One 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.
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?
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.
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.