The Most Inspiring Blogging Niches

Based on my 15+ years of experience as a blogger I compiled a list of the most inspiring blogging niches!

These types of blogs are a constant inspiration on the English speaking Web for like a decade or more.

The blogging niches that have had some significant impact on me and my writing are in no particular order the following ones:

Green blogs
Green blogs, in the ecological sense, dealing with the environment, sustainability and products that have a lesser impact on the planet never cease to inspire me.

Some are around for a while but there are much more popular and main stream by now. Also there seems to be more of them each year.

Self improvement and personal development blogs
Basically before I started blogging in English, I wasn’t even aware of the term self improvement.

When I finally noticed the the”Zen of everything” blogs I assumed that they’ve been around for years, but they haven’t, at least many of them.

Zen habits is still one of the most inspiring ones even after many years.

There are really numerous self improvement blogs out there and each day they seem to be more of them. I love them all!

I love them so much I even tried to write one myself a few year back.

Productivity and lifehacks blogs
While I have been aware of Lifehacker for at least two years it has become one of the most popular blogs worldwide.

Also I have seen many more productivity blogs spring up. Some but not all of them cross over to the self improvement niche or they overlap with freelancing blogs.

Freelancing and work at home blogs
A whole new movement of self-employed and proud of it bloggers is out there.

While companies often treat freelancing as the lowest in the hierarchy these blogger acknowledge the freedom that working remotely and staying independent offers.

Some of the freelancing bloggers even travel the world while at it (see below) and are considered to be influencers.

Some of them are mothers working at home and blogging while rearing up their children at the same time, others are people who quit their regular jobs.

WordPress and blogging blogs
Covering blogging itself and more specifically WordPress is thriving for like a decade.

New bloggers appear on the scene from time to time and establish themselves a to stay with us for years.

The likes of WPBeginner, Smartblogger or BlogTyrant are indispensable for everybody who publishes a self hosted blog. That’s why they keep on rocking for ages.

Travel blogs
There are many bloggers who travel a lot and document their journeys – often while on the go.

For me it’s very inspiring even though I probably would never try it or rather because of it!

These people are so courageous and open minded you might even become envious.

When you let go of your ego and focus ion the bright side they can teach you a lot about about blogging and life in general.

Vegan blogs

While blogging about a vegan lifestyle is somewhat a part of the green blogging niche, the vegan movement has spawned some truly inspiring publications of all kinds.

When you think of Live Kindly or Plant Based News you will realize that it’s more than “just” about saving the planet. You also save yourself and all sentient beings.

Positivity blogs
The most positive blogging trend is positivity itself. In Germany popular bloggers often flame others and complain how messed up everything is.

People blogging in the English appear to be in a frenzy of achievement, collegiality and cooperation. I am really proud to be part of it.

Of course this list is highly biased due to the subjectivity of my unique point of view.

Looking at the international blogging community from the dark corner of Germany makes me really see a bright future. Why?

Enthusiastic individuals determined to offer a great blog reading experience to international audiences can still succeed.

In a way it feels a little like the early days of the Web when everything was still fresh and empowering.