Should You Have More Than One Blog?

Is it a good idea to have more than one blog? Why or why not?

  • Argument #1: No, because you’ll be spreading yourself too thin. You’ll be spending twice as much time on maintenance, ad optimization, link-building, writing, etc.
  • Argument #2: Yes, because you can write about more than one subject. You’d get bored writing about the same thing every day.

Both are good points. You definitely don’t want to get bored with your blog’s topic, but it’s not a good idea to double your workload. If you’re a serious blogger, you could already be spending over three hours a day doing blog-related things. You don’t want to double that, do you?

What’s the solution? Take your pick:

  • Write for only one blog, and possibly get tired of writing on the same topic every day.
  • Guest post on blogs of other topics. Guest blogging has the added benefit of promoting your blog.
  • Write on Newsvine. Disadvantage: You’re mainly limited to news-type writing.
  • Find some more bloggers and start a collaborative blog on a different topic.
  • Start a tumbleblog. A tumbleblog (try Tumblr.com) is a mini-blog consisting of little text snippets, links, videos, and images. You can spend five minutes a day writing a random thought, and dedicate the rest of your time to your normal blog.
  • You could blog for NTugo. Just fill out the “Bloggers Wanted” form (available on any of the NTugo Blogs) and your request for a contributor account will be reviewed. Upon acceptance, you gain access to write on any of the NTugo Blogs. The advantage here is that you don’t have to handle any of the blog management chores.

It’s a good idea to do some writing in other areas than you usually do, but how you do it is up to you. You could start another blog, or you could try one of the options above.

  • http://www.blogsolid.com Imar

    One blog is more than enough work. I think maintaining more than one can only lead to an early grave…

  • http://www.webmaster-source.com Matt

    I run this blog and I manage the NTugo blogs. I’m kind of desperate for more writers at the moment, and it’s really hard to write things for all of the NT blogs plus this one. So, I see what you mean…

  • http://www.problogdesign.com Michael from Pro Blog Design

    I work regularly on just the one blog. It’s a new blog (As you know :) ), so it needs a lot of extra time put into it I think (Guest blogging, commenting etc.), so I’m not even considering a second blog at the minute.

  • http://www.webmaster-source.com Matt

    *laughs*, no you wouldn’t want to start a second blog at this point. That would be classified as “spreading yourself too thin”. :D

    By the way, if you ever want to guest post on Webmaster-Source, it’s fine with me.

  • http://www.plumbkwik.co.uk CatherineL

    I have two blogs – and that’s enough as I have so much to do. Luckily my partner sometimes does the Kwik Fix Blog posts.

  • http://www.theoutdoorjourney.com/journey hak

    I’ve been tempted to start a second blog on another topic, but have tried to stay focused and put my energies on the current blog…at least until I hit a specific set of milestones. At that point, I’ll re-evaluate the milestones and see if I will still have the energy and enthusiasm to launch a second blog.

    This is a challenge for someone like me who has the attention span of a three-year-old!

    hak

  • http://heartofwisdom.com/blog/ Robin Sampson

    I have a business bllog but want one for family. I dpon’t want to post birthday photos on my business blog or I may bore bloggers. Don’t you agree?

  • http://www.webmaster-source.com Matt

    I definitely agree.

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  • http://link Pat

    If one runs after two hares he will catch neither,

  • http://timmyjohnboy.com tim

    I’ve had my personal blog for some time.  On it I post pretty much whatever I feel like, including family photos and videos.  I recently started toonsbytim.com in order to concentrate on a niche that I enjoy.  I’m now also using my personal blog to experiment with monetization and plugins, etc.  The set up always feels overwhelming but I am working on organizing the way I start a blog so there’s no fussing around.I think I’m seeing that it is difficult to concentrate on more than one blog.  In my situation, my personal blog requires less concentration b/c I’m not really “building” it so my new blog can get most of my attention.

  • http://revolutionizedminds.blogspot.com/ Libyantiger

    I run more than one blog, two for personal views and journals and the other is to provide a service so that’s 3 well time pays off plus by having 3 blogs you can reach more users from different spectrum that’s my view and will the other pro is that you can make alot of money in the end when you get the up and paying so my view is why not its worth it later

  • super

    hi, I am in the followign situation:
    >blog 1: DIY tips (with photos of my home)
    >blog 2: my cv and I want to start blogging on topics related to my job on it
    > blog 3:on spare time I run an etsy shop and have started a fB page about it but was thinking I should create a blog.
    = or should I blog on 1 only about : my home/DIY, my art and my work?