Common wisdom says that successful blogs are niche blogs. Actually Ben Casnocha puts it well when he says blogs are either niche blogs or personality blogs and each blog post gets evaluated by:
a) Does the post cover one of my preferred topics?
b) Is the post from someone I like and want to stay connected with?
So I struggle with Stormy’s Corner. I have lots of regular readers that probably read all posts because they want to stay connected with me and secondly because the topics may or may not be interested to them. But at the same time most of my blog visits are from somebody searching for an answer – at the moment they are searching for help stopping breastfeeding or about dogs and alcohol. I even created a "niche blog," Humans for Dogs, since a lot of the searches came from dog related topics from alcohol to chiropractic care to sleep. (Breastfeeding posts are by far my most popular but I don’t feel like I have enough to say about breastfeeing to create an entire blog about it so I will just continue to post the occasional story on Stormy’s Corner.)
I’ve been reading a lot about blogging about blogging and how to make a blog successful and while I want Stormy’s Corner to be successful, I think it is right now.
If there’s a way Stormy’s Corner could be more to you – could meet your needs more – let me know! Comment now!