One misconception that forever bothers me is the belief that blogging doesn’t work unless it’s meta. People don’t believe blogs can be successful unless they are about blogging, marketing, or social media.
What they don’t understand is that it’s only the marketing blogs that publish things like “income reports” and the like. Regular blogs in traditional topics don’t do this, yet they are still out there killing it.
Today I’m going to bring you 50 successful blogs, often built solely through publishing great content + guest blogging, that span a huge variety of topics, to prove once and for all that blogging can be used to build an audience in nearly every topic imaginable.
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I’ve included data on the approximate (~) subscriber count (when available) and what the major income source seems to be (when applicable).
For sites that have no subscriber count available, I used the Google Reader browse feature, which shows the number of Google subscribers only, so keep in mind that those RSS counts are likely much higher.
Since I’m not into fashion blogs all that much, what I can tell you most about this site is that the author’s personality takes the spotlight.
It’s a personal fashion blog, so that makes sense, but the general principle here is that her personality is inserted without pause.
Every post is flooded with the author, and it makes the case that a strong personality (and taste) can make for a great unique selling proposition, even in a crowded niche like this.
“Mommy bloggers” is a term I hate, but if you’re taking your content and your site seriously, I can definitely love the work you’re doing.
That’s the case with this blog, from design to content, Tiffany is delivering the goods.
I like the “two-niche combo” going on here, something to learn from most definitely.
Instead of going the “health” or “mommy blogger” route, the author did both, taking two typical ingredients and making a very unique recipe.
What guy doesn’t love a sweet looking ride?
Autoblog fills a big need for a big audience of automobile fanatics.
I see so many bloggers who are against “news” sites, and while I’m also in favor of creating ‘evergreen’ content, when you are dominating a specific niche well, your blog is certainly capable of breaking news, even if those posts won’t generate lifetime traffic.
A men’s lifestyle blog that as absolutely nailed the concept of a strong and memorable unique selling proposition.
In addition, this blog is the opposite of the autoblog above it (not in audience, those are similar!).
What I mean is, Brett focuses on almost entirely evergreen content, writing very long and in-depth articles that address topics that matter to men, and that won’t be changing anytime soon.
This kind of content ensures that people can find old articles and still be “wowed” by the information there, and it is a strategy that has paid off very well for Brett, as AoM is now a whole different beast with hundreds of thousands of readers.
- В прокуратуре никогда не бывает весело — особенно когда много преступлений. Трупы, необъяснимые кражи и необычные преступления ждут внимания следователей. Им придется проявить смекалку, чтобы раскрыть любое из поступающих к ним дел — легких дней у них не бывает. Сериал «Тайны следствия» посвящен будням прокуратуры одного из районов Санкт-Петербурга, которая расследует самые, казалось бы, бесперспективные дела. Вероятно, многие из этих дел так и остались бы неразрешенными, если бы не талант и юмор следователя Марии Сергеевны Швецовой.
- His country was on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. That day, India recorded more than 261,000 new coronavirus cases -- more than many countries have