Real Moms share their blogging troubles!!

This is my third post in the 8 post series of productivity tips for mom-bloggers. If you haven’t read the previous two, here is where you can find them. And in this post of mine, real moms share their blogging troublkes.

As of now we talked about the productivity and planning in terms of general blogging, from now on I will be limiting my posts to focus only towards mom-bloggers.

To give you a better understanding of the real issues and to present you with the best solution, I talked to 10 moms who blog in different formats of social media. These moms have kids of varying age groups, are living in different parts of the world and manage many other responsibilities with equal will and dedication.

These rock-star real moms share various troubles they face and how they handle them in best of their capacity. Thanks to all of these beautiful ladies for taking out time from their busy schedules and providing valuable inputs for my blog-post.

10 mom-bloggers share their troubles
Real moms share their blogging troubles

Real Moms Share –

mom blogger-Gopa

Gopa Bezboruah from mommygopa.com is a mom-blogger and mostly active on Instagram and Facebook. Gopa says “I am a mom blogger/ influencer/entrepreneur. I have 2 kids. One will be 5 years soon and another will be 1 year soon. Sticking to a timetable works for. Like in the morning do your household work only and later part of the day is for your work. In that schedule your work. Eg. One hour for social media engagement, half an hour for making creative like that. Having a smart phone also helps a lot. Dedicated time to each work. My blog is about parenting and travel. 

mom blogger-heather

Heather Kroska lives in Minnesota and is a mother of 1 year old baby boy. She is active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with running her blog Foodsciencemom.com. Heather says “I can only work on my blog when he’s sleeping. During his 2 hour nap or after he’s gone to bed at 8:30. If my son doesn’t like an activity or recipe, I don’t feel l can post it. I only have one toddler’s opinion to test on due covid. Not mom related, but I had no idea I’d have to become a professional photographer to post recipes. I’ve spent so much of my first two months trying to figure it out and it’s nowhere near good enough yet!”

Real moms share-Martha

Martha Howard Villaroman is a mother of two kids. She lives in Washington and pretty active on Pinterest and Facebook and runs a blog called goplaceswithkids.com. Martha says -“For me the biggest challenge is time. There is so much to do just in terms of producing high-quality content. And then on top of that, there are all of the elements involved in promoting your posts through social media, SEO optimization, and all of the learning needed to make a successful blog. I’m a perfectionist and sometimes it’s hard for me to let some things go and just prioritize the most important tasks. “

Real moms share-sakshi

Sakshi says – ” I am a working mom of 2 kids (3 yrs & 8 months ). Blogging is my passion , I started blogging to showcase my talent but it is very hard to manage kids , work & social media being a working mother.” Sakshi is very active on Facebook and Instagram and runs an account named @storyofhoteliermom.

Real moms share-Annalyn

Annalyn Barney is a stay-at-home mom of 5 beautiful children and she helps overwhelmed moms get out of survival mode and Thrive Motherhood through her blog figureitoutmom ! She says “An issue I face is focus. It can be so hard to focus my energy where it needs to go when I’m being pulled in many directions.Another issue is balancing work that gets me somewhere vs. getting sucked down various blogging rabbit holes and wasting time.”

Real moms share-Noor

Noor Anand Chawla is a lawyer who pursued her passion for writing through her lifestyle blog https://nooranandchawla.com/, where she covers topics related to parenting, health & fitness, beauty & fashion, art & culture, food & drink as well as travel. She can also be found on Instagram as @nooranandchawla. She is active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
She also conducts content creation workshops where she teaches the basics of blogging and how to build an influencer profile on social media, in order to make it a profitable career. Noor Says -“Everyone assumes you create content for kids, overlooking our creating identity.”

mom-blogger- Jyoti

Jyoti Kaur runs a blog named momcaptureslife. She is a mother of a daughter and pretty active on Instagram and Facebook. Jyoti Says -” Managing time has been difficult here . But i have managed to do things on priority basis on particular day 
1) I do all my household work till my kid is busy in online classes 2) 2- 3 hours i keep for shooting for brands and my content daily Like 2-30 to 4.30 as lighting matter the most and sometimes i need my kid in shoots and these days she help me in shoots like making me rehearse lines and listening to me .
This time she and i are both mentally free and can focus though i have to deal with her tantrums.
3) I work part-time in a firm which before lockdown means same like finishing all the work by 2.30 But these days this lock down is blessings in disguise as i have flexibility in my working hours besides some crucial days when i have to meet deadlines .
I remember one week when i continuously worked day and night and didn’t sleep for two days .So its all about priorities .I didn’t take any projects online during those days .
4) So now days i work after 4.30 to 8 pm for my office and then if some extra work is there i finish in night .So that my next day is planned accordingly “

Real moms share - Rebecca

Rebecca Maddox is a working mom. She runs a blog named www.thesimplesouthern.com. She says – “I’m fairly new to blogging, but have two little boys under two and work full time. There are definitely challenges to being a mom blogger with time being the biggest challenge personally. I don’t want to miss time with my kids and also don’t want my kids seeing me constantly tied to my phone and computer. Because this is important to me, I’ve had to set aside time before my boys are up to blog and set up content for the day. Once they are down for bed, I typically go in and reply to comments, answer questions, and engage with other bloggers and social media accounts. It is ideal? No. But, this is how I’ve chosen to make this work, even if it’s not ideal for my social media presence.
I’ve also created a schedule and plan for my posts, so when I do have that hour of content creation time before the kids are up, I know I’m making the most of it!
Another challenge I’m navigating right now is working though the question of if, or how much, to share my kids online. I currently do not share pictures of my kids online (even though they are super cute!). I have no issues if other make a different decision, but I’m still battling with how to be an authentic blogger, while maintaining my kids privacy in an endeavor that they don’t have a say in yet! You can find Rebecca on instagram with the name of @the.simple.southern.

Real moms share-Kimberlee

Kimberlee cardin is a single mom and an aspiring mom-blogger. Planning to launch her blog named “my accidental homestead”, She says – “As a single mom blogger I face more challenges with price to start up or grow. I find the being struggle being start up fees. I’m a single mother with no actual income. I home-school my toddler and do a lot of work on my little family farm.”

Real moms share-archana

Archana Srivastava is an MBA professional and a MOM- blogger. She started living her passion of writing through blogging. Her poem “Meri Maa” has also been published this yeas as a part of an anthology. Archana is active on FB, Twitter and Instagram and runs a blog archusblog.com. She says- “Literally craving for some me time! it becomes very hard to maintain the discipline on writing/reading.”

I am sure if you are a mom-blogger and reading this, you can so much relate to each one of them. Many of them are relying upon personalized plans and time tables to sort out. If i sum-up what these real moms share with us, here are the major 3 issues, they have faced :-

1. Lack of time

2. balancing the baby and the blog with same amount of focus and dedication

3. Having an individual identity apart from being a mom

The third issue is an indefinite struggle that we all are at some point losing or winning, but the top 2 are what we will be trying to figure out and work upon in the coming posts of mine.

Thank you everyone for reading and thank you so much beautiful mommies for contributing to my ‘Real moms share’ post. Much love.

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33 thoughts on “Real Moms share their blogging troubles!!

  • October 8, 2020 at 7:01 pm
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    It was lovely reading these moms’ experiences. I really feel if we are passionate about something, we always figure out a way to keep doing it without compromising on our responsibilities.

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  • October 9, 2020 at 7:47 am
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    Good to know that many moms sail in the same boat in their blogging journey. We have our own tips and tricks to pursue our passion.

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    • October 14, 2020 at 5:13 pm
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      You have covered a very nice topic.Being a mom blogger is challenging and deciding your priorities is very important at times to keep sanity intact.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm
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    Loved reading how mommybloggers are managing

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  • October 11, 2020 at 2:26 am
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    Loved reading this as I too have gone through so much while designing my website and also during my blogging journey so far.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 6:02 am
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    I adore Mom’s who are successful bloggers. I know it’s a lot more exhausting and they do it successfully. That takes a lot of strength and persistence

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    • October 14, 2020 at 7:19 am
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      It was quite insightful reading the blogging experiences of real moms from the blogosphere. I am glad I am familiar with some of them and have had the opportunity of interacting with them.
      The post is helpful and instills hope and motivation among the new bloggers.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 6:20 am
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    Good to read and know about more moms and their blogging journey.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 7:35 am
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    It’s a great post to share real experiences of mom bloggers. With lockdown and everyone being at home, I had to change my schedule. Earlier I would be free in the morning as early at 8:00 am and then I had all the time till 2:00 pm. This worked well for me. I could finish my daily exercise and blog related work, plus I could also manage cooking for the evening. Now I have to adjust as my daughter uses my laptop for school in the morning so I have shifted my blog waor to afternoon. But I liked working in the mornings, so waiting to get back to my old schedule soon.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 8:43 am
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    I know some of mom bloggers and as a mom blogger , I know how difficult to be live passion with duties.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 8:47 am
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    The challenges remain the same, its heartening to see that you are not alone. Great post

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  • October 14, 2020 at 11:01 am
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    Very true, the challenges are never ending but its the passion that we mom bloggers have that keeps us going. Nice post and it was lovely to see some of the familiar names.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 11:13 am
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    The challenges faced by these mom bloggers are quite similar to most of us. I’m sure their time management tips will be useful for many.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 11:47 am
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    Indeed mothers have to manage a lot with a child on their hands. Right from focus to timings, they have to adjust so they can give time to their blog.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 12:03 pm
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    Infact my blog was born because of my biological motherhood and post-partum depression I call my two blogs my blog babies 🙂

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  • October 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm
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    I admire you mom bloggers and also surprised with all the content that is put.Wish we had something like this when I had my babies. No info at all just guided by motherly instinct. Great share from the other mom bloggers.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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    I was happy to read the experiences of all the moms in this post. Being a mom myself, I could relate to the instances and hurdles they face. Kudos and happy Alexa to you too.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 3:59 pm
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    This is a great list, i am sure it would be fun connected with other fellow moms, will check their blog.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 5:11 pm
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    Good to know the view points of these amazing mom bloggers.. Their experience is quite similar to mine.. I can relate to each one of them.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 5:24 pm
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    Motherhood makes us more creative and powerful. We learn to take out time for things we love. I remember i used to crib that I don’t get enough time to read books when my child was 8 months. Then I started just one page and too skipped some of the days but that initiated my sceduling.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 6:03 pm
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    Good to know point of views of so many different blogging moms. I can relate to so many of them and it all about balancing and doing what we like best!

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    • October 15, 2020 at 5:22 pm
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      Managing time is an art and must say we all are excelling in it. I too finish my house chores and then dedicate 2-3 hours for blogging and content creation and rest if the day ideas and concepts keep pouring throughout the day at background.

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    • October 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm
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      Kudos to all you supermoms. You are inspiring.

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  • October 14, 2020 at 6:11 pm
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    This is so related… Loved reading views of different moms regarding blogging troubles..

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  • October 14, 2020 at 7:26 pm
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    This post helped understand the challenges moms face . Being a mom blogger myself I could resonate much with their thoughts. #tmmreads

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    • October 15, 2020 at 4:12 am
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      This was lovely reading about how moms manage work, home and blogs .

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  • October 15, 2020 at 6:47 am
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    Thank you for introducing me to some awesome mom bloggers! I am going to look up their blogs for sure.

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  • October 16, 2020 at 11:04 am
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    Happy to read different pointers from other mom bloggers!!

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  • October 23, 2020 at 7:55 am
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    It was interesting to read this post. I think as another we get pulled (and guilted) into so many things. It is a very fine balance you have to keep in becoming a blogger as well as a hands-on mother.

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  • October 23, 2020 at 11:11 am
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    What a wonderful way to tell that we all face same kind of challenges as mom bloggers. A very insightful post indeed.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:50 am
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    The challenges of mom bloggers are manifold with kids to take care of and several household activities to take care of at the same time. Your post with accounts from several mom bloggers on how to handle blogging and children at the same time is an eye opener.

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