Feeling Lost As A Parent Blogger

I love my blog and I love being a parent blogger. But there are times where I feel a little lost as a parent blogger. As my kids are older (12 & 19), I don’t always have a lot to talk about parenting wise. They are both potty trained, they sleep through the night and my maternity leave was over a long time ago. So what do I have to offer as a parent blogger?

feeling lost as a parenting blogger

When commenting on others blogs I do offer up advice and/opinion on parenting topics such as I mentioned above. I do have the odd gem to share. But I don’t really write a lot of parenting posts myself.

At times where I am stuck for something to write this really bothers me. If I was a “real” parenting blogger surely I could never run out of things to write about. I would always have some tale of tantrums, tiredness and nappies. It makes me feel like a bit of a fraud.

So, I feel lost. Am I doing the right thing?

Then I will write a post about my daughter and what it is like living with a tween. This reminds me that I am indeed a parent blogger. I may not be like the many, but maybe that’s a good thing. Because I have older kids I have a different kind of advice to give. Our kids are always growing and parents  will always need advice and tips no matter their childs age.

I have also been thinking that maybe parents don’t want to read about parenting all the time. Maybe a post about make up, saving money or life in general is what they need for a little break from the norm themselves.

And I like writing about all the other stuff in life too. The other things that make us tick also make us who we are as parents, who we are as people.

So, now when I write posts that are more lifestyle than parenting orientated I will feel less of a fraud. I am a parenting blogger, a lifestyle blogger. I am a blogger.

Take care everyone.

Two Tiny Hands
The Pramshed

 

22 thoughts on “Feeling Lost As A Parent Blogger

  1. This is exactly why I won’t specify my niche as ‘parenting’. I am Lifestyle & Family. I am more than just a Mum and whether people want to read about parenting all the time, or not, I know if that’s all I did, I would get bored of it and then my writing would suffer as a consequence! I am more than just a parent and I think it’s so important to remember that! Keep going as you are lovely, you are doing great! #FamilyFun

  2. We’re mums but we’re also so many other things. I think it’s important to remember that. Or we’d all go a little bit crazy! So writing about more than that makes so much sense. Happy blogging! #fortheloveofblog

  3. I think lots of bloggers could fit into more than one niche, so to speak. If you write about what is important to you, you will probably attract readers who have similar interests and enjoy your work! #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. The important thing is to just be YOU! I am someone visiting your blog who does not have children and I feel out of place at times because I don’t children. I appreciate posts at times that aren’t just about parenting. I found you from the #fortheloveofBLOG. Have a great Wednesday!

  5. Your posts are well rounded so they are always good to see. My boys are 8 & 11 and are right in the middle of real youngsters and teens so I know some of how you feel. You do great posts and keep it up!
    Mainy
    #familyfun

  6. I totally know what you mean. I started blogging when my daughter was 1 year old and now she is older, there is less and less I want to write about from a parenting stance. But I think that’s okay – it’s pretty normal for your blog to evolve as your life changes too 😉 #fortheloveofBLOG xx

  7. Don’t feel like you have to fit into the ‘parenting’ box! Just be yourself and write about whatever takes your fancy, that’s what makes your blog interesting.
    I recently entered my blog for a blog awards in Ireland, and I nearly reluctantly picked the ‘Parenting’ and ‘Travel’ categories, because I fit neither. But I like to think that’s what makes my blog unique. x
    #FamilyFun

  8. Although my children are younger I don’t always have parenting stuff to share either so I class my blog as family and lifestyle to give me more options. I love reading about a wide variety of subjects but they always feel more relevant to me when they come from a fellow parent, whatever age their children, so I think that’s your angle. Plus there will be plenty of people with children in the same age range as you who are desperate for advice and I always like reading from people further along too so that I’m prepared for what’s to come. Please don’t feel lost, I love your blog and your writing, just follow your heart and write whatever you feel like x
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky

  9. I’ve always tried not to limit myself to the parenting niche. It’s probably hurt my blog numbers but I like to think it makes for a more interesting read. There really is only so much we can saw about the kids without being redundant. I’m up over 300 posts now, how much is there really to say about kids? The fact is that everything that I see in the world is filtered through the prism of fatherhood, its an angle that I’ve used to justify some pretty eclectic blog posts #fortheloveofblog

  10. I’ve blogged for almost 8 years and still don’t feel like I fit in. It was very different back then to what it is now. I think you need to blog for you and this is your blog, you should be able to post what you like. Keep doing what you are doing lovely xx

  11. I think we all go through this battle from time to time. I know that I struggled a few months ago as I started to branch out into other things. You’re right though that as parents we don’t always want to read about parenting – we’re people too. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

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