Blogging Tips For New Moms

a mommy blogger writing a new post on her laptop

Mommy bloggers seem to have it all. They’re able to maintain a stable income while working from home, spending all their time with their children while also providing for them. It’s a luxury few of us get, but there is something more that mommy blogging provides: stress relief.

Whether you plan to monetize your motherhood insights or simply find a community of like-minded parents, the act of writing about being a mom is great for your mental health. Blogging is akin to journaling, allowing you to sort through your thoughts of the day and find creative solutions to your problems.

Starting a mom blog has other benefits as well. A blog lets you build an audience of people who understand your situation. Even if you can’t find a local group of moms to hang with, blogging will lead you to an online network of parents who match your style. You may get the occasional naysayer, but most moms find a lot of support.

Interested? Here are some mom-approved tips for starting a blog:

Find your niche

The term “mom blogging” could mean a whole host of things, from parenting styles to product recommendations and beyond. Many blogs try to tackle every aspect of motherhood, which has admittedly saturated the market. To differentiate yourself from the crowd, find a specific subject to focus on. You could talk about family nutrition, kid-friendly crafts or raising a child who is the product of two cultures.

A woman on a laptop computer.Find a subject that sets you apart from other mom blogs.

Create a schedule

It’s easy to abandon a blog due to a lack of time, but it’s important to remember that writing is time to focus on yourself. Creating a set time to write helps you prioritizes self care and keeps your blog updated regularly, satisfying your audience. Whether it’s 30 minutes a day or one hour a week, make sure you dedicate a block of time to get those words out. If necessary, find someone else to look after your little one while you write.

Practice writing and editing your work

Journaling is a private activity, so grammar and sentence structure don’t really matter. Blogging, on the other hand, is completely public, and you want to be proud of what you put online. Practice will take your writing talents to the next level. Some ways to do so are:

  • Journal! Remember, this is a private activity, so no one can judge you for your mistakes.
  • Write about your day. Leave no detail unmentioned. This will help you tell a compelling story, even if the subject is mundane.

If you plan to post pictures, learning a few photo-editing skills can also help! But if that’s too intimidating, even a nice Instagram filter will elevate your snapshots to the next level.

Once you’ve got a post written, sit on it a while before publishing. Even waiting just an hour allows you to return to the entry with fresh eyes and edit any mistakes you may have overlooked.

Remember what you’re blogging for

If you want blogging to be your career, that’s completely fine! If you want to write just for yourself, that’s great as well. Just remember why you started this project. It will keep you going whenever you get discouraged.