What is the most popular blog subject ever? What category gets the most draws the most traffic? What topic generates the most revenue?
Answer: Whatever is the most original at the time.
Since the earliest days of blogging, the most popular sites have always been the most original. I do not necessarily mean the most original writing, pictures, videos, or designs. Although, that certainly helps.
The most popular blogs have always been the ones with the most focused, original subject matters.
Until the early 2000’s, there were no such thing as a “politics blog” or “tech blog.” That meant that early political blogs like DailyKos and FireDogLake were extremely popular. Why? There wasn’t anyone doing it at the time. As crazy as it sounds, a politics blog was something that would have been considered niche for a pseudo news site. [Read more...]