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When you set out to write your personal blog, you’ll realize that there are a variety of different writer’s hats that you can wear. You may want to make a personal blog with your thoughts and records of your daily life, but on the other hand, you may want to make something a little more unique than that.
Today, I’ve put together a few blog types that you may or may not want to avoid. One of the first things that happens when starting a blog is not knowing the direction that you want to go in, so this may serve as a means for you to get an idea of what you want to do. Granted, like I said, if you want to be different, these types of blogs are also ones you might want to avoid entirely.
The Teen Rambler Blog
As a teen, I started blogging back when MySpace was popular (bleh), and for some reason, I thought I would get rich and famous doing it. Neither of those things happened. But if you’re a teen MUO reader, I recommend that you get out there and just start writing whatever comes to mind.
Why? In most cases, what you write now isn’t going to be huge (I’m not saying it can’t), but it’s great practice for your future to just jot something down every once in a while. Don’t hold back, and remember that you’re awesome for actually venturing out and doing it. Most people wouldn’t.
The Mom Blog
A lot of moms out there can get stressed due to the day-to-day life of raising their kids (along with work), and often, this doesn’t leave enough time for creativity. So how do we fix this? Just break out a combo attack with the Mom Blog. Simply put, you can blog about your kids, for there are certainly a lot of great stories to choose from when it comes to this subject.
What makes the deal even sweeter is that since you’ve set time out to write about your family, you will likely have time to think of those personal topics that you love writing about. So there you go – instant creativity time.
The Philosophy Blog
The Philosophy Blog goes into deep emotional thought and dives into the darker untraveled regions of the human mind. Here on these blogs, we will take simple thoughts and break them down into very confusing anecdotes.
Am I against thinking? No. I will just say that I personally have not found many philosophy blogs that have a lot of readers – maybe one or two – so tread carefully, my friend. However, I may just be looking in the wrong places.
The Tech Blog
Well, you’re on a tech blog right now, so part of me thinks I shouldn’t have even included this. However, if you’re really into techy stuff, you should go ahead and give this one a shot.
What might get you a number of readers is doing tutorials on how to fix (commonly-Googled) tech problems. However, if you have a passion for electronic devices, you might want to go that route. Either way, the Tech Blog has been on the rise for quite a while now, and you really can’t go wrong with it.
The Political Rant Blog
I don’t like politics – hate it honestly. However, if you are a politically-minded person, then why not do something about it? Simply go out and make a blog that surrounds politics, and your fiery argumentative heart will finally have an outlet. This blog could simply regurgitate your own views, or it could bash the views of others.
I couldn’t personally stand to write the Political Rant Blog, but if you feel the need to do so, then by all means do it.
The Gourmet Blog
I haven’t yet met a person that doesn’t like food, and in fact, I hear there are people that actually like making it. If you’re a blogger that happens to have a knack for fixing things up in the kitchen, I recommend that you do us all a favor and write a Gourmet Blog.
Why? With this personal publication, you can publish your recipes and tips for your delicious food, and if you have a talent for it, you should share it with the world.
The Neglected Blog
If you’re like me, you have become so busy that you can’t maintain a personal blog. However, you may still have that desire to place personal thoughts on the screen, and you still need an outlet. What I suggest is making a blog, and write on it whenever you feel like doing it. Don’t apologize to readers because you “haven’t written for so long”. They won’t care, for if they like your stuff, they are willing to wait. So go ahead. Neglect your blog.
There are a billion jillion types of blogs you could be writing right now, so the above items are only a small segment of possibilities. Hopefully, these may help you get started in the direction you want to go in, but they also might let you know what you don’t want to write.
What other types of blogs do you know of? Are there any types of blogs you don’t like? Are there any that you like specifically?
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