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Wisdom from Mom Bloggers: Tips for First-time Bloggers

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of bloggers here at Babble. Last fall, we launched Babble Voices, showcasing some of the standout writers that personify the blogging community’s best attributes: humor, intelligence, honesty, and heart. We rounded out the year by naming 2011’s Top 100 Mom Bloggers, and since we want to get to know them even more, we asked them a question a month for 2012. This month, we picked their brains for their number-one tip for moms who are new to the blogosphere.

Check out the top 25 answers after the jump!

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Wisdom from Mom Bloggers: Tips for First-time Bloggers

Choose the name of your blog carefully ...

... Keeping in mind that you may not always want to write exclusively about stretch marks, sippy cups, and poop. Not that there's anything wrong with stretch marks, sippy cups, and poop. But if you pay for, you'll establish your online presence to that persona indelibly, locking yourself into that theme. It's not an easy thing to change without inadvertently losing readers, links, or momentum. It's the same as naming a kid.
- Kate Inglis, Sweet Salty

Jump to an answer:

Kate Inglis / KJ DellAntonia / Sarah Braesch / Bug and the Sweet Banana

Jenny Lawson / Stephanie NielsonJulie Robichaux / Kristen Chase / Iris Beard

Cecily Kellogg / Amy Turn Sharp / Catherine Newman / Joslyn Gray

Shay Stewart-Bouley / Gabrielle Blair / Elizabeth Jayne Liu / Michelle Boudreaux

Bon Stewart /  Alli WorthingtonJill Smokler / Kelly Wickham

Tracey Gaughran-PerezHeather Spohr / Mir Kamin / Eden Kennedy

Missed hearing from your favorite mom blogger on the top 100 list? Check back next month on MomCrunch, when more of our favorite moms reveal the greatest gifts blogging has brought them (spoiler: much more than a Walmart giftcard)!

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9 thoughts on “Wisdom from Mom Bloggers: Tips for First-time Bloggers

  1. Sarah says:

    Wow. This was just what I needed to read. We just started our blog and this advice really struck a chord! Thank you!!

  2. Marinka says:

    Great advice, ladies!

  3. Josette at Halushki says:

    My Blogging Rules

    1st RULE: You do not talk about Blogging.

    2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about Blogging, except once in a while.

    3rd RULE: If someone says “stop”, ignore them.

    4th RULE: Stop reading other blogs for a while or you’ll start sounding like them.

    5th RULE: One blog at a time.

    6th RULE: No shirts, no shoes.

    7th RULE: Blogs will go on as long as they have to.

    8th RULE: If this is your first year blogging, you have to blog every other day at least.

  4. Heather Novak says:

    Great info and I love the way it was presentation…what gorgees ladies! Iris is the top beaut tho. Must say. I love you Babble!!!!

  5. Meg says:

    This is great advice! Thank you for sharing. Already has me thinking about things I can/should do differently.

  6. Prairie Blessings says:

    Thank you for this article. It’s inspired me for sure! I knew I needed a direction and a goal and reading this helped me sort thru my thoughts. Thanks!

  7. Kristin @ What She Said says:

    Some really good advice here. And some tips that I don’t really agree with at all. But that’s the great thing about blogging – there are no hard and fast rules! And you probably shouldn’t listen to anyone who says there are. Every blogger finds a groove that works for him/her.

  8. Cheryl @ handcraftedtravellers says:

    Wonderful advices, we are just 2 months into our blog and enjoying every moment of it!

  9. Anthony S. Jorgensen says:

    Ideal for attractive summer time nights without doubt Anthony S. Jorgensen

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