How to Blog in a Small Niche: Blog Set-Up and Organization

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We should probably start with the basics before we move on in the series How to Blog in a Small Niche.  The majority of this post really can be applied to ANY blog (or website), no matter if your niche is big or small.  HOWEVER, if you are in a small niche, you have to work EVEN HARDER to get your blog to stand out online so that people will share it with others!

Before we start, can I ask you a quick favor? It will only take a second.  I promise!

I know most people reading this post are not my target audience. (I blog about being married to a chef and raising a family with a chef.) If you know someone married to or dating someone in the restaurant industry, (a chef, server, line cook, manager, bartender, etc.) will you share my blog via email with them?  I appreciate your help in getting the word out about my blog.

Now moving on . . . Let’s start off by talking about how I set up my blog/websites and how I organize all the things that go on behind the scenes of my blog. (more…)

How to Blog in a Small Niche – Pinterest Tips and Tricks

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When you write a blog, no matter how amazing your content is, you have to find a way to get your blog in front of your target audience.  If you are blogging in a small niche, you have fewer bloggers to collaborate with to help spread the word about your topic.

I’ve already discussed Blog Promotion in detail in this post, but today I want to share about how Pinterest has helped me grow my blog (which is in a very small niche).

Now I know what you’re thinking.

Why would you use Pinterest to promote a blog about being married to a chef?  You’re not posting recipes and crafty things.

You’re right.  I’m not.

But there are some people, like me, who use Pinterest to organize non-crafty and non-foodie things they find online and want to keep to refer to at a later date.

After consistently using Pinterest for a few months and pinning things from my blog and also from around the web, traffic to my blog from Pinterest went way up, and continues to do so, now sending me more followers than Facebook and Twitter combined.  Who knew?  (more…)

How to Blog in a Small Niche – Blog Promotion

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So your blog is set up!  Congratulations.  Now it’s time to find someone to read it!

When your niche is small, you have to be creative in getting the word out to your readers.

So let’s think outside the box together, shall we?

First, if you happened upon this post and have never visited my site, welcome.  I blog about being married to and raising a family with a chef.  If you can’t relate to that, you are not my target audience.  Lol!  I know that you will probably only return to my site for this series.  I’m OK with that.  I don’t follow blogs I can’t relate to either.

HOWEVER, you ARE currently on my site because of another topic that you CAN relate to, blogging.  So while you’re here and before you read any farther, I’m going to ask you a favor. 

If you know someone married to or dating someone in the restaurant industry, (a chef, server, line cook, manager, bartender, etc.) will you share my blog via email with them?  I appreciate your help in getting the word out about my blog.  (See below for more information on how I created that cool link for you to share my blog.)

Moving on to the reason you really came here. 🙂  How do you promote your blog when your niche is small? (more…)

How to Blog in a Small Niche

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When I started blogging, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I had developed 11 WordPress websites before my blog, so off I went, ready to write and connect with other chef wives and girlfriends!

I got the website up and running and started writing.  But you know the saying, “If you build it, they will come”?  That doesn’t really apply to blogging.

Every blog post that’s ever been written about promoting your blog talks about connecting with other bloggers in your niche.  You’re told to comment on their blogs, email them, follow them on social media and get to know them.  Blogging is about building relationships!

But what if there are only a few other bloggers in your niche? (more…)

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