Does the world really need another blog? WordPress statistics say that almost 85 million new posts are made each day on that platform alone. In a month, more than 400 million people use the platform to see 21.5 billion of pages.
But that’s the thing with the Internet: it doesn’t go well with boundaries. Is there room for another blog on the Internet? There always is. Should you make one? That’s a good question. If you’re juggling work and raising kids, finding time to write a blog can be tough. If you’re a stay-at-home mom, however, you might want to consider it. It can be a great experience.
It’s Not Just “Mommy Blogging”
Let’s address the elephant in the room: if you’re a mom who blogs, you don’t have to be a “mommy blogger.” Mommy blogging, or blogging about topics that include homemaking, family life, and children, is a big industry. Some might say it has passed its heyday, but it’s still an important industry for marketers. But if you don’t want to be a mommy blogger, you can be a mom who blogs.
The best thing about blogging is how it allows you to explore your passions. There’s nothing wrong with being a mom first, but you can be more than just a mom. You have interests and ideas that are yours alone. Blogging can give you the space you need to pursue those interests and develop those ideas.
Learn New Skills
Almost everyone with an Internet connection and basic literacy can make a blog. But making a good blog is a whole different ballgame. Good blogs require good writing. They also require a posting strategy, if you want to grow an audience. Knowing a thing or two about marketing is even better for developing a following. And you can’t make a successful blog without knowing how to perform SEO.
It’s not easy to grow a blog. Even starting one comes with challenges, but making it successful can be really difficult. However, if you have time to invest in it, there’s no reason why you can’t do it. You’ll just need to learn new skills. Writing is a skill you can learn, and so are strategy development and search engine optimization. You can learn these things while creating your blog, and you can then practice them while making your blog better.
Meet New People
In some ways, blogging doesn’t have to be too different from keeping a journal. But it can never be the same because your blog posts have an audience. You blog so that other people can read. Blogging is about publishing your thoughts and finding an audience who might be interested in them.
This can lead to one of the most rewarding things about blogging — making connections. The things you write can really matter to your audience. You can find a band of like-minded people you can exchange ideas with. You can find your place in a blogging community that will take you in.And you might find that the virtual friends you get are not unreal or abstract.
Make Some Money
Some blogs can be easily monetized. It’s usually the ones with a large following or the ones that cornered a very particular niche. There are countless online guides that can teach you how to develop and monetize a blog. And a lot of them will speak about affiliate programs and sponsorships.
But blogging, as we mentioned, will give you an opportunity to learn new skills. And these new skills might give you an opportunity to earn money from home. You can learn a lot about digital marketing while growing a blog. It’s a marketable skill — you can offer to do it for other people or businesses. You can also offer writing services, or start writing and publish your own eBooks. You can use the blog to position yourself as an expert in your field, and then offer consulting or coaching services. Blogging can be used to advance your career or even start a new one.
Have Your Own Space
Being a mom can be fun, but it can also be difficult. You have a small human being (or a few) who are under your charge. You need to keep them fed, clothed, loved, and teach them right from wrong. It’s a tough business, being a mom. It’s only natural that you’ll want a break from it once in a while.
Blogging can be that for you. It can be something that you do for yourself. It’s a space where your kids, family members, spouse, or partner don’t get a say. You’re in charge of creating it, and you make the decisions about the content you want to post. And when it takes off, you get to feel accomplished for building something from scratch.
Blogging can be whatever you want it to be. It can be a pastime or a hobby. It can be an activity that enables you tolet off some steam. Of course, it can be a gateway into a world of opportunities. Whatever you want it to be for you, it can be. But you won’t know it unless you give blogging a shot.