Friday, July 19, 2019

How to Start Your Own Mommy Blog: Five Easy Steps to Success



Starting a mommy blog or parenting blog is such a great way to work out your own parenting style, help out new parents, and of course, to document the most precious moments about raising your kids. It can help you start your own business or just grow a community of like-minded moms who are going through the exact same situations as you are.


To start your own successful blog, all you need is to complete these five easy steps! 






1.    Skip the Website Builder and Find Your Own Web Host




There are many free website builders out there. However, the issue with using some of these is that you are stuck with them. You cannot take your domain name and move to a different host later on. Instead of tying yourself down, it’s best to find a great web hosting option that offers a premium service for a great price. If you can, choose one that has many years of experience and is committed to the environment, as data storage is becoming an increasing issue due to its CO2 output.



Tip: WordPress.com is a web hosting company, WordPress.org is a free, open-source CMS that is very popular and powerful. You will use it with your web host and a theme to create a beautiful and custom website.



2.    Find an Easy-To-Use Theme




As a beginner, you don’t want to be bogged down with so many options it would make your head spin. You want something simple that can be updated easily and looks great with minimal effort. Great blogging themes can be free or cost very little, just make sure you go through and are sure you like the theme and its features before downloading.


If you do want something super customized and really unique, then look for a premium theme that contains an intuitive website builder. These will let you design your site on the page itself. They are costly, however, so only do this if you are dead-set on creating a unique layout for every page and post of your website.




3.    Play Around With It



Even simple themes can take a while to set up, but that’s just because there is a learning curve to each theme. However, once you know how to use it, you will be ready to go and all set to start posting parenting articles and building your own community!




4.    Get Social




Posting that you have written a new article is great, but there is no guarantee people will read it. Instead, go for a more holistic approach. Be part of the community. Follow other mommy bloggers, comment, ask questions, and make friends! This is how you grow your community and benefit from managing a parenting blog.



5.    Keep At It



Websites need to be updated regularly or else fade away from focus. By keeping at it and reaching out and making friends online, you can eventually grow your website so successfully that you can even start selling products, workshops, or even just ad space!

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