It's amazing on choosing the right keyword can do for your blog. For example this blog I choose awek comel or melayu boleh as my keyword and traffic to this blog has increase tremendously. It's not much at the moment however it's definitely picking up.
If you have read other money making blogs choosing the right keyword can mean the success or failure of your blog. Some keywords are just too competitive to used. Can you imagine if you were to choose credit card as your niche? It's a loosing battle. Just imagine that you will be going against millions of other blogs and website for this niche. Furthermore the people that rank on google top 10 for have deep pockets to help them rank top 10. What am I talking about you might ask? Well, these companies might even thousand of dollars to buy backlinks to their website. Is it worth it? Well if it means making hundred of thousand of dollars, yes it's definately worth it. That is why if you were competing in such niche, you really need to know what you are doing.
As for melayu boleh or awek comel, this niche is prety much localize to certain countries. That way the competition is low. However that does not mean that I can just write a simple blog and hope to be top 10 on google search. I still have to think about SEO , backlinks etc. Let's hope that this blog will be ranking top 10 soon. That is my aim.