said 1 year, 6 months ago:
I believe your blog should have a focus because that is what really attracts regular readers. It doesn’t always mean you should only blog about 1 topic on ALL blogs.. because some blogs are about LOTS of things.. opinion blogs.. Personal blogs, current trends or events blogs..
But (for example) cooking blogs SHOULD be about cooking – not politics or Social Media or dogs.. and if you can’t create enough content for the variety of blog that you’ve selected.. then perhaps you made a bad choice of topics.
I’ve always told aspiring bloggers that their blog should be about something that they know and love and can write about until the sun comes up.. and STILL want to write more… and then to do that day after day after day.
The simple fact is that for most people.. blogging is a labor of love, and only a slim minority of blogs ever make it really big.
You have to be dedicated, and willing to put in long hours of writing, and willing to do all the other things that give people a chance to find you.
That also means (unless you have deep pockets) you will have to learn at least a little about a LOT of things.. like maintaining your blog, updating it and the plugins you use, how many plugins is TOO many, how to write effectively, what is SEO, how to monetize your blog.. and how NOT to, are Google ads worth it on a low traffic blog, security for your blog, how to develop good content, maintaining your list of subscribers.. etc.. etc..
I could go on for a long time about all the stuff a person needs to know about blogging, mostly because there is THAT much to know.
So.. when a person gets into blogging they should do it with eyes wide open.. or they can likely expect to end up with a disappointing experience.
Picking the right blog topic therefore is the MOST important thing a blogger can do. If a person tries to fake interest or knowledge about a topic.. it won’t take long for others to sniff them out!