How To Find A Blog Topic

how to find a blog topicOne of the most difficult parts of starting a blog is deciding what to blog about. Most people have a general idea of what they want their blog to be about, but may not realize their chosen topic may not be enough to make a lasting blog. The last thing you want to do is start a blog on a topic that you get burned out on quickly. This is probably the most common reason blogs fail.

How to find a blog topic with a simple exercise.

To avoid this pitfall I recommend you draw three circles slightly overlapping like the ones you see above.

Circle #1

In the first circle write down the topics you know a lot about. Are there any topics you can expound upon easily? Is there something you know a lot about that others might be interested in? Are you an expert on anything?

Circle #2

In the second circle write down your interests. These can include hobbies, activities that you spend your time on, or ones you wish you were spending your time on.

Circle #3

In this last circle write do the things that you are good at. Do you have a hidden talent or skill? What phases of life have you been through?

Now look through your answers and see if you have the same or similar answers in all three circles. Hopefully you will have several topics show up in all three circles or at least two circles. I got lucky because travel showed up in all three of my circles, so it was a no brainer when I began a family travel blog.

It is best to stick with topics that show up in all three circles. You may know a great deal about a topic, but if you are not interested in it you most likely will not enjoy writing about it. After just a few posts you may end up abandoning your project, because it is boring to you.

If any of the topics that showed up in all three categories are similar to each other, then I suggest incorporating them all into one blog.

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0 Responses to “How To Find A Blog Topic”

  1. Emma @ P is for Preschooler

    This is a great exercise to find a blog niche! Very helpful!

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  2. Heather

    Interesting idea and a good way to get started.

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  3. Emma T

    Really good idea. I want to get more of a niche going, and get back to some of my hobbies,so I might do this exercise and see if it’ll prompt me to a) get back to my dancing and b) blog about it. #SITS blogging

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  4. GeminiRed Creations (@GeminiRedCraft)

    I’m always making little notes (that I can never find when I need them) on topics and information I can write about. But, this is a great way to put some of those notes together to form a great blog post. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Gina

    I love this idea! It’s easy to get excited about so many topics or even to bite off more than you can chew. I will do this and keep it front & center in my blog planner so that I don’t get off track.

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  6. Holly

    Interesting idea. I started using a blog editorial calendar to better plan posts but I have to admit it is NOT foolproof. Stopping by for #SITSblogging

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  7. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    Great little exercise! I write about food, but sometimes a topic for the actual post besides whatever recipe I am sharing can be tricky! My method usually involves staring into space for a long time. This is way better.

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