The other day a mom asked if it is too late to start a mom blog. Our resounding answer was and will always be, “No!” It’s never too late.
If business owners, brands, inventors, writers, musicians, designers, authors, and everyday people ever thought it was too late to do anything we wouldn’t be a land of innovators and brilliant ideas. Even when it seems like the mom blogging community is oversaturated and filled to capacity, there is always room for you! Remember that, even when you think you’re a small fish in a gigantic pond. You and your blog matter.
That said, once you have decided to write your blog there are four keys to success you need to follow in order to reach your goals, whatever those goals may be. So, here’s what works:
1) Be passionate: In order to continue blogging year after year you have to be passionate about either your subject matter or about the blogging medium in general. For many bloggers their passion lies in writing about raising kids, but as children grow older the focus tends to change. Times change and your life changes, but your passion for blogging should always remain the same.
2) Be confident: Every mom blogger needs to be confident in order to achieve her goals. It’s mandatory! When you have confidence in yourself and your abilities as a blogger you are not afraid to try new things. You are not afraid to take breaks from your blog. You are not afraid to pass opportunities that aren’t a great fit for you onto others. And you are not afraid to fail. We are big believers in failing in order to grow. Failing allows everyone to see the big picture differently and allows you to approach blogging and business situations with a brand-new set of tools and experiences.
3) Have a beautiful blog and register a domain name: We are not going to spend too much time on this because it is really self-explanatory. In order to stand out from the crowd make sure that your blog is professional looking and is well-designed. Also, spend $10 and buy a domain name. First impressions really do matter. These two little things will take you further than you could ever imagine.
4) Be creative: The bloggers who have been around the longest are all extremely creative and bright. They don’t simply write about topics, they take you on journeys. These bloggers take mundane topics and put a fresh spin on them. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do this either. It just takes some thought and a willingness to bring new flavor to what could be a very vanilla post. In order to be a successful blogger you must always come up with new ideas and ways to speak to your readers.
What are your keys to blogging success?