How to be a mommy blogger? Being a mommy blogger has a lot of perks. Free products from brands. Receiving products is one of the best perks of being a mommy blogger. I could not deny how happy I am every time I receive free Ariel, Safeguard of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Ang laking tipid sa gastos di ba? At the same nakakataba ng puso when you know you are appreciated by other people. Aside from product seeding, may mga blog events pa where a mommy blogger can attend and meet fellow mommies. And if you’re lucky enough or influential enough, may mga sponsored or paid posts that will come your way.
So how to be a mommy blogger? Before, I would usually say, ah being a mommy blogger is not that easy. It takes a lot of time to be one. But recently, I realized that I always answer the question thinking how to be where I am right now. I keep forgetting how I started, how I first open an email and a blog.. which, thinking about it right now, is quite really easy. Now I am reliving that moment and sharing with you some of the things I wished I have known back then. This guide will be easy but I tell you, very useful.
5 Simple Steps To Be A Mommy Blogger
Step #1 To Be A Mommy Blogger: Create A Blog Name
I’m sure you’re expecting me to say open a blog as step 1 no? That’s how I did it back then.. without even thinking what I would name my blog. Trust me on this one, you need to start with creating a name for your blog. I find, Mommy (your name) fitting for a mommy blog. A short phrase about your life is a nice blog name too.
Here are the names of top mommy blogs here in the Philippines (based on topblogs ph, not in particular order):
- Mommy Pehpot
- Mommy Levy
- The Mommy Who Never Sleeps
- The Misis Chronicles
- The 24 Hour Mommy
- My Mom-Friday
- Mommy Lace
- Manila Mommy
- Shinning Mom
- Mrs Mommyholic
See the pattern? Just by one look at their blog’s name/ title, you’d known instantly that these are mommy bloggers. Use Godaddy and Google as your tool when looking for a name for your blog. I suggest GoDaddy because later on,you would want your own dotcom. It would be best to know if the name you’ve chosen is still available as dotcom. I have to be honest with you, though some people opts for dotnet, dotph and the likes, dotcom is still most favored.
Step #2 To Be A Mommy Blogger: Create An Email
Now that your blog has a name, it’s time to create an email for your blog. It’s for branding purposes. I really wish somebody guided me on this one. Though easy, changing emails takes a lot of time. Your email should be the same as your blog’s name and use gmail. It’s very useful in the long run.
YOUR EMAIL SHOULD BE THE SAME AS YOUR’S BLOG NAME.
I use firstname.lastname@example.org. From the list above (top mommy bloggers Philippines), My Mom- Friday uses email@example.com as her email.
Step #3 To Be A Mommy Blogger: Open A Blog
Now it’s time to open a blog! Using your new email, create a blog at Blogger.com
What is Blogger? (from Wiki)
Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be hosted in the registered custom domain of the blogger (like www.example.com)
So you use your email, create a profile, better to create a profile at Google+. Create a NEW BLOG, give your blog a title and address, which should be the same as your email, do not forget that.
For your blog address, if you want to use a dotcom address, you can do so. Here’s a detailed blog post on how to>> How to use your own dot com in your blogspot blog.
Step #4 To Be A Mommy Blogger: Design Your Blog
I’m thinking of skipping this part but I realized, a good looking blog is what pushes me to write. There are hundreds or even thousands of free templates for blogger blogs. You just need to remember this 3 things when you use a free blogger template:
- It should be responsive so that it looks OK on most screen size, mobile, tablet, laptop or big monitor)
- It should have a customizable header so you can change it to something that fits your blog and title (and yeah, taste)
- Avoid dark background with white or light text. It’s an eyesore. Go for something simple and yet elegant.
Here are some Free Responsive Blogger Template that I could use:
Check out Mommy Pehpot Facebook Page for the links where you can download free blogger template.
Step #5 To Be A Mommy Blogger: Write On Your Blog
Now that your set up is done, it’s time to start writing! So what should you write first? Where do you start? I find it a lot easier to start with outlining what will be the main topics of your blog. These 3 main topics will also serve as your 3 top categories and will be your guide when you write your ABOUT ME page.
Create your ABOUT ME page which should include short but interesting stuff about you, what you write about and how they can contact you.
Write some blog post and get ready to be called a “Mommy Blogger”
Next Post: How To Meet other Mommy Bloggers and How To Get An Invite To Mommy Blogger Events.