I remember when it started walking on its own. When I didn’t have to spend every minute worrying over details like SEO, keywords and Google ranking. I could just set the parameters and let it walk.
Now two years later, I’ve learned a lot about being a mother to a blog.
I’ve learned that you have to pick your battles. You have to figure out what’s important to you and only write about that. You can’t please everyone and not all readers will like everything you say.
I’ve learned that it’s okay to say no to your blog. Just because it stands there, looking at you longingly, does not mean you have to give it attention every minute of the day.
I’ve learned that just like toddlers, blogs want you to get them the latest and greatest toy. It’s easy as a parent of a blog to get lured in by the flashy stuff. But in the end, you really just need your words. Fancy pictures, beautiful designs, and a long list of advertisers is nice – but your words are the connection to a reader. And those will take you down the long road.
And lastly, I’ve learned that with any kind of parenting – whether it be to actual children or blogs without faces – having a glass of wine/gin & tonic/martini/beer/straight vodka out of the bottle or any other beverage of your choice, makes everything better.13 Comments