In creating this blog, I reached a dilemma: is it better to focus on one blog or maintain multiple blogs to focus on different topics?
I googled my question and while I was hoping I would find the golden answer, instead found compelling arguments for both sides.
Do I want to be a “jack of all trades, master of none” or should I narrow my focus to somewhat related topics so I can tie in everything I write? Well, previously, I had multiple blogs, nine actually. The quantity of posts varied greatly. One didn’t even have any posts yet because it was merely an idea I wanted to follow over the summer, but I wasn’t ready to start yet until I got further into the topic.
Would it be easier to have just one blog? Yes, definitely it would. But are my topics that closely related that I can clump them all together into one blog? Not really. Some, I definitely could, but I think it would be confusing to mix my design portfolio with my fitness blog or my TV show synopsis blog with my gardening blog.
Do I want to mix my personal writing with my professional writing? Do I want to separate my personal and professional identities? Being a creative person interested in writing, are my personal and professional identities all that different?
I think the primary question I need to focus on is: what is my ultimate goal in having a blog? The answer is pretty simple: I want a place where I can showcase my writing and my design. Magazines have incredibly varied topics, so why can’t my blog?
The answer is clear. What I so recently thought was so confusing has been clarified. Looks like I will be a one blog woman. Stay tuned.