How  To Start Your Own Parenting Blog (& Why You Should!)

Parenting is hard. It's especially hard when you don't have that person to go to who can understand your struggles, frustrations, joys, and emotions. Parenting is also really isolating, which is why I think it's so important for parents to seek out opportunities for community building (especially online). A great way to do this is through blogging!

You don't have to be an expert to share your story.

You don’t have to be an expert, or even a parent, to share your story. Your experiences are just as valuable as those of the people who are considered experts in the field. To quote journalist David Foster Wallace, “There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.”

In a world that often tells us there is one way to parent and that our parenting must look like someone else's, it can be liberating to know that you don't have to adhere to those standards in order for your experience with children and family life to matter and be valuable!

You can connect with families all over the world and help them in their parenting journey.

You can connect with families all over the world and help them in their parenting journey.

  • Connect with other parents in your area. You may be surprised to find that there are people around you who have the same interests as you, or who are going through the same thing as you, especially if they’re raising a child of a similar age to yours. If so, connecting with them could be mutually beneficial! Maybe they will have advice for you on how to handle your child’s behavior at certain times of day or week (or month or year) and vice versa. Also, consider seeking out other local bloggers; they may be able to offer resources that would otherwise be unavailable locally (e.g., child care options).
  • Connect with parents all over the world if possible/desired; maybe even collaborate on posts about parenting-related topics such as traveling abroad with children or how different countries view education vs playtime activities for children (and vice versa).

You can make money!

You may have heard of bloggers who make a full-time income from their blogs. This can be done through various methods, including ads, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing. You can also monetize your blog in other ways by selling products directly on the site or through an eCommerce store like Shopify or Squarespace stores.

Some bloggers have even made it into the ranks of best-selling authors by writing about their experiences as parents! If you have a story to tell as a parent, your experiences are sure to help others who are going through similar struggles (or even just looking for laughs). You don't need to be an expert writer either—just be yourself!

Sharing your journey will force you to be intentional in your parenting and offer unique opportunities for reflection.

Sharing your journey will force you to be intentional in your parenting. You’re not just doing what feels right, but intentionally making decisions and considering how they fit into the greater picture. This can be extremely helpful for parents who are struggling with finding their own way as well as for families who may already have strong routines and systems in place but need a bit of guidance on how to best to execute them.

As you write about the process of parenting, your reflection on it will also lead to new insights (or at least confirm some old ones). When we reflect on something, it helps us analyze what we are doing well and where improvements can be made. We then have an opportunity to reassess our strategy or decision-making process moving forward based on new knowledge gained through reflection on our own experiences!

It's a great way to establish an online presence that allows you to build your resume if you are looking for a new job or want to switch careers.

The internet has changed the way we think about our careers. Gone are the days when you would only have a chance at an interview if you were in the right place at the right time. Now, it’s all about your digital footprint, and how skilled and savvy you are with social media. A blog can help build this presence, especially if it is well-written and informative.

If you are looking for a new job or want to switch careers, starting a parenting blog is an excellent way to establish an online presence that allows you to build your resume if you are looking for a new job or want to switch careers

A well-written parenting blog can open up opportunities for advertising revenue (through affiliate links) as well as promote yourself as an expert on topics related to parenting and family life.

Resources that can help you start a parenting blog

First, you need to decide what type of parenting blog you want to create. Do you want it to focus on a specific aspect of parenting? Are you going to write about the day in the life of your family, or do you want it to be all-encompassing? Will it be geared toward parents who have children of all ages, or just newborns and toddlers?

Once you have an idea for your blog’s focus, then you can start thinking about the tools and resources you need to create it. Here are some suggestions:

A blog host – If you want your blog posts to show up when someone searches for specific keywords, then this is an essential part of having a successful website.

A theme – The theme is how visitors see your site when they first load it up. Most themes are free but there are also premium ones that cost money but offer additional features like customization options and special modules that make managing your site easier (such as adding social media icons).

Hosting – This is a monthly fee for the space on the internet where your website lives. It includes bandwidth and storage space so that you can upload images, videos, and other media files to your site.

Security – This is a monthly fee that protects your site from hackers. It includes things like monitoring and updates, a firewall, and other security measures to make sure your site is safe.

Domain Name – This is a one-time fee for registering your domain name (the part of the web address that comes after “www”). It’s usually around $10-$15 per year.

Video editing tools are the backbone of your parenting blog.

Here are some of the best video editing tools and resources to start parenting blogs:

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 (subscription)
  2. Veed (Free)
  3. iMovie (free)
  4. Windows Movie Maker (free)
  5. Final Cut Pro X (subscription)

Conclusion

Starting a blog is hard work, as you’ve probably read in other posts. But it’s also worth it—not only will you be able to share your story with others, but you’ll also have an outlet for your own thoughts and feelings about parenting. And let's not forget the money! You never know when talking about your kids (and all the things they do) will lead to an opportunity that pays off big time!