Why you shouldn’t blog about your passion?
Blogging about your passion can be a great way to connect with like-minded people and share your own thoughts and ideas with the world. However, there are also some potential downsides to consider. You shouldn’t blog about your passion for one main reason:
In the early years, blogging was easy, you could blog about your passion and become successful. If you want to make a living blogging in the 2020s, you need to treat it like a business focusing on what people search for.
- Should you stop blogging about passion?
- Why should you stop blogging about passion?
- Your writing style…
- What should you pursue?
- How to find subjects worth writing about?
- It’s not a hobby, it’s a business!
- How to treat your blog like a business?
- Be passionate about money.
- How to grow your brand?
- Final thoughts…
Should you stop blogging about passion?
So, should you stop blogging about your own passion?
Just be aware of the potential pitfalls and make sure you’re blogging for the right reasons.
- If you’re in it for the love of writing and sharing your ideas, then go for it!
- If you’re hoping to make a quick buck, you might want to rethink your strategy.
To have a successful blog and make money blogging, you need to focus on creating content that people are searching for. This means writing about topics that are popular, and providing value that people are willing to pay for.
Blogging about passion can still be a great way to connect with like-minded readers and share your ideas with the world. Just be aware of the potential downsides, making sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
For example, if you’re passionate about a particular topic, you may find it difficult to stay objective when writing about it. This can lead to your readers feeling like they’re being preached to, which can turn them off from your blog.
And if you’re not careful, blogging about your passion can come across as self-indulgent or even arrogant.
Why should you stop blogging about passion?
Passion can only get you so far when it comes to blogging.
When you first start blogging, you should focus on the things people are looking for through search engines.
When I started my first blog, I wanted to make money straight away. I began to write what I was passionate about to help my wife with her chronic conditions live a better life.
I thought that my blogging niche was very important, and apart from helping other couples in a similar position to ours, I could also make a full time career blogging. In every blog post, I focused on giving my best advice.
Many bloggers treat their blogs like a hobby talking about their point of view instead of helping their readers. Most people aren’t interested in their opinions, they simply want solutions to their problems.
They say “follow your passion”, which for new bloggers sounds like a great idea, but guess what can happen if you follow your passion – your post won’t make sense, and you will only spend time writing about yourself instead of giving people great advice.
Your writing style…
Your writing style matters. You should use kind words in each article but these words shouldn’t be boring. If you want to evoke emotion in your readers, then use strong words that make them feel something.
To find success, your site should answer some things people are looking for and give valuable insights every time.
As I mentioned earlier, when you’re blogging about your passion, it can be difficult to stay objective. Write things your audience is looking for, and you will find success. Your job is to share your life experience but the idea is to keep it as relatable as possible to your target reader.
Spending time producing a mediocre blog post about your passion is a waste of time. It’s much better to focus on creating something truly remarkable that will speak for itself. Knowledge is power, and if you can share your opinion in a way that helps others, then you’re on the right track.
The style of your writing is important but so is the content. If you’re not providing value to your readers, then they’re not going to stick around for long.
What should you pursue?
In short, at the beginning of your blogging journey you need to focus:
- on frequent writing habits
- being passionate but helpful
- not on pursuing your income
The best way to figure out what you should pursue when writing a good piece of content is to look at other bloggers in your niche and see what they’re doing.
See what topics are popular, and try to find a unique angle that you can write about. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, then try using a tool like Google Trends to see what people are searching for.
Every week, you should spend your time researching interesting topics to write about.
To make money online, what needs to happen at the beginning is that you should spend your spare time on frequent writing habits. This will help you become a better writer and it will also give you something to show for your efforts down the road.
You should have knowledge about your niche, you need to realize that as a blogger you need to be interested in your niche.
You don’t have to be passionate about something to make money from it, but even though passion will help you not to quit, you are going to make more money blogging if you don’t write the same things other bloggers produce.
How to find subjects worth writing about?
You shouldn’t blog about passion. Follow your passion with a pinch of salt. Making money blogging requires a good search analysis. Sure, follow your passion, but use search engines to your advantage, they are free!
The advice I can give you to make this point is to use the Google search bar. You simply put a keyword from your niche and put it in the search bar.
A keyword is a word or phrase that someone would use to find your content in search engines.
To give you an example, I’m going to use the keyword “blogging”. When you type this keyword into the planner, you’ll see a list of related keywords that people are searching for.
These are all potential blog post subjects that you could write about.
Some of the related keywords are “how to start a blog”, “how to make money from your blog”, and “blogging tips”.
These are all great subjects for blog posts because people are searching for this information. If you can provide valuable information in your post, then you will likely get traffic from these keywords.
Remember, the goal is to write helpful and informative content that people are actually searching for.
It’s not a hobby, it’s a business!
Don’t spend your life building a hobby blog, focus on building a real business.
When I first started blogging, I wanted to help my wife have a better life. She has two chronic conditions. My health blog became my escape from the impact her conditions have on my life.
Like most bloggers, I wanted to reach financial independence, start making money online, and change my life’s work. I was fed up slaving my traditional job, I wanted to quit living the rat race.
Many young people crave that, but they look for shortcuts. They think of money in the wrong ways, posing for selfies with wads of cash or driving a fancy car. That’s not what blogging is about, at least not in the beginning.
They live in a world of unicorns. To make real money online, blogging is the best career because of the low cost of maintenance and very low risk.
I try to lead by example, yes – I am passionate about blogging, which helps, but blogs came a long way since the beginning. My blog is a job, not a hobby. I run it like a business, I always wanted to gain income that will allow me to quit my traditional job.
How to treat your blog like a business?
To make any kind of income from your niche and make it full time living, you need to focus first on writing a lot of content. Your blog articles are going to bring you traffic, and that is what brings you income.
This extra income will help your family with extra bills, it will also add to your traditional job income, and the idea is to treat every blog article as an employee. Every of these “employees” is going to bring you a little bit of income.
When this little income from each blog article adds up, it multiplies your income. All these articles have jobs to do. These jobs are done passively every day, week, and month. Being a blogger requires that your content stays fresh, and sometimes you will have to update your blog pieces.
You have to have a passion for blogging, you don’t need to be passionate about any particular niche, but the best idea is to treat your blog like a business. By all means, have passion, but don’t forget that passion can get you only as far as your hard work.
To treat your blog like biz, you need to be consistent. Produce at minimum 2-3 posts a week. By all means, have passion, but don’t forget that passion can get you only as far as your hard work.
Research your job market (your niche), you can also make money from sponsored content. I did it, to begin with. Sponsored content brings you income and backlinks. You kill two birds with one stone.
Be passionate about money.
This is what drives every blogger. They are passionate about money. Your blog shouldn’t make this obvious to the readers, but you shouldn’t be blogging if you don’t want to make money from it.
You shouldn’t blog about passion, but be passionate about helping people. That’s crucial! Readers can be choosy when you try to help them, and they can also sniff from a mile when you’re in it just for the money. If you want to make a difference, be passionate about helping people.
Be passionate about being better than your competition. This is what will make you stand out. If you’re not passionate about being better than the next blogger, you will never make it. This is what your readers are looking for. They want value, and if you’re not providing it, they will quickly move on to someone who is.
To make any kind of income, you need to be passionate about blogging, you shouldn’t blog about your passion. You should blog about what you’re passionate about making money from.
If you run a real business, you need to put in something first. To run profitable biz, you need to be prepared for spending about a cup of coffee a month.
How to grow your brand?
To grow your brand, you need to focus on building backlinks. Backlinks are one of the most important ranking factors for Google.
The more backlinks you have, the higher you will have Domain Authority (DA) your blog will have to rank in the search engines.
All the blogs need backlinks, but not all of them do this part correctly.
Sure, you can leave a comment on other blogs in their comment section, but not all of them allow you to link to your blog.
You need to connect with real people in your niche, ideally via LinkedIn.
When I first built my health blog, I didn’t have a clue what that meant. Only when I decided to implement collecting real backlinks through LinkedIn, I saw my website begin to rank higher and gain more traffic.
The interesting thing about backlinks is that you can get them without even asking for them. You need to be active in your niche and contribute to the discussion, as long as you belong to the same family of the same niche.
To wrap things up, I want to say that you shouldn’t blog about your passion. You should blog about something you’re passionate about making money from.
- Be passionate about money.
- Be passionate about helping people.
- Be passionate about being better than your competition.
If you’re not passionate about any of these things, you shouldn’t be blogging in the first place. Blogging requires a lot of time and effort, and if you’re not willing to put in the work, you shouldn’t expect to get anything out of it.
To build real blogging biz, you need to begin with the basic foundations.
To start a blogging career that last, you need to think about blogging like a businessman from the get-go.
Remember, passion can get you only as far as your hard work. So, if you’re not willing to put in the time and effort required to make it as a professional blogger, you shouldn’t bother starting a blog in the first place.
To make a full time living out of your hard work, you need to be smart.
Use A.I. tools (Artificial Intelligence tools) such as Jasper.ai and SurferSEO to create each piece of content worthwhile. These tools are unbeatable in terms of content creation, and they will help you 10x your productivity.
If you’re not using A.I.-powered tools to help you with your content creation, you’re missing out big time!
To make real bucks and become a full time blogger, you need to take it seriously and be clever about it. Content creation is the most important part of a successful blog.
Don’t waste your time trying to write each post from scratch. Not only will it take you forever, but it’s also unnecessary.
You can use A.I.-generated content to create each piece of content in a fraction of the time, and it will be just as good, if not better, than anything you could write yourself.
If you’re not using A.I.-generated content, you’re missing out on one of the biggest blogging secrets. It’s how the top blogging folks in every niche are able to produce high-quality content at breakneck speeds. And it’s how they’re able to maintain their blog while still having a life outside of blogging.
If you want to be a successful blogger, you need to start using A.I.-generated content. There’s no other way around it.
Thanks for reading!
Przemo Bania is a blogger and writer who helps people get out of their traditional jobs to start a blogging career. Przemo also runs a health blog advocating for endometriosis and fibromyalgia…