How To Balance Blogging & Motherhood
How To Balance Blogging & Motherhood

Sharde wants to know how I’m able to handle blogging and being a new mom since she will also be trying to handle the same. I’m going to share what has worked for me since my daughter has come into the world.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Consider what you want the feel of your blog to be like when going through maternity leave.
  • EXAMPLE: While motherhood was important to me, I’m not that type of blogger. So I had to balance my blog with fashion and beauty.
  • Make a decision and figure out what days you will be talking about certain topics.

GET OUTSIDE HELP

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • EXAMPLE: Add on a contributor if funds allow. Or bring on someone that just wants to build his or her portfolio.
  • Open yourself up to guest bloggers. It’s a lot less of a commitment than a contributor.
  • Limiting your schedule is also something to look at.

FAILURE IS OKAY

  • It really is. It’s temporary. Once baby hits the 3-4 month mark, you will find that you’re able to get back to your schedule.
  • It’s a process. It will be a new rhythm, and you will have to learn it.
  • EXAMPLE: Something that worked for you in the past, may not work for you in this new role as a mom.

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