Blogging is a rewarding activity that anyone with a story or a recipe to talk about should try. It can serve as an outlet for your happy, sad, and creative moments. It lets you connect with individuals you may never meet in person but still understand emotionally.
However, when your significant other joins in the writing wagon, and the blog suddenly becomes a couple thing, does it affect the dynamics of the household? What about the sense of accomplishment that blogging brings to the writer?
What may help you answer such questions is knowing what it’s like to be a blogging couple.
- You Coordinate Like Business Partners
Maintaining a blog with your better half may not be any different from running a business together. You have a brand to promote and ideas to put in motion. Thus, even when your office is only at home, and you are sitting a few inches away from each other, you need to discuss matters as if you are in the office during blogging hours.
How some couples do that is by talking to one another via email. Though it may seem unnecessary at first, things feel more official once you pitch in an idea through that, and then wait for your spouse’s response there too. Not to mention, it stops you from chatting about business over dinner.
- In Every Trip You Take, You Think Of What’s Interesting To Write About
Creative couples who manage a personal blog practically have endless topics to write about on a daily basis. You may merely get out of the house for a quick trip to the grocery or find an oddity on the street, and you can talk extensively regarding the experience when you return.
Despite that, many bloggers still look forward to going to new places in or out of the country to add more flavor to the website. You get to introduce tourist spots, show how much certain budget fares in that area, and recommend restaurants to the readers. Furthermore, with your significant other as a blogging partner, you won’t run the risk of annoying him or her for wanting to take a photo of everything.
Writing to oneself can also help one work through depression or deepening intimacy with a partner. — Aqsa Zareen Farooqui, MS, LPC
3. You Get The Same Hours Or Days Off
Considering you are full-time bloggers already and the activity is your primary source of income, you no longer have to work for anyone else. That gives you the luxury to be the boss of yourselves and choose the number of hours or days that you’ll spend on writing, publishing, and advertising posts. Then, you have plenty of time to live life and focus on each other, as well as the kids you possibly have.
So, Is It Better To Blog Individually Or As A Couple?
Two will eternally be better than one even when blogging, we must say. You have a spouse to gain ideas or inspiration from, and he or she understands first-hand how much this craft matters to you. During the days when one of you goes under the weather, the other can take charge of the blog, so your readers need not wait for long to get their daily dose of your articles. Advertising becomes a little more comfortable as well as you can work on it together.
By documenting your experiences over time, you may notice patterns that warrant change, reorganization, and omission. — Douglas Mitchell, LMFT
Now, won’t you consider starting a blog with your better half soon?