You know your niche, right? If not, finding topics for your site might be on the difficult side. However, it really comes down to one thing: your knowledge of the topics or that single topic.
Some niche are wide and you can get away with writing a lot, but some are so narrow, it might make coming up with posts a little difficult.
The solution: keep on top of your niche community by researching. If it is reading competitors’ websites, rubbing elbows with both newbies and experts, then do it. Participate in discussions, do interviews, do what it takes to make sure you establish yourself and your blog as a strong authority in your part of your blogging community. Be active about your blogging and put to the table new ideas for people to try out. It is important that if you really want to be passionate and blog about certain topics, that your knowledge can back you up.
For example, I was asked by a reader on how to help with ideas on writing articles and getting traffic to their web hosting site. I answered that he should write about topics from the types of web hosting available to consumers, suggestions for design, deals out there for business owners looking for good services (including affiliate links to those services if possible), and much more. The fact of the matter is that I wanted him to know that he can write about anything that involves web hosting. He just has to do the work to research or bring what he already knows to the table.
It is not the first I have been asked to brainstorm some writing prompts. I have been doing that ever since my high school days when I was co-editor of the school newspaper. (Wow – a long time ago! lol 😉 )
If your niche is way too narrow, perhaps widening up the focus of your website might be necessary. This will allow you to keep your site alive and include other topics that you might enjoy.
What advice do you have for bloggers a bit stumped? What niche have you found it a bit difficult to write about extensively because it was a bit too narrow to cover?