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  1. Marie Anne
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    Very good advice. I write on a number of different topics, so I try to tailor my blogs to that topic as much as I can.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Marie Anne,

      I’ve always been one to have varied interests. So it’s hard for me to stick with one thing. But I’m finding I accomplish more with focus everywhere, including my blog.

      Thanks as always for stopping by!

      Rebecca

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  2. Lisa Stover
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    I also write on many different things on my blog, I may decide later on to make diff. blogs for diff. areas, right now I just kind of throw things together because I’m usually busy. I do agree with this article though and I think it’s easier to gain a following when you have an area that you focus on. Great post!

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    • Lisa
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      My blog covers lots of different topics, but they all have one goal in mind so that makes it fun for me (and hopefully my readers too)!

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      • Rebecca Livermore
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        Lisa,

        I think your blog has a very clear focus as the base topic and as you said, all the posts have one goal in mind, so I think it’s perfect!

        I appreciate you coming by and commenting. Thank you!

        Rebecca

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Lisa,

      I see the focus of your blog being a place to compile your writing that is different places online. There is certainly a purpose to that, as it can act as a portfolio of your work. Also, I think it is key that you are getting into the habit of blogging, and as you continue, you may eventually get a clearer focus or start an additional blog.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Rebecca

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  3. Liane
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    I write a blog about toxic teams and how to make them healthy. The good news is that I’m very consistent with that topic. The challenge is that I sometimes write to an audience of anyone who is on a team. Periodically, though, I write to team leaders or to Organization Development experts. How do you feel about having categories on a blog that let’s your audiences filter to the most relevant material? Would love your thoughs!

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Liane, I personally like categories on a blog for just the reason you mentioned. Also, if you have different types of content, such as podcast episodes and videos, those can be categories as well for the people who learn best with certain types of content. The nice thing about categories is that at least on many blogs, people can subscribe to just that specific category using something like Google Reader.

      I like everything (e.g. all blog posts) being on the home page for those who want to read everything, with a navigation bar at the top for pages and categories. I’m still working on my category strategy because I don’t think you want Too many categories, so it’s good to be strategic with them.

      Thanks for stopping by, Liane and for leaving a comment. I hope you have a great weekend!

      Rebecca

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  4. Funular
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    Rebecca
    Thanks for the great list! This is really helpful. I do try to keep my blogs focused on a single topic or niche, but it is easy to get distracted and go off on a tangent if I’m not careful. Thanks for the great post.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      I think for sure we can get off track at times. I know that is the case for me with life in general, so why not my blog, too? 😉 Of course, there is a difference between getting off track and making slight adjustments, which is a good thing to do!

      Take care,

      Rebecca

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