In the last decade, social media has taken over most of our lives. We are constantly Tweeting, “liking” on Facebook, and Flash Back Friday-ing our Instagram accounts. And if you’re like a lot of new moms, you may have found your social media addiction—and certainly your habit of photo sharing—has only grown worse since the arrival of your baby.
Don’t worry, it’s normal! You love your kiddo, and you want to share him or her (and all the exciting new things going on in your life) with those you love!
But have you considered blogging yet?
Starting up a blog for your little one can accomplish a few things at once:
- Documenting Milestones: A baby blog allows you to document and keep track of all those new baby milestones that have occurred along the way. The first steps, first words, first food; all of it. Sure, you may have a baby book for that as well, but baby books have the downfall of being fragile and easily lost in moves or home emergencies. A blog, though? That has the power to endure on the Internet forever.
- Medical Tracking: In the same way, a blog can serve as a great place to keep track of your baby’s medical information. Height and weight at varying ages, vaccine records, and anything else that might be pertinent later on—writing it on a blog gives you a place to reference back to in the future.
- Preserving Memories: Blogging for baby gives you an opportunity to post your favorite pictures and share your favorite memories—which can be pretty special to look back on as your baby grows older.
- Providing Updates: There are a lot of different privacy settings and concerns to take into consideration when blogging for baby, but even if you want to make your blog completely private, you can still invite a few key people to view it with a password if they would like. Which means that your blog could be a great way to keep long-distance grandparents updated on what is new in your little one’s world.
- Showcasing Your Love: Someday, your blog could serve as a way to show your little one just how loved he or she was, and is. You might find that your kids love reading through your entries as they grow older!
Starting up a new blog is easy, and there are a lot of different platforms for doing so. It’s just a matter of choosing the one that seems simplest to you, and putting your fingers to your keyboard to begin!
Written by Leah Campbell, infertility advocate, adoptive mama, writer and editor. Find me @sifinalaska on Twitter.
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