Top 5 Ways to Find Current News in your Niche
Whether you are writing for your own niche blog, or you’ve got a client asking for daily or weekly posts about a specific topic, it is important to be able to find fresh subjects to write about michael jordan height. The best way to do that is to look for current events or news stories related to the specific topic. Of course, this isn’t always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re in a fairly obscure niche.
If you are looking for something to write about in the dog training niche, for example, there is almost always a news story or report of a dog being abused, a dog biting someone or something else. You can use that news story to kick-off your own post related to it. Other niches, however, aren’t quite as simple. You don’t often hear about news stories related to the Kidney stone prevention niche, for example.
With that in mind, the following tips and tricks will help you to find something current to write about in virtually any niche you can imagine. This will, hopefully, help people turn their two page micro-niche blogs into somewhat larger and more comprehensive authority sites (which Google loves by the way). This will lead to more traffic and more earnings for the site owner.
If you haven’t been using it already, Google news is an exceptional resource for finding current events in nearly any niche. The news gathering wing of Google works just like the normal search feature, except that it focuses specifically on news stories. Rather than using Google’s normal algorithm to rank sites in a particular order, Google places far more weight on the date of publication. Using my kidney stone example, I can search that term and find a local news site about a kidney stone center opening in Miriam Hospital. It was published just 14 hours from the time I did my searchIf your niche is particularly slow when it comes to having news stories or current events about it, take some initiative and make the news yourself. Write and publish a study or white paper about a specific aspect of your niche. If possible, have it peer-reviewed and published on university websites (this is not a requirement). Write a post about this study on your niche site, and put out a press release on the publication. People who are searching for information on your niche will find it quickly, and come right to your site.
Another great strategy for those who have a niche which doesn’t often get news is to find stories which are related in some way to your niche. Using the kidney stones example again, you could write a story about kidney transplants, kidney health or virtually anything else to do with this organ. You could also take medical news about other organs and work it to be related to yours. If, for example, a doctor pioneers a new procedure for heart surgery, you can write about that with a commentary on whether or not this could help people with kidney problemsYou would think that when dealing with a medical crisis that good news about your health would alleviate stress and anxiety. Personally, I was very surprised that after the initial elation of good news, a “down” feeling set in. It was almost like the good news was too much. It seemed like an odd response and in thinking about it I was inspired to write this article. Who would have thought that good news could produce anything but good feelings?
Anticipation is the enemy because it produces anxiety and stress. When diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness the focus is on treatment. The anticipation is that the treatment will be successful or at least there is hope that it will be. But this is only the beginning of the journey. Eventually the doctors will check to see if the treatment is working or not. The anticipation and waiting for that first test is hard and emotional. After all, your family and friends are doing the same thing… waiting. This shared experience might feel like support or perhaps it will feel like you are responsible for their feelings too or something in between. Anticipation builds nervous energy inside coupled with negative projections and a sense of responsibility for how others will feel.
You get good news! The treatment is working. A wave of relief can be felt by everyone. There is happiness, celebration, and expectations of being well. The truth is that the waiting game just begins again for the next test and marker of your health. The next test and results follow. Perhaps it is good news again or perhaps you’ll get bad news. The anticipation rises again. You and your loved ones find yourselves nervous, on edge, and maybe a bit burned out with the process that you now know will continue unless the health crisis ends. The cycle starts again and anticipation gets worse especially if you have been yo-yoing between good and bad news.
Feeling down upon hearing good news is also self-protection from the yo-yo effect of the cycle of positive and negative news. If you don’t get too excited then it won’t hurt so much if the news is negative or neutral (more waiting). If you are one of those who feel responsible for others’ feelings you may not even have the celebratory experience. Feeling down or neutral after good news protects you from disappointment, protects you from upset, and protects you from future projections about your health outcome.