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5 Ways Blogging Is Like Motherhood (without the poop)

Life, Mama

April 20, 2016

Next month, this blog will be a year old. And in just a couple of months, my baby girl will be 2 years old. (How is that even possible?) Since I’ve been blogging while also doing this whole motherhood gig at the same time, I’ve drawn some parallels.

Here are the top 5 ways Blogging is like Motherhood:

1. IT’S OVERWHELMING AT FIRST. Much like having a newborn, starting a blog is daunting. Where do I start? How do I do it? Who can teach me? Simply put, there’s no better way to learn than to do it. Just start. Get your hands dirty. Thankfully, unlike motherhood, when it comes to blogging, I’m talking figuratively dirty. Blogging is a poop-free zone. (That is, if you’re doing it right.)

2. AND THEN, IT’S STILL OVERWHELMING. A year into this blogging journey, I’m still learning and at times feel like I know nothing. My blog grows, my goals evolve, and sometimes I can’t quite keep up. Blogging is like chasing after a toddler who is on roller skates and carrying an ice cream cone. It’s exciting and scary and unpredictable. And sweet.

3. MILESTONES ARE CELEBRATED Each couple of months I sit down (Ha! Kidding. I rarely sit down.) and think about my goals for this blog. And I’ve even been lucky enough to achieve some of them. Soon I’ll be celebrating my blog’s 1st birthday, which is a big milestone. Ok, I might not send out fancy invitations to friends + family and hire a face painter, but there will be cake. And balloons.

4. EVERY DAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE. Just like motherhood, every day is completely different. Sure, I can stick to a posting schedule and try to nail it down, but each day I’m confronted with new issues that need to be figured out (Hi, technology.) and exciting opportunities that didn’t exist yesterday. I don’t know what tomorrow holds and that keeps me on my toes.

5I’M GRATEFUL FOR MY TRIBE. Surrounding myself with mama friends has made motherhood so much more enjoyable and manageable (read all about that here), and blogging is no different. My Blogging Tribe has helped me navigate the unpredictable blogging seas, while also inspiring me with those brilliant mama blogging minds. Blogging would be pretty lonely without my tribe, and I’m so grateful for each one of them.

  1. Definitely rings true for me! I’m a new blogger and it’s very overwhelming sometimes – just like caring for my twins! I’m happy to know I’m not alone ?

  2. Kate says:

    Happy almost-birthday, MKOS! I remember you when you were but a twinkle in your mama’s eye ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Bethani says:

    hahahaha love this post. my blog is newish – ive blogged several times in the past and never stuck with it for one reason or another – luckily their isn’t blog cps for blog neglect..

    this time im sticking with it for sure. i have told myself that it won’t always be easy & takes time to get a great blog.. thank the lord it’s poop free. until blog crap hits the fan anyway.

  4. Rachelle Cox says:

    Hah, this is definitely true for me. Especially knowing that there are lots of other bloggers that support one another, that’s a huge encouragement to me too.

    Congrats on your blog’s year birthday!

  5. LOVE this! Although I’ve been blogging for more then 5 years these past 2 years are really when I have paid attention to my blog so I am checking all these off cause I’m feeling a bit of EVERYTHING on this list!! HA

  6. I agree that at first it is very overwhelming but I’m determined not to quit. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    April

  7. Emily says:

    Your comparisons are on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    A blogging tribe is something I had no idea existed until I started. Love it!

  8. Libby says:

    This is so true! Blogging, just like motherhood has been a huge blessing and learning curve in my life! Congratulations on almost one year of blogging! There better be cake haha

  9. Cara says:

    This is so true! I love blogging and it is very exciting and full of surprises and milestones for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I was so excited when I saw the title of this article and I was even more excited reading it because it’s so true!!!

  11. Ashley says:

    I love all of this! It’s so true. My little blog is 1 1/2 now and I am constantly learning new things and being overwhelmed by all the information that is out there. Honestly though, just like motherhood, I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Willow says:

    All of these are so true! I have been blogging for almost a year and a half and I am still learning every day! There are times when things can still be overwhelming, but I love every minute of it.

  13. Im new and just learning different things, how to grow your blog, how to keep attention, how to get more traffic? any suggestions??

  14. Great comparison and so very true. Enjoy your first blog anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Jenn says:

    Oh my goodness this is so great! You are completely spot on about everything! I’ve been blogging for 3 months now and I’m just finally starting to feel comfortable with my schedule but everyday, something comes up…Thanks so much for sharing, I truly enjoyed this!

  16. Annie says:

    So true! I never really realized the parallels until now!

  17. Blogging is exciting and challenging, just like raising kiddos. I have been blogging since June 2015 and I am always learning something new every day. I would love to find a tribe of like-minded bloggers to connect with and work together to grow our sites. You’ve inspired me to start looking for a tribe! Congratulations on nearing the anniversary of your first year of blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Haha, perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ (PS. Totally underestimated how much poop there would be with motherhood…!)

  19. Yes overwhelming! But thankfully my kids are old enough that I rarely have to deal with poop ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. This is so true!! Bloggers indeed think of their blogs as their babies ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Oh my goodness, this is such a great comparison! You described blogging quite well. It’s great that you have a blogging tribe to do this journey with. It certainly makes life easier as a blogger!

  22. Rhonda Swan says:

    These are really funny similarities. Keep up the great work here on your blog and live unstoppable!

  23. Sharon Wu says:

    Lol! What an interesting yet totally relatable comparison! In a way my blog is my baby so… I totally agree with everything here haha ๐Ÿ™‚ xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

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