According to Pro Theme Design, the following are 7 Blog Topics To Avoid
One of the secrets to success when it comes to blogging, is to keep your blog updated by regularly adding content, that will not only interest your readers, but also get them to join in and create a discussion around each post. However, if you pick the wrong topic for your blog post, any discussion can quickly turn into a heated argument, and leave you sitting in the middle as a referee. So how do you decide what to write about and, more importantly, what topics to avoid?
When choosing a subject for your next blog post you clearly need to narrow your focus in to the central purpose of your blog and, first, ask yourself whether your intended post falls within the subject area covered by your blog. Next, you need to consider your audience, and make sure that the material you are proposing to present to your readers will not only interest them, but also be to their benefit.
Now these may not seem too difficult, but you can still do more harm than good, if your blog article includes content that touches on any of these 7 topics.
1. Topics covered by your competitors. Many of your readers will also be visiting your competitors’ sites, and the last thing they want to see is the same content that they can read elsewhere appearing on your site. Give your visitors fresh content that they simply cannot find anywhere else. This alone will give them a reason to come back to your site.
2. Topics of a political nature. It is very easy to be drawn into a political discussion about almost any subject you can think of, and this usually results in laying the blame for something at the Government’s door. Many people hold strong political views, and it is very easy to upset them, without meaning to do so.
3. Topics of a religious nature. Just as many people hold strong political views, so to do many people feel very deeply about religion. This too is another area that should be firmly off-limits when writing a piece for your blog.
4. Topics of a controversial nature. As with politics and religion, there are also several topics that can be said to be controversial, and to provoke vigorous, and often very heated, debate. The list is too long to details all the topics here, but includes such things as abortion, gay rights and the death penalty.
5. Topics including comment on natural disasters. It is not uncommon for people to use a natural disaster to attract a reader’s attention, simply because natural disasters are trending and popular topics, that themselves draw an audience. By it’s very nature a natural disaster brings death, suffering and misery to a significant proportion of the population, and this is not something that you should exploit to further the aims of your website, or wider business.
6. Topics of a purely personal nature. If you wish to get personal with your audience, perhaps on a one-to-one basis, than a platform such as Facebook is better suited to this than the pages of your own blog. Starting up a discussion about home remedies for flu, based upon your own child’s recent illness, is fine on Facebook, but most of your blog readers will not be comfortable with such a discussion on your web site.
7. Topics that you have previously covered. Most webmasters get lazy from time to time, and it is often easier to write a post based around something you wrote a few months ago, and not come up with something new and fresh. The problem is that your readers may well end up with a sense of déjà vu reading your latest post, when they really wanted to come away feeling that they had learned something new.
Unless your blog is about one of the topics mentioned here, then avoiding these 7 topics will go a long way towards keeping you out of trouble with your visitors.
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