To help some confused bloggers whether it is important to have a niche or not, I asked this question to Filipino Bloggers Worldwide, "In blogging, is it important to have a niche? Why or why not?", and here’s what they say.
Trish Baylon- Yes, this serves as guide to your posts and according to others, niche blogs is easier when it comes to SEO stuff.
Paolo Ubiadas- niche since it is easier to make an article because you have an idea of what topic to write.
Papaleng Pagulong- with niche because it is SEO friendly.
Ted Claudio- I think niche blog is better if you really want to specialize on something which is your main interest or speciality. I have a photography niche blog before but switched to general when I got invited to events. My mentor told me to have a general blog for flexibility and consolidated traffic. I think it really depends on your interest and forte. I like events so it's more practical to have a general blog in my case.
Justin Vawter T. Buenagua- I don't really rely on SEO because it's too complicated, but speaking on a different perspective, with niche is much better. If you are a reader, it is difficult to read a general post. I guess the best way to try if your blog really works is ask yourself, if I am the reader, would I love reading my blog?
ChrisAir Martinez Abenes- I agree with them, niche blog has a better chance for visitors to read more post in your site.
Ellen Bernardino- In my opinion, for new bloggers, it is better to start with niche blog according to your interest to share with everybody and a general blog if you have a lot of followers already.
Earl Pablo- At first I let the passion in writing to grow. That is the first step. Write everything what comes into your mind. As you develop you can find your niche. Having a niche serves as your second identity. You will be known and identified with it. SEO comes second.
Mark Morfe- For me, its a yes because readers would be able to remember you with your strengths found in your niche. Ironically though, I'd still prefer a mixed-type for flexibility and variation.
Delora Sales-Simbajon- It's a yes for me for two things. You have more focus on what you write about and it's so much easier to get advertisers and sponsored posts if you have a specific niche.
Jam Kuh- For me it is important to have a niche for your readers, they will think of your blog when it concern some topics, let's say regarding fashion, travel or whatever.
Charlie Montemayor- It all depends on your purpose, if you just want to write then you are not aware of the word ":niche" then it is not a big deal with you but if you have any other reason aside from writing then it is better to niche
My say - If you are new into blogging and still don't know what topics you are going to write or there a lot of topics going on in your mind then go for a general blog and from there, if you think that you are ready for a niche blog then go for it. Find your way to a better blogging career and eventually earn from it.
So, what are your thoughts? Share it here.