6 Legit Reasons New Moms Start Blogging
Having a newborn in the house makes for a busy day. There are diapers, breastfeeding, and spit up; and that’s just summarizing a single hour. With so much to do, why on earth do new moms start blogging? The truth will surprise you. There are some really justifiable reasons for the endeavors. So, whether you’re a cynic or a fellow blogger, read along to find the answers. I’ll share with you my story, as well as a few captivating tales from others.
Creating a thriving blog is not easy
First things first, beyond most people’s beliefs, creating a thriving blog is not easy. We all hear the stories where a person’s post suddenly went viral on social media; however, blogging is so much more than that. Blowing up instantly is not the norm. In fact, it typically takes months of planning on a content calendar, as well as a heck of a lot of promoting to start gaining traffic.
Furthermore, when new moms start blogging, they don’t always know about social media algorithms or how freelancing can enhance the journey. As the trend of mom bloggers becomes more popular, it’s totally understandable that people are curious.
Since it’s not easy, why the heck would anyone want to start? Keep reading, I promise you there are 6 truly legit reasons.
How I got started
If you are unfamiliar with my beginning, jump over to this page here. I curated this blog nearly two years ago in February 2016. My youngest was under a year old and had two other siblings under the age of 5. I started getting so many comments about “having my hands full.” I felt that there had to be more common ground; it shouldn’t be moms vs. the rest of society. Where was compassion? Where was to kindness to a person that was putting her heart and soul towards her babies? I felt there was a lack, so I created Fullest Mom an outlet.
With that being said, I still had 6 other reasons for starting. To this day, these examples are the cornerstone for my continued posting. Every ounce of this blog is tied to a bigger picture. And without further ado, let’s talk them over.
Reason 1: As means to help others through an emotional time
Let’s face it, being home all day with a baby is tough enough on its own. Many new moms start blogging as a means to pass along their experiences. They desire to help others through postpartum by sharing information. The first few years of a child’s life are intense. Mom bloggers aim to ease the stress by providing tips, reviews, and straight out encouragement.
Lindsey with The Dixie Belle Diaries states, “I started blogging because I wanted to share my story after I had a stillborn. Then it turned into more of an outlet for me than anything else, and I am so grateful for the connections and friendships I’ve made thus far on this wild ride. It’s therapeutic, and it helps me to learn more about myself. “
Reason 2: To find friendship while networking
One of the most common things associated with bloggers is their online groups. It doesn’t matter if you found your tribe on Facebook, or by using Instagram, there are hundreds of connections to be made. The opportunity for alliance via networking is a big reason new moms start blogging. To acquire a friendship with someone, while otherwise being homebound with an infant or small child, is golden. Mom bloggers stick together, and even when the tough topics begin to surface, we are all here to support each other.
Reason 3: As a chance to influence thoughtful behavior
What if a message you said could influence someone to make better choices? What if a simple campaign could save a life? There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a mom blogger. Many are approached with private messages of how they helped a person through a difficult situation. Pouring your feelings and knowledge into a blog post is the perfect chance to influence others in a positive way. You are at liberty to spread thoughtfulness in society; and even perhaps, give someone hope.
The one common thing
Even though this post contains 6 of the top reasons new moms start blogging, the one common thing amongst all of us is PURPOSE. Every single mother that began to blog had a purpose. They wanted to create something bigger than themselves, and they wanted to shine some light into the world. As you continue reading this post, my desire is for you to be inspired as well as empathetic. It a huge goal to reach people below the surface of stereotypes and touch straight into their hearts.
Reason 4: To document a period of life
What better way to log everyday life as a mom than with a blog. Some new moms start blogging to record their feelings as well as vent. As they reflect on their previous articles, many see the transition and growth into motherhood. Thus, it’s well worth all of the time and effort.
Teresa with Tiaras and Tantrums recalls, “I started blogging back in early 2005, the premise of my blog would be a monthly summary of what had occurred in my family as we were living in China on an expat assignment. I thought I would throw in some posts about my baking, my crafting, and all the wonderful things we were doing. After one year, I pretty much scrapped that idea and went with whatever was on my mind. Mainly, I missed having adult interactions as a new SAHM. My blogging has evolved over the past 13 years for sure! Blogging has provided a means for me to vent my thoughts and to explore my creativity.”
Reason 5: To reach others going through the trials of motherhood
There is a struggle going on today with motherhood. As stated above, a lot of moms feel like it’s them against the world. Raising children is not cherished as highly as it used to be. This could make anyone feel isolated, especially for those transitioning to stay at home. Fortunately, there are several blogs that value the motherhood and aim to reverse the stigma.
Reason 6: As a form of accountability
For some, a public blog could be used as a form of accountability. You state your goals and then you have to follow through. It’s an unconventional way to declare something as true. For instance, many postpartum blogs aim for healthier living and clean eating; so typing for the public eye increases the incentive to carry things out.
I started blogging because:
Aryn from With Cream and Sugar – “I started blogging as an outlet, but also to share real life and hopefully show other Mama’s that they aren’t alone in the hard times. I’m really passionate about bringing back the village mentality and I feel like blogging allows me to build my tribe/community”
Emily from Renewed Hope Parenting – “I have seen how hard parenthood is and want to be a source of support and encouragement for other parents. I feel like so many parents struggle, and they don’t often know who to turn to for support. Parents need to see how important they are to their child’s life. With my academic background, I feel I can provide a more academic approach to parenting. Helping parents understand child development and education can help them relate to their children. I also facilitate parenting classes, so I can draw from others in offering support.”
Brittany from I Just Want to Finish My… – “I started blogging because I felt like my wheels were turning but had nowhere to go. This outlet gives me something to think about and work toward outside my home, without having to leave my kids. I love the freedom to make it what I want it to be. I’ve learned so much from other mommy bloggers over the years, that I feel honored to be able to contribute to the wealth of knowledge and experiences people have published. My blog name comes from my most muttered phrase since having kids- ‘I just wanna finish my…’ (Fill in the blank)”
New moms start blogging each and every day
Has this post inspired you? Did you feel any connection to the sentiment? Let me know in the comments below. If you wish to start your own blog, make sure to check out my writer’s toolbox here.