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The Dip, and How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life

On the second day that I was visiting her in Toronto, Annie brought back a pile of books from the library. On the top was a tiny book with a cover so simple that it looked like it might be a children's book about potty training.

"A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick)"

It seemed like a fluffy bit of entertainment. Something like "The Tipping Point" which is fun to read but not exactly a life changer. I was wrong, though. Dead wrong.

Blogging: Should You Be a Jack of All Trades or a Master of One?

On The Eager Tiger

In my introductory post, which can be found here, I mentioned that this blog will be about random stuff, mostly about things, events, and hobbies in my interest. That would make me a jack-of-all-trades type of blogger, having no specific niche to target. This is very far from my personality, focusing on different subjects rather than one. You see, I have doves’ eyes, so to speak. I want to, and most of the time, can only focus on one thing at a time. I guess that’s just the way my brain was wired.

In terms of blogging, there are a lot of advantages to focusing on a single niche. For one, it allows you to attract readers more easily because people who visit your blog instantly know what the site is all about. If your goal is to generate sales with your blog, you will have a higher chance of doing so since you are targeting the exact customers you want to reach.

Generic blogging has its advantages as well. Since it allows you to get backlinks in a wide range of niches, there’s a better chance for your site to have a more authoritative domain. In terms of thinking of what topics to write about, generic blogging also offers more freedom, so that you don’t end up running out of stories to tell.

You might be wondering because I mentioned I am more of a stick-to-one kind of individual and then here I am attempting to build a generic blog. The truth is, I don’t know for sure whether niche blogging has an advantage over generic blogging because I haven’t really tried to do both at the same time, so there’s no way I can compare the results.

In theory, though, I believe how successful each of these two types of blogging can be all depends on what you want to achieve with your blog.

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