After reading for 2 weeks everything in this forum (OK, I could be overstating that a little bit), I decided that I want to start an authority site. But what I would like to write about is in a crowded (over crowded?) niche.
(Lets say that I really like cellphones / smartphones) There's so much free information about that niche on the Internet, I feel like nobody will ever notice me. And I'll be competing with Gizmodo and other big guns like that. Not to mention all of the other million smaller sites.
What should I do? Should I find a long tail keyword without too much competition and target that keyword? Should I try to write killer content and just get links on big sites (like Gizmodo) and don't worry about SEO? Or find another less crowded niche maybe?