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stop blog typesBlogs are always wonderful for gaining readership, credibility and money at the same time. There is no one to force you to start a certain type of blog or limit your options. You can chose whatever you want to blog about because there are almost all kinds of readers in plenty out there connected via Internet. Hence, you should not worry about audience because if you do the things the right way, you will surely get visitors.

But, there are still some kind of blog or blog niches that are not good for you at any cost. They may seem to have bright future, but that’s just a misconception.

Such blog won’t last long and the only things that you will be given by that is harm, loss and sadness. Don’t even think about money. Here are few types of blogs you should never start.

1. Targeted to Some TV Shows

Some times, people like a show and become so much excited about it that they start Blogging about it and hoping to make some money as well. But, as the matter of fact, shows never last forever. On average, TV shows last for 3-10 months. You might be shaking your head at this point because you know there are shows that last for years. I know that too.

But, here is the thing. You start a blog about show and may succeed in attracting visitors and make some money too but what happens after show ends? YouTube and tons of similar sites are available where you can find almost any videos.

Then why will someone be interested in reading about the show when he can watch it? We have Flippa to buy all kinds of blogs and websites then why in the world will someone buy your blog that has no future? Not at all. I think now you get the point.

2. Targeted to Some Celebrity

Everyone loves celebrities right? That celebrity can be a singer, actor, dancer, sports man, or anything else. Everyone has his/her favorite, but some are just too emotional and serious about their favorites. They like him/her so much that decide to start a blog and try to cover each and every single thing that happens in that person’s life.

That really takes time and a lot of hard work to stay fully updated by someone’s life. But, hear me out for a sec, what if that actor quits acting? What if that sportsman retires? What if your favorites music band splits? What will you blog about then and most importantly, what will happen to your blog? Nothing. Nothing will come to your blog except one thing which, is Death.

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3. Seasonal Blogs

Same disease that we discussed above results in start of seasonal blogs. Seasonal blogs means to blog about something or an event that lasts for a season and then disappears for whole year. Examples are Football World Cup and Cricket Leagues.

In season that blog would be rocking and getting handy traffic, but what when the season is gone? No visits, no activities and no money just like a stadium is after hosting a huge event and then waiting for the same event to happen again not knowing when.

4. News Blogs

If you want to start a news blog and maintain it alone, you had better thought thousand times before you do. In order to have a successful news blog, you need a team. A Big one. Where everyone has their duties like reporting, typing, editing, publishing, promotion and other things.

If you think you can do all these things alone and compete with huge news teams like CNN, then go ahead and start news blog, but if not, then spend some time on thinking and start a blog that can be there to help you forever or at least have a bright future.

5. Tips to Make Money Online

This has become a tradition. Anyone who starts blogging after realizing that they can make money from it is focused on money more than anything. Hence, there are high chances that he would step in to make money online niche. I strongly recommend you to not do this.

Particularly, if you are newbie. You can guide people into wrong direction and destroy their careers instead of making. There are hundreds of niches out there. Pick one that is not only interesting to you, but you have knowledge and passion for it as well.

I hope you that I helped you in this case. Now let the world know what you have in mind about it. If you want to add something in this post, you are welcome as well.



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    34 Comments

    • Akash Arora

      I am disagree with your first three points of this post.

      As in First Point you said – to not start a blog targeted to any TV Channel but don’t you think so, that many Reality Shows are like hell popular even they are just for the time-period of 3-4 months a year. One big eg: of such TV show is Roadies and many other.

      Coming to your Second Point as you said – to not start a blog targeted to any Celebrity but don’t you think so, that there are many Celebrities which are very much popular and even bloggers are making very good income by sharing their news , images and biography etc… some good Eg’s are : Angelina Jolie , Selena Gomez etc.. they have lots of loyal fans and you can earn good by making blogs related to such celebs.

      and as in your 3rd point you said seasonal blogs is not a good to start – which is totally incorrect. People can earn very Good by Starting seasonal blogs within few month. I can understand it will be for 2-3 months..but earning’s will be also good 🙂

      Well to finish these points, I would like to say that nothing is good and bad to start with. All we need a proper dedications and hard work. We can earn Good in any niche.

      What you think about all these..? let me know your opinions

      • Pradeep Kumar

        Ha ha.. mate, yes I agree, we have some oppositions. But the first 3 points, the author said, like it won’t be suitable for a long run. I appreciate your views as well. 🙂

    • Naveen Seo

      Yeah, we should invest our valuable time for news blogs and any type of niche blog, we should publish quality articles to grab readers attention and build a community around us. Thanks for a wonderful post.

    • Vinish Parikh

      Nice article, When i opened this link i was worried that whether finance was also one of the type of blogs which should not be started in the year 2013 but i am relieved it is not the case.

    • Mike Reeson

      Not doing a blog about a TV show makes sense but I never thought about why it would be so complicated to do a news blog. Thanks for shedding some light on this, and hopefully this post can help to steer some people in the right direction. 🙂

    • Michael Smith

      Yes, I have to agree with Adam, the above commenter. I think as long as one finds their own technique, there is still a lot of money to be made in the “earn money online” sector. Granted, you’ll need to have some background knowledge in the subject in order to write about it competently, but if you are able to pull it off, the profits will surely come in a sustainable stream 🙂

    • Adam

      ha ha….Starting a “make money online” niche sites has become very common now a days. But if you target the right audience and products then it will be best niche to earn 6 figures income quick. 🙂

    • Taswir Haider

      That’s a great one Ammar. Specially I like your advise for newbies not to start “make money online” blog without experience, as that would destroy the time and career of new bloggers. How do you think about tech blog. Should newbie start tech blog if he has experience on that niche. Is tech blog really profitable?

    • Nishant

      blogs based on celebrities, making money online & current news are run by very experienced blogger & they spend quite alot of money so, It is better for a newbie to keep distance from this niche.

    • Tblogger

      Thanks For This Awesome Post ! I was Actually Thinking To Start A New Blog , This List Really Alerts Me To Avoid Those Types Should Be Avoided With Reason.

      Thank You Very Much ! Good Topic.

    • Mubashir @howtowords

      Yes Ammar you are right. Newbies must be awair of, not to follow these categories if they are planning to start new blogs.

    • Vincent Raja @ iMacify

      Really a good post. Recommended for new bloggers 🙂

    • Bharat Chauhan

      This is really an interesting informative post. But I have got a question. What would it take to set up a website/blog something like TheOnion or Mashable?

    • Gautam Doddamani

      nice article ammar…i was planning to start a blog about android? do you think its a good idea…want your response 🙂

    • Rinkesh

      I guess every new blogger should pick a tiny niche and should focus on that niche only till he gets good amount of experience. Once you have some experience, you can try your hand on more competitive niches.

    • Rahul

      Really important piece of info should be taken care of…U should have something different to succeed..
      New blogger definitely read this..:-)

    • Ram @Marketing On Mobile

      I’m not sure about the first four, but I agree with the 5th type of blog i.e make money online blogs. This industry is already very saturated and there nothing more you can do.

    • Pankaj

      I know few of my friends who started news blog but were always late in reporting any news, plus it’s really difficult task to compete with giant news sites.

    • Disha Sharma

      Hi Ammar,

      I do exactly, I have seen that most of people create blogs on these themes & There is lot of competition on these blog themes. so thanks for creating awareness.

    • rakesh @ Indiabucket

      Nice Advice to beginners.

    • beal@chinese dress

      There are many kinds of blog in the modern society.we can use it to publish feels,get money and so on .did the bloggers should be take the better choose.

    • Mohammad Hussain

      Great,i like Ammar very much and like to read her blog and now this hellboundblog also.

    • Ammar Ali

      Thanks Sahil for your comment. Do you have any plan in 2013 about starting a new blog? 😉

    • sahil

      Hey bro nice tip
      very much informative for new bloggers for choosing the niche

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