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What Kind Of Blog Do You Have | Genres of Blogging

A blog devoted to a particular topic tends to be in the category of a genre blog.

It’s extremely possible for a blogger to have more than one genre in a blog. Typically, it’s good to have 1-3 different broad topics to cover in a blog, but whether or not all of these topics are relate to the same genre?

Well, that’s we’re going to find out today. (Cause, I’m generally really curious about this.)

I try to give some explanations of what the different genre blogs cover, but by no means, am I saying all of the ways these genres could be covered in a blog.

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Political blogs cover political news and topics that are politically related.

Journalism blogs cover news and current topics.

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Health blogs cover health topics, events, news related to health, disease and illness information. Lots of different topics to cover.

Travel blogs cover traveling, information about where to go, what to visit, tips on how to travel. I think all of the bloggers who I’ve seen who have this blogs are travelers. Some love all of traveling but then some have a particular focuses like hiking, swimming, cuisine, etc.

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Gardening blogs cover garden tips, soil information, seed information. Anything related to gardening.

House blogs cover house related topics. Insurance, reinvention, tips and tricks.

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Book blogs cover reviewing books or anything book related.

Fashion blogs cover anything clothing/jewelry related. Trends in clothing and jewelry style. Fashion on a budget. Finds at stores. Clothing hauls.

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Beauty blogs cover from skincare to make up. Tips. Hauls. Information about make up/skincare products.

Lifestyle blogs can be more towards a personal blog in documenting one’s life.

What I Found Out: Sometimes, readers have issues with lifestyle blogs because they feel with the array of topics the blogger covers not much is actually dived into. There’s a stigma women tend to be lifestyle bloggers with focuses on fashion, beauty, and fitness. Despite this stigma, it’s a good idea to consider what you focus on should you have a lifestyle blog. Don’t let your readers be fooled by one word. You can have in depth posts and discuss a variety of topics.

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Party blogs cover party making, party planning, all details related to having parties.

Wedding blogs cover wedding planning, photography, cake, decorations, and all the questions brides and grooms share.

Photography blogs often have a particular…angle (;)) The photographer may enjoy nature photography for example. Or if tied with a traveling blog, photos will represent the journey. Others could be experimental photography, tips, and anything else tied with photography.

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Project blogs cover the entire process of a project. From idea, to supplies, to creating, and completion.

Psychology blogs cover topics, news, terms, and all other aspects of psychology.

Sociology blogs, much like psychology, cover news, terms, and all other aspects of psychology.

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Education blogs cover homeschooling, homework, teaching, news, any and all related to the vast sphere of education.

Niche blogs- refer to reaching out to a particular group of people. The difference is this particular blog is used for marketing purposes towards a particular group.

Music blogs cover all things related to music.

How To/Tutorial Blogs cover do it yourself projects/gifts.

Faith/Spiritual blog– I didn’t see a genre for this, but it’s obvious it exists. My main blog is a Christian blog after all. These blogs would cover devotionals, how to strengthen faith, draw closer to God, among other topics.

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Writing blog– I didn’t see this genre either, but again, I know it exists. These blogs cover tips for writing/blogging, novel writing, poetry, short story, and more.

Overall, this is what I wanted Peeking Beneath to be, but what makes me a writer are the different faucets that connect to me in my life, which is why on this blog, I’d like the reader to be able to connect with me on those levels, as well.


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As you can see many of these types of blogs can easily be combined together.

How To blogs could be combined with Wedding, House, or Party blogs.

Fashion and Beauty blogging compliment each other, as Health and Beauty do as well.

Political and Journalism say hello to each other.

We are unique.

We all have something to add to each other.

We are the voice some may need to hear.

Don’t be afraid to connect and do what you’ve been called to do.

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20 thoughts on “What Kind Of Blog Do You Have | Genres of Blogging

  1. Hiya! Is there somewhere apart from in the categories and tags, where we have to specify exactly what our genre is? I hope I’ve not missed something here!! Sorry, been doing this for 5 weeks now and learning all the time 😬😬 Any advice greatly appreciated! 🌼

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    1. Absolutely not 🙂 You do not have to say anywhere what your genre or topics your blog mainly covers.

      It is good too, in your about page, or a post, share what you plan to cover so that people who are wondering what kind of blog you have, what it is about, have a better idea. But by no means is it required. You could put the genre of your blog, say lifestyle for example, as a tag so people looking for lifestyle posts would see it.

      I have worked on a multitude of posts to help newer bloggers or bloggers who may not be familiar with settings, etc because everything I share is something I’ve learned on my own, and I don’t want others to struggle. Most of them are part of my Blogger 101 series, but not all.

      Check out this page, and see if anything is helpful 🙂 There’s no obligation to read anything, it just may help out. Thanks for asking.

      https://peekingfrombeneaththerock.wordpress.com/new-to-blogging-and-editing-your-blog/?frame-nonce=a8b9531055

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      1. 🙂 I hope they are helpful, if you have any questions you don’t see or aren’t sure where to look, just ask. I’ve had some new bloggers ask me questions which is what prompted specific posts including comment settings, and how to use a hyperlink.

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  2. Hello there I am new to this whole blog thing but I am doing my best to work my site up! I would really appreciate some loving or critiquing if you have a minute. I am working to share the love of Jesus as well. Thank you so much and have a great day:)

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    1. I left a comment on your first post. On my blog, Peeking Beneath I have a number of posts covering blog topics, and I have about five different posts covering all of the customize settings and how to get there. I haven’t covered all options, but plan to at some point. My main blog, is Inside Cup where the topics are always focused on Christ and what it means to have a relationship with Him, encourage other believers, etc. 🙂 Welcome to the community!

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  3. This is so cool! I love how you went over all of the main kinds of blogs (: and that photography joke was great, haha! Pretty early on with Dreaming of Guatemala, I figured it could be defined as lifestyle, and my mom later agreed that my blog is Christian lifestyle. I have many things I cover, but they all come back around to what I’m doing and interested in, and many of my posts are Christian-based, too. I feel like many bloggers have a hard time defining what kind of blog they actually are, since many cover so many topics (like myself). Anyway (haha), this post was awesome! ❤

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    1. I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 I wasn’t sure if people would find this boring or not haha. But I was curious and thought it may be helpful or insightful 🙂 Glad you liked my small jokes :). Your blog is definitely Christian lifestyle and with the depth you’ve given your posts I think that’s why people are attracted to the blog. 🙂

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      1. No, I loved it! It could definitely help new bloggers to figure out which combinations of focuses would work for them, and I enjoyed looking through it as well to see all the different types of blogs there are. Aww thank you! ❤

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