You Need A Niche! | Dtube Exclusive | Vlog #003

in education •  2 months ago

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You can not grow a following on any platform without a niche. Over the last 15 years of blogging, I made this mistake and especially in the beginning. Writing about whatever came to mind is not a valid approach. One day its technology, the next its politics, and the next it is cooking.

There is nothing wrong with branching out, but we still need consistency. When someone follows you, that person does so based on what they read. Getting support is not solely about the quality of your writing but the consistency at which you write. After reading a post, the person may head over to your profile page to see what other content you created.

This becomes a big discouragement to follow when no theme is present. I have not followed people all across the internet because the creator did not narrow in on a niche or even a few themes. When someone likes your cooking content, there is always the chance they couldn't care less about your fashion posts. They may not follow if the cooking content is rare and sporadic.

Your niche is the ethereal spirit of your blog, and while there may be tangents, the theme still holds true. This theme does not keep your blog alive but gives it meaning and purpose. Everything done on your blog must filter through this spirit. If the niche changes with each post it will seem like a young teen trying to find their voice. It will show inconsistency and will not look professional.

How Many Niches?

If I only posted the technology content, it would be much easier to grow. The reason I dabble in three different niches started when I saw the need for someone with over a decade of blogging experience to share what they learned. We all want Steem to be the best platform for content creation, and this is how I can give back.

I still do the technology content since that is my passion. It is the real niche of my blog and will always be at the forefront. Poetry is something I have been in love with since I was a young lad, maybe fourteen years old. The original idea was to drop it from Steem when I began to take the platform seriously. Then I met the good people of "The Writer's Block" and that changed. Now poetry is a sometimes thing but still on my schedule of content.

So I don't have a niche or do I? We see three niches and some people will follow for the technology, some of this content, and others for the poetry. It is best to find one niche and stick to it. You will grow much faster as stated above that if you don't. However, there is nothing wrong with having more than one niche as long as you pick and stick to a schedule.


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Wow. Thanks for reminding me this.i have been getting out of focus on my creativity recently because i was busier on family business. I almost forgot how to be authentic.

Its a wonderful video for encouragement to education..thanks bro @jrswab for sharing this valuable content.

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I'm kind of struggling with this. My titles seem to have no niche, but I think my writing style does. Does this count. Can you check it out and let me know what you think. I love the article. I would just like some positive feedback., or negative. Whichever seems relevant. Thank you for the advice.

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What do you mean by style?
A quick glace at your page looks like you are providing comedic value and comedy is a niche.

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I guess so. That's what my titles do. My writing is based on facts on everything from crypto to nature. Your probably right. I guess comedy is a niche. I just never thought of myself as a comedian. I'm kind of all over the place. Thank you. 2 weeks in and you helped me figure out my niche. I can't do comedy on purpose. Would never do stand up. Ty for the help.

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Interesting. You can write about whatever you wish it just makes it easier to have a specific niche. Even comedy is a bit too broad but it is all up to you.

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Yeah. That's what I was thinking. I need to narrow it down. A niche inside a niche (like your video was saying) would be tough for me. I think I'm gonna go with obscure facts. Pigs have 30 minute orgasms, bees testicles fall off when they cum, etc. Maybe that will work. I think I can add some comedic value to those subjects.

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Oh. Lol. I guess I have a niche and didn't even realize it. That's kind of what I've been doing. I've always been drawn to Strange facts. I guess I'm adding comedic value to them now. I just didn't realize it. This blog helped me realize what I have been doing all along. Now I just have to stay laser focused on that niche inside of a niche. Thank you so much for the help. Wow. Before this post I thought I was just Lost in the woods.

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As long as you have always been into the subject you will be much better off.

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Yeah. I've always been into strange, unusual, unexplained, etc. If I can toss a little comedy into the salad i think people will enjoy their salad being tossed.

Hey @jrswab -- I really like the idea that your niche is the "ethereal spirit" of your blog. Cool concept. Bloggers definitely need to be consistent with it over a long period of time in order to gain more of a following.

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Love the way you worded that because it is indeed the spirit of your blog. Consistency is key but many people will give up before they see any progress for all the hard work that creating good content takes.

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I've definitely been on both sides of that equation. Consistency is hard haha!

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I like the branch-out approach. One basic niche is great but you rule out a lot of people that way. There are people I follow for their secondary niche, for example. I think you’re doing the right thing!

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One basic niche is great but you rule out a lot of people that way.

Yes and that is the point in order to become the authority in that niche. But steem is different and most people can got away with more than one niche. On the traditional web not so much.

Hey bro, we gonna switch blogs? LOL. I could use the 'help". Come to the show #CHRONIKnCOFFEE sometime. RESPECT

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Cool deal! I'll keep my eye out for it :D