For the next few months, we’ll be featuring some of our best posts from the Blog Writing Course archives. If you are new to our blog, then you will enjoy the opportunity to catch up with the terrific tips and tricks we’ve shared with new bloggers over the years.
Most of the articles online today are about blogging “BIG.” Writing for the masses. Building traffic. Networking with other bloggers. But sometimes, bigger isn’t better.
Sometimes you just want an easy way to let your family and friends keep up with what is going on in your lives. And blogging is the perfect vehicle for that. Sometimes you simply don’t need a complicated website with all the bells and whistles. You just need a place to share the highlights of your life with your family.
Writing a family blog has a lot of advantages…
- It is a place to keep all your memories in one place. No more traveling to one place for photos, another place for videos, and yetanother place for journaling your experiences. A blog lets you do ALL that – – in one simple posting.
- It is an easy way for your loved ones to keep up with what is going on with you. Long gone are the days of sending a yearly “newsletter” with your holiday card each year. People who care about you want to hear from you more often than at births, deaths, and weddings. They want to feel like they are part of your lives. A family blog provides just that.
- It serves as a multimedia family album. Trying to remember when Joey lost his first tooth? Or the name of Kaitlyn’s first friend in preschool? By blogging those memories, they are permanently weaved into the world wide web – – ready for instant access anytime you need them.
The great news is that you don’t have to be a professional blogger to start a family blog. Just by familiarizing yourself with the basics of blogging, like the information you can learn in our free blogging pre-course. Some blog hosts are even designed particularly for family blogs, with easy tools for adding text, pictures, and video.
If you have been dreaming of an easy way to archive your precious family memories, then blogging may be just what you have been dreaming about!