Updated: Apr 13
I am what you would consider, the person who took the traditional path in life. Go to college, get a well-known career preferable in the healthcare field (Pharmacist), graduate, get married, and then hit the world of work. Long hours, a strenuous work environment later along with two back-to-back births. I think I had it all figured out. But that career path wasn't helping me to be what deep down I thought I knew what I enjoyed doing the most, and that was writing.
I loved writing and it was just a way of expressing how I felt. I could just write it all down. I then thought about what I would write first, what I was passionate about, and then just write away. I knew I was fond of everything that involved parenting. I wanted to know more about different aspects of parenting and how to overcome each stage as my kids progressed along the way. By the way, let me formally introduce myself.
"Hi I am Donae, and I am not the perfect parent, who has it all figured out." I just love to share my experiences with others. I take each parenting milestone as I go and share with you the good, the bad, and the not so pretty side of parenting, and combined it all together hoping to help another mom along the way.
Have you always wanted to start your own blog? Let me know. Please feel free to ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I will be happy to help you!
“This blog post is not a post list of step by step strategies that you need to start a blog. That's the easier part. It's motivation for the long haul!"
For those of you who are interesting in starting your own blog, here is the defining moment to actually know if blogging is for you. If it is, then I will provide you with tips on how to get going, while being motivated and inspired to actually see it through.
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I was passionate about parenting and the many stages that occur along the journey. I also wanted to help other moms along the way who were struggling in any aspect of parenting that I myself have struggled with. I also wanted to chronicle the current journey as well with my kids and the ways that I deal with various aspects of parenting.
Here's the first step. Identify what you're passionate about? When you identify that passion, try to see if it is a fit for blogging. Is there a lot of information to write about? Can you write for a long time on that specific topic?
There are so many different niche ideas, such as cooking, crocheting, dog training (yes I have seen that), lifestyle, travel, etc that can be done. However, the goal is to know what you want to write about and then explore the many different facets of that particular topic.
YOUR NICHE HAS TO BE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO WRITE ABOUT
I loved writing blog posts about my journey through motherhood and my personal struggles or successes along the way. That was my niche!
You know what it is you love to talk or write about. You already have that feeling or drive that there is just something you are meant to write about. It is your God-given talent that you know, no matter how you convince yourself enough you just can't stop that desire.
The next question to ask yourself to be very sure is are ready to start a blog? If you are willing to write as much as you can about your passion and enjoy doing it, then I would say go for it. That is key because it will determine whether you start for the longterm or give up along the journey. You have to have the drive or motivation to want to write continuously non-stop for a long period of time in your particular niche.