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How to start a mom blog

Step 1: Be a mom.

Step 2: Pick a name for you blog. Just remember this name will be with you forever. Ha, just kidding,  it’ll be with you until you change it and re-brand ( If you ever choose to).  I knew when I first started out that I wanted to reach other moms with my stories and struggles. I wanted my family name to be incorporated in my blog name. My blog is about my lifestyle, my role as a mother, and our family. I decided to go with my last name.

Step 3: You need a platform, a place where you want to store all of your words. Your own site. If you start with blogspot you don’t own your words and if you want to monetize your blog this isn’t the route you should take. I wish I knew this starting out. I went with GoDaddy for hosting and my domain! Use WordPress!

 

Step 4: So you classify yourself as a mom blogger and you have your site all set up. You bought a theme for your blog possibly off Etsy.com, and now it’s time to set up your social media accounts.

 

You will want to create accounts for all of these channels to better optimize your reach! I think it’s best if you try and create your handle to be your blog name across the board. For example, my blog is The Ashmores Blog so I wanted that to be my handle for every social media channel I had if possible.

  • Instagram/ @theashmoresblog
  • Facebook/ facebook.com/theashmores
  • Twitter/ @theashmoresblog
  • Pinterest/ @theashmoresblog
  • Google Plus/ Brittany Ashmore
  • StumbleUpon
  • YouTube if you want to do videos.
  • Snapchat ( or just create Instastories, I like them better)

 

After you’ve started to grow your social media reach now it’s time to reach out to brands and influencer networks. You can see my list of favorite networks to join HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Another helpful tip is to join Facebook blog groups. These groups are there to help you with your engagement, to share your blog posts, to ask questions, and to basically just grow as a blogger. I must say my group is my favorite group to be in! Check it out HERE!!!!

 

Lastly, you are going to want to find your TRIBE, a group of like-minded ladies who support and encourage you on this blogging journey. Find other moms, love on them, support them, share their content, and help each other grow as MOM BLOGGERS!

 

 

Now I didn’t have a ton of resources when I started out over 3 years ago. Pinterest was a great tool and also getting to know other bloggers who offered their advice was helpful as well.

 

I just want to state this. Starting a blog is hard. Maintaining it is hard. Not everyone will agree with your choices. Not everyone will agree with what you share. They won’t even always understand how you can be so open about your life. If you want your voice to be heard and to do good GO FOR IT! Blogging has been such an amazing opportunity for me and it can be for you too! Just be prepared to work hard!

 

If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

 

 

( Pinterest photo taken by Lauren Giles)

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9 Comments

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    Lauren
    August 16, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Great post! Starting a blog has been on my heart for sometime now. I finally kinda took the plunge yesterday. I did not buy my domain yet, although I plan to ASAP. I appreciate the tips and would love to chat with you about any additional tips you may have. 🙂

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    Sarah Hock
    August 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I started a blog when I was pregnant with my first. It it’s all on blogger and I’m now considering buying a domain. It’s still all so confusing to me. Haha. Which is the best site to buy a domain? I have so many more questions. Would love to chat with you if you’re able to.

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    Lisa Doyle
    August 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Such great tips! You’ve been such a a huge help to me on my mom blogging journey! I can’t thank you enough!

    Xoxo,
    Lisa Doyle
    http://Www.redlocksandshamrocks.com

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    Aly Funk
    August 20, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    It definitely isn’t easy, but this is great for someone who wants to start a mom blog! I love your first step…be a mom 😉

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    Kiki Davies
    August 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Great advice to anyone starting out! And you’re right, it is so hard sometimes! lol So nice to have support.

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    MIchelle
    August 21, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Yes it is truly hard work. A lot more work than you ever think at first. So worth it though- I have found so many amazing ladies- including you- from this blogging experience and wouldn’t trade it for anything. These are all great tips too and checking out your networking post as well.

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    Joleen
    August 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Good first steps.. and its good you reminded folks to think about it because it IS a job to be a successful blogger. 🙂

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    Millie
    September 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Thank you so much for this advice! As a new mommy blogger this helps a lot!

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    Jamie L.
    September 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Yessss girl! Thanks for sharing 😉

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