How To Announce A Pregnancy On Your Blog

 

So you've (*ahem*) urinated on the stick and lo and behold, there are two lines staring back at you!  Congratulations!  

If you are a normal human being, your first thought is how to tell your husband, family, and maybe some close friends . . . but, if you are a blogger, the very next thought is how to announce your happy news on your blog! 

There are two basic ways to go about this - you can be upfront and obvious, or you can be sneaky.  There are pros and cons to each approach.  

 

The Up-Front Approach

You can just get on your blog, type up the story, put something along the lines of "Big News!" in the subject line and you can bet every person who sees that post in their reader will click to see what the news is.  Though they will most likely already have a pretty good idea what you want to announce as they click.  You can also go even more obvious and title your post "Pregnant!", like I did with my first pregnancy.

 

Cons:
-Not quite as novel or fun.
-Most everyone will guess at your news before they click through to your blog.
-It's just so obvious . . .

Pros:
-There is no chance anyone will miss your big news!
-You will get a nice traffic boost when you use this approach, because not many people can resist clicking through to offer their congratulations.

 

Some nice examples of the Up-Front Approach:

The super-obvious approach at Through Clouded Glass (that would be my announcement of my first pregnancy, by the way).

Another obvious-but-the-title-is-more-fun approach at Hope Road

And one more slightly-less-obvious approach from His Grace Is Sufficient.


 

Absolutely nothing wrong with being obvious!  Like I said, it’ll get you lots of congratulations, and isn’t that what we all want anyway?  I was very happy being up-front when I announced I was pregnant with Wyatt.

 

The Sneaky Approach

If you want to be a little more creative, you could try the sneaky approach.  And yes, creative ways to announce on the blog almost always translate into being somewhat sneaky.   Some creative announcements I've seen have included adding "I'm pregnant" into a random facts list, posting pictures of an older child wearing a shirt with a hint and/or the words "Big Brother/Sister" on it and seeing who notices, or a "Wordless Wednesday" post with pictures to announce the pregnancy.

 

Cons:
-It's very easy for people to miss your news completely with this approach.  Let's face it, the title of a post has alot to do with whether or not someone clicks to read your post - and a post titled "Pregnant!" is going to get a lot more clicks.  You may end up having to post a second, more obvious announcement if people just don't catch it.

Pros:
-You can’t deny this approach is fun!  It allows you to be more creative.
-It can be rather educational to be sneaky and see who catches your announcement.

 

Some good examples of the sneaky/creative approach:

The random-things-list approach from Chloe.  I’m afraid the blog has been set to private now, but she posted a list of 25 random things about herself and snuck “I’m pregnant” in there with the other facts.

The Wordless-Wednesday-big-brother approach from Life And Wife Of A Med Student.

The photos-to-tell-the-story approach at Thoughts and Whatnots.


 

And my personal favorite . . .

The write-a-blog-post-about-how-to-announce-your-pregnancy-and-then-announce-at-the-end-approach at Through Clouded Glass.


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Sarah Hyde said...

WOW! Congratulations, Callie! What a blessing.

Melissa said...

Aw! Congrats, Callie! :) :)

Btw... i scrolled down b/c i thought that might be what this was! HAHA!

Unknown said...

YAY! Congrats friend!!!

Lauren said...

oh yay! I was thinking what an interesting topic for a post...but you're so SNEAKY, SNEAKY that you kept me reading on!

Congrats girl!

Unknown said...

I KNEW IT!!!! That is why I clicked on this post...I just knew it was your announcement!!! Yay!!! Congratualtions!!!!!!!!! So excited for you and can't wait to hear more details of it all. Looks like we will be doing the newborn mom thing together this time. :) Haha! You were very sneaky and creative with this news! ;)

Sarah said...

That was THE BEST announcement! Congratulations!! I read this post (due to the title but mostly because I read all of your posts) because I was going to see how our announcement compared to your thoughts... and now we are BOTH pregnant with our second!! Yay!

Lori said...

ahhhhhh!!! yayyyyyy!!! You got me on this Callie!!!!! Love this!! I am so happy for you guys!!!

Ash said...

Congrats you guys :) I can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey again!!

Katie said...

YAY! CONGRATS GIRL! I must admit, halfway through I felt like that announcement was coming at the end! ;) Super creative, I love it! Also, love that baby #2 is on the way! Can't wait to hear more :)

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

congrats!! :)

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh congratulations!!! While I was reading through this post I was wondering if you were going to announce your pregnant!

I am very happy for you guys, congrats again!

Danielle said...

Omgosh!!!! Congrats! I love this post. Great! Sneaky, cute, and catchy :)

Lyndsey said...

Hahaha, love the "approach!" Congratulations!!!

Tami said...

Oh my goodness Callie!!! Congratulations girl! I am so excited for you and can't wait to read all of the details. I also love your creative announcement. Too cute!

Rachel and John said...

Oh Callie!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!! YAY for second babies!!!

Crystal Renee said...

Oh yeah! Congrats! You totally had me with the "posts" from others! Love it! CONGRATS AGAIN!

Emily Powell said...

I knew it...congrats!

~M~ said...

Congratulations!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

I love it Callie!!! :) Congratulations girl, SOOOOO happy for you. :)

Jessica said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Sorry I didn't get a chance to say it sooner, but congratulations!

Unknown said...

*screams* *squeals* so happy for you three!!!!

CAC said...

So cute! You look fabulous, great pictures too! : )Congratulations!

Happiness Is... said...

This is AWESOME! I love it!! Congratulations! When are you due? Can't wait to follow along!

Natalie said...

Yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just knew it when I was reading through-I just kept thinking "She's pregnant...she's going to announce it at the end!"
I love it! SO cute. Congratulations sweet friend. I absolutely cannot wait to hear the story and praise God for His perfect timing and grace on your family!

Venessa said...

What a lovely surprise! Congrats!!

T, C, and E said...

I knew it! Congratulations! Can't wait to follow your pregnancy! Blessings!

HIS daughter said...

So happy for you! And what a cute way to annouce :) Blessings! :)

E said...

Adorable!! Congrats!! Can't wait to hear all the details!

Bethany G said...

OMGOSH I have chills!!! So excited for you! This was soo clever!

Julie S. said...

Ahhh!! How incredibly exciting!!! Congratulations!

~Momma to Twin Girls~ said...

awe... SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations!!! I thought I was going to get to the end and it would say something to the effect "Sorry I am not pregnant I was just giving you all some cool ideas" :) So fun!!! Wyatt is going to be a great big brother!

LeAnna said...

Yaaaay! I've been hoping this day would come soon for you! Congratulations, Mama, and I LOVE the pics!

Amanda said...

I'm sooooo excited for you guys! What a cute way to announce your news :) I can't wait to follow along on your journey. Your announcement with Wyatt was the first blog post that I read of yours!

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Anna said...

I'm so happy for you! Cute, cute post!!!! :-D Yay!!!!!

the hanzliceks said...

Yay! Congrats!!

Cameron Morrison said...

Congratulations! Our due dates are so close! Love your announcement pictures!! SO cute!

Bridget said...

Aww congrats Callie! Your post made me literally laugh out loud at the way you did. Love it!

Kristin said...

Yay, CONGRATS!!! I got goosebumps when I saw your sweet pics!!! :)

Vanessa Miller said...

Stopping by from Jenna's. Congrats! Very sneaky! I'm planning to make my second one sneaky too.

Page said...

That's so wonderful - congratulations!!! I also got excited when I started reading, thinking you might have an announcement at the end...but I promise I still read every word! ;) Hope you're feeling okay so far - happy for you!

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Well...I fell for that HOOK LINE AND SINKER. LOL!

I WAS stopping by to tell you that you won the giveaway on my blog! Please e-mail me. :D

Now, I guess I'm stopping by to say CONGRATS!!! :D

Nicole said...

OMG... i FIGURED that was the purpose of this post! Congrats!!! I know that this has been a desire of your heart for some time... and a stress factor too. God is SOOOO good! I'm overwhelmed with happiness for you! Many many blessings to your growing family! xoxo

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Ahhh! Callie!! So so so excited for you guys! I can't wait to follow along your pregnancy with you :-) Congrats!

Amanda said...

How exciting! I'm super happy for you. I found your blog while you were pregnant with Wyatt and I'm so excited to follow along with your second pregnancy!

Ashlee J said...

You guys are adorable! Congratulations!!

Meghan said...

Congratulations Callie! Wyatt's going to be a big brother! So exciting!

April said...

stopping by from Jenna's blog today! Love your creativity....and Congrats! Your outfit is adorable btw :-)

Jenna said...

Yaaaayyy!! Congrats!!! Sounds like you didn't have to try for too long this time?! I'm so glad you didn't have to go through that... I know you were nervous about it. Woohooo!!!

Unknown said...

Haha since I already saw the facebook announcement you didn't fool me but I live your sneaky approach and I am so excited for you!!!

Veronica and Daniel said...

Oooo! So sneaky! and SO exciting :) Congratulations!

Leslie said...

Precious!!! :)

Jessica said...

Yay!!! I'm SO excited for you! Congratulations! :)

Unknown said...

you had me all the way up until the end! Haha congratulations!!!!! That is so awesome!
I remember when sydney from the daybook announced her pregnancy, she compared her tummy to a lemon with pictures of her holding a lemon!
again, congratulaions! I will keep this in mind for when the time comes for me!
~Morgan

Amy from Lizzy Beth said...

I'm over from Jenna's!! LOVE your layout!!!! AND your name is so cute! and Congrats on baby #2! Now the real fun starts! hahah!! Can't wait to read more!

Claire said...

I'd seen your news on Facebook already, but I LOVE this post! hehe you're too cute! And you look so adorable in those pictures! I'm so happy for you and congratulations to little Wyatt for being a big brother! SOOO fun!

Jenni Lynn said...

Can't wait to hear more! What an exciting time, I feel so excited for you and I don't even know you!

Amber said...

Yay! SO happy to see this post. Woohoo!

Haley Galloway said...

Congratulations mama!!! <3 So exciting. Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy! Can't wait to follow along on this journey.

Kirsten said...

What wonderful news! Congrats and so exciting!

Jodi said...

Such a great post. What a fun and creative way to share your news. Congrats to you and your family. I wish good health for you and your baby.

Cadyly said...

Hi! I'm just visiting from Jenna's challenge, but Congratulations! :) How awesome! :)

Momma Megan said...

Congratulations Callie!!!! So excited for you & your sweet family!

Melanie said...

OH MY GOSH Callie!!! Here I didnt check blogger yesterday and am just now reading your HUGE news..CONGRATS!! So happy for you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Shamblins said...

Congratulations! What a cute way to share the news!

cait said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! So excited for you!! Honestly did not see this coming...LOVE THE SURPRISE! :D

Blessings on your sweet family of three and now FOUR! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm clearly behind on the news!! :) Congratulations, sweet friend!! So happy for you guys!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Callie!!! I'm so happy for you and your family!!!

Kayla Rae said...

Congrats Callie!!! I have not kept up with the blogs lately and I am so kicking myself right now! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to read all the updates!

Dove of Snow said...

Oh wow! I leave the blogger world for a couple weeks and one of my favorite bloggers turns up pregnant! LOL And here it seems like just yesterday you were talking about "before baby #2" to-do lists! Congratulations! :-)

Kathryn said...

Ahh! I've been out of the loop for too long, how exciting to get back on the blogosphere to see this great news from you! Congratulations!! What a wonderful blessing!

Kelley said...

YAY! COngrats!

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