I stumbled across so many amazing sites recently. A dozen of tabs, one after another, trying to find some ideas to write on my blog. Aku perasan kebanyakan blogger ada niche mereka sendiri. Persoalannya sekarang, perlu ke ada niche blog? Apa itu niche blog? Dari fahaman aku, niche blog ni merujuk kepada sebuah blog yang dibina khusus untuk satu topik sahaja dan berkaitan marketing. For example, if you decide to blog about beauty, then the entire blog will focus on beauty product, beauty tips and everything related to it. Kalau tentang travel, maksudnya blog tersebut akan tulis tentang travel sahaja. Itulah maksudnya niche blog. Hanya untuk topik spesifik sahaja.
I HATE IT. As to me, finding a niche for my blog is extremely difficult. I wanted to write about beauty stuff, but I’m not into it. I wanted to write about foods, but I don’t really go for outside meals cause I usually eat at home. I wanted to write about recipes, but I rarely making food experiments aka cooking. I wanted to write about clothing, but my daily outfit is only jeans and plain T-shirt. I wanted to write about places, but I rarely going anywhere. Obviously, the idea of having a niche is not going to help me to develop my site. I can write about all those stuff, but to focus only on one topic, I will definitely have a hard time maintaining my site.
In my opinion, it is much better to write about anything we love. Just be who you are and blog in a way that makes you happy. Trying to focus on a specific topic will be a burden to you unless you are really good at writing a review or describing something. But what if you are no longer interested in the topic? Of course by having a niche blog, you will have a successful site. And the possibility for you to make money from blogging is higher compared to a leisure blogger. But that doesn’t mean a blog without niche can’t be successful too. It’s all about how we care and handle our precious little blog. If you force yourself writing something you dislike, trust me, it will make you sick of blogging and you will come out with nothing. I guess that is the solid reason why we always have a writer’s block!
When you write, write about something that you yourself want to read. Kalau kau tulis tapi kau sendiri tak berminat nak baca content kau, then don’t expect orang lain nak baca. It’s simple as that kan? But on top of that, it still depends on yourself. Kalau kau rasa nak fokus satu topik sahaja, then go for it. Kalau nak put together everything in one blog pun boleh. Just write about anything you are passionate about!
I agree that niche will give a big hit to your blog. But I disagree when someone said without a niche, a blog is nothing. Oh come on, with or without a niche, all of us will be a successful blogger regardless of how we choose to manage our blog. I believe everyone has their own ways to keep the blog sparkling!
As for the conclusion, I did choose to go for a lifestyle blog since the beginning because I am simply a passionate person who have tonnes of interests and my blog is simply myself non-human version! (It’s a reflection of me.) I chose to build a site where I can be myself, share any thoughts of mine and not being trapped with specific interest or expertise area.
Now back to the question : Perlu ke ada niche blog? Jawapan aku adalah tidak sebab ada niche ataupun tak, kita tetap boleh jadi blogger berjaya dengan cara kita sendiri. Apa pendapat anda? Setuju atau tak setuju dengan niche ni?