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Are You Blogging What You Should Be Blogging?

Making sure you stay on topic with your own blog can be quite easy, but when you are looking to get paid for blogging, sometimes you think “any job will do”, but Lorelle goes over her own experiences blogging outside her comfort zone at The Blog Herald.

I took a fresh look at it and cringed. While I knew my readers might be interested in the subject, this wasn’t something I was interested in. It just wasn’t important to me. Others had said much wiser and saner things than I could add to the conversation. I had a hard time finding the value I could give to the post to make it work publishing. It just wasn’t “me” nor my blog, no matter how interesting it was. It wasn’t right.

I selected the whole thing and deleted it.

Some of the most successful bloggers I have ever met are the ones that have stuck to the subjects they truly enjoyed. Your passion, or disdain for a subject comes out in your writing, and that can interest your readers, or make them avoid your blog. Besides, writing about what you love is more fun. Check out Lorelle’s full post on The Blog Herald.

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  1. Lorelle says: 9/29/2007

    One of the things I adore about you, David, is that you get it. A lot of people don’t get it, and I feel like sometimes we’re preaching to the choir and not getting through the ones who need to hear what we have to say. They just don’t get the point.

    Thank goodness for wise and wonderful folks like you who “get it” so wonderfully. Thanks!


  2. Amrit Hallan - HowToPlaza says: 9/29/2007

    Whereas I stick to my own topic on my own blog, as a professional writer I beg to differ slightly on the topic of writing on what you are only comfortable with. As a writer my job is to deliver content for which my client pays. As long as I don’t have an ideological or ethical problem with the topic I don’t mind writing on subjects I’m not comfortable with. But then, we all have our own ways of looking at our jobs.


  3. collinsom92 says: 10/2/2007

    I absolutely concurr with David.The added advantage of blogging on what inspires you the most is you derive pleasure from doing it.While many pro bloggers aim at monetizing their blogs theirs is not a blind desire but is tempered with passion for what one desires .


  4. Vincent says: 10/2/2007

    It’s definitely better to stick to subjects we are passionate about. This way, we won’t run out of ideas so easily. And readers will be able to ‘feel’ the passion in the writings.


  5. Lennart Heleander says: 11/5/2007

    I always easier, better quality, and correct to write something we are passionate about. The passion to know everything, searching on internet, and like you said “writing about what you love is more fun.”