Hello! We’re riding smoothly into Tuesday. And I’ve got more tips for you! When blogging, we want to be able to reach as many readers as possible, and of course, we what them to agree with what we have to say. We want our readers to understand our view points. And this is very hard to do when you have chosen controversial blog topics. One of the two most controversial blog topics is anything concerning politics or religion. If you have chosen one of these to be your niche, you can be sure that your blog audience will be growing slow, but hopefully steady. But really slow for sure!
Why? Because think about how much politics and religion divide the world. We have so many religions to choose from, and so many names for God. We have Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Buddhist and the list goes on. Then God is called Jehovah, universe, Allah, and so on. There are also many denominations!
Quora and Google images
With politics you have Republican and Democratic. We fight over who are good presidents and not. We argue over political view points. And it becomes a great big mess! We have been trained to be very tribal and grouped up in sections.
So, I say again, be prepared to not please everyone. Be prepared to only gather like-minded people. Your readers will be very small at first. When it comes to religion and politics, we are very strict and passionate about our beliefs. Saying just one thing that a lot of your readers don’t agree with can lose you readers. Let me give you an example.
Say you have gathered a lot of Christian readers that share your beliefs. Everything is going well until you voice that you agree with same sex marriage. We know very well that this is a hot topic😳! You have 6,000 readers. 2,000 of them just gasped and became angry. Now you have a lot of people unsubscribing, and leaving hateful comments.
Now you have the choice to apologize and take it back, or stand your ground. Either way you’ve lost a bunch of readers.
Or, say you have a strong opinion on gun laws! Perhaps you suggest guns Should be taken away. Now you have a strong debate going on in the comments section, and readers are disappearing! Some readers are mad at you now, and feel like you let them down. Now you feel like politics is something you are afraid to talk about!
Giphy( photo for humor and example. Not personal opinion.)
You guys notice my disclaimer! 😂 You guys are not about to come at me. I just thought this photo showed the true example of the passion of politics. Anyway, so yeah, you can see some blog topics are only for the brave. You have to be willing to have a small crowd, and a strong heart. But that comes with blogging. Don’t take it personal. Well, I hope this tip helped.
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