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10 Amazing Examples Of Niche Blogs

Many people have a great misconception about niche blogging. Most think of niche blogs as blogs that are narrow topic mini blogs with little content, and ones that were specifically created only to collect advertising revenue. Some are like that. In this article I am going to share with you 10 amazing examples of niche blogs that are very successful, creative, informative and provide a great value to their readers.

Most of these niche blogs have been online for a number of years. All are successful because they are the offspring of bloggers with passion for their niche. As you will examine the examples of the niche websites I am sharing with you, you will see what I mean.

This selection of the niche websites represents just a few of such wonderful blogs that exist online. I have not selected them on the basis of the highest rankings. I only selected them because to me they represented a good sampling of blogs that cater to niches within some of the largest market segments.

 

Cold Climate Gardening Blog

Cold Climate Niche Blog

Cold Climate Gardening is a niche blog of the large Gardening market. Kathy Purdy is the owner and publisher of this blog. She started the blog about 10 years ago after she moved to a cold climate rural area. Unaccustomed to the climate she read everything she could find on gardening in cold climate areas. At that time not much was available and she decided to share her knowledge she gained on a blog. Obviously, she loves the topic as her niche blog is still thriving after more than a decade.

 

Nomadic Matt – Frugal, Affordable Travel

Frugal Travel Niche Blog

Nomadic Matt is a niche blog in the Travel market. Matt’s niche is frugal traveling tips that help people travel better and cheaper. Over 5 years old, this travel niche blog has become very successful.

In July 2006 Matt started traveling the world without having much money. He created his website to show people that traveling can be afforded by everyone. His tips have been shared by a number of media including CNN, BBC, NY Times, National Geographic and many more.

 

Free Meditation – Meditation For Beginners

Meditation Niche Blog

Free Meditation niche blog was established over 13 years ago. It is a niche blog of the large Meditation market. Although this site began as a relatively small niche blog, meditation for beginners, it evolved into a large online meditation resource.

 

Life On The Balcony – Container Gardening Tips

Gardening On Balcony Niche Blog

Life On The Balcony is one of my favorite example of niche blogs. This award winning blog about container gardening tips and tricks created by Fern Richardson is a beautiful example of a Gardening market niche. The blog has been online for over 4 years and now Fern has been expanding to include great recipes best enjoyed or made outdoors.

 

Nerd Fitness

Nerd Fitness Niche Blog

Nerd Fitness, developed by Steve Lamb is another example of niche blogs that are imaginative and creative. Steve started this blog about 5 years ago to accommodate “desk jockeys, nerds, and average Joes that needed to level up their lives.”  The blog has become very successful. I has over 49, 000 subscribers thus far. It is another of my favorites.

 

Makeup & Beauty Blog

Makeup Niche Blog

A very attractive makeup niche blog of the Beauty market. It was launched by Amy Dillon in late 2009. Amy is a makeup artist. She loves what she does and the blog definitely reflects her passion.

 

Purse Blog

Purse Niche Blog

The blog was started in February 2005 by Meaghan Mahoney Dusil and Vladimir Dusil. Having started as a fun side project during the preliminary age of blogging, PurseBlog has transformed into a full-time obsession and occupation. With over 175,000 daily visitors, the site has become one of the most trafficked niche blogs in the Shopping segment.

 

Oh She Glows – Vegan Blog

Vegan Niche Blog

Angela started the blog in 2008 to talk about her recovery from an eating disorder, her struggles and triumphs with exercise and weight loss. Although at the beginning her blog did not have a focus as she talked randomly about fitness, food, fun and fashion, eventually her blog has evolved into a vegan niche blog (Food / Lifestyle market segment) where she concentrates on healthy vegan recipes free of meat, dairy, and other animal products.

 

 The Full Plate Blog – Easy Healthy Recipes

Full Plate Blog

Created by a mother-of-two, Eila Debard Johnson, to share quick, easy and healthy recipes with parents crunched for time.  Eila checks the recipes and places them in the context of our busy lives. Easy and healthy recipes is a niche within the Food / Lifestyle market segments.

 

Ecoki – Green or Eco Lifestyle

Ecoki Blog

The Ecoki blog has a beautiful “look”. It is a well put together green niche blog that begs to be clicked on. It started in early 2009 by a few people with a passion for living a green life. It has evolved in to a rich resource website that shares a wealth of information on all aspects of green lifestyle niche (Lifestyle Market Segment). Their aim is to show everyone how living the green life is taking the steps in the right direction to reduce environmental affects, improve our health, and develop an overall, eco-lifestyle.

 

In this post I wanted to tell a new blogger that niche blogging can be very rewarding.  All the niche blogs selected are visited by a large number of readers. I have no idea about their financial successes. The blog owners are full time bloggers, continuously contributing to their blogs  and providing fresh content. All blogs are monetized. The traffic is significant. All this would suggest to me that the blogs are also financially successful.

If you liked the selection please leave a comment and let me know. I would really appreciate that. As well, if you know of a neat niche blog please share.

 

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11 Responses to 10 Amazing Examples Of Niche Blogs

  1. Eduardo March 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Great post, I really like the examples of real blogs you gave. They can be a good inspiration for my next projects. Thanks.

  2. Barry November 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    nice blog – what is your theme or was it custom?

    just signed up too – thanks

    • Dita Irvine December 10, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      Hi Barry

      My theme is Canvas

  3. Winsten October 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Wow, thanks for sharing. I think these examples are very useful guides. May I have your permission to quote your site as reference for all these wonderful examples? Niche blog can be a very useful tool in terms of getting ranked on Google and obtaining search engine traffic.

  4. Kulwant June 9, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Dita, you have done great job in clearing the niche blogging doubts.

    Such a superb examples.

    I have also started building one niche blog and it is working great for me. When I started this then there were just few topics in my mind, but once it started getting some more traffic then more ideas started coming in my mind.

    Thanks for this great share.
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    • Dita Irvine June 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      Hi Kulwant,

      It is very important that a blog has a niche theme. It is important not only for search engines but it is also important for your visitors. Both need to know what your blog is about. In other words, what is the overall theme of your blog. You need to know it and everyone else who lands on your blog needs to know it.

      I am glad that you enjoyed visiting.

      Cheers,

      Dita

  5. Daver E Wilkes March 6, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Hi Dita

    What a varied selection of blogs you have gathered here on this one page.

    I wish I had seen them when I was trying to come with ideas for my own blogs.

    The ones you have chosen are all interesting in their own way.

    Nerd Fitness is eye catching but I’ve never been keen on reading against a dark background.. And even though he has blocks of white for the written content, it just seems wrong somehow.

    The Free Meditation is my favourite because of the content of the site, and it has an interesting appearance too.

    And there are some lovely photographs on the Vegan blog. I’m inclined to subscribe to that one even if just for the pleasure of looking at the food.

    I will definitely come back to this page again to check out these blogs. Hopefully I will be able to pick up some tips on how to spark up my own.

    And I am subscribing to Blogging Spree as so that I can continue to learn from you.

    I always improve my knowledge whenever I read your posts.

    Thank you
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    • Dita March 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Hey Dave,

      you made my day! Wow, thank you so much for your comment.

      I had to chuckle when you mentioned the Vegan blog. I too was salivating when I saw some of the pictures.

      It is is interesting to see some of the niche blogs. I know what you mean about the dark background. A lot of people do not like it but still he has a huge following so obviously for those who are interested the background does not matter.

      I’ll look forward to seeing you on Blogging Spree again.

      Take care,

      Dita
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  6. Sandy Halliday March 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I found it interesting to look at these blogs Dita. Nice selection.

    Firstly, I noticed what good clean looking themes they all have chosen and how they have kept all their banners so neat. I wish I could get mine looking so neat!

    Secondly, I noticed that they all have their side bars on the right. My detox blog was set up with the sidebar on the left so Google ads could be placed top right but I have recently changed it so the sidebar is on the right which seems a more natural place for it and also to change the placement of the ads below the fold to see if it makes any difference to my SEO.

    I am only famiiar with Oh She Glows. In fact I am about to publish a post about making your own healthyt vegge burgers on my Detox blog that includes a link to a recipe on that blog.

    It also goes to show that you don’t have to have a keyword domain name to get traffic.
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    • Dita March 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      Hi Sandy,

      thanks for taking your time to visit. I know that you are busy packing for your upcoming trip to Spain.

      It used to be suggested to have important info on the left because people read from left to right and for that reason a lot of people had their sidebars on the left. Over the years things have changed (people still read from left to right lol) and most sites have moved their sidebars to the right. I like to have them on the right because I feel that my posts should take precedence over my sidebar.

      Have a wonderful trip,

      Dita
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