5 Tips for Mummy Bloggers


I started blogging when I was about 4 months pregnant with Alice! I had left my job and had a fair bit of time on my hands, so I quickly got into the swing of blogging every day. After Alice was born, I found it a lot harder to keep up with blogging. However, I knew it was something I didn't want to give up, so I just sort of made it work! I now blog nearly every single day and always strive to have new, fresh and interesting content that I would want to read myself. I thought I would share a few tips to fellow mummy bloggers who spend the best part of their day chasing run away toddlers!

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Scheduled posts. I can not stress how amazing it is to be able to schedule posts. It means that when I do get a couple of hours to myself, I can write up as many posts as my heart desires and schedule them all for the week ahead! I am always one week ahead on my blog. Every post was created a week ago. This means I have all week to take photos and when I have a bad day with Alice, I don't have to stress about falling behind with the blog!

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You don't have to blog about one thing. A lot of people go on about having to find a niche and sticking to it completely. Well... when you are a mummy life isn't all about one thing. So why should your blog? You don't have to only blog about your baby. You don't have to only blog arts and crafts. Why not say your blog is a "lifestyle" blog and blog about anything you fancy?! I prefer reading blogs with a big of variety anyway!

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Be positive. I know it can be really tempting when you have a terrible day with the little ones to write up a depressing, awful post about how rubbish life is. But be careful if you do. I like to keep my blog a positive, happy place, not just for my reader but for me to! If I am having a bad day, looking back through my blog full of happiness and fun things we have done makes me feel better! Besides, being up all night with a teething toddler probably isn't the thing you will want to remember about them when they are leaving home for university in the future...


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Take photos. Good photos. Photography is such a huge passion of mine, even more so now I have a daughter who is growing and changing so much every day. Taking good quality photos is never a waste of time. Always have your camera/ camera phone with you and snap away whenever you can! The first thing that I look at when I click on a new blog is the quality of the photographs. You don't need the best camera in the world, you just need clear, colourful and interesting photos that capture the moment! And make them big! Small photos are just so awful on a blog!

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Put yourself in the blog. This doesn't mean you absolutely have to have a million photos of yourself in every blog post. It just has to be... you. Here's a quick tip, write as if you are talking to your best friend. I love reading blogs where I can hear the bloggers voice in my head. I can imagine what sort of person they are, I can imagine having a cup of tea and a chat with them. Because their blog just reflects their personality completely. The best blogs are original. But it takes time to develop your voice, so keep going. You never know where you will end up!

xx

14 comments

  1. Yes! Love all these tips. Especially the scheduling and photos.

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  2. How do you schedule posts? (Prob a completely thick question!)

    Kara (www.thisisyummum.blogspot.co.uk)

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    1. Not at all! When you write a post, if you look to the right there is a picture of a clock with the word schedule. Click on it and it will give you a calendar where you can chose the date and time you want the post to go live. Click done and then click publish. Your post should show up on your list of posts with the word scheduled next to it! xx

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    2. Thanks I never even considered doing that! Would make it much easier for when you have those "off" days!: )

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  3. Thank you for this. I have a 1 year old and dream of starting a blog but it always gets put to the bottom of the to do list. Must make it happen!

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  4. Hello there, i'm thinking of starting to blog more often, so far i just do monthly updates about my daughters development. When you do posts do you tend to do most of them in one evening and schedule the all? So you in a way devote one or two evenings a week to blogging? I think if i did this it would be a lot more inclined to start a blog. I mean for me with a 2yr old and a 7 month baby i'd like to have an evening or two off blogging to watch a film or read other blogs etc.... Thankyou for letting me know about the sheduling, i'm more positive about getting started now. But I do think if I had an nice looking blog to start with i would be more enthusiastic..(sounds silly).. i can take really nice photos, that wouldn't be an issue. But It's just all the html and desiging the layout that i'm lost with!! Alice :)

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  5. Scheduled posts are ace, however...mine is on pacific time zone and wont change to UK time zone! haha! Anyone know how?

    Fab blog btw, and somevery helpful tips! So thanks! xx

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    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment.
      Go to your blogger dashboard, click on settings and then click on language and formatting. Should let you change the time zone there! xx

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  6. Hiya!

    I just stumbled across your blog and it's really good! I'm now your newest follower. :)

    Great tips and a fantastic post!

    Alex x

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  7. P.S. Your photos are amazing, what camera do you use to take them?

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  8. Thank you for the tips! I know I am going to need to start scheduling my blogs. I don't even have a little one running around yet (just one that kicks my ribs)--but I do work full time. I have been able to manage writing two blogs posts a week, usually on on Saturday and my Weekly Baby Bump Update on Sunday. I need to get one or two more posts in addition to those each week...We'll see what I can muster! :) [I'm still trying to build by lovely collection of followers too, I have lots of page views but only a handful of people who commit to following me.]

    Thanks again for the tips!

    JessiRene

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  9. I just started blogging days ago, haven't done much but getting there as I believe everyone starts from nothing, I am more kind of interested to read blog that is informal where you don't need to be perfect just to gain followers, it is a matter of our own belief system, to be just true to yourself brings good result I believe, what u say above resonates me and it is in a perfect alignment of what I believe too, I agree with having a specific niche which seems not sounds appealing to me. I could write on and on in any subjects that matters to me, indeed positive brings positive result, nice blog.

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  10. nice blog, its me posted above .Mary

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