Should you start your own blog or website?

I get this question from a lot of my readers, and of course, only you can decide this for yourself.  However, I think you should approach this question from your side of things.  What I mean is, will you enjoy blogging?  Don’t worry if everyone else will enjoy it.  Most certainly everyone will not.  But if you approach your blog in an authentic way and attempt to provide interesting and useful posts, then you will certainly find an audience at some point.

So the real question is whether being a blogger is of interest to you.  Are you thinking of starting a blog?  Wondering how to create a website? If so, what is your hesitation?

Blogging for Stay-at-Home Moms

Sharing your talents and insights with the world of web readers is a gift, and it’s one that could earn you lots of extra money (or a little respect at the very least). Blogging has become extremely popular, with people from all walks of life hosting some of the most successful blog spots in the industry. It doesn’t require any special knowledge of literature and no hard-earned degree is necessary. Becoming a blogger is so easy and gratifying that anyone can do it, especially stay-at-home moms.

A recent study showed that stay-at-home moms perform several duties that would otherwise cost the household thousands of if outsourced. Mothers play a huge role in the life of a family, and families are the cornerstone of society. With all things considered, it’s fair to say that mothers (namely the stay-at-home variety) are the backbone of what makes our world what it is today. As exciting and intriguing as modern life is, somebody’s got to write about it.

You Are More than Just a Mom

While the everyday tasks associated with being a dutiful mother may take up most of your time, blogging is simple enough to be done on the go. Moreover, most mothers would agree that they are complex beings who can and will do more than raise children or clean a house. As the life support system of the home, moms know an awful lot about many things.

A majority of mothers make terrific accountants, secretaries, chefs, nurses, janitors, chauffeurs, and so much more. They diligently set calendars, schedule meals and activities, heal the sick, perform general (and often heavy duty) janitorial services, provide reliable transportation, and offer up gracious moral support to all who walk through the door. In fact, many mothers are a living library of life hacks, advice, recipes, stories, and creative ideas. You are more than just a stay-at-home mom. You are a respected blogger in training.

Using all of your skills, talents, and know-how to formulate an attractive blog is easier than ever with the advent of website wizards and page design professionals. Web-based writing projects gain a notable following and, if done well, can take on a life of their own. The flexibility of blogging gives most moms the creative license they need to explore the depths of their personality. It gives the matriarch of the family the ability to create her own legacy.

Sharing Yourself with the World

Knowing that you possess so many valuable insights means that it is more or less your responsibility to blog if you can. Since you’re responsible for setting the schedule for the family, finding time to keep up with the relatively small demands of blogging should be easy. In short, sharing your gifts with the world is essential, especially if you have keen insights on certain matters.

Blogs have become very prevalent in today’s world, so finding a niche that suits your personality isn’t difficult. The most popular blog topics that are most suitable for stay-at-home moms to write, and are most likely to get a substantial number of followers, are:

  • Day-in-the-Life
  • Marriage
  • Dating
  • Parenting
  • Early Education
  • Teen Parenting
  • Life Hacks
  • How-To
  • DIY
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Meal Prep
  • Money Saving
  • Community/Neighborhood Resources
  • Gossip
  • Fashion
  • Recipes
  • Home Décor
  • Health and Beauty
  • Politics and Women’s Rights
  • Religion and Civil Ethics

These niches have a variety of different topics that can be written about, explored, and discussed at length by several demographics. Although other curious stay-at-home moms are likely to find your topical blog appealing, be prepared for a following that is beyond your imagination.

Don’t let the relatively small number of followers in the beginning throw you off track. Blogs often start slowly and gain momentum as more content is added. Regardless of how busy you may be with your motherly to-do list, etch out the time to baby your blog so you can unleash its maximum potential on the world.

Using Your Blog to Make Money

It’s possible for successful, well-managed blogs to generate profit. Albeit sometimes miniscule, the money made from blogging by stay-at-home moms can turn into something substantial over time. Blog-generated cashflow can pay for things like vacations, household goods, debt, savings, education, children’s supplies, and more. In fact, some of the most successful stay-at-home mom bloggers have gained fame by utilizing their inherent gifts and the power of the internet.

Blogging VS. Vlogging: Knowing the Difference

You may run across information pertaining to vlogging and you’ll need to know what it is. Vlogging is simple video blogging, and most of the world’s uber-popular blogs feature them in some shape or form. While never mandatory, vlogging does count as blogging and it can make idea transferal so much easier if you know how to use the equipment. Just be sure you’re camera ready before hitting record!