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  1. Olivia says

    I learnt something new today, didn’t know Sharenting was a word🤣

    I am so excited for the direction your blog is going in Shelly! ☺️ it’s going to be great no matter what you decide to post about!

  2. Jan says

    Word of the day – Sharenting 😋
    I could relate to a lot of the points you made. Kudos to you for doing what feels comfortable to you – it’s your space after all. You are doing fantastic, keep at it! Xx

  3. Markus + Micah says

    Looking forward to reading more about your lifestyle. I hope you continue to enjoy blogging and it is lovely to see how this place evolves. What you do is up to you. As long as you are happy!

  4. nirajshah2003 says

    I am also excited to see the direction of your blog in the future, and I look forward to supporting you further in your blogging journey! I fully respect your decision to stop sharenting, at the end of the day you should write about what makes you happy and not what gives you additional stress!

  5. Hilary Tan says

    Parenting is just one of the many sub-categories I use on my blog. I decided not to make my blog a mom blog since day 1. There’s so much over-sharing on social media that I’m trying to keep my life private, as much as I can. My words are much less private, but photos tell a thousand words… or something like that. A blog should not be restricted to one main topic, as long as there is order and it makes sense to the readers. 🙂

      • Hilary Tan says

        I think I have 12-15 sub-niches since they tend to overlap a lot. In the past I have unfollowed bloggers who are incoherent and make no sense, or if I cannot figure out what the topic of the blog post is and I’m left more confused after reading it. 🤔

        I feel like those who stick to one niche will eventually burn themselves out. You should talk about what interests you! There’s also lots of sub-niches that are still related to parenting, like parenting and baby-approved snacks/meals, even finances etc.

  6. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    I had never heard that word sharenting before. Personally, I write about various topics that inspire me and I don’t really worry too much about my “niche” which started out as eco-friendly living. I love your blog! Keep doing what you’re doing. 🙂

  7. manitobamomblog says

    I can’t seem to stick to a niche…I’m in the process of even building a 3rd blog (this one is my 2nd, and I abandoned my 1st). But like you said, if it adds value to one person’s life that’s all that is needed…even if it’s only your own! 😊 Blogging is fun, so there!

    • Shelly DS says

      Geez 3 blogs!!! That’s hectic! As long as you are enjoying the process, keep at it! 🙂 Funny thing is I’m contemplating a second blog but can’t seem to find the time to get it started lol

  8. Kally says

    Hey Shelly Mama, you do you. You decide how much you want to give out and how much you keep it private. Your blog, your call. Stick to what you are comfortable with and your loyal followers will stick with you. I don’t share my little one’s photos, mainly because my husband will freak out. Lol!

  9. Helen says

    I can relate to you in this one! Although I didn’t have a ‘mom blog’, my instagram was originally plastered with photos of my oldest and even youngest child. But then last year I decided to rebrand and create content that was less about the kids and more about me. I went that route because I noticed that my follower count was decreasing. I wanted to increase my follower account and the way to do that is to create relatable, valuable content. And not everyone is interested in seeing pictures of kids. For some it could work out, if it is a kid instagram account. But anyway I have no regrets with my decision and glad I did.
    And like you say in your blog post, it’s good to maintain some privacy in this very public world we live in today

  10. Until Jenn says

    Love your post. I remember coming across the word way back in the day while reading a book called American Girls by Nancy Jo Sales. It was written back in 2016 but so relevant today. Loved reading about your personal journey with “sharenting”. I’m also on one too as my oldest is approaching teenhood. Thank for blogging!

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for the feedback Jen, I appreciate you! Good luck with the preteen~ they tend to start demanding their privacy and such so I hope you’re able to strike a balance between what you share as a parent vs what they don’t deem embarrassing. You’ve got this! 💛


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