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Aug | 30 | 2011

What Makes a Niche Blog Successful?

Posted by as Blog Tutorial, Monetization We had an overview of niche blogging in the previous post. The idea behind niche blogging is that you focus on a specific topic and throw all your efforts into writing about this topic. Also, monetization is all part and parcel of niche blogging. Before we go into the nitty gritty of this type of blogging, I thought that it would be good to get a general idea of the characteristics of a good niche blog. There are many points to consider in this respect. I like how they have been summarized in Dosh ...
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Aug | 23 | 2011

More Kinds of Content for Your Niche Blog

Posted by as Blog Tutorial, Opinion, Tips, Writing In the previous post we talked about using the news as content for your niche blog. It really is a good way to come up with content as you can never really run out of news – something new happens each and every day. Are there other ways you can come up with content for your niche blog? Of course! Here are some more ideas that you can work with. Link posts The name itself gives you a pretty good idea of the nature of this kind of post. What you do with a link post – ...
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Aug | 16 | 2011

Niche Blog Content: News Blogging

Posted by as Blog Tutorial, Opinion, Tips, Writing What do you think news blogging entails? Does it mean that you would have to write as a journalist does and present breaking news in your blog? If that thought worries you, you'll be glad to know that when I say news blogging, I mean something else. If you remember, we are talking about finding sources of content for your niche blog. Somewhere down the road, you might reach a stumbling block. You might temporarily run out of topics to write about. In order to avoid this, you have to have a variety of options when ...
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Aug | 09 | 2011

Where to Get Content for Your Niche Blog

Posted by as Blog Tutorial, Monetization, Tips, Writing One of the most important factors that affect the frequency of your updates is whether or not you have ideas to write down. I am sure that in the beginning of your niche blog endeavor, you will probably have an overflow of ideas. You might want to jot them down – at least the topics – so that you can organize your post flow. But what do you do when the natural flow of ideas dry out? This does happen, you know, and at one point or another, you are going to experience a dry ...
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Jun | 23 | 2011

Exploiting Clichés

Posted by as Blog Tutorial, Opinion, Tips, Writing Who said that clichés are never good? Well really should avoid them most of the time. After all, I am sure that you can come up with something more original and something that would drive your point home – most of the time, that is. Yet what about those times when you simply cannot get those creative juices flowing? Will you settle for something less compelling rather than make use of a cliché? Personally, I would say no. I am not all that against clichés, really. There are clichés, and there are clichés. I ...
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Jun | 16 | 2011

Are You a Fence Sitter?

Posted by as Blog Tutorial, Opinion, Tips, Writing The Free Dictionary defines this expression as: fence sitter n. Informal One who takes a position of neutrality or indecision, as in a controversial matter. Take a look at some of your posts which feature particularly controversial topics. For example, when it comes to blogging practices, we have topics such as keyword density, black hat or grey hat SEO, and the like. For blogs that tackle many other topics, politics, religion, etc. could be controversial topics. In those posts, did you voice out a definite opinion on the issue at hand? Did you choose a side and defend it? ...
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