audience’s interest by letting them in on the now and this is exactly what AllTop is about.
For instance, you intend to write about Sci-Fi. Once you utilize this tool, you’ll end up with a wide array of results, including latest blog posts, images, news and other updates surrounding the said topic— making your blog a lot more relevant.
4. Go beyond online sources
Never rely solely on the Internet when trying to create interesting content. Go beyond online and experience what the real world’s take on your niche is.
If you’re writing about arts and crafts, check out Pinterest and Etsy for ideas. Afterwards, sign up for actual sessions in your neighborhood to get an actual feel of it. You can even visit your local creative store to see all the variety of products you can use for such activity.
Remember that as a writer, the cardinal sin is to have a limited vision. Experiencing what you write allows more room for creativity thereby making your material a lot more convincing.
5. Refine your material
Once you have your material, don’t be too quick to publish it. Your content should be as polished as it can be if you want to be respected and regarded highly by your readers.
So take your time to review it and see how else you can develop certain words, sentences and paragraphs. You might even want to reassess your title. If you want, you can have it read by someone. See how s/he finds your material and go from there.
To stay on top of the blogging chain, you need to know how to produce interesting content. If you ever wind up writing yourself to a corner, be reminded of these tips to continuously nail your niche topic.
About the author:
Samantha Nicole is a Content Specialist for Webcada, a web design company in Singapore. She spends the rest of her time guest-blogging for various related websites.