5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Parenting Blog
Starting a blog can be exciting, especially when you have much information that you want to share.
Wanting to help others in a blog can be a fantastic way to build a platform with a topic that you care about.
If you struggled with parenting or have found unique tools to help you manage your parenting, you might want to share your experience with others.
In this article, we’ll discuss what you need to consider before taking that leap into blogging.
Think about the following:
1 – How specific is your audience?
Are you trying to create a regular parenting blog? What particular things do you want to share that might appeal to another parent or family?
For example, suppose you are raising all boys, all girls, an only child, multiple children, multiple children under the age of 2, children exploring gender identity, or children with special needs. In that case, you might tailor your blog to that community.
Likewise, if you co-parent with an ex-partner or if you have something to say about managing a work-life balance, you might tailor your blog to that experience.
The more specific you are about your world, the better time you will have reaching your audience.
2 – What expectations you are setting
If you choose to start a blog to become popular or famous, you might be doing it for the wrong reasons.
Starting a blog does not guarantee any secondary success. It might make a difference to a small, mighty group of people, but if you cannot enjoy it for the right reasons, you might be getting in over your head.
When you do things just for the love of it, your project will likely be more sustainable.
3 – How often do you want to produce content?
Creating a blog can require much upkeep. Producing content frequently is one of the best ways to keep your audience coming back.
It can also boost your site on search engines and will help you stay relevant as a blog.
Realising the commitment you are about to make is critical to understand before you begin.
4 – Are you writing as a singular voice?
If all the content is written from your perspective, in your voice, that can be important to decide.
If you wish to write under multiple voices, you might be able to enlist the help of other writers. This will help you spread the wealth if you so choose to.
Before you begin, decide on the type of voice you wish to promote.
Additionally, if you plan on discussing topics that vary from person to person, such as how you discipline your child, check out resources at BetterHelp to help navigate these topics as smoothly as possible.
5 – Using mixed media
Some blogs mix in photographs, videos, and other supporting content to support the written content on your blog.
If you would like to use photographs available in the free domain, make sure to check the proper sites to make sure that everything you are producing is in good conscience.
Likewise, if you want to make videos supporting your content, consider what you will require permissions or efforts to do so.
If you choose to start a blog, the first thing you will need to do is to secure a domain name.
When you purchase a domain name relevant to your blog, people will be able to find you more easily.
Next, you will need to design the website and have a few content pieces ready for the grand reveal. Happy content creating!
Author Bio: Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering various health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she specifically targets subjects related to anxiety and depression.