What exactly makes a good blog topic, the writer’s knowledge and perspective of the topic or the topic itself?
I was asked that question recently and to be honest, I have to believe it’s the writer.
I’ve seen topics that I would have never dreamed I would find interesting, but was drawn in and captivated by the writing abilities of the writer.
A simple search of some of the most mundane topics can yield hundreds, even thousands of websites or blogs – that in itself suggests that nearly any topic has an audience.
While discussing the future with my kids and their desire to get a summer job, I encouraged them to learn how to write. To write about what’s of interest to them or pick a topic they want to learn about.
They were quick to respond with lack of confidence trying to convince me they wouldn’t know how to write.
The simple truth is, if you can take a subject and answer the questions:
- and How?
You can write!
The part of blogging that people fail to focus on is what exactly sets them apart from other bloggers within the same niche.
Again, the answer is simple – be educational or entertaining, however, the perfect storm for any writer would be to possess a little bit of both.