First, let me tell you that I recently wrote a post about why overcrowding will never negatively impact blogs. I was recently asked by a potential partner on a new blogging venture if my favored industry has too much competition. As per a recent guest post of mine, I spoke about coming up with blog topics by searching for questions and providing answers. Hence this post.
To answer the question, let us talk about the blogosphere a bit. When a new blog is created, it’s owner is often over-excited to get it jumping with activity, including comments. When that doesn’t happen in 2 months of less, these blogs tend to shut down shop pretty quickly. This is mostly because new blog owners are over-ambitious about making money with their blog and they don’t have realistic expectations.
Now when you ask me if the chosen industry is heavy in competition, my answer is simply NO. Why? Because you have to look at the actual successful blogs in that industry, and NOT the total amount of blogs based on that topic. If you look at the entire industry, then yeah it’s gonna be crowded. But how many of these blogs do you really have to worry about?
Consider this. There are tons of blogs out there about making money blogging. But my biggest competition are examples like ProBlogger, John Chow, Copyblogger, and a few more biggies. Now here I come with only three months into the game with a new blog, and as of this article I am ranked #322,220 in Alexa Traffic Rank. When I first started, I was over 5 million. I have surpassed most of the blogs in my industry already. Every day, I am dropping pounds in Alexa Traffic Rank by huge numbers.
Within the next nine months, I will own one of the biggest blogs out there in my industry, and I am not shy about predicting this fact. Is there too much competition in your chosen niche? Not if you are dead serious about blogging!