Blogging about your parenting journey is a life-changing experience, that makes you humble about your learning and confidence as a mom — or a dad. Additionally, it’s the perfect opportunity to share some funny anecdotes and oops moments with your audience. After all, every parent seeks reassurance. “Am I doing this right? Does your baby do that too?” Your role as a blogger is to give them a glimpse of your routine and let them know that they’re not alone on the path to parenthood.
However, you also need to protect your blogging space. Indeed, when you’re juggling between two roles, as a parent and a blogger, you need to create a safe blogging office routine to keep your sanity!
Make the most of your solo time
First of all, you have to be smart about when you can produce content for your blog. If you have a young baby, you can maximize their napping time to be creative. However, for toddlers, you may need to rely on professional child care services to free up time in your day. Older children go to school, which gives you a handful of hours every day to manage your blog. Ideally, you don’t want to cut short your family time to focus on your readers. Indeed, in the long term, it’s only going to lead to more stress!
Protect your privacy
While you’re blogging about your family, it doesn’t mean you have to disclose confidential and potentially harmful information. Ideally, you want to set up a virtual mail address such as a PO Box for your blog-related post. Sharing your home address is never a good idea! Similarly, you don’t want to give any of your readers the chance to find out where you and your children live. In other words, try to keep the name of their school private. You can also hide your location by turning off geotagging on your photos.
Keep your equipment locked
The idea of locking your computer and phone might seem absurd when you’re working from home, but you need to be careful. Young children are confident tech users. Imagine leaving your laptop open for a few minutes. A young child could easily sit at the desk and start playing on the keyboard. You’d be surprised to discover that a few minutes is all it takes to erase your blog or share confidential data online. If you want to maintain your respectable image as a parent blogger, you need to make sure that nobody can interfere with your blog without your knowledge.
Finding ideas to stay sane as a blogger
Ah, finding ideas! What do you write about? Even though kids are never boring, it doesn’t mean you always have enough content for a blog post. But you can find inspiration for your next articles around. Take a look, for instance, at the latest eBook about parenting. You could discuss its findings with your readers, or offer your personal experience on each of the chapter topics. Alternatively, using your favorite social media platforms can give you access to plenty of burning queries from new parents or future parents.
How do parents manage blogging and children? There is no success recipe! However, the most important thing you can do is to protect your sanity by making time for your blog and ensuring it can grow safely and regularly. Therefore, when you don’t have to worry about the blogging side of things, you can become the best parent you can be.