As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world, social distancing has become the norm in public and private life. People are being encouraged and/or required to practice social distancing from non-household members when outside of the home.
Additional requirements include wearing a mask outside of the home when 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained, and in most states, gathering in groups is prohibited.
In the midst of this pandemic, it’s hard to keep yourself and your kids safe and sane at the same time. Social distancing seems like a reasonable precaution, but it comes at a price. Many people – especially moms – are starting to feel isolated, cut off from the world, and depressed.
Whether you’ve always been a stay-at-home mom or the COVID-19 layoffs have turned you into one, here’s why blogging will help you beat the blues.
- Blogging keeps you in touch with the world
If you can’t visit your friends and family members in person, connecting online is the next best thing. By publishing your own personal blog, you can write about what you’re thinking, feeling, and any projects you’re working on. Then you can get on social media and share the links with your friends and family.
Blogging isn’t a perfect substitute for real-world connections, but it will help you stay in touch with the world. If you publish good content, you’ll develop a fan base and meet even more people to connect with over shared interests.
- Blogging is a great outlet for self-expression
Nobody likes being cooped up in the house all day long for weeks or months at a time. Add kids to that mix and you’re probably going stir crazy. If that’s been your reality, you’re probably feeling a little suppressed and stuck. Blogging to be fully self-expressed is a great way to relieve that tension and get it all out.
Start a blog about your adventures as a mom and use your content as a way to express your joys and frustrations. You don’t have to post pictures of your family or tell anyone where you live. You can even use a pseudonym to write. All you need to do is write from the heart and share yourself openly.
- Blogging is built for stay-at-home moms
If you’re a stay-at-home mom, blogging is literally built for you. Blogging is the perfect activity for someone who spends time at home and has the ability to set their own schedule.
Independent bloggers set their own schedules, deadlines, and tasks. As an independent blogger, you’re not obligated to meet anyone else’s requirements. You can create a schedule that works for you and change it as needed.
- You can earn income from your blog
Blogging to generate income is always a good idea. Whether you’re employed or not, you can’t say no to passive income. The only caveat is that it takes time to create a blog that generates decent income. However, it’s not impossible to accomplish.
For inspiration, check out these ten moms who successfully created a stream of income from blogging. Some of these moms sell digital products, while others earn money from advertisers and Google’s Adsense program.
You’re not the exception. It’s possible to develop a popular blog that advertisers see value in as a platform. The only requirements are dedication, time, passion, and valuable content. Being a mom covers the ‘valuable content’ requirement since there can never be too many blogs about parenting.
- Blogging will pass the time
If you’re one of the few who don’t have much to do while you stay home, blogging will fill the giant gaps in your schedule. Sitting down to write at least a few times each week will give you something to do for at least an hour each day you write.
If you’re up for a bigger adventure, commit to writing blogs that require extensive, in-depth research. You’ll learn plenty and sharing that knowledge with your readers will give them a good reason to subscribe to your email list and/or return.
New moms – this is your time to blog
According to mental health experts, new moms are most likely to experience depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hard enough being a new mom, and dealing with a pandemic can push some to the edge.
While all moms will benefit from blogging, if you’re a new mom, give blogging a shot. You might find yourself with a readership and source of income you never dreamed possible.