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The Top 50 Niche Blogs In 2009
The Top 50 Niche Blogs In 2009

The Top 50 Niche Blogs In 2009

Wikipedia defines a “niche market” as being the subset of the market on which a specific product is focusing on.  However, having a niche market to entrepreneurs can be defined as the difference between success and failure. Brainstorming what you would want is a dead end, while learning consumers' desires can be your path to both fame and fortune!  Is there a particular segment whose needs aren't being satisfied? Think you can do a better job? So whether you're looking to improve this quarter's bottom line or start a new business idea, EvanCarmichael.com's “The Top 50 Niche Blogs In 2009” will help you identify new opportunities where perhaps none existed before! The illustrations for the top 3 category leaders are provided by Happy Worker, a creative agency that makes custom action figures and custom toys.


Lifestyle

MAKE Magazine 1) MAKE Magazine
URL: http://blog.makezine.com/

MAKE brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home.


2) CRAFT
URL: http://blog.craftzine.com/

Introducing CRAFT: The first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance that is occurring within the world of crafts.


3) Trend Hunter
URL: http://www.trendhunter.com/

Trend Spotting - Cool Hunting - Social Context. Trend Hunter is multi channel explosion of cool that caters to social leaders, industry professionals, and relentlessly creative individuals.


4) How About Orange
URL: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/

Great resource for modern DIY-ers. Original crafty tutorials. Free downloads. Decorating tips. Design inspiration. All written by a graphic designer who likes to make stuff.


5) Designers Block
URL: http://designersblock.blogspot.com/

The ex-owner of wheredidyoubuythat.com became frustrated with buying peoples talents instead of using my own. This blog chronicles a new life in the country, and renovating a barn to start new business making genuine eco chic furniture with peeks behind the scenes.


6) Travel Rants
URL: http://www.travel-rants.com/

Travel Rants is the blog of a travel addict - read rants and ramblings of his travel plans, experiences and news on the issues affecting the travel industry.


7) eTurbo News
URL: http://www.eturbonews.com/

eTurbo News offers you the latest on travel and tourism industry news so you don't miss your chance to soar.


8) PR Couture
URL: http://www.prcouture.com/

PR Couture is a resource for all those involved, whether work or play, in fashion and PR - it's the intersection of the two industries. In developing it, Crosby has found a way to blur the lines of her professional PR life with her passion for both industries.


Freelance

Digital Photography School

9) Digital Photography School
URL: http://digital-photography-school.com/

Darren Rowse offers digital photography tips and tutorials for the everyday digital camera owners.


10) Photojojo
URL: http://www.photojojo.com/

The bloggers at Photojojo scour the internet, rip pages out of magazines, ransack their friends' closets, and go through dumpsters to find the very best Photo tips, DIY projects, and Gear.Kick-ass Photo Projects, DIY Ideas, and Gear, twice a week.


11) Freelance Switch
URL: http://www.freelanceswitch.com/

Freelance Switch offers a Community, Resources and Job listings for Freelancer Designers, Programmers, Writers, Photographers, Illustrators and Others.


12) Freelance Folder
URL: http://freelancefolder.com/

Freelance Folder is a multi-author blog dedicated to helping freelance writers, designers, artists, small business owners, entrepreneurs, branding, marketing and work-at-home folks.


13) DIY Photography
URL: http://www.diyphotography.net/

A great resource for the pro and amateur photographer: create photography studio equipment for cheap, and use your two hands to DIY your studio.


14) Go Media Zine
URL: http://www.gomediazine.com/

Go Media Zine offers real world advice from working artists and designers.


15) Freelance Writing Gigs
URL: http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/

Freelance Writing Gigs is the Internet's #1 Freelance Writing Resource and Community.


16) Photography Bay
URL: http://www.photographybay.com/

Photography Bay is dedicated to amateur and pro photographers everywhere and serves as a resource on the latest and greatest gear, techniques, workflow and tools.


   

Real Estate

Inman17) Inman
URL: http://www.inman.com/blog

Inman News is the leading source of independent real estate news, information, advice, research, opinion and commentary for industry professionals and consumers alike.


18) Mortgage News Daily
URL: http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/

Mortgage News Daily offers exactly what its title suggests: real estate news updated on a daily basis.


19) Tallahassee Real Estate Blog
URL: http://blog.manausa.com/

This blog provides a complete analysis of Tallahassee Real Estate, including charts, graphs, and expert opinion based upon current data, but the lessons to be learned cross borders.


20) HousingWire
URL: http://www.housingwire.com/

HousingWire is the premier independent source for news, commentary and analysis covering the mortgage and financial markets.


21) Lansner on Real Estate
URL: http://lansner.freedomblogging.com/

Lansner on Real Estate covers news and views for and about the Orange County (CA) real estate and housing markets. This blog features postings throughout the day from Register columnist Jon Lansner.


22) AgentGenius
URL: http://agentgenius.com/

Agent Genius is the first multi-author real estate blog designed by and for real estate agents nation wide. They talk about whats hot in technology, new and inventive real estate business models, the nature of the real estate industry, hot topics that impact consumers and more.


Internet Business

23) Dosh Dosh
URL: http://www.doshdosh.com/

Dosh Dosh is a blog offering internet marketing and blogging tips, alongside social media strategies. Best consumed by bloggers, entrepreneurs, web publishers, marketers, freelancers and small business owners.


24) ShoeMoney
URL: http://www.shoemoney.com/

ShoeMoney is a blog/diary from a person who makes a living online. It contains thoughts and opinions based on real life experiences.


25) Christine Middlebrook
URL: http://www.caroline-middlebrook.com/blog

Christine Middlebrook has quit her day job to start her own business in software development and internet marketing. This is her story.


26) Blogtrepreneur
URL: http://www.blogtrepreneur.com/

Blogrepreneur is a business, entrepreneurial blog focusing on How To Make Money on the Internet and How To Start Your Own E-Business.


27) Atniz
URL: http://atniz.com/

Atniz is about one thing plain and simple: a blog about blogging world.


28) Technibble
URL: http://www.technibble.com/

Technibble is a resource for computer technicians to help start your own computer business or manage your existing one.


29) Dollar$hower
URL: http://www.dollarshower.com/

Dollar$hower.com is a blog for bloggers that help them with tips, tools and reviews to be successful in all phases of a blog's lifecycle from creation through optimization and promotion.


30) Successfool
URL: http://successfool.com/

Successfool is the hub for entrepreneurs trying to build an internet business. Learn internet marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship through interviews, articles, and videos.


Home Business

31) Sparkplugging
URL: http://www.sparkplugging.com/

For work at home professionals who work to make a great living and while also living a great life, Sparkplugging is a network of blogs geeking on technology, business, parenting, life balance & entrepreneurship.


32) Ittybiz
URL: http://ittybiz.com/

Do you work from home? Are you thinking about it? IttyBiz is the place to come for advice, encouragement, and a good laugh.


33) Home Based Business Ideas
URL: http://www.homebasedbusinessideas.com/

The HomeBasedBusinessIdeas.com Blog reviews popular home based business ideas. The ideas and opportunities found on this site have passed an intensive screening process and are proven to work.


34) Work at Home Mom Revolution
URL: http://workathomemomrevolution.blogspot.com/

Work at Home Mom Revolution includes informative articles for moms wanting to work from home and daily job updates.


35) Empowering Mom
URL: http://empoweringmomblog.com/

This blog is for moms with an undeniable entrepreneurial spirit. Moms created this blog to help other moms achieve their dreams of working at home and capturing that entrepreneurial spirit within themselves. Join them everyday for the latest news, thoughts, tips, and tricks for having it all - and then figuring out what to do with it.


Restaurant

36) The Amateur Gourmet
URL: http://www.amateurgourmet.com/

The Amateur Gourmet offers up a a funny food blog with recipes, restaurant reviews and weekly videos.


37) The Ethicurean
URL: http://www.ethicurean.com/

A blog about tasty things that are also sustainable, organic, local, and/or ethical — S/O/L/E foods, for short. Includes news digests, farm tours, short interviews, restaurant and book reviews, and recipes.


38) Cooking with Amy
URL: http://cookingwithamy.blogspot.com/

Based in San Francisco, Cooking with Amy publishes original food writing providing recipes, restaurant and product reviews, contests, essays and insight into culinary news.


39) Vanilla Garlic
URL: http://vanillagarlic.blogspot.com/

Vanilla Garlic publishes restaurant and cookbook reviews, food histories, essays, recipes, and culinary adventures taking place in the truly shibby Sacramento area.


40) Once Upon a Feast
URL: http://onceuponafeast.blogspot.com/

Simple, easy to follow recipes with photos, menu ideas, favorite kitchen toys and visits through local markets and neighborhoods.


Sports

41) The Biz of Baseball
URL: http://www.bizofbaseball.com/

In a competitive industry, this blog provides a one-stop location for business of baseball news. Get updates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days.


42) Sports Agent Blog
URL: http://www.sportsagentblog.com/

This blog serves as a place for current and aspiring Sports Agents to keep abreast of the latest Sports business/law/agent news and hopes to create a collection of knowledge for all to benefit from.


Pet Care

 

43) About.com Cats
URL: http://cats.about.com/

About Cats is a blog plus much more; almost every blog entry is linked to original content by Franny Syufy or guest writers. You'll find everything to know about cat care, cat health, and cat behavior.


44) About.com Dogs
URL: http://dogs.about.com/

It's all about dogs! Read about getting a dog, caring for a dog, training a dog, and other random dog related bits.


45) Pet Connection
URL: http://www.petconnection.com/blog

The blog of the Pet Connection, a pet-care feature syndicated by Universal Press to newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.


46) Healthier Dogs
URL: http://healthierdogs.com/

Healthier Dogs is an information resource on improving your dog's health. You'll find regularly updated information relating to dog care, dog health, dog food, and more.


Construction

47) BLDGBLOG
URL: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/

A regularly updated blog by Geoff Manaugh on architectural conjecture, urban speculation, and landscape futures.


48) A Daily Dose of Architecture
URL: http://archidose.blogspot.com/

(Almost) daily architectural musings and imagery from New York City


49) Green Building Elements
URL: http://greenbuildingelements.com/

Green Building Elements is about sustainability and the built environment: building design and construction, green buildings and the pieces that are used to create them that help make better buildings.


50) Greener Buildings
URL: http://www.greenerbuildings.com/

A one-stop resource on designing, constructing, and operating environmentally responsible commercial and industrial buildings.


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