Do You Need More Than One Blog?Posted: December 30, 2011
A blog should be about one topic. I’m not sure I’ve read that exact phrase anywhere before, but it’s certainly been implied. In Darren Rowse’s “Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income” he acknowledges that one of the reasons his first blog wasn’t so successful is that it had too many topics and very few readers were interested in all of them.
This is tied into how often you post – if you think you can post at least weekly on each subject then I would say have a blog per subject, but it entirely depends on you. For example you might have a blog who’s aim is just to keep your family informed of the day-to-day goings on in your life, in which case you should keep everything together. On the other hand my favorite hobbies are music (making of), photography (learning from an absolute beginner), knitting (pretty proficient & creative), and reading as well as writing romance novels. I can’t think of many people who would happily read a blog every day knowing that the subject might be any of them – but I might have a chance of being “successful” if I split them up and blog weekly or so.
Of course, if you’re just blogging for the sheer love of it and don’t care if people read your blog or not then do whatever you like – it is your blog!
What do you folks think? Should your blog stick to one main theme, or are you OK with several themes?