Having problem deciding what type of blog to run? Have no fear, goldfries is here! In this article, I will be jabbering about the various blog types.
Overview of Blog Types
There are generally 3 type of blogs.
More About Blog Types
Alright, let’s get down and dirty on the blog types I mentioned earlier.
The easiest type of blog to run and the best choice of blog type those who want to get their feet wet in the blogosphere. 8)
Personal : Jayhan’s colorful blog.
Being the easiest type of blog to run also mean that it’s the most common type of blog as well. So does this mean personal blogs aren’t going to be a splash? Certainly not!
Think again, there’s plenty of personal blogs that have huge readership. What sets a personal blog apart from the ocean of personal blog is the personality of the author. So if you run a personal blog, remember to make it interesting, and make it YOU!
Here are some examples of personal blogs
- Jayhan Loves Design & Japan – self explanatory, isn’t it?
- The excavated notions – Ie Tjer and his amazing writing skill.
- Good Boy Gone Bad – Cedric and his personality filled posts.
- Stuff By Sarah – Sarah’s blog, comes with tutorials too!
- Kenny Sia – The most successful personal blog in Malaysia (not sure about Asia)
- goldfries : in person – My personal blog I couldn’t miss out this one.
Corporate : Dell reaches to the crowd.
Very straight-forward, a blog that is used by companies. Internal Corporate Blogs allow discussion within the company (call it a virtual discussion room perhaps?) while External Corporate Blog caters for the PR side of the company – great for making announcements, explanations, news and so on so forth.
Here is an example of a corporate blog
- Direct 2 Dell – DELL’s corporate blog
Corporate blogs are still at its infancy compared to personal and niche blogs but they’re definitely making their way deeper into the blogosphere. 💡 It won’t be long as more companies realize the power of corporate blogging and how it could help their business.
Niche: goldfries, a niche blog in action.
A Niche blog is probably the most difficult of blog type to run as you require sufficient knowledge on the subject you decide to blog on. A good example of a Niche Blog would be this site itself. From the categories listed on the right side of this blog, you’ll see that goldfries.com is focused on Computing and Information Technology.
Here are some examples of niche blogs
- Websites Made Simple – Danny and his posts on web design and blogging.
- Friedbeef’s Tech – James’ blog focuses on using Technology.
- My Movies Blog – Abubin writes about movies.
As you can see, Niche blogs cover a particular range of closely related topics. Quite often the topics could overlap and in this case we see goldfries.com covers similar topics as Websites Made Simple and Friedbeef’s Tech.
Again, what sets Niche blogs apart are the personality of the authors.
What About PhotoBlogs, VideoBlogs and Audioblogs?
These are NOT blog types. They are ways a blog’s content being presented.
When someone says I have a PhotoBlog, it means that their blog contains more photos than text. Same goes to VideoBlogs and AudioBlogs. I’m sure many of you have heard of Podcast as well. Again, these are just the many ways of presenting the contents of a blog.
Does Writing About My Puppy Make My Blog Niche?
Writing about your puppy makes it a personal blog. Writing about how take care of puppies makes it niche. 🙄
Writing about cooking makes it a niche blog. Writing about every other thing you know, including cooking, makes it a personal blog. Then again if your topics are about being a housewife (which includes cooking) then it goes back to being a niche blog.
See, what makes it a niche blog is the content. If your topics are within the ballpark, you’re writing a niche blog. If your topics range from computing to gardening to pet keeping to sex to religion – then it’s not a niche blog anymore.
Have You Decided?
Deciding a blog type isn’t difficult. The choice lies between Personal and Niche. A Corporate blog is a no brainer, if it’s not being used by a company – it’s not a corporate blog.
So ask yourself – what do you like to write about? Do you have an interesting lifestyle to share? Do you plan to rant about everything under the sun? Or are you just comfortable writing about what you bake every weekend?
Your blog should be about something you have passion for, something that you would like to share to the world and for the world to learn from you.