What Should I Blog About … Find Your Passion

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What Should I Blog About … Find Your Passion

One of the most common questions I hear from newbie’s to the blogging world is “I want to start a blog, but I just don’t know what to write about.”

Only yesterday I was asked the question. ‘what should I blog about?’  by somebody that wanted to become a blogger. To me that is a really easy one to answer. To blog you just have to be able to write with passion.

So I simply responded ‘find what your passion is and blog about it’.

I couldn’t tell them what to blog about. Simply I don’t know where their passions lie, what their strengths are or what their level of expertise is in any particular area.

Lets face it, we are more likely to succeed in something we love doing. Who wants to drag themselves out of bed each morning to do something they don’t enjoy? I love my mornings and I love my early morning blogging time.

What I can tell anybody new to blogging is that it will give them an incredible stage to express themselves, where they can meet new people from all around the world, and blogging offers untold possibilities.

To help this wannabee blogger I asked them these questions:

  • What areas of expertise do you have?
  • What hobbies or hidden talents do you have?
  • What have you written about in the past?
  • What makes you come alive, filling you with passion?
  • What do you know a lot about?
  • What do you purposefully make time for not because you have to but because you want to?

Then to conclude, I’d ask them to fill out these three statements:

I really love to ……………………………………?

Time flies when I ………………………………..?

Friends come to me for advice on……………?

Blogging can be hard work. It can easily take up to a year or two before your blog starts taking off, if it ever does. Blogging involves a lot of work, time and effort.

Everyone thinks they have to “work hard” in order to achieve their vision of success. In my opinion, the phrase ” hard work “, immediately puts you in a frame of mind of immense struggle, stress, sacrifice, all work, no play. If you bring your passion to blogging you’ll end up having to work because it makes you feel alive and you love what you do.

Do not fool yourself into believing you can just start writing and the money will start pouring in. If you are passionate about what you’re doing and have the determination to work hard, you will keep going, and maybe, just maybe you’ll earn something from it.

Passion is the true key to blogging success. Blog first and foremost because you enjoy it.

If you blog for just the purpose of making money, and choose your subject based on who you see makes the most money, if you have no passion for this area, you will fail. If you don’t enjoy writing about a topic, your writing will inevitably suffer. You’ll also find it more and more difficult to get yourself to sit down and churn out content. Your readers will soon see through you as a unenthusiastic writer.

Ideally, a blog should be updated daily or at least 4 or 5 times per week for you to get the greatest exposure. If you don’t have a deep knowledge or passion about your subject writing this amount of content would be a nightmare for you. The fact is you wouldn’t be able to keep this up for long and your blog will eventually fail. Its just easier to write about something you are excited and passionate about.

Blogging has offered the opportunity to millions of people to write about their passions and use their knowledge to create a blog. So can you.  So take your expertise, knowledge and passions on a subject you love and share it with other people through a blog. Share your feelings, passions, and visions with your readers.

I started my blog a little over 18 months ago and have been loving it ever since.  There are so many people out there looking for information and guidance on personal development.  I wanted to be one of those people that could help them, hence I set up my blog. If there is anything you feel passionate about, then get blogging.

I try to provide my readers with the best strategies for creating positive change in their life. I have turned this passion into profit, so I know you can do it to. So follow your passions.

If you are on the verge of trying blogging, I would encourage you to take the step. You’ll never know unless you try.

Whatever you decide to blog about, don’t do it for the money. Do it because you love it. And the money will come to you. Believe it!

Are you doing what you’re passionate about?

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
14 Comments
  1. Holly September 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I also think that it is best to blog about something one is passionate about! 4-5 times a week for me is a lot, so I do 3 a week. Although I did a couple of challenges in the past and when blogging every day I did notice a traffic increase. Great question you have asked a wannabe blogger.

    Cheers,

    Holly

    • LarryLewis September 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Holly – welcome and thank you. 5 blogs a week is alot, very time consuming, and can sometimes feel like you in a pressure pot. The truth is I love it. I can’t wait to get started each day on my post. The whole world can go past and i wouldn’t notice.

  2. Bongo September 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I never started my blog out for money…I originally started it out for me ..a personal journal..to help me with issues and to work through my therapy..till I started to get emails…from people thanking me..I couldn’t understand why they were thanking me and still don’t..but my passion now lies in touching people..touching others lives..letting them know my struggles and they are not alone in their struggles..that it’s OK to say how you feel…in anyway you need to..it’s OK to use your voice…you are never ever alone…..As always…XOXOXOXO

    • LarryLewis September 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Bongo – i think what you do and what you give is am amazing thing. As you already know i think your writing inspires the most amazing visuals even for an auditory person like me. Like you i never started blogging for money, in truth i never realised you could. But now i know differently, it changes nothing, my original goals are still the same, and i’m just earning money from following my passions.

  3. Savira September 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I started out of curiosity and to see if I could do it… I now know I can but now I have hit a slump….My desire to write is no longer there.. however I fee that as new or even as old bloggers this normal and that one needs to just stick out..Like most things in life there are highs and lows in blogging as well.
    For me it is a lull and will let it sit there till something strikes!

    • LarryLewis September 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      Savira – we know that every now and again we have to take a step back, rest, relax, refresh ourselves, and wit for the passion to reboost before we step back into it.

  4. Martha Orlando September 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I am passionate about my Daily Devotions and love writing them daily and staying ahead. Doing so keeps me strong in my walk with the Lord and I am gratified that so many have told me they are so encouraged by what they read on my blog. That’s all the reward I need. 🙂

    • LarryLewis September 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Martha – you are so right, i feel so special and honoured when i receive emails and comments from people who lives i’ve touched in a positive way. There can be no higher reward.

  5. Suerae Stein September 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    This is so true, Larry! I started blogging about 3 months ago as a means of inbound marketing for my business. It turns out that I hardly ever even mention my business and have found a multitude of other things to blog about and I look forward to it daily! I also try to blog as if no one out there will read it. That way I’m not blogging for anyone but myself and I find that my writing is more honest. If I start to worry about what people might think about my post, I might decide to change it or adjust it to what others will agree with. And then it becomes less authentic and from the heart. So, you are right – blog about what you love, what you’re passionate about, and enjoy! I’ve met some of the most interesting and supportive people and have learned a great deal from all the blog posts I read. It’s all good. Great advice – thank you! ~ Suerae

    • LarryLewis September 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      Suerae – thank you for such a genuine, interesting comment. I love blogging as much as i do personal development, and every time i write i’m filling myself with as much inspiration as i do my readers. I have always believed the best way to learn is to teach. I love going within myself and asking questions and coming up with the answers.

  6. Bec Owen September 2, 2011 at 5:38 am

    You have a lot of good advice in here, Larry. That feeling of passion is so important for blogging…like you said, if we don’t feel passionate about it, our writing will lack heart and depth.

    Thank you so much for your inspiration…I really appreciate it at the moment!

    • LarryLewis September 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Becky – i’m always here for my readers, particularly ones as supportive as you. I regard you as a blogging friend, and what they say is when a friends in need ….. Never forget i’m here and if you want at anytime to chat things through i’d be more than happy to.

  7. Alpana Jaiswal September 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Money has never been on my mind where blogging is concerned,I started it as a way to bring out what ever was going on within me..and right now,I am facing a MAJOR BLOCK….I just can’t write,I think its a phase which I will soon overcome..thank u Larry for this insightful post once again.

    • LarryLewis September 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Alpana – maybe your difficulty right now in your writing is that you are focused not on where you wnt to go, but what you want to get away from. Change your mood of thought and you will see your creative juices flowing like never before.

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