I’ve read many articles about blogging. Many state that you need to “pick a niche” and create a blog around that niche.
Curiosity got the best of me, so I went to Technorati, and took a look at the top ten blogs.
What did I find? Well, most of them have a huge niche, and one doesn’t appear to have a niche at all.
For example, Boing Boing, is “A Directory of Wonderful Things”. Today on the first page, are posts about bullets, Klassic Komix Klub, 1869 MIT entrance exam, Chimps, drawings from preschoolers, and alcohol. Definitely not a niche blog.
Techcrunch is a blog, obviously about technology.
The remaining six are about politics, art, and social networking.
If you are choosing too small of a niche, you could become paralyzed, trying to figure out what to write about.
This blog, is what I would consider a “big” niche blog. I write about blogging, what I’ve learned, plugins, stats, niches, etc……. With blogging forever changing, I doubt I will run out of things to write about, as I am learning new things every day.
My second blog, Observation Mountain.com, is not what I would consider a niche blog. I’m blogging about issues that fit under one big umbrella, called life.
Is a niche blog more apt to be more successful? Or, if your topics fit under an “umbrella”, (like Boing Boing), can you make it to the top? Apparently so. Boing Boing is currently rated number 2 with Technorati.
So, what do you think, Niche, or no niche?
Tell me what works for you.