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Hello all, today I wanted to chat with blogging moms on ways to blog even though you are super busy with the kids. We all know how busy it is for us moms of multiple children. Have you ever tried to blog while attempting diaper changes and cleaning up spit up? And all while calming down big sister throwing a tantrum because she wants more time with mommy? This can be exhausting. And yes these are real life examples from my life. Not to mention as a mom of multiple children, often you can be dealing with them sick more than one at a time. Yourself included! It’s an annoying feeling when you’re trying to work but your children need you. So, of course you need to make time for them because they’re your first priority.
I’m just going to cut to the chase. Yes, it’s so hard to blog when you’re a mom of two. I’m guessing it’s easier if you’ve had years of experience. I always wonder how those moms do it. I, on the other hand, am on my second year of blogging. Maybe you’ve had your website for 5 years prior to your first baby and it’s been a breeze. Or, maybe it isn’t and hasn’t been. Let’s go ahead and tackle how to blog as a mom with kids successfully so you’re not feeling overwhelmed or want to give up, like I once did.
Ways on how to blog as a busy mom with kids.
- You need to plan your week out. I mean, grab a pen and paper or your phone and write it out with some checkboxes to check off as the days go by. Trust me, you can’t do this off memory nor should you want to. You’ve got to keep your website in good shape and remember what you’ve done and what’s left to do. There’s so much that goes into your website daily, that you need to make time for it. You can use any planner but I recommend the Erin Condren planner. There’s so many different types of planners and they’re all beautiful. There’s no way you won’t be happy with your purchase from the Erin Condren line. Here’s the link to shop for your planner for 2020 with 20% off your purchase. 20% Off 2020 Planners + Calendars (Focused Collection)
2. Manage your time correctly.
As a blogger you need to manage your time efficiently.
Honestly, I wasn’t doing this right. Even though you WANT to work on your website 24/7, you’ve got to manage your time correctly. Make sure in your planner you’re planning enough time to spend with your kids. As a work at home mom, it’s harder for you to get your work done. Just accept it and work around THEIR schedule. Making the most of your time is your best bet as being a successful mom blogger with multiple kids. Go easy on yourself.
Personally, what I do is I try to keep it really simple. How do you schedule your blog posts for the month? Why not just pre-write them and go ahead and work on scheduling them for 1-2 days depending on how long your post is. To be honest, I can schedule 2 a day if I really wanted to. Chances are when you’re reading a new blog post, I’ve scheduled it and I’m busy typing up next month’s content for my audience. I use the spare time to work on my book. Usually, it takes me a whole day to schedule one because I want it to be really good and I don’t really want to have to go back and edit it later. However long it takes you, just make sure your posts are about 1,000 words each. Don’t forget your audience and the importance of cranking out quality content. I don’t think 200 word posts have much thought at all in them.
Whenever you get the chance, go back to your old posts and revise them. Add another 1,000 words to them. Just keep going in length. Google loves this and honestly, so will your REAL audience. That awesome kind of audience that always comes back for more, for more of your amazing content. Do what you do best, keep writing and creating. Add more.
Pinning is very important.
3. Pin on Pinterest while you’re with your kids. Not during Storytime or homework time of course. We all know during homework time, if your child needs help you need to be present. But, you know we always end up scrolling on our phones sooner or later. I’m talking to the blogging moms out there checking Instagram throughout the day. If you don’t have Tailwind, go ahead and pin in your spare time. Some pinning is better than no pinning at all. Personally, I don’t have Tailwind but if I did I’m sure my work load would be cut in half. You still need to create new pins though and release them weekly. So, like I said pinning in your spare time is worth it if you want your blog traffic to grow.
For those who don’t want to purchase or can’t afford Tailwind, just pin. I mean, you can’t go wrong pinning whenever you get a chance?
Get Pinterest help if you need it.
I’m not really good with Pinterest and if you’re looking for any insight on that I recommend reading up on a fellow blogger, Ell Duclos for Pinterest help. She’s really great at what she does and with just the free advice she provided her audience, my website was ready to submit to Mediavine. But, then for personal reasons I wanted to get rid of my website. Anyway, when I do get back into Pinterest I’ll take her course first and get myself Tailwind. Pinterest overwhelms me as busy mother of two. I’d highly recommend reading up on her blogs or emailing her if you need any help with Pinterest.
4. Pre-plan your content monthly. As a busy mom, I wouldn’t recommend writing a long draft up first. Just use a memo on your phone and bullet point the most important points in your blog post. Ten minutes later, you should have 5 detailed blog posts outlined for each month. 10 minutes? That’s great for timing. Of course, the easy part is drafting them and outlining them. The real stickler is editing them, writing them out, and putting in your affiliate links. For that, you really do need time and it’s best to use your planner and sort that out.
Posting once a week is ideal for the busy mom.
5. Honestly, I recommend having your blog posts scheduled for once a week, not twice. If you’re a busy mom of multiple children, chances are you are running back and forth all day long. Don’t push yourself, especially if your littles are small. You need to cut yourself a break. I can’t focus when my toddler is crying out and needs me and honestly I don’t even want to try to blog in times like that. And you don’t have to! You’re the boss of your blog so it’s important for you to set our own rules up and times to work.
Another small piece of advice: nothing really goes 100% planned as a busy mom blogger I’ll just be honest with you. You can scribble in your planner all day, but kids and family can take your precious blogging plans away. And you know what? IT’S OKAY. Nothing to loose sleep over. Because if there is one thing I have learned as a blogger, this blogging thing takes time. But, as long as you’ve got the heart, drive, and passion for it, with God’s help you can accomplish your blogging goals, mama.
I hope these tips help you accomplish all of your blogging goals and gets you to where you want to be.
To all my blogging moms; focus on the positive, not the negative. The negative in blogging can really get you down. Trust me, I have been there. I’ve questioned my blogging career several times. But, my love for blogging doesn’t fade away with time. It just gets stronger. Try to enjoy all of the work you have to do instead. Enjoy being a CREATOR OF CONTENT. Isn’t that amazing? To be able to create. You know it’s true! There’s no reason to not be positive when it comes to blogging, mama.
Let me know if you’ve used any of these tips and how it’s going for you blogger mamas.
I’d love to know how it’s going for you blogging moms.
Until next time,