5 Reasons Why Milspouses Should Start a Blog

Did you know that being a milspouse is the perfect lifestyle to begin writing a blog?

Writing a blog is a great way to share your thoughts and feelings as well as meet a new community of friends. After PCS’ing across the country for the first time four years ago, we were surrounded by unfamiliar land and had no family nearby. I became extremely bored and lonely, even though I was working.

I started doing some research into hobbies that I could get into and I discovered blogging.

What an amazing community online writing had turned into! I knew it was my calling.

I wasn’t meeting new friends in the new location that I lived in. However, I had other milspouse and mom bloggers who had very similar lifestyles to mine and, most importantly, they understood.

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Many moms believe they don’t have time to write about themselves, or write in general. It is a lot like working out. It is something you need to change your mindset for, something you have to want to do. Otherwise, there is no time for it.

But, what many moms and milspouses don’t realize is how much being a blogger can help them and others.

Here are 5 reasons why every milspouse should start their own blog:

Share your thoughts

Did you know that according to the Department of Defense there are over 640,000 military spouses of active duty members? Being online in the milspouse world, you can share your thoughts and advice with others who are in similar life situations. At first it might just be a hobby, something to do, but eventually you could be someone that others milspouses turn to for advice. Experiences that you go through as a milspouse make for worthy information to others will go through the exact same.

Make new friends

When your husband is deployed and you are recently PCS’ed, it can get extremely lonely. There is no one to talk to and you can only call your family so many times. Finding new friends is essential to deployment and/or PCS. When you are a milspouse blogger, there are so many new opportunities for you.

Enter into a new community

Many milspouses have friends and family that are not military families and have a hard time relating to you. There are so many military communities online, and even more for military spouse bloggers. There is even a military spouse community for teachers out there, too. Start researching the best groups for you to be in online and start making friends. Join a military blogging community. Guest post for big military sites and share your knowledge! The possibilities are limitless.

Turn it into a business

Milspouse moms might have a tougher time finding a job when their husband is deployed. Taking care of everything is difficult when you are working outside of the home. Did you know that blogging is considered a business and that there are so many opportunities with blogging now to make money? Being able to work from home when your husband is deployed and you have children is a great opportunity. Starting a milspouse blog can help you get extra income and potentially start a full time business right out of your home. Invest the time to make something great and what started out as a hobby can turn into an income generating business.

Learn something new

If you do think about turning your new blog into a business, start by reading other military spouse blogs to get an idea of how they are using their own knowledge to help others. By reading and sharing others writing, you will be learning something new every day. This is important not only for your blog but for you too. It can help you in the future to maybe do something differently when you have to move again.

 

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About Jennifer O'Shea

Jennifer is the owner of Teach.Workout.Love, a Motherhood Community for Busy Moms and Military Spouses. Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a toddler mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach and everything fitness.

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