I came across an interesting piece this morning on Kristen Lamb’s Blog asking the question: when do writers need multiple blogs?
Kristen’s response: never.
Four or five years ago when I started out my first blog was called My Own Velvet Room. A few years into blogging I decided I wanted to write more about adoption and I started a second blog called Arms of Adoption. It was a challenge to keep up with the Arms of Adoption blog but I felt the subject warranted it’s own site.
Eventually I brought everything together here at A Slice of Life Writing where I post about writing, adoption, life, and whatever else strikes my fancy. Life was good. Blogging was simple.
Then, earlier this year, I started a second blog called A Grandma’s Garden. I haven’t worked hard at promoting the site and it feels like something I’m doing for myself to keep a record of my gardening adventures. I think that’s okay. I’ve even referred back to previous posts to see what the garden was looking like on a given date.
After reading Kristen’s post this morning I’m rethinking A Grandma’s Garden and wondering if I should bring it in with A Slice of Life Writing.
I follow excellent blogs dedicated solely to memoir and writing, others are focused on adoption issues, I also follow some eclectic ones that don’t seem to have a single focus. I enjoy them all.
What do you think? Should writers have multiple blogs or should a blog have a more narrow focus?