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One of the key aspects of writing a successful blog is choosing the right niche for your personality and passion. Spending some time reflecting on where you have the most knowledge, experience and expertise, really

One of the key aspects of writing a successful blog is choosing the right niche for your personality and passion. Spending some time reflecting on where you have the most knowledge, experience and expertise, really focusing in and writing about those topics, are key elements to a successful blog.

What are your interests? What are you passionate about? What really “gets your motor running”? Are you interested in the topic? If you are serious about building a successful blog, with an ever-increasing number of subscribers, you must understand that it takes a considerable amount of time and will not likely happen in the short term. Potential subscribers will not be fooled, and will quickly turn and run the other direction if they find you are not serious and passionate about your topics.

This was an area I had initial difficulty with, deciding where to hone in and make a decision about what I would write about in my blog. After carefully following along with a program started by Darren Rowse and Andy Wibbels, I now have the tools I need to further my opportunities at building a successful blog with increasing readership.This program consists of a 6-week course that teaches novice, and experienced bloggers alike, the tools necessary to build a successful, money-making blog, where readers will keep coming back for more.

Week 1 – Quick review of blog basics, functions and definitions. How and why blogs make money. What to consider when choosing a blog tool. Examples of Six Figure Bloggers and the importance of making a “blueprint” towards success.

Week 2 – Choosing a niche. What makes a good niche versus what makes a bad one. How to evaluate possible niches for maximum profitability. Choosing the right niche for your personality and passions.

Week 3 – Mastering Google Adsense. How Adsense works, where best to place ads for maximum clickability, and properly setting up your Adsense account to ensure you get the right ads for your blog.

Week 4 – Explanation of the best Affiliate programs for your niche, proper positioning of affiliate products so they are correctly related to your niche content. How to cultivate partnerships and joint-ventures with other entrepreneurs, and tracking click-throughs and traffic to your affiliates.

Week 5 – How to write content with Keywords, and maximum search engine optimization. Using RSS feeds to create a constant stream of content to your readers. Strategies to create buzz and promotion for your blog. How to track statistics and using them to adjust your site for better performance.

Week 6 – Other revenue building resources to build into your blog. Resources for designers and other geeks to help get you started. And finally, how to replicate your success into an entire empire of successful blogs.

One of my favorite things about this is that Darren Rowse and Andy Wibbels allow for a preview into the course, with full audio coverage, explaining all the details of what the course covers and how new bloggers and those more experienced can be benefited by this course. And an extra plus is being able to listen to Darren Rowse’ accent while speaking. Talk to me, Darren! 😉

Discovering my personal niche, where I have the most knowledge, passion, experience and expertise, opens tremendous opportunities for me to reach a lot of people. My niche is that of Relationships: marriage, friendships, blended families, divorce, single mothers, elderly parents, raising teenagers, joys and heartaches of parenting, and abuse of all types. With a bit of authoritarian religious upbringing thrown in, it offers me a large range of possibilities to keep me writing for many years to come.

Categories: Abuse, Blogging, Children, Dating, Death, Education, Elderly, Family, Friendship, Health, Holidays, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships, Religion, Teenagers, Women – Tags: andy wibbels, build a succesful blog, choosing a blog niche, darren rowse, learning keyword essentials

lin-1My name is Lin and at present am a part time Blogger. Welcome to “Telling It Like It Is”. I currently work full time in the Dental Industry as a Registered Dental Assistant and Office Manager, my chosen profession for the last 18 years.

I have been writing articles about a large variety of topics for quite a number of years and within the last couple of years found it is much easier to do my writing on my computer, thus being able to easily edit and save them for later use, and/or publish them here on the internet.

Many of my articles are on topics that affect me personally, or have at one time or another in my life. Whether it be topics relating to friendship, marriage, divorce, children, teenagers, in-laws, elderly parents, death and mourning, blended families, step-families, religion, cults, mind-control, abuse, abusive relationships, blogging, researching and learning more efficient ways of writing, journaling, the best ways of increasing readership, I put a great deal of effort and thought into my writings to hopefully also benefit you, my readers. What topics I personally am not fully versed or have complete understanding, I let you know that within the article, and I provide the information I do know and help by directing you to where further answers can be found.

It is my hope that you will find my articles some that you too can relate to, perhaps events that are now or have happened in your life, or in the lives of someone you care about. Even through the pages found in cyberspace, we can often times touch the heart of someone having similar experiences or difficulties, and how much easier it is when you know you are not alone.

Some of my articles relate to my having been born and raised, third generation, in the Jehovah’s Witness religion. In 1995, at the age of 35, I made the personal choice of leaving the religion I grew up in, much to the chagrin of my family. Those of you who may be familiar with the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses know the severe consequences of “leaving the flock”, wherein you are literally no longer allowed any form of communication with your JW family members. Whether you are or not familiar with the religion or it’s beliefs, I welcome your comments on the pages dealing with such topics.

In 1993 I divorced my JW husband of fifteen years due to it being an abusive relationship. I subsequently moved from Chicago with my children to Dallas Texas where my family live. I was a single mother of six children, three boys and three girls, for ten years until I married my current husband in 2003. Topics of blended families, step families, are definitely ones I can relate to now.

My children are mostly grown now, my youngest being 18 years old as of August 30, 2007. My oldest is 27 years old, and I had what many have referred to as “stepping stones” for children, in that each were born about two years apart. That in itself gives me a great deal of material to write about, from pregnancy and birth, all the way through the horrific teenage years where you just might think you’ve lost your mind completely, followed by college and young adult lives.

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