Before you ever open or start an online blog, get out a piece of paper and pencil and decide what you want to write about. What are you passionate about? Are you good at something? You do not have to be a writer to be a blogger. Maybe you are good at crafts and can share some great crafts for children or adults. Maybe you are an artist who can draw and add quippy sayings. Maybe you take photos and can have a photo blog. Maybe you would love to be a food blogger.
Your niche will be what determines what your name will be, what your blog will look like, and what type of audience you will reach. Don't set a niche for yourself that you don't love. If you are blogging for fun, your blog won't be fun if you don't like what you are doing. If you are planning to turn your blog into a business, you will grow to hate it if you don't like it.
Ask yourself the following questions:
1. What are your passionate about or would love to share with others?
2. Who is your targeted audience? What type of people do you want to reach?
3. Do you want your blog to bring in an income or do you want to do it just for fun or both?
4. Are there a lot of other people in your area or field of interest? How would you stand out from the crowd? Would you do things differently?
Brainstorm, choose your niche, and next we'll talk about choosing your name. Your niche and your blog name are all important things to contemplate before you ever begin your blog. It will give your blog the direction, motivation, and structure you need to be the great blogger you want to be.