- Choose a Pregnancy Blog Software
When you're trying to start a pregnancy blog, you might want to give some consideration to which blogging software you should use. Many blogging formats are free or very inexpensive. You will need to base this decision on how much knowledge you have about building websites and how much money you want to put into it. Now, some sites have added features like free polling software and other benefits. Some charge you for space over a certain amount, which may be important when it comes to photos. So do your research and see what other people are doing and enjoying.
- Decide What to Name Your Pregnancy Blog
The name that you choose for your pregnancy blog might incorporate your pregnancy and beyond, or it may become your mommy blog. You will need to decide if you want to focus on the pregnancy or think of a general name.
- Who is your audience?
Will you give the blog URL out to everyone? Will you password protect it so that only family and friends can see it? This is something that needs to be answered fairly quickly.
- Decide What to Share on Your Pregnancy Blog
Some moms decide to include everything from photos of the pregnancy test to every single pregnancy symptom. This is totally your call but may depend on who reads your blog or whether it is password protected. You should also think of this in terms of privacy - do you share your location, the hospital where you will give birth, etc.
- Pregnancy Blog Basics
People will expect to see certain things on your pregnancy blog. This might include:
- due date
- ultrasound photos
- link to which week of pregnancy you're in
- baby name (thoughts or decisions)
- baby shower information
- baby registry information
- belly photos
- Birth Day
You will also have to decide what information you will put up and when, when it comes time to give birth. Are you going to live blog your birth? Or will you simply put up a baby announcement?
- Now what to do with your pregnancy blog?
So you've had the baby. Does your pregnancy blog now become the tales from the trenches of being a new mom? A new baby book? Or does it go by the wayside because you're way too busy now?
Either way, kick back and relax. Enjoy your pregnancy blog and try not to make it a chore. Remember you are doing this for you and your baby, not everyone else.