3 Blog Niches That Need to Be Explored

daddy-blogger

Daddy bloggers…

Occasionally I’ll encounter niches and markets that are completely underserved in my opinion and that I wish I had more time to engage.

I feel that these niches or angles or perspectives are not only incredibly rich and ripe for blogging about but even have the potential for becoming a successfully financial blog as well as even business (if you took it that far).

Alas, I simply don’t have the time to do it myself, but why should I keep these ideas to myself? Perhaps a few of you here might share in some of those passions and might be able to do something with them.

Have at it and may the most motivated blogger win. I’d love to hear if you take one of these angles and do something with it as well.

So, here’s a list of niches that need to be explored:

1. Daddy Bloggers

I’ve seen only a handful of them that are done really well. Mommy blogging is a household blog type (with brand name mommies) these days but dads can’t seem to pull it together. I think an incredibly motivated dad could become a big blog (and business) with the right consistency, approach, and execution.

I’m a dad but I just don’t have the passion around “daddy blogging” as I do other things. In another life perhaps…

2. Niche Craft Blogs

I was once incredibly passionate about Origami. Yes, that type of folding-paper-a-million-times type of thing. There are a few origami blogs out there but none that have “killed” it.

But this isn’t the only type of hand-crafted thing that could be seriously investigated and invested in. I think the field is wide open for the more than interested blogpreneur.

3. Super Niche Hardware, Software

There are tons of blogs dedicated to a wide aware of hardware and software peripherals but very few have opted to go deep instead of wide.

If you’re incessantly (and insanely) passionate about one particular piece of hardware and/or software type then now would be a good time to think about blogging this niche and rocking it out. Something as specific as “All Things Gameboy” but even more specific into the hardware underneath.

I know that I’d subscribe to a few of them if they were done really well.

 

  • http://www.ontargetcoach.com Brent Pittman

    I toyed with doing a dad blog a while back, but never pulled the trigger. Interesting you mention it. My current niche is waaaay over crowded–personal finance.

  • Mike Fair

    Well great, there was the confirmation I needed. I have been mulling a daddy blog for te past six months. Guess I better get to work!

  • http://gravatar.com/kentf Kent Faver

    I like the specialty niche software idea. The craft area is competitive. I’d be curious to know how many “stay at home dads” there are in the world/US.

  • http://www.toomanymeds.com Alex Barker

    What about a blog on health from a pharmacist perspective?
    The blogs I read in healthcare realm are dry and unengaged! I think a fresh view on the problems and offer many solutions in a blog could be a flourishing blog about health and attract the general public.
    I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    • http://www.newequus.wordpress.com Mindy Bowman

      I think you might have something there…I would read something from a pharmacist. They are more connected to people than doctors and you guys REALLY understand what the meds do!

  • http://twitter.com/NoahsDadDotCom Noah’s Dad (@NoahsDadDotCom)

    I agree with the dad blogger thing. ;-)

  • ThatGuyKC

    Dude, you had to write this today didn’t you? :)

    I was just thinking about my niche last night and I’ve somewhat accidentally fallen into the daddy blogger category while trying to idenitfy as more of a dad who blogs.

    SomeWiseGuy.com is mainly about family, marriage, kids with a dabble of guy centric stuff because, as dads, the role of father is just one hat we wear.

    Would be interested in your feedback on what you think “daddy blogs” are missing. As a dad what would serve you best from a blog?

  • http://www.pmicomputersupplies.com/blog Greg Bussmann

    I work for a small, independent IT supplier (think CDW) and I am currently taking on the hardware/software angle with the company blog. I find it pretty tough, but I am probably being too broad with my topics. I am not sure if this is exactly what you were referring too, but I would love to hear more of your thoughts on the idea.

  • http://derekgriz.com Derek Griz

    I’m glad you said something about daddy blogging. I’ve been daddy blogging but somewhat sheepishly. But maybe now I’ll write with more bravado. It’s great being a dad, and it’s a blast to write about. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • http://www.thadthoughts.com Thad P

    Daddy blogging? That sounds pretty cool. Don’t think my blog fits, but I can see how there is a definite need/space.

  • Christian D.

    I started a daddy blog when my boy was born, but due to being a dad/father/husband/etc it got lost in the shuffle (I think this is part of the reason why there is a lack of daddy blogs…or at least good one’s. Dads have a lot of responsibility). I still would like to write, so if there’s any of the dads on here that are looking for some content i’d be willing to put out a few posts. You can find me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/christianjd

  • http://www.wir-mit-kind.de Marc

    We’re in our niche – German parent blog. That’s the advantage of blogging in a Non-English language: Pretty much everything is a niche. Ah, plus: I’m a blogging Dad :)

  • Dan Black on Leadership

    I totally agree with you about all, especially the daddy blogs. I would start one but I’m focused on my leadership blog for now.

  • http://www.daddym.ac Noel Coleman

    There are a great number of really good dad blogs out there, actually. You can get a beginning at http://www.babble.com/dad/fatherhood/babble-s-top-50-dad-blogs-for-2011/. Or you can just Google “Dad Blogs” and you’ll get a lot. If you check out blog rolls, you’ll find a surprisingly rich universe of dad blogs. There is always room for fresh perspectives that are well executed, though.

  • Eric

    what a bout a blog fitness blog for men over 40 aimed specifically at folks doing adventure races like the Tough Mudder or Spartan?

  • Matt Magee

    John – I’m so glad you mentioned the daddy blogger segment!

    I’ve just found your blog and am finding it useful and thought provoking as I plot my course through full-time blogging.

    What’s the best way to get in touch if I could pick your brain a little on the daddy blogger niche – that’s the top concept on my list as I’m at home with my 3 boys. I’d love your perspective.

  • http://twitter.com/andreipetrik Andrei Petrik (@andreipetrik)

    John, your post reminded me of those instances when you’re at a party on a Friday night, and it’s getting late, but some people are completely wired. Then suddenly, someone yells out. ‘Let’s drive to Florida’ … everyone cheers in response, but then look at each other waiting for someone to actually muster enough bravery to start the ignition.

    Comments on this article are reflective of that. ‘Let’s start a Daddy Blog’ .. everyone cheers. Now wait for someone to do it. lol. Like many others who commented, I’ve also toyed with the idea of starting a Daddy Blog. Dad myself to two step kids and now my own on the way, I’m even more tempted to get it going.

    The fact that you recognized the gap, and enthusiastic responses from other Dad’s in the comments clearly shows there’s an interest for Daddy Blogs.

  • http://www.lookthrough.net Sonny Lemmons

    You know, as a stay-at-home dad, I’ve noticed that while we’re good at networking on Twitter (and hey, even getting a book out in the process!), finding a consistent, quality, or even useable blog for dads by dads is nearly impossible.

    Stop reading my mind. :)

  • http://movieswtf.com Vikas Sindher

    Oh! Origami is such a nice idea. Likewise one can try luck in knitting and sculpting. Quiet Unique.

  • http://bluecollarliving.com James Dibben

    Well, you talked me into it!

    http://www.raisingwomen.com/

    Now let’s see if I can do it well!