- Family and Parenting
How to Start a Baby Blog
Starting a baby blog can be a great way to track your baby’s development and is lovely to look back on in addition to your baby photo albums and other keepsakes. It’s easy these days for anyone to start a blog and you really don’t need any technical knowledge in order to do so. Baby blogs are also a great and easy way of keeping friends and relatives up to date on how you and your family are, which is especially valuable if you live abroad or far away from the rest of your family. In addition they’re a great way to meet other mothers and get advice and support on a whole range of baby topics.
To start your baby blog you’ll first need to decide what sort of blogging platform to use. You can either set up your own website or use a hosted blog. If you’re fairly technologically savvy and don’t mind paying a little for webhosting and a domain name, having your own website gives you a lot more flexibility in terms of design and you can upload as many pictures and videos if you like. You can also choose your own domain name to make it more personal to you, maybe including your baby’s name or nickname. You just need to buy a domain name and some hosting and install some blogging software – Wordpress is a very popular system that has many free themes or designs available for download.
Get a Free Baby Blog
For people who don’t want to spend any money or would rather have a quick and easy blogging system with no setup required, there are lots of blogging systems online that give you a free blog and do all the setup for you so you just need to write your entries and add photos as you wish. Some of the most popular sites are blogger, Livejournal and wordpress.com. These sites also make it very easy to meet other bloggers and ‘friend’ them so you can build up your own little online community. There are usually a set selection of designs you can choose from and sometimes you can create your own design if you know HTML and CSS, or you may just choose to edit the colors and banner image.
Become a Baby Blog Celebrity
Once you’ve got your blog set up, all you need to do is start writing! Pictures are always a great addition to a babies blog and you can even embed little videos. Lots of mothers like to write monthly update posts to keep track of their baby’s development or even letters written to the baby that they can show them when they get older. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about your new blog so they can bookmark it and keep up to date. Of course you don’t have to wait until you have a baby to start a blog – pregnancy blogs are also very popular and are a great way of keeping track of your baby’s development all the way from conception to birth and beyond. If you’re writing an interesting blog you’ll find in time that your traffic increases and you may even become a baby blog celebrity!
Celebrity Baby Blogs and More
As well as writing your own baby blog, you’ll probably want to read other peoples. You can make friends this way and find other people who are going through the same thing. Celebrity baby blogs are also very popular and you can keep up with all the latest gossip and pictures without buying magazines. If you like to keep track of the latest trendy stroller or fashion for newborns, finding a favourite celebrity baby blog can be a great way to do so. There are many celeb baby blogs, some produced by gossip magazines and others by amateur enthusiasts.
Another great type of baby blog to read while you’re pregnant is a baby name blog. These blogs can give you some great ideas for names that you may not have considered before and also keep up with all the celebrity baby blogs so you can see what names are trendy and the latest crazy names that celebrity parents have given their children.