New year, new you – this is one of the most widespread clichés today, especially on self-help blogs, as if New Year’s resolutions worked (hint: they don’t). But this new year might just be the perfect point in time for you to start a new blog. After all, writing online on various topics from your own unique perspective is a great way to express yourself, to gather new customers around your products or services and perhaps make an extra buck in the process. But what will you blog about? When you run a corporate blog, choosing a topic is a pretty self-explanatory process but when your goal is to publish and make a living doing so, things can get a bit tricky. After all, blog topics can range from movies and music to stock market tips for beginners. So, let’s take a look at some of the best blog topics to consider in the new year.
Affiliate marketers have long ago identified the “holy trinity” of topics to write about for the most returns: health, wealth, and love. These three cover pretty much everything between recipes and fat loss tips (health) through frugal living, personal finance, and investing (wealth) to dating and relationship advice (love), and the list could go on and on. These are pretty “safe” topics to cover but making a living off them might prove tricky, given that these all are niches with a lot of competition. There are literally thousands, perhaps even millions of blogs out there covering any and all of these topics. They may be the easiest to cover, given the massive quantity of information out there to rely on, though.
There are quite a few topics out there that are covered extensively by the mainstream media but lack the opinion of the independent blogger. Immigration is one of them. It is a topic that shows up almost daily in the media, with Europe seeing the biggest influx of immigrants in ages and the caravan of migrants going from Honduras to the US to seek asylum, this topic will probably be one that’s discussed intensely in the coming year.
There is always more room for discussion about topics like women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gun rights, and gun control, racism, and politics in general. These are topics about which many have their opinions but sometimes they have trouble finding an outlet to express them.
The thing you actually know about
Whatever your niche of choice might be, make sure it’s one that you know about – and that you’re passionate about. If your favorite topic is video gaming, eSports or Raspberry Pi, don’t start a blog about home improvement, fitness tips, and recipes only to make an extra buck. Write about the thing you’re most familiar with so that you won’t hurt your credibility and write seriously, and the like-minded readers will eventually come.