In honor of the birth of Adam, my fourth and newest baby blessing who joined us April 9th, I thought I would start a new blog series. “Birthing a Blog – Conception, Growth and Development Tips of Raising a New Blog” will be the full version – an ebook when it’s all said and done. But as I flesh out my thoughts and ideas you, my lovely readers, will be privvy to the process.
A parenting manual for blogs! Because sometimes they are every bit as unruly as children, aren’t they?
Conception – the seed of an idea
Conceiving a blog idea is an amazing thing. Sometimes it might come in a flash. In an unplanned, one-night-stand type fashion. Other times it is the carefully wrought outcome of months (or even years!) of effort. Either way, no blog is ever full-grown without first being conceived.
The seed of the idea takes root in your mind and begins to grow there. Perhaps your idea is for a personal site where you can market yourself or your services. Maybe you are passionate about a specific topic and seek to fill a niche area with your brilliant wisdom. Or you could be just wanting to find a way to fill an extra hour a day with something a bit more nutritious for your soul than day-time soaps. 🙂
Whatever the reason, you are to be congratulated! You are about to join the ranks of millions – parents of a blog. I would say “owner” of a blog but I tend to think of my blogs as little kids sometimes. Hence the title of the book. And the parenting theme that will run throughout this guide. After all, most blog owners, like most parents, put an enormous amount of time, effort and energy into raising a blog in the early stages, with the hopes of reaching some modicum of self-sufficiency in the long-term.
Are you just developing the idea for your blog? If not – how did you conceive the idea for your blog?