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Four Tips for Aspiring Mom Bloggers

Being a mother–or father–is both insanely challenging and one of the most incredible achievements a person can have in their lifetime. And whether you’re a soon-to-be mom pregnant with her first child or you’re a busy mama going through your fifth adoption process in need of a good night’s sleep, there is insight, humor, and struggles that only you in your specific situation could possibly explain. If you need an outlet to destress and work through some of the experiences you’ve had on your journey of motherhood while also prioritizing some much deserved time for self-care, starting a blog is a great way to begin. You may not be clued in on some of the more intricate details of writing a blog, such as designing a website, but I’m sure you’ll pick it up. You might use a program such as WordPress to design your blog, and for that you might want to take a look at some wordpress hosting options. Here are some other key tips to remember during the process.

Pinpoint Your Interest and Stick to It

Even when a person becomes a parent, they do not lose the person they were before. Sure, you may have a little less time for your own personal health and wellness routine right off the bat or you may feel overwhelmed with the new responsibilities of parenthood, but the “you” who has always been there does not simply cease to exist. Try to tap back into your sense of who you are and your personal passions to figure out the focus of your new blog. While a blog does not need to have an incredibly narrow focus, it’s helpful to identify a potential blogging category that you enjoy, such as a blog about cooking or about being a professional woman with children. Finding your niche will help attract a base of followers who are consistently interested in what you have to say and will keep coming back to your blog for more.

Do It for Yourself

While there are not necessarily any “bad” reasons to start a blog, beginning purely for monetary gain is not the best incentive for a blogging journey. And while maintaining a specific financial situation can be integral to raising a family, money should not be the number one goal in this endeavor. When you find the right web hosting provider through a company like HostiServer, you are well on your way to launching your blog for pretty much the whole world to see. When you have something like this in mind, the idea of money shouldn’t be at the forefront of your mind. Doing something like blogging should initially start from a passion and if you do end up making money from it, that’s a bonus. Perhaps the most important reason to start a blog as a mother is that it is something for you. If you really enjoy writing and find it rewarding or therapeutic to designate time for your blog and prioritize your own desires and needs–even if just for an hour a day or an afternoon a week–then blogging might be a perfect option for you. Tap into the things that motivate you the most and use those incentives as fuel if you hit road bumps or writers block. Create a space you love in your home that is special for you and fill it with things that make you happy. Indulge. If you aren’t writing for yourself, maintaining a blog will not add anything positive to your life.

Consistency Is Key

As with all things, you can’t expect good to blossom from the blogging experience if you do not put in the effort on a regular basis. It is essential to stay consistent and post blog entries regularly for you to build and maintain a follower base that is interested in what you have to say and will turn to you as a resource when they have questions or need some help within your area of expertise. For instance, if you are really inspired by fashion and style and the focus of your blog is how to stay fashionable as a busy mom with little extra time, other folks who stumble upon your blog will remember you if you post regularly. But if your followers check back week to week and the latest post is still titled “Child-Friendly Jewelry and Accessories”, there’s a good chance they’ll stop returning to your blog. If posting every week is unrealistic for your life, shoot for every other week. But once you figure out a schedule that works, stick to it. Staying motivated to posting on your blog is also very important as if you are not in a position where you want to post content, your audience will be able to see it in your writing. Many people take part in various exercises or activities in order to find new ideas or refresh their mind on what to write about. Some people may get Psychic Readings done for them as they create a positive mindset which can, in turn, create positive content for their blog. Be sure to take part in various activities, you never know you may be able to write about some of them for your blog!

Technical Skills Do Actually Matter

Make your high school English teacher proud. While blogs are usually a pretty casual environment where grammar is not as heavily scrutinized as it would be in a professional or academic setting, using correct vocabulary, grammar, and spelling says more about who you are than any topic you discuss on your blog. Put your best foot forward and take the time to review some basic writing techniques if you need a refresher. There are plenty of easily accessible online games and educational programs that are designed specifically to exercise those writing muscles. Even if you consider yourself a skilled writer and a well-spoken individual, reviewing some basics can drastically shift the success of your blog in a positive direction.

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35 Comments

  • Reply Melanie

    Consistency and patience are the keys! My friend and I started a blog for parents of teens, and the learning curve is huge! Your points are all well thought out:)

    March 17, 2018 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Lashonya

    Great advice!

    March 17, 2018 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Roger Willis

    While I’m not a mom blogger, I am a dad blogger, however not a parenting niche site. I focus mainly on health and fitness. I feel these tips can serve me well also.

    March 17, 2018 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Bill Sweeney

    These are four great tips for mom bloggers. I’d like to think these could serve dad bloggers as well.

    March 17, 2018 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    These are such great tips, for bloggers of any niche really! It takes a lot of time and work, but when you are passionate the extra effort is worth it 🙂

    March 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Joan Cajic

    These are really great tips, consistency is really is key and doing if for yourself does help you to know the direction you are going and makes you grow even more.

    March 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Cassie |White Sands and Cool Breezes

    These are great tips and reminders! Thanks.

    March 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Megan Rowsey

    I’m pretty new to blogging and although I hope to eventually make an income off of it, I started because I wanted something for me where I could derive pride. Great article!

    March 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Tasheena

    I really enjoyed reading this post and loved your tips. It’s so important knowing your “Why” when starting a blog.

    March 17, 2018 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    These are some great sounding tips for people who are thinking about starting out as a Mom blogger, it is such a great field to get into but can be such hard work.

    March 17, 2018 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Nicole Caudle

    These are great tips. Especially about consistency. I have such a hard time with that lately, it seems I get bogged down to easy.

    March 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Van Huss

    Great tips!! I think the hardest thing to do is pinpoint your specialty . You want something unique but not to narrow!!

    March 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Penny

    For me, I want to still be me, but also want to nail being Mommy too. I create my own competition, but that also means I could solve it too! I just have to let go of my pursuit of perfection.

    March 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Andrea

    I have a friend who wants to venture into mom blogging on top of food, I am gonna send her this post, she will find it useful for sure. They are wonderful tips, thanks!

    March 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Laura

    This is good stuff. I recently started blogging simply because I had a lot on my mind and thought others would find it interesting or at least get a good laugh. I like what you said about consistency and finding your niche. That’s probably the hardest part, for me anyway. I’m trying to remain consistent. Fingers crossed! 🙂

    March 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Echo

    This is a great post for new mom bloggers. I know it can be such a struggle, the hardest part of me is finding the time to write good content. I am only able to post once a week, but I think I am able to focus on putting out good content so I am ok with it.

    March 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Karissa @WithOurBest

    Do it for yourself is a great one. It is what keeps the passion and drive going.

    March 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Blogging is getting very popular nowadays. I think you present some good tips for new bloggers. Picking a topic and sticking to it is always a smart move.

    March 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Cris F

    These are great tips. They can easily apply to any blogger in any niche.

    March 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply serena hale

    These are tips that I need to pay attention to more often. I do share with others that consistency is one that is individualized I have found. My norm is different from the next person. Always going to be work.

    March 18, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply heather

    These are all great tips! I’m often contacted by Mamas wanting to start out and have given similar advice.

    March 18, 2018 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Annreeba

    These are four great tips that I loved. It is useful for both mom bloggers and dad bloggers.

    March 19, 2018 at 2:07 am
  • Reply Dee at My Dee Dee's Diary

    I believe for any bloggers, mommy bloggers too, that working hard and lots of patience is key to success. This was a great post.

    March 19, 2018 at 5:10 am
  • Reply MaLee @ This Blue Dress

    You made some really great points here! I love the idea of getting back in touch with your pre-parent self as too many parents lose themselves trying to take care of their children. Grammar is also very important! I have read some articles that had some great potential but that I would never share because there were so many spelling and punctuation mistakes.

    March 19, 2018 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Heather S Brodbeck

    This is such great advice. Patients is learned and the key. As well as not comparing yourself to other bloggers.

    March 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Fely

    Great points. You can tell a person who starts a blog for the wrong reasons in my opinion. Aside from that consistency is so so important to be on top in the game

    March 19, 2018 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Heather

    These are great tips for even those of us who have been blogging a little while. It can be easy to veer away from our focus now and then. But audiences want to know what to expect when they come to you.

    March 20, 2018 at 12:05 am
  • Reply Rosey

    All good tips. It’s awesome that you’re sharing them. So many people are looking for this kind of advice!

    March 20, 2018 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Rose

    My favorite is do it for yourself. If it makes you happy, make time for it. You will feel good after you have.

    March 20, 2018 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Bohemian Babushka

    Excelente! Babushka has been asked many a time about starting blogs; she will be sending the link to this post. Gracias for keeping it simple and real. BB2U

    March 20, 2018 at 10:11 am
  • Reply David Allen Elliott

    These are good tips if you want to start a blog. And money shouldn’t be the primary focus even if it a focus. You have to remember why you are writing if you are willing to hustle and put in all those hours to make blogging a worth while endeavor. And you have to keep reminding yourself daily because if you don’t you will get lost in the weeds.

    March 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Laura Dove

    Great tips. I’ve been a mummy blogger for 3 years now and I think doing it for yourself is the best advice. You have to stay true to yourself in your blog!

    March 20, 2018 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I agree with all your points. I think consistency,patience and doing it yourself are the most important. I am semi new and still hoping to make a food income off of mine. It really does involve a lot but it is a great experience.

    March 20, 2018 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Kiwi

    Consistency is key. There are so many mom bloggers but I am sure each mom has a new perspective of parenting that can help other moms/parents.

    March 21, 2018 at 1:54 am
  • Reply Chuck

    Great tips you have there! These will surely a lot to aspiring mom bloggers out there

    March 21, 2018 at 6:20 am
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