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Why you should also read Blogs that are Different from your Blog Niche

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The title seems to be confusing but you read it right, we should also sometimes read blogs that do not really interest us. As an Entrecard member, I cannot help but drop by on different kinds of blogs from serious to funny, from realistic to fantasy, and others. But as I go along, there are bloggers who caught my attention and even subscribe to them. By doing this, I found some advantages which I want to share with you.


You can learn different strategies

Blogging about things that are not similar as yours has a different approach, but it does not mean it cannot be applicable to you. Sometimes, we wonder how they can attract readers when their topic does not look interesting. This is because they have mastered the art of self-advertising. You can also get other blogging resources from them such as latest templates and other sources of income that you cannot just find anywhere. The more techniques you learn, the better.

You will expand your knowledge

Concentrating on your topic too much is like isolating yourself in a dark room, and you will be ignorant of other things. One day, you will be surprised that you are being left behind with the latest craze in town. This will be a disadvantage on your part somehow. You will be lost in a blogging conversation during on-line social activities. Although there are blog posts that seem weird; you may also get something from them as additional attraction for your upcoming posts. In blogging, Learning is everywhere.

They can be your future readers

Have you tried leaving comments on blogs that have a totally different topic as yours? What was the effect to your blog? If your comment will be good enough for him, he may also read your blog. You never know, he may be among your future readers. A blogger about sports can also be interested in cooking or even parenting. Remember that every blogger is a potential customer. Nobody is a junk in blogging. This is one important lesson I learned from microblogging, like Twitter.

It will relax your mind

Blogging is not all about traffic and earning money. Sometimes, we need some entertainment and reading fancy blogs such as comic jokes and about showbusiness. They can help our mind pause for a while from the everyday pressure. Unlike before, I am now reading more blogs about daily experiences from different kinds of personal blogs. It is also fun to leave comments when someone asks for my point of views about life and other non-blogging related topics. Honestly speaking, I am enjoying most of them.

Goldmine can also be found in places where you least expected.

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10 comments:

  Avatar

July 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Hi,

Couldn't agree with you more. It's good to expand our horizons by reading blogs outside our niche, so to speak.

Rgds

  jeferrer

July 18, 2008 at 10:39 AM

If you restrict yourself in reading blogs belonging to your niche, it gets boring after a few days as most topics will be related to each other. Expanding your read to others will be a more complete and satisfying experience.

Nice interesting post you have, keep it up!

-jeferrer

  Jena Isle

July 19, 2008 at 9:22 AM

I found your blog because I wanted to read other topics aside from writing. Thanks for sharing. Way to go Angel.

  desperateblogger

July 19, 2008 at 2:08 PM

exactly! that is why i'm bit frustrated when i try to advertise in blogs in different categories and these blogger reject my ads for the reason "not related to my blog".

  HotMomma

July 19, 2008 at 7:52 PM

tama po kayo. a blogger is one who is open to the whole blogosphere and it is a worldwide community. so what's the point restricting yourself to just your blog's genre?

for all we know, there are thousands more out there with better blogs and from whom we can learn.

thanks po for this post!

  Guardian Angel

July 19, 2008 at 9:35 PM

To all of you above,

I am glad you agree with my suggestions. This is the main goal of Entrecard and I hope to read more amazing posts.

Thanks.

  Atniz

July 20, 2008 at 12:26 AM

You always write something that others could not think of. I gotta agree with you on this.

  Vince

July 20, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Thanks for writing this. Intellectual diversity is as important as cultural diversity.

  Guardian Angel

July 20, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Atniz - That is an inspiring comment. However, I am sure that there a lot of better bloggers than me. It just so happen that you always read my blog.

I really suggest that you read a lot of blogs. That is a very big help to learn more.

Thanks.


Vince - I definitely agree with you. There is nothing better than being smart.

Thanks for dropping by.

  spilltojill.com

August 12, 2008 at 8:20 AM

I agree! I read so many different subjects- I feel like the blogs are like "the sidewalk never ends"