Everyone’s experiences are unique to them. But we also have life events that will not only teach us but probably other people as well, like parenting. There is no one method to raise and support a family, and that’s why we all need some guidance from other people. And that is why chronicling all these learnings in a family blog will not only benefit you but other people as well.
Still, need more convincing? Here are six more answers to the question, “Why should I start a family blog?”
To Connect With Long-Distance Relatives
Let’s face it, even when we want to see a relative regularly; we can’t. Work, school, and other daily activities keep us busy most of the time that it is hard to travel across the state or country to see them. But it does not mean that we cannot update them about what’s happening with our families. Blogging makes it possible for them to connect with them more intimately than with other social media platforms.
By posting about the highlights of your family’s daily lives, travels, or special occasions and sharing photos, you make your relatives feel that they are with you. Your extended family can also help your blog grow its reach when they read your posts and share it.
To Store Memories
Almost everything is online nowadays because the cloud is vast and more permanent than physical photographs or journals. And having your own blog gives you a platform to store written accounts of important life events, as well as its photo memories. By putting these online, you immortalize the experience, making it easier for you and your family to look back at them in the future.
However, the beauty of blogging is its dangers too. You reach a lot of people, but you can never be sure what type of people you may contact. So always remember the maxim, “what happens online, stays online.”
Meaning whatever you post will be on the internet for a long time. So always think before you post. Only share what you are comfortable sharing with strangers since as your blog grows, you will have more audience other than your family.
To Have A Free Photo Storage
Like what I have mentioned above, what you post online, stays online for a long time. So, if you want to rid your hard drive of photos, putting them on your blog, on the cloud, will benefit you and your storage.
Your blog will be like a photo album with photos and snippets of what went behind those experiences. Again, this will be something good to look at in the future when you and your family would reminisce about the past.
As an added precaution, whenever you use your own photos online, add a watermark on it. This feature will help guarantee that they will not get stolen.
To Have Extra Support And Instant Advice
Another benefit of starting a family blog is its potential reach to like-minded individuals. Family blogs are for parents who want to share your joy, and even the pain and realizations. And sometimes, though you have parents who can support you or a partner you can lean on, a different perspective is what you need more.
Family blogs open opportunities for you to connect with other parents. You can learn from them; they can also help you when you have questions about raising your family as well. Answers are quick and instantaneous, especially online.
Your readers can also be extra added support. Sometimes stress from work and raising a family can be daunting and emotional support is necessary to get by.
To Support Other Parents
Your family blog will not only give you extra support, but other parents will get them too. Your experiences and realizations may help guide them when they face the same circumstances that you did. It also helps them have a different perspective in terms of parenting their children.
As Michael Ungar Ph.D. puts it, “if you want answers, I’d suggest you start with your own encounters and that of your friends and elders. Then seek help from experts, even to us, authors, if you need to, but ensure that who you read isn’t just informing you about their experience.”
Your own experience may not apply to all families. But one of the beauties of a family blog is that there is a community of parents present to help or support those in need.
To Earn Something Extra For The Family
Starting your own family blog is relatively easy. You only need a web host and ideas and your set to go. You can write your content whenever and wherever you are. After some time, when you expand your reach, you can turn your family blog into a profitable hobby.
Blogging can be a side hustle to help you earn some extra money for your family. You are not only helping other people with your experiences, but you are also helping your family with the income you may get. Plus, you may not need to spend a dime on starting one. There are plenty of free blog hosting sites that you can use when you start.
They say that it takes a village to raise a child. And that is why we all need all the guidance and support that we can have to raise our family. By starting a family blog, you help others learn from your experiences while you learn from theirs too. So start blogging today!