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Blogging Insights NF # 54

“We must not only blog what is popular. We must blog about our passions, no matter how quaint. This is true empowerment.” Su Layug


When I first thought about blogging, I viewed lots of “How To” videos on YouTube. Nearly all of them recommended having a particular niche, that is, choosing a topic or theme to write about. To date, I remain clueless regarding my niche and call my blog a lifestyle blog.

I began by writing about food, posts about exotic cakes and fancy coffee. These brought me comments and follows from food bloggers but after some time I wanted to write something else.

My fancy turned to personal development/self help and I wrote on decision fatigue, productivity etc and these were greatly appreciated. I also wrote several book and movie reviews which hardly anyone read but I loved writing them.

After a couple of years into blogging, I wrote posts about the art of blogging and these finally turned into this prompt. I have realised that I love writing/talking about blogging most.

Going back to today’s quote, I agree with it wholeheartedly but I would like to add two caveats :

1. It is also fine for your ‘quaint passions’ to change over time.

2. This quote applies only to personal/hobby blogging.

What do you think?

18 thoughts on “Blogging Insights NF # 54

  1. Blogging for me is about writing, because that’s what my passion is. I’ve been writing since I was eight years old. I still remember the petite typewriter Mum and Dad brought me as a gift. I take part in writing prompts because it keeps me writing.

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  2. I agree with the quote WITH your caveats. Passions change, interest change, intentions change, thus so should your blog. I believe most people who blog do so out of a passion for writting (concurring with writeravenclaw). If someone told me I enjoy writing I would argue with them, but why lie to myself.

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  3. Feels like you written words from my mind, same condition is with me started blog didn’t know what to do so started lifestyle niche and blogging than turned to self-help and development.

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