Does this qualify for a "niche"?

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Hi all
This is my first post here and I am completely new to blogging and article writing so please direct me whenever I am off track.
I claim to be a seasoned Linux system administrator with some working experience. I also hold the RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator).
I was thinking about choosing "Linux tutorials" as the subject of a new blog I plan to create (my first ever). I will post my personal experience and try to help people out by discussing common problems and troubleshooting.
But having read a few guides and a couple of books on blogging, I learned that I have to choose a niche for my blog. I understand that a niche narrows the subject down to be very specific, so that I can attract some visitors looking for something specific. So I need your advice here: does Linux tutorials qualify for a niche or do I have to be more specific?
I also have a lot of subjects to discuss in the field, so shall I put all of the topics in the same blog or is it better to create several blogs for several subjects?
Thanks all in advance and pardon me if this is the wrong place to post.
#niche #qualify
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    I would say since you are an expert in the topic, it would be a good niche for you to blog about. I would load it up with all relevant information that you have on the topic, including tutorials. These types of blogs often become very popular because they are "real" ... real info that people use and not just a "marketing" niche designed to sell a Clickbank product.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      ^^^^ What she said.

      If you do find the need to break things down further, you could look at how people are using the platform, i.e. as an OS for a web server vs. as a Windows replacement.

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Richards
    Hey abohmeed,

    "Linux tutorials" would be what you are offering. Your niche will be the people at whom your blog is targeted.

    Are you offering advice for complete noobies? For seasoned linux users who want to streamline their experience? For moderate users? For anyone?

    If I were you, I would sit down and think about these questions:

    1) What do I know?
    2) Who could this help?
    3) Of the list of people that I could help with my blog, which group is the most specific?
    4) Is this group large enough or active enough to warrant spending my time on, and am I knowledgeable enough to provide them consistently with quality content?
    5) If yes, then you've found your niche.
    6) If no, repeat steps 3-4 until you can say "yes" to step 4.

    BAM! You've found your niche. From there, you can tailor your content to be appropriate for that specific group.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan92
    People will pay for tutorials, so I would say yes, this is in fact a valid market.
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