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Should I create a general blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Unify, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Unify

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    The blog would be categorized by major niches.

    For example my categories would be

    Webmaster
    Internet Marketing
    Scripts
    Religion
    General Discussion
    GFX/Graphics
    etc
    etc
    etc

    would be a bad idea? Is it necessary to have a blog around one topic?

    I really don't want to be locked down/forced to talk about one topic. I think it'd be amazing if I was easily able to add a category whenever I felt like I needed it. Or remove them. I also think it's cool because i'd have a lot to talk about if I don't go with one major niche.

    For example If I just go with SEO
    Eventually i'd run out of topics. By the 100'th blog post i'd probably be out of topics.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. ButcherPete

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    I would think you'd do better by making separate blogs on all those topics. Webmaster, IM, Scripts, and Graphics could all be in one, because those are all computer-related. But if you tossed religion and general discussion in there, people would have no idea what the blog is about. Or you might drive away some visitors who might not agree with your religious viewpoints.

    My suggestion would be make one about all the computer/internet stuff, then one about religion + general discussion.
     
  3. MatthewWoodward

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    Yeah there is no reason you can't go wide and broad but you may have difficulty attracting an audience if you go to broad to begin with.

    Focus on a niche or an area you have a specific knowledge in and once you have an established audience then begin to branch out and brings others in.
     
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    Why not make use of subdomains like so:

    Webmaster.yourblog.com
    Internet Marketing.yourblog.com
    Scripts.yourblog.com
    Religion.yourblog.com
    GeneralDiscussion.yourblog.com
    GFX.yourblog.com etc
     
  5. Unify

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    This.. actually makes a lot of sense.

    Do you know how I would go with setting something like this up?
     
  6. ButcherPete

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    I know that NameCheap allows you to add several subdomains (I think it might be an unlimited number, but I haven't checked) I'm sure most other web hosting services have a similar feature.
     
  7. Unify

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    I guess I could start with a niche and branch out. but what about the domain?
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    Yeah there is no reason you can't go wide and broad but you may have difficulty attracting an audience if you go to broad to begin with.

    Focus on a niche or an area you have a specific knowledge in and once you have an established audience then begin to branch out and brings others in.


    If I started with hacking and I called my blog "HackFest.com" or something like that it won't make sense to have gardening in there or w/e.

    I'd work on a ton of SEO and for the keywords hacking/internet/computers and than what happens what I add gardening. It'd be a bit weird.
     
  8. sneha

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    I think you should buy custom domain for each category. Never go with sub-domains as they blacklist your professionalism
     
  9. Unify

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    Yea i'm actualyl with namecheap.

    How exactly would it work though.

    would each sub domain require a separate template and separate WordPress?
     
  10. Unify

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    Why is it so bad making a general blog though?

    Forums have a ton of categories. For example hackforums.net

    they included graphics+gaming.
     
  11. sneha

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    You won't get higher ranking with a mixed website. If still you wanna make it then give your efforts and try to build an authority website. But that needs time and lots of efforts.

    Adsense is bullshit for a mixed website contents, you can't target any niche
     
  12. andly

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    If you want to rank better, you have to go to a niche site. Also, subdomains is a big no-no
     
  13. Unify

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    Ok thanks for the replies guys.

    I think i'm just going to do what my heart tells me.
    I'm not blogging for the money, I could care less about adsense.

    I do understand SEO will be a problem but I'm willing to work with it.

    I have all the time in the world.


    If a year passes and I don't see any progress with my blog. I'll try something new.
     
  14. sneha

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    Best of Luck to your journey buddy
     
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    I think the saying "jack of all trades, master of none" is a key one here. It's all about perception and I think the more you specialise the better chance you have of ranking and actually making some money. Sure, if the niches are close together there is a case to be made for deepening the niche, but I wouldn't put Internet Marketing along with religion. The only time I might do that is if you've really defined your brand and people who follow you on one topic want to hear what you say about every topic.
     
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    I think having a blog on one single topic would be better as you will be able to use all related keywords for that particular niche.

     
  17. azureus3

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    Yes, i think it's a bad idea :)