PICKING A TOPIC
Picking a topic to write your blog about is fairly important. You want your blog to be something that you can continue to post new topics and ideas and still have it all related under one general topic. The topic for my blog is learning how to "make money while blogging" so every one of my posts in this blog will be about that one topic.
When picking a topic to write blog about, you should pick a topic that you are interested in. This will make it easier for you to continue to add new content to your blog. You don't want to write a blog about a topic, then abondon that blog and think that it will magically make money. If you choose to write about a topic that does not interest you, then you will have a hard time building a successful blog.
Certain topics pay higher than others. Therefore you will want to research topics to find one that pays decent per clicked ad yet one that you are still interested in. You can go to this website to see a list of the top paying keywords.
There are other tools that you can use to help narrow down a high paying topic that interests you. Yahoo's Overture.com is a usefull resource tool.
Yahoo's Keyword Selector Tool will show you how many times a people searched for cerain topic last month. This way you can see which topics will generate the most traffic.
Yahoo also has a View Bids feature that lets you view the highest bids for any given keyword. This way you know that you will be writing about a topic that will generate traffic and money.