My first 2 years as a blogger was spent on being a guerilla blogger, developing this blog and venturing on other blogs. It was only in my third year that I started to venture into niche blogging. It will be my 4th year as a blogger this November of 2011.
My first niche blog was www.stockmarket-investing.com. Stock Market investing is one of my main passions. stockmarket-investing.com, although targeting a very lucrative market, is somewhat technical that’s why I seldom write a post for it. But I’ll do my best not to be lazy and will update it more often as it has somewhat of a loyal following.
I wanted my second niche blog to be a travel blog. So after I put up my stock market investing blog in 2010, I started a travel blog. Traveling is one of my passions and I have traveled so much that I am sure I will have no problem developing the blog. Since I am busy with wearing my other hats, I wanted to pool other travel bloggers to help me put content in the blog. Unfortunately it didn’t work. All of us were too busy writing that the blog only had 3 entries. The domain name is still active, but I will not renew it anymore once it expires.
My travels increase this year, and I was really bothered by not having a travel blog. All those travel pictures, adventures and experiences will go to a waste if I did not blog about it before I forget it and so in August of 2011, www.thebackpacktravelers.com was born.
Admittedly I consider my personal blog as being a poor choice for a domain name. My stock market investing blog is great for SEO purposes but it does not establish a brand name. In thebackpactravelers.com, all of my previous mistakes in the choice of domain names have been rectified. The elements of establishing a brand and the SEO component have been addressed.
I’ve chosen to name the blog backpacktravelers.com not only for SEO purposes but it defines my travel mantra, and that is traveling on a backpack or traveling light. My travel blog is not entirely a budget travel blog although I will feature budget traveling in some post. It’s a blog about back packing travel ideas that will hopefully inspire readers to travel and to give travel tips based on my experiences as a traveler.
This is my latest blogging baby and I am nursing it now. I’ve started several blogs already and I consider myself I veteran when it comes to starting blogs from scratch. Well, I guess my patience will really have to be stretched as I have to go through the whole experience all over again. All my other blogs are already in place and is in some sort of semi-auto pilot save for writing some post, doing some minor tweaks or soliciting ads or being some sort of product reviewers. But this new travel blog, ? whew ! I have to build it up from the ground up.