What Makes A Good Blog


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The current wisdom on blogging suggests finding a niche and sticking with it. But what if you interests aren't niche-like. For example, my site focuses on drawing attention to real news. How does one make a niche out of that?

The key to news sites seems to be frequent updates: four or more times a day. But, there's another component: you occasionally have to break a story to draw any real audience. When I first launched, I did one or two stories a day, but they were really deep, analytical pieces. That drew more traffic than my current style of adding my own two-cents to headlines that I think are important.

However, the flip-side is that commenting on today's stories, rather than writing the story myself, takes considerably less time.