Free Blogging Advice: Writing is hard. And easy. The goal of the Free Blogging Advice (FBA) series of short articles is to provide some free advice on… blogging! All you have to add is some time and effort. And love. Lots of love.
FBA Episode 2: What to write about
So you made the decision to start writing.
The world is split in two categories of people: Creators and consumers.
You chose to be the first. Good for you!
But now that you did, there comes the first big decision that you must make: What to write about?
There exist millions and millions of possible things that can be the subject of a good blog/ site. From philosophy to cooking, from military aviation up to jokes for atheism and religion. How do you choose?
The answer: You do not!
If you already have made up your mind to write (see Episode 1), it is most probable (almost certain actually) that you have already made that decision without knowing it!
Wanting to write is always accompanied by the urge to write about something specific. Do not try to analyze what will have the greatest potential for more readers, or what is more viral these days. Don’t lose time trying to figure out what subject is the most promising when it comes to attracting viewers in your site and do not spend time thinking what subject would be more amazing to show to your fiancé (or fiancée).
Creating content is all about you!
And your heart already knows what it loves.
Just stop thinking and listen to your self.
(I know what I like…)
This is your subject!
No matter how weird or niche this subject might be, the basic advantage is that it is what you like! And this makes it not only an excellent choice but also the only choice at hand! You can only sustain writing about what you really love. Anything else is just work. But with blogging you want to enjoy yourself! And what better way to do that than by writing about things you enjoy writing about? (Yes, this is a tautology and that is why it is true – read more Harmonia Philosophica about this)
And who knows…
You passion for what you love might one day convert that small blog into a multi-million dollar business.
(Although I would never recommend that, but we will speak more on that in another episode)