What Should A Blogging Bloke Write About?
Since my last blog post I’ve been feeling a little better and I’m mulling over what BLOGBloke should be writing about. You might have noticed that I broadened the niche of this blog from “blog tips” to include social media tips and news. Although I would argue the niche is basically one and the same, I’ve nevertheless done it partly because my niche is overcrowded with copycat “blog tips” bloggers, and because of the trends/direction that blogging is going.
So for me it all comes down to the following.
As you probably know I’m known for my cutting commentary/satire of the big guns. One of the things that my readers appreciate about me is I’m a straight-shooter from the hip. I don’t pull any punches or worry about political correctness. Unfortunately however, that has resulted in thin-skinned a-listers shutting me out of their cliques and going solo.
For example a long time ago I had contacted Darren Rowse to join the B5 Media network. His excuse for not adding me was they were not accepting applications. But not long thereafter I noticed a new blog called Copyblogger was added to the B5 fold. Since then Mr. Rowse has moved in on my “blog tips” niche and is it any wonder why we don’t get along and he became one of my pet projects.
So you might have noticed that I’ve cut back on the satire/criticism because it offended some readers. But I also believe some of my readers have gravitated to me because of it and like it, so I need to know what you think.
Should I continue with the criticism of Darren Rowse et al or should I just keep my mouth shut and let them go their merry way?
2. Technical Tutorials:
My biggest repeat traffic by far has been my technical tutorials such as How to move a Blogger blog over to Wordpress or Blogger Custom Domain: Best Setup for Optimizing your Blog Pagerank! Tutorials like these have become cult classics and I’m proud to say they are considered THE authority on the subject bringing me tons of traffic daily.
Want more tutorials? Then let me know and please give specifics.
3. Personal Annotations:
I’m a private person by nature and as you know I blog semi-anonymously. There’s a reason for that because I practiced law and was in politics. Although I am hesitant to divulge personal details, little by little I have been adding more info about myself including posts about funny, tragic or unusual things that happen in my life.
Would you like to see more of that?
4. More News Commentary:
Should I write more commentary for my niche or would you prefer that I just leave that for the Twitter sound-bytes?
5. Technical News/Commentary?
Just call me BlokeCrunch .. nuff said.
6. Do you not care and should I fold my tent?
I can’t help but notice a lot of my readers have stopped engaging me here on the blog and are instead commenting on Twitter or Facebook. Although my newsfeed readership continues to grow, comments here have not increased commensurately.
As you know I blog for comments, so if I’m not getting them…
7. Or is there something else you would like to see BLOGBloke write about?
Is there a market for non-income related blog tips? And if so, do you have any ideas you can share with me?
Please let me know.