How to become a successful Mummy Blogger

It’s decided, you want to write a mummy blog. Not easy if you’ve never ever been part of the social media landscape. A bit scary even. C’est facile! Search online ‘How to become a successful Mummy Blogger’ and you will have plenty of ideas. People will tell you how to start it and become the queen of the blogging world! Here are some of my favourites tips on how to become a successful Mummy Blogger and what I made of them when I started the Frenchie Mummy blog.

  • Get ideas from your audience – So I read other mummy blogs for research. Non! It’s now midnight and I have written absolutely nothing. Too tired now, off to bed…
  • Understand your audience – You’re kidding me? I can’t even understand myself sometimes. My hormones are playing weird tricks on me. Happy now, moody in the next hour. Even poor Grumpy Boyfriend doesn’t know sur quel pied danser.
  • Write for yourself firstFacile! I already talk a lot to myself during my endless walks to get Baba to sleep.
  • Build your email list – I am yet to do this… I need to do some research ASAP! If you feel like me a bit overwhelmed by all this technical stuff, go and check out You Baba Me Mummy. She will help you for sure!
  • Give stuff away – Who wants my old maternity clothes? They look brand new, I promise. I only got stuff like Isabella Oliver or Seraphine. Remember I am a sophisticated woman, right? No, wait a minute, I might be able to convince Grumpy Boyfriend to have another Mini-Me. I will actually keep mes vieilles fripes. Sorry if I disappointed anyone.
  • Give away your knowledge – I have plenty to share. Don’t know if it’s of best quality though. You will have to sort it out yourself I’m afraid. Bonne chance with that by the way. I can be very chatty. Je vous previens!
  • Be true to your voice – According to my friends, I am genuine, honest and funny (vraiment?). So I suppose I will just be my old self.
  • Give it time – But I don’t have any!
  • Write catchy headlines – Totally something I can do. But I also read that I needed to keep titles simple and easy to find in a browser. Que faire?!
  • Be Yourself – Yep, that’s what I am indeed planning to do. Readers will have a true picture of Frenchie Mummy: silly, tired, witty and sometimes totally lost with new technologies.
  • Keep it short – ‘A blog post is like a miniskirt.’ Got it! Will try, but as I said before, je suis une vraie pipelette.
  • Make it worth referencingLe Saint Graal! Talking about boobies’ size, stretch marks and other wonders… It’s all that people want to know, without admitting it.

Voilà what I make of ces lois sacrées. Every time I upload a post, I swear to abide by them (or not!). Now, I know what you are going to say. Frenchie Mummy is not telling you how to become a successful Mummy Blogger! Well, read again this post 🙂 I might have taken a bit the mick here, but the 12 tips listed above are definitely relevant and will for sure help you to set up a very successful blog! Try them and let me know how you get on with them!

Thanks for reading this totally not serious post about how to become a successful Mummy Blogger. I promise that I will write the significant post soon! A bientôt 🙂

125 Comments

  1. June 7, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Haha, keep going you’re getting there! Blog is looking tres bon! Thanks for linking to #chucklemums and hope you come back next week 🙂 xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 7, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      I will try if Baba allows me or I don’b forget. Very good French ?

  2. June 7, 2016 / 11:17 am

    This is so funny! I wish you luck as one of the joys of blogging is breaking all the rules 🙂

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 7, 2016 / 2:41 pm

      thanks, I am trying. Let’s see how it goes

  3. Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine
    June 7, 2016 / 11:37 am

    It’s good to have a list. I didn’t start with a list, or in fact any knowledge at all. But like you I just got straight in and I don’t regret it. Thanks so much for joining #chucklemums!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 7, 2016 / 2:48 pm

      You’re kidding me, thank You and Mumzilla. I have never had so much reaction. I am back every single week with #chucklemums!!!! ?

  4. alisonlonghurst
    June 7, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Loved the zippy style of your blog, almost lyrical…maybe the french helped. I like your take on the tips for bloggers – great fun! Alison #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 8, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Cool I can’t find your blog on twitter. Where are you hiding?

  5. islandliving365
    June 8, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    haha, love your list, you can never go wrong with a list! Number 9 is one that constantly baffles me, I can never think of a good headline that doesn”t make my blog sound like a tabloid! #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 8, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      glad you like it. When I decided to start my blog I looked for tip and I saw that some people were really into it, like serious stuff so I thought, let’s have some fun. I am not the perfect student 🙂

  6. Over Heaven's Hill
    June 9, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Haha excellent! Love it 🙂 thanks for the giggle

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 10, 2016 / 8:00 am

      You’re more than welcome 🙂

  7. June 10, 2016 / 2:51 am

    Lol! Love it! Ahhh the conflicting advice we hear all the time!! I say sod it…just drink all the wine and write whatever you fancy!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 10, 2016 / 8:01 am

      exactly! ahaha

  8. rightroyalmother
    June 10, 2016 / 5:20 am

    You are doing really well – I, like Fran, didn’t have a list (still don’t) and basically make it up as I go along. As long as it’s fun, you aren’t doing anything wrong! (And ‘yes’ to having no time … that’s the real killer!) #fridayfrolics

  9. June 10, 2016 / 8:00 am

    so cool! Love a list too – my favourite on this was ‘give it time’ ha ha brilliant – oh to have more of this! #ablogginggoodtime

  10. June 11, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    C’est Magnifique!! This was very funny. We always have so much advice given to us but sometimes it is simply impossible and we must do and follow what comes naturally. I think you are doing very well.

    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

  11. June 12, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Its really hard to be a mother and a blogger at the same time so I think theres no real rules to be one. Just find time haha which is really hard so I have so much respect for mothers who blog because I know that finding time squeezing to write is hard. This is the first time that I have visited your blog and I am glad to have found it =)

    #ablogginggoodtime

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 12, 2016 / 10:18 am

      🙂 happy to meet new bloggers

  12. suzanna
    June 14, 2016 / 7:09 am

    Ha ha ha. Your post made me laugh. Will bear these rules in mind next time I write a post 🙂

  13. maddy@writingbubble
    June 14, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I had a giggle at this! I find all the rules I should be following baffling a lot of the time and have come to the conclusion that I can’t really be bothered and will have to just make my own rules up as I go along and hope that works somehow! Thanks for linking to #WhatImWriting

  14. June 15, 2016 / 8:56 am

    I’m so glad I didn’t read a list before I started blogging – would.ve put me off doing it! Thank you for making me smile on a Wednesday.

  15. June 15, 2016 / 9:00 am

    Thnak you for making me smile on Wednesday. I’m so glad I didn’t read one of those lists before I started, it would’ve put me off!

  16. June 15, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Ha! This made me chuckle 🙂 I’m not very good at following the rules… but I quite like yours!! #whatimwriting

  17. turningupindevon
    June 15, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    No 9 and 11 are good ones, not sure I’m doing either, must try harder. Your blog is looking fab, am just about to follow!!! 🙂 #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 15, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      merci ?

  18. Silly Mummy
    June 17, 2016 / 1:05 am

    Haha – best blogging advice ever! #fridayfrolics

  19. June 21, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Haha great advice, I could have written this myself! It’s only easy when you have the time!! I barely have a minute to breathe these days, which is why I am sat here at 10.30 in the morning still in my pyjamas with the kids running riot! Agghh! #TheBabyFormula

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 21, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Quite similar here, still in my dressing gown while Baba is chilling out after his morning feed ?

  20. min1980
    June 28, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Love. It. There are far too many blogging tips posts out there, usually written by someone with 10 minutes experience in the field. Definitely a subject ripe for parody. Love the way you’ve peppered your post with French (although my French is bad) and I’ll take your old maternity clothes!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 28, 2016 / 7:43 am

      Thanks for commenting. You are so right, so many people feel like they know it all and can give you some tips when they’ve been doing it for 10 minutes. When I checked it all online, I thought i had to take the mick a bit… It was too tempting ?

  21. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    June 29, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Love this! I generally ignore most of the blogging advice tips – mainly as I just can’t do them (write a catchy headline?! But that also works for SEO of course! Forget it!) I think we can be guilty of taking it all too seriously 🙂

  22. June 30, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Ha ha I love this! I don’t have much time either – everything is done at a frantic pace!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      June 30, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Seriously when I was thinking about doing a blog and read all these top tips from nobodies or almost, I knew I had to take a bit the mick ?

  23. randommusings29
    July 1, 2016 / 1:16 am

    Haha, brilliant! The title one always gets me too – do you make it catchy or optimized? It can’t always be both! #blogstorm
    Debbie

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 1, 2016 / 5:44 am

      Thanks for such a nice comment.

  24. islandliving365
    July 5, 2016 / 9:47 am

    Haha, great tips. I need to print these out and stick them on my fridge #blogstorm

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 5, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Thanks for reading and congratulations on the recent awards ???

  25. debsrandomwritings
    July 8, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Hi Cecile, this blogging lark can be a bit tricky at the best of times without the added complication of blogging tips.Reading them is a must though as you never know when you come across that gem of advice.

    xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 8, 2016 / 4:30 pm

      ? merci, you are a ???

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 10, 2016 / 11:06 pm

      I will, thanks for the invite x

  26. July 12, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Great “tongue in cheek” post about what we go through as bloggers! LOL! #overthemoon

  27. July 14, 2016 / 2:48 am

    Love it – always be true to yourself!

  28. Life Loving
    July 17, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Ha ha – brilliant. Great advice, even if like you we can’t always follow it. We could all do with more time to do the blogging we love so much. Once day… one day…

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

  29. Kate Tunstall, The Less-Refined Mind
    July 22, 2016 / 7:07 am

    Haha! There’s so much advice it can get a little overwhelming. Great post xx
    #TheList

  30. July 22, 2016 / 8:03 am

    You never fail to make me smile with your posts! #TheList

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 22, 2016 / 8:29 am

      ?

  31. My Petit Canard
    July 22, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Fab list! I have no time either, and I always seem to do “research” and then realise I havent written a thing either. Glad its not just me 😉 Emily #TheList

  32. July 22, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    This really made me giggle! When I first started looking a few months ago, I came across loads of good advice but I ended up doing exactly what you have just said! Thanks for sharing. #thelink

  33. July 22, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I am brand new to the world of blogging. I clicked on this post thinking Yayy a fab blogger is sharing tips but it wasn’t. It was actually the best post I have seen, it’s hilarious and so true. I would rather of seen this than a load of boring what to do information. xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 22, 2016 / 10:00 pm

      totally agree with you. That’s why I wrote this post. All the stuff I read was far too serious…Thanks for reading xx

  34. July 23, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    No. 5 and 8 made be smile – I love your ‘take’ on the traditional blogging advice. #thelist.

  35. July 25, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Very good – all so true! There’s just not enough time on the day! #thelist

  36. Let kids be kids
    July 25, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Haha, love it. So true! #TheList

  37. July 25, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    New blogger, but I feel like rules are meant to be broken. If you’re true to yourself that is probably all that matters. People enjoy reading you, not what is supposed to be you! #TheList

  38. You Baby Me Mummy
    July 26, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    So funny! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  39. Nige
    July 27, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Keep going I love your blog and you are a super writer very funny it takes time I wrote one post and it changed my blog overnight about 6 months ago it apparently was controversial not that I saw it when I wrote but all of sudden I was noticed very strange feeling that. I could of given up a 100 times so easily so keep doing what you are doing because you really are very good
    #brilliantblogposts

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 27, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      That is very kind of you. Thank you so much! ?

  40. July 27, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Brilliant list. Let’s face it, unless we don’t work or don’t have kids or a social life, how are we supposed to be perfect bloggers??? Love your one about keeping it short like a mini skirt. I’ll remember that one as my posts can be like maxi skirts!! nice to have come across this post via #brillblogposts The follow up comments are great too.

  41. July 28, 2016 / 6:46 am

    I jumped into blogging not knowing much & fear I still don’t ? I’ll never be a SEO champion or google analytics pro. God the more i think about I’m a blogging fraud. #coolmumclub lifeinthemumslane

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 28, 2016 / 7:16 am

      I am too but that’s ok. LOL

  42. 2travellingtots
    July 28, 2016 / 8:34 am

    Am hopefully managing to follow most of these and will definitely try harder on the others…..now what can I give away…
    Great post as always!
    #coolmumclub

  43. July 28, 2016 / 9:43 am

    I’m rubbish at headlines! Can never think of the snappy title! Your list made me laugh 🙂 #coolmumclub

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 28, 2016 / 11:52 am

      Merci ? xx

  44. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    July 28, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    A blog post is like a miniskirt – brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  45. July 28, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    I’m a firm believe in #3 and #10 🙂 That’s precisely why I got into blogging many moons ago 🙂 #sharingthelove.

  46. July 28, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Haha this really made me chuckle! Such a refreshing take on all the posts out there offering advice on how to be a good blogger – love it! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xx

  47. July 28, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    This is brilliant! Although I think these have credit I wouldn’t say that they’re that important. We all love a rule breaker #blogstorm

  48. July 28, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    You are hysterical! Thanks for posting this one. #momsterlink

  49. Lex
    July 28, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    This made me laugh out loud. I especially love give it time, I did laugh a little too hardly at that one. Love your light hearted, comedic point of view. Really enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing and making me realise, don’t take it too seriously! #coolmumclub

  50. July 28, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Love the way you wrote the post, it’s a rather humorous way of approaching a common blog topic!

  51. dearbearandbeany
    July 29, 2016 / 4:59 am

    Love it! I’ve never been one to follow the rules, so why start now! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

  52. July 29, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Lol this made me chuckle!! Espically love the one around giving it time and keeping at it! …. 18 months and counting! When does one count themselves as successful?! #TheList! Xx

  53. July 29, 2016 / 10:26 am

    Great list and fun to read, sometimes the best thing to do is break the rules after all that’s what they are there for. #sharingthebloglove

  54. July 29, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Haha! A blog post is like a mini skirt! Hilarious. I kind of ignore the rules too. More interesting, right? Also, who has time to find out what the rules are? #momsterslink

  55. Penny Plain Fit (@pennyplainfit)
    July 29, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Thanks for making my laugh a bit at the end of this long and tiring week! –Andreea #SharingtheBlogLove

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 29, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      You’re more than welcome xx

  56. July 29, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    I think the first rule of blogging is follow your own rules 🙂 It gets easier once you find your pace, and we are all tres different! It took me a good year to chill into a flow that works for me and mine. Just enjoy, and you’ll be winning 🙂
    Merci beaucoup pour le linky-uppy #coolmereclub ( comprend pas?). Your blog is refreshing my GCSE French ha ha!

  57. July 29, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Love this, who wants to play by all the rules anyway?!Love your blog so much xx #coolmumclub

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 29, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Merci Merci Merci ??

  58. Rebecca Taylor
    July 30, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Fabulous! And funny as always! Thank you for sharing! I SO need to learn not to waffle on so much! Mine are too long! #Sharingthebloglove

  59. July 30, 2016 / 9:42 am

    As always great post! I keep reading these tips too and always finding a reason not to do them! #coolmumclub x

  60. Trishawna
    July 31, 2016 / 4:36 am

    Haha I love this. Gave me a good laugh. But I can honestly relate. #momsterslink

  61. Hannah (tuesdayschildblog)
    July 31, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Great post and I love your blog, keeps me chuckling! Thanks 🙂 #brillblogposts

  62. July 31, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    You’re hilarious! Yep I often wonder how come I’m following lots of people via email and they haven’t returned the favour, hmmm. Don’t worry Frenchie Mummy, we’ll be brilliant bloggers in no time!! xx #coolmumclub

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 31, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      I don’t really mind anymore about that. I am just enjoying the whole experience for myself xx

  63. A Mother of All Trades
    July 31, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    These are brilliant tips for any newbie! Thanks for sharing xo I love and follow your blog 🙂 #Momsterslink

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      July 31, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words as usual xx

  64. July 31, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Love this! I cant abide by all the rules all of the time so its refreshing to think I’m not alone in my thinking! 🙂

    #brillblogposts

  65. Double the Monkey Business
    August 1, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Ha ha, this is brilliant. I have no time either, I feel your pain 🙂 xx #SharingtheBlogLove

  66. August 2, 2016 / 7:38 am

    This made me laugh! I do try to follow some tips online and they do often work but a lot of stuff I just have zero time for X #coolmumclub

  67. DomesticatedMomster
    August 10, 2016 / 12:29 am

    Great list! A little advice with the following by email part. I did that at first but then my emails would be in the high hundreds and I honestly don’t have the time to read that many emails or blogs. I follow anyone who has a wordpress blog as it’s easy to keep track of them in my feed. I used to spend hours reading blogs and finding new bloggers. But now it seems like my linky and trying to get something written at least once a week takes up all of my time. So I am so happy to have you as a part of my linky because I love reading your stuff. #momsterslink.

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 5:10 am

      I see what you mean. I used to follow by email a lot of blogs but I got fed up with all the emails. I have a bookmark with my fave blogs and I read whenever I want. Freedom! Thanks for your lovely comment. So happy to have found you. You are so funny and I love your posts xx

      • DomesticatedMomster
        August 10, 2016 / 5:49 pm

        Ditto lady!

  68. October 13, 2016 / 11:01 am

    #3 – YES! I always remind myself that I started blogging for myself. If readership grows, great. And, if not, I did this for me. Not for money. Not for readers. But to document MY life! 🙂

  69. womanpulse
    October 13, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    LOL don’t you love the posts about how to blog? It’s all bs in my opinion because we all have our own way and there isn’t a wrong way persay. Tips about marketing and such yeah if they are from someone who actually knows something, I get it. Your very popular so you are obviously doing it right. And teaching us French!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      October 13, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks for saying that! I don’t think I am that popular but the compliment is nice x

  70. livelaughhlovee5
    October 13, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Give it time they said LOL I like a lot of these tips. Thanks for sharing.

  71. kage2015
    October 13, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Love how you remind us to use our own voices and stay true to ourselves.

    • thefrenchiemummy
      Author
      October 13, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      I can’t control it anyway and pretend to be someone else lol. Thanks for reading x

  72. October 13, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    You’re a hoot and a half – this was hysterical! I love your wit (and the self-deprecating humor).

  73. Shavonne Kennard
    November 17, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    This was funny, but oh so true. Lol. I’m still learning this whole new blogging thing myself so I so feel this post.

  74. lori
    November 17, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    This was funny! I totally get it.

  75. One Messy Mama
    January 16, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I was expecting the same old post of blogging ideas.. But instead I had the best laugh!!! 100 % correct. Understand your audience ?..I don’t even understand myself. ?

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      I know, everytime I read one of these magic posts, I go for it and then I am so disappointed! LOL Thanks for reading x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      May 7, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      haha merci x

  76. May 8, 2017 / 4:33 am

    You sure know how to get your audience with catchy headlines 🙂 #EatSleepBlogRT

  77. May 8, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    This is a brilliant list! Particularly loving the ‘give it time’ So true, I have none! Always chasing that elusive quiet blogging time!

  78. May 8, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Haha this is cute … and most of it is probably true. Especially that we all really want to talk about stretchmarks and all! Thanks for linking to #EatSleepBlogRT. Hope you join again next time.

  79. Pen
    May 13, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Oh no, don’t write a serious post on how to become a mommy blogger. Your satirical posts are so much better. Loads of love. Pen x #KCACOLS

  80. Amy
    May 15, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Funny, I was just talking to my blogging partner who thought our posts were too short, but I think to the point is best #kcacols

  81. May 17, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    I should have paid more attention to the rules. I just assumed that as a male, women the world over would fall for my wit and charm and hang on my every word. oops #kcacols

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      May 19, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      yes 🙂 thanks for sharing it too x

  82. May 21, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Being yourself is definitely the best thing to be. People can tell if you’re being fake or something you’re not quite easily. #kcacols

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      May 21, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      true! Thanks for reading x

  83. May 26, 2017 / 6:21 am

    This was funny and refreshing to read – true, too! I’m so rubbish at all of these things. I have no time either! #KCACOLS

  84. May 26, 2017 / 8:11 am

    Yep you’ve hit the nail on the head here – love it! #KCACOLS

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