They tell you, when you start a blog, to have a plan. Your audience should be clear, your elevator pitch at the ready, your first three weeks of posts written, and an outline detailing your topics complete. You will have networked with other bloggers in your subject matter. You will make announcements on social media websites. If you do everything right, you will have a built-in audience before you even hit publish on the first day.
I am not a very good listener. In theory, this advice appeals to me. I like plans, especially when it comes to writing. If I’m going to publicly publish my family’s life, I want to calculate the risk involved in everything going awry.
So. Everything may go awry. I don’t have a plan. I am not launching a product, just a little blog about our family life and some of my own thoughts as a SAHM. It’s for the aunts and uncles, the friends across the country and abroad, and a few new friends I’ll make along the way who love blogging, parenting, encouraging, and learning as much as I do.
And, by the way, I don’t have time for this, so it should be interesting to see how often I’m able to publish posts. As I’m writing this, I’m nine months pregnant and a SAHM to a two-year-old. I have a freelance job and another little blog about baby names that I try to keep alive from time to time.
So why blog in the first place? It’s just something I love to do, and it’s also a great way to keep everyone in the loop when it comes to the exciting world of our household. You’re welcome, world wide web. You’re welcome.