Thursday, April 9, 2015
Home and Handicrafts (Elements of Blogging) #AtoZChallenge
A few years ago I recall reading about a couple in Virginia who began remodeling their home on their own and they started a blog to show how they did each job. Soon they began selling ads to companies that manufactured or distributed products related to home improvement. Eventually one of them quit their job in order to keep up with the blog and then so did the other. They were making enough money from their blog advertising so they no longer had to work at their regular jobs--and they had both been working as attorneys! Talk about successful pro blogging.
Home decor or repair is a great theme for blogging as the topics are virtually endless. There are already a good many blogs that deal in the subject, but there is always room for more. How to videos can also be added to YouTube and embedded into blog posts. Whether you're looking to make money or not, home improvement is an excellent blogging topic.
Any kind of blog posts dealing with how-to's or hobbies can receive good traffic and can expect to have lasting search engine presence if there is enough interest in your topic. Handicraft focused blogs are good opportunities for a crafter to display or even market their wares. There are blogs that can deal with positive issues such as hopes or negative topics such as hate--not a topic that I personally would encourage anyone to blog about and one that might get you banned from the blogging platform you're on if overly hateful in a bad way.
Tossing It Out started out as a Halloween blog, but that theme didn't last too long for me. I got a bit tired of talking about nothing but Halloween after just a few posts. I had too many other things I wanted to say! But there are actually a number of Halloween blogs that I've run across and they do it far better than I did.
What are some "H" blog themes that you can think of? Have you ever changed your blog subject to something different? Do you sometimes get tired of the subjects you blog about?