How Important Is Your Blogging Topic?

Filed as Guides on July 13, 2009 7:41 pm

More often than not, when we LOVE something or someone, there is more than one reason why. Take ice cream as an example. Is it the creamy consistency? The sweetness? A specific flavor? Every person you ask is likely to have a different answer.

Now let’s apply the same question to blogging. Here’s what I would like to know…

Which do you love more – the art of blogging or the topic on which you blog?

I write content for several different blogs, each with significantly different subject matter. Some of the topics I enjoy more than others, but over a peaceful summer weekend, it occurred to me that I enjoy the practice of blogging more than the subjects I write about. That’s why for me, blogging about blogging is a natural fit.

Perhaps it was the love of something that got you into the blogging game, but now that passion has been overshadowed by the act of blogging as a whole. Leave a comment below and let us know which you love more – your blog’s topic or blogging itself.

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  1. By Carol Ann Wiley posted on July 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm
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    Very interesting subject to ponder. I realized that for me it is a combination of both.
    There are some specific topics that I am so passionate about that I want to tell as many people as I can about it and a blog seems to be the best way to do that. Then there are some general topics that I want to be able to write about all the different sides and points of view and this is where the art of blogging is where the joy is.

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  2. By Kelsey Halling posted on July 13, 2009 at 10:11 pm
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    It’s a good question. I still don’t readily identify myself as a blogger, but have been pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed writing and managing a blog for my organization (Coro Pittsburgh). As of now though, I think I’m going to have to say the topic is what I love most. Having a platform to really explain what is is we do, and how we’re transforming our region, while discussing leadership and the Pittsburgh community has been a blast!

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  3. By Jason posted on July 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm
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    Like Kelsey, I still have trouble identifying myself as a blogger because not until fairly recently did I start posting regularly to a blog. I’d have to say though that it is the writing process that I like. I went to school for writing, but then got away from it. It just occurred to me last Friday, that I am finally in a place where most of the work I’m doing is writing…love it!

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  4. By Laura Hale posted on July 14, 2009 at 12:26 am
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    I blog because I love the topic. It is also why I help maintain a wiki related to that topic.

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  5. By Ching Ya posted on July 14, 2009 at 9:01 am
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    I started blogging because I love to write and share what I’ve learned. I enjoy posting for personal thoughts, movie summaries, application reviews and now, my blog has a niche topic about social media guide — ‘Social @ Blogging Tracker’. It’s part of improving, I guess; after much deliberation, I feel there’s a need to pick a niche and get more in depth with it. Being as a freelance writer, I still enjoy posting for the previously mentioned interests but maybe on other relevant sites. So to me, I love to blog because I love what I’m writing about.

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  6. By BearMarketNews posted on July 15, 2009 at 12:43 am
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    EZ for me to say:topic, topic, topic

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  7. By Richard Bergstedt posted on July 17, 2009 at 2:16 am
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    I just started blogging to improve my recall of the last half of this year. I decided that I had lost the whole first part of this year and I wanted to stop having that feeling. So now I can write and try to draw attention to issues I am concerned with and things I enjoy – most recently I wrote about which Sunday Funnies were my favorites.

    I just found out about The Blog Herald and now I can find even more to love about “blogging”.

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  8. By DL Weden posted on July 21, 2009 at 12:07 am
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    Thank you, this helps a lot. I wil keep coming back. I’m just getting started and need a lot of hepl.

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