April 11

Finding a Topic to Blog About

Blogging

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I really want to start up a new blog. A focused blog. A blog about something I know about, something I have a passion for, something that can provide real value to those who have the same passion as me.

So whats the big hold up, why have I not started this blog? Well the real reason is I’m not totally sure what my real passion is. And if I think I know what my passion is, why do I not have any results to back it up.

For example, I thought, “Hey, I’ll start a blog all about writing. Sole purpose of the blog is writing.” Okay, I think this is one of my passions. But where is my results to back up anything I say. I don’t have a published book. I haven’t actually worked on a book in a long time. I have my SQ Serial as my only real project, and it is nothing meant to be professional. More of a writing exercise for myself and a good way to get some awesome memories written down.

So starting a blog about writing really isn’t a good idea until I have backup that I know what I’m talking about. So then what. I was thinking, how about a blog about playing the fiddle. I always thought that is something I really like to do.

But I don’t even have a fiddle near my right now. Mine is back home across the country. I’m rusty. I don’t have the skill I once did and I would have to do a lot of practicing. So I have no backup results, nothing to prove I know what I’m talking about in the world of fiddle music.

Lets move on, any other ideas. I was thinking hey, I could start a blog about video games. But to tell you the truth, I don’t play video games a lot. Definitely not enough to compete with all the other avid gamers out there. I once again do not have the backup skills needed to prove I know what I’m talking about.

Where are my skills. I know I have writing skills, just no work to backup the skills I have accept this blog, and some stories in files on my hard drive. I’m currently taking a military school course to become a vehicle technician. But that is not my passion. I mean I think eventually it may become a passion to work on vehicles. I’m starting to like what I learn and could see how I may want to actually work on vehicles outside of the workshop. But right now, once again, no back up results.

I was thinking about electronics. Write a blog about electronics, reviewing them, recommending brands. But I have no passion for that. It would be a quick project to generate some money. I wouldn’t have the heart and therefore would be half assing my work. People would see this, and I believe I would not succeed.

So what can I do? What is something I could start a blog about and really enjoy writing about on a regular basis. This blog is the only blog I actually write on regularly. I like writing on it. But this blog has no focus. It’s a personal outlet for myself that people find interesting. I have an average of 4 visitors a day. On this blog I really don’t care if I have results to back up what I say. I say whatever I want on here, and I really don’t care if people like what I say or not.

But on a blog where my focus is talking about something I enjoy, and providing useful information for people, I need proof that I know what I’m talking about. If I have proof, people will listen to what I have to say. If they like it, they will tell others about it. As a result I will gain more and more traffic. This traffic I can monetize and finally achieve my dream of being self employed with freedom to do what I want.

But I still need to find that topic I feel comfortable writing about. I also can’t be to controversial in my topics either because of my military occupation. If I write things I shouldn’t somebody of higher rank could see it, and then I’ll be in shit.

So what should I write about. I have thought of some broad topics which I can then maybe go a little bit deeper into. These are topics I have experience in. I just need to find out what I can blog about in them, and if I have the proof to back up what I want to write about.

They are:

Religion
Philosophies
Farming
Military
Outdoors
Health and Fitness
Quitting Smoking
Mechanics
Fiddle
Internet Marketing
Pet Care
Building Computers
Writing
Personal Development
Learning Another Language-Project Where People Follow Me As I Learn.

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As I was writing, the last topic on my list really hit me as a great idea. I went to the warriorforum to run the idea by the people there. I thought my post could be really helpful to this article.

Here it is:
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I’ve been having a real problem trying to think of a topic to blog about. I want to start up a blog and have a real passion to write about the topic I choose. There are millions of things I could write about, but If I didn’t want to write about it, the process will really not motivate me to achieve my dream as an internet marketer.

My problem is really trying to find something I’m interested in, and having proof that I know what I’m talking about when I write about it. I’m a younger person, I do have skills, but I’ve grown up learning things kinda forced on me as work required. I grew up on a farm. I was taught that we must work. So I learned skills that let me work, but nothing I was really passionate about. I have always wanted to learn german. I used to know enough to speak with friends as I grew up, but it’s been a while since I have used it and have almost all but forgot it.

So check out this idea, it might be a solution to my problem. Say I start a blog that is all about me learning how to speak german. as I learn the language, I teach my readers what I’m learning. So they learn and get value from my blog. This way I actually don’t need to have proof that I know what I’m talking about, because obviously my readers know I’m learning myself.

Now to monetize, I can use adsense, amazon to promote books about how to speak german, and donations.

Now I also need to learn to speak Quebec french because being in the Canadian Military it will be something I eventually have to learn if I want to rank up faster. So I could do german or french.

But how does this sound. It might also help any of you out there who are having the same problem as me. You don’t really have any skills you are passionate to write about. So why not pick a skill you have always wanted to learn, and write about it as you learn it, providing value that you can monetize.

Let me know what you guys think?

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So the topics I have mentioned are those that I believe I can write about. The obstacle is having proof that I know what I’m talking about. I have the knowledge to write it, just not the results of actually using the knowledge. And that is what people want to see before they will listen to what you have say.

But the idea of letting readers follow your progress in developing a skill they themselves are interested in, may be a great idea. I’ll explore the idea more and see what results others have received following the same method.


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Blogging, ideas, Internet Marketing, passion, proof, results, topics, warrior forum, Writing


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