I love chocolate.
That is a fact.
I turned my love for chocolate into my blogsite, Chocoholics Diary.
I started my blog just for fun. It certainly is not my day job but, with small bits of advertising I am able to pay for the domain name chocoholicsdiary.com. I also earn a few extra dollars which make the rewards even better.
If you are seriously considering starting a hobby based blog here are a few things to consider;
- Are there any similar blogs?
- What will your niche be?
- What makes you any kind of an authority?
- What will your site consist of?
- Do you have any kind of a potential reader base?
- Where will your material come from?
My niche is that I offer recipes, news, and facts about chocolate. Kind of like a knowledge base for chocolate.
My authority is that I've eaten plenty of chocolate in my lifetime. Because of my love for the product, I have no problem doing the research.
My site consists of news, embedded items, and recipes for chocolate related items.
My reader base was totally picked up after I started the blog and people randomly visited it.
A lot of the time, the information that I provide is the kind of information that people are in search of.
My information comes from a variety of places. When I do a facts post I consult research authorities. Recipes are found from recipe sources.
Starting a hobby blog is not hard to do. You must put some thought into it in order to maintain a direction and fulfill a niche. A lot of the time this is an ongoing process.