For all the good and the bad parenting can bring, do you absolutely love being a mom or dad? Do you also enjoy writing? If so, you should consider starting a parenting blog.
Many people who have started parenting blogs have started them on a whim, without any real direction, only to later realize that it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. What’s so great about starting a parenting blog?
Read on to learn about the top 4 benefits of starting a parenting blog.
1. Build a Community of Like-Minded Parents
Even though you probably know plenty of other parents, there are still perhaps times when you feel completely alone on the journey of parenthood.
Well, guess what? There are other parents out there who feel the exact same way. Whether it’s a feeling of joy, pride, sorrow or confusion, every parent has moments where they think, “I want to share this feeling with someone else, but I don’t know if anyone else will understand.”
When you start a parenting blog, you’re creating a space where you can share all of your feelings, questions, and concerns about being a parent with your readers and fellow parents.
A parenting blog can help both you and others feel less alone (and less crazy) in your parental struggles.
2. It Can Be a Source of Income
There are plenty of people who have started blogs just as a hobby, and then turned them into a full-time income.
Whether it’s through selling products or affiliating marketing, there are a number of ways to monetize a blog about parenting. If you work hard at it, you may even find that you only need to blog part-time in order to make a full-time income.
Plus, blogging is one of the best jobs to have as a parent, as you can blog anytime and anywhere, and do so on your own schedule. This means you can always work your job around your parenting schedule, instead of the other way around.
3. Stay Organized
If nothing else, a parenting blog is a great way to stay organized.
How many times have you cooked your kids a healthy dish they really liked, and then completely forgotten where you found it later on? Or, how many times have you taken a beautiful family photo, only to have no idea where it went a year later?
With a parenting blog, you can keep track of all of your recipes, photos, ideas, memories, and more, all in one spot.
For example, if you cook a meal that your kids love, you can post about it on your blog, and then easily come back to it later when you want to cook it again. Or, if you have a particularly special day with your children, you can write a blog post detailing the memories and accompany it with photos. That way, the memory of what you did that day will always stay fresh.
4. Refine Your Writing Skills
Blogging is also a great way to refine your writing skills. This is because the more you write, the better you become at it.
Being a better writer is, of course, a benefit in and of itself. But, if you are taking time off of work to parent, and then planning on returning to the workforce at a later date, blogging can also help keep your mind sharp. And, if you are on the hunt for a new job, you can even use your blog to fill in any gaps in your resume.
With these 4 benefits, it’s no wonder so many people start parenting blogs!