The truth is that bloggers would have been clones of each other if they did not handle the affairs of their blogs differently (So, I am all for bloggers doing their own thing in the blogosphere).
Hey, it is your blog; therefore, you have every right to do whatever it is that you want with it (Provided that it is lawful and it does not violate your chosen blogging platform’s Terms of Service).
Besides, it is way more fun to handle your blog differently from the way that other bloggers handle their blog.
So, without further ado, let us take an in-depth look at the various ways in which bloggers handle their blogs.
Some Bloggers Will Choose To Go With A Niche
Professional bloggers (and some hobbyist bloggers too) chose a niche for their blog.
For starters, it is way easier for a blogger to create content that they specialize in; for example, a blogging expert can solely focus his or her attention on things that are related to blogging.
Whereas, the person who does not have a niche will have to spend a lot of time wondering, “Hmm. What topic my next blog post is going to be based on?”
The person who has a niche does not have to spend countless hours figuring out what it is that they should write due to the fact that their entire blog revolves around a single topic.
For the record, being confined to a niche is not for everyone.
In my case, I would feel as though I was trapped in some sort of virtual prison if I had to deal with a single niche on my blog.
Dear friend, you are the only one who would know if choosing a niche for your blog will work in your favour or work against you.
Some Bloggers Will Choose To Go Nicheless
I would like to state for the record, that it is okay for personal bloggers to take the nicheless route.
After all, it is a known fact, that the majority of personal bloggers are in the habit of publishing miscellaneous topics on their blogs.
As a personal blogger myself, I can attest to the sense of freedom in dealing with miscellaneous topics on my blog.
Some of the visitors to Renard’s World wrongfully believe that it is a blog that deals strictly with blogging advice (Now, I will take most of the blame for that because I wanted to share with others what I have learned about blogging over the years).
As a matter of fact, if you scour my blog, you will see other blog posts that are based on:
- Operating systems.
- Movie reviews.
- Social media.
- Free and open-source software.
- What I think about the Christmas Season.
I have also allowed all of the contributors to my blog to publish content that is based on any type of topic that they desire (And, they are free to do that sort of thing because Renard’s World is a blog that deals with miscellaneous topics).
Some Bloggers Will Be The Only Writer On Their Blog
In a lot of instances, the owner of a blog will be its sole author.
There is nothing wrong with a person wanting to be the only one who publishes content on their blog; it is their privilege to do so!
As your blog’s sole author:
- You are responsible for creating all of its content.
- You are responsible for publishing content on your blog in a consistent manner.
- You are responsible for responding to comments (That is provided that you have chosen the option of enabling comments).
The figurative weight of running your own blog lies upon your shoulders (The good news is that there are a lot of professional bloggers and hobbyist bloggers who are quite capable of carrying that weight on their shoulders).
Some Bloggers Are Known To Hire The Services Of Ghostwriters
A ghostwriter is someone who is paid a sum of money to write an article on someone’s behalf (The work of the ghostwriter is accredited to the person who hired them).
There are a lot of ghostwriters who make a living doing that sort of thing.
In spite of ghostwriting being fair and honest work, I cannot take the credit for someone else’s writing.
A lot of professional bloggers hire ghostwriters with the intention of increasing the number of articles on their blog.
There are numerous ghostwriting services on the world wide web (Any blogger who is interested in hiring a ghostwriter can choose one of them to produce content for their blog).
Some Bloggers Have A Team Of Writers
Those of you who check out Renard’s World on a regular basis would know that I have a team of writers (They, of course, are the regular contributors to my blog).
All the contributors have received credit for their work (That was done via the guest author’s box; which was situated at the bottom of their guest post).
Some bloggers would create a content calendar; this allows each person on the writing team to know exactly who is going to publish a specific topic as well as the date and the time that they are going to publish it.
Since the contributors to my blog already have blogs of their own, I have allowed them the freedom to contribute a guest post at a time that is most convenient for them; it would be unfair to place them on a strict schedule.
Some Bloggers Spend Very Little Time In The Area Of Content Creation
A lot of the new personal bloggers are guilty of spending very little time in the area of content creation.
Those short pieces of work can range from how their day went to their political views.
The problem here is not their choice of topic, but their failure to proofread their short pieces before publishing them (This haphazard approach to blogging usually results in typographical and grammatical errors).
It is a pity, that newcomers to personal blogging, seldom spend sufficient time in the area of content creation (They rush everything).
Some Bloggers Spend A Lot Of Time In The Area Of Content Creation
There are bloggers who will spend a lot of their time in the area of content creation; that valuable time of theirs is spent:
- Researching their chosen topic.
- Writing their blog post; whether it be in the form of short-form or long-form content.
- Proofreading their blog post.
- Editing their blog post.
- Finding or creating images for their blog post.
The blogger who does all of those things is usually the type of blogger who takes a lot of pride in creating high-quality content.
Now, in spite of having the freedom to do whatever it is that you desire with your blog, you can raise its standard by putting in the extra love and effort into your content creation process.
Your personal blog does not have to be a substandard one.
As a matter of fact, all personal blogs (whether or not they fall within a niche) have the potential of being just as outstanding as the ones that professional bloggers create.
It really does not matter if:
- You are the only author for your blog.
- You hire ghostwriters to create blog posts for your blog.
- You have a team of writers that contribute articles to your blog.
Because each blogger handles their blog differently; for example, I would not be caught dead hiring the services of a ghostwriter; I would prefer to write my own blog posts or get help from my team of writers ― those hardworking contributors that receive credit for their guest posts.
Also, publishing high-quality content on your blog will set it apart from the other blogs that publish substandard content.
And, doing things differently from other bloggers helps greatly in the area of making your blog stand out in the blogosphere.