It is no big secret, that there are people who manage more than one blog (Whether or not, they are managing those blogs of theirs well is, a separate story by itself).
The truth is, that some people are good at managing more than one blog, while others are not.
At one point in time, I used to manage a blog on WordPress and a blog on Blogger — my first WordPress blog and my second blog on Blogger.
How did it go?
Oh, it went well at first.
After three years had passed, I ended up deleting my first blog on WordPress (At the time, I was mostly using it to promote my blog on Blogger; which was done by sharing the links to my blog posts on Blogger on my WordPress blog).
I ended up staying with my second blog on Blogger for quite a very long time (It lasted for five years).
For the record, I do not believe in leaving blogs unattended; which is the reason why I delete blogs when I no longer want anything to do with them (Besides, there are too many abandoned blogs in the blogosphere and I was not going to add mines to the huge collection of abandoned blogs in cyberspace).
Renard’s World is my fourth blog (my second WordPress blog) and at the moment, I am very happy with it.
I have no intentions of setting up another blog, because I want to focus all of my attention on this one.
Out of curiosity, are you managing more than one blog at the moment?
One Blog Can Be Challenging
Managing one blog can be very challenging (A lot of bloggers learned that the hard way the day that they decided to start a blog of their own).
Where blogging is concerned, you have to:
- Be constantly creating content for your blog.
- Be always proofreading your content before publishing it.
- Be always editing photographs for your blog.
- Be always promoting the links to your blog posts via social media (Especially, if you want it to get noticed and attract incoming traffic to your blog).
- Be always responding to the comments that were made in your blog’s comment section (Which is a mandatory thing for you to do if you want people to return at a later date and leave more comments whenever you publish new blog posts).
And, that my friend is only a proverbial drop in the bucket.
Blogging may look easy to those people who peruse our blog posts; but the God’s/Goddess’ truth is, that blogging involves a lot of hard work.
Some people can barely manage to keep one blog afloat.
And, there are people who abandoned their own blog, because it was too much for them to handle.
Do you have what it takes to manage a single blog?
Two Blogs Equals Twice The Challenge
Managing two blogs can be a huge challenge (And, some people seem to do it well).
I have a friend who manages two blogs with ease; but in her case, she only updates each blog of hers once a month.
Now, coming up with content for two blogs once a month is reasonable.
Creating content daily for two blogs is utter madness; since a lot of people are unable to create content for one blog on a daily basis.
However, a person can get a bit of a breather by switching the days that they publish content on their blogs; for example they can publish a blog post today on blog number one and tomorrow, they can publish a blog post on blog number two.
But in reality, they will need to come up with a much better blogging schedule — one that does not involve burning their self out.
A person who manages two blogs would be better off by scheduling blog posts on blog number one and blog number two at least three days apart.
They could also go in the direction of accepting submissions for guest posts (That should help in the area of lessening their workload).
In lots of instances, people with two blogs do not manage them efficiently; one blog tends to get most of their attention, while their other blog goes through a severe case of neglect.
By the way, if you are a person who manages two blogs, you can tell my readers and I how you go about making that sort of thing possible via my blog’s comment section.
Numerous Blogs Will Make You Pull Your Hair Out
Now, if managing two blogs is in itself a handful, imagine yourself managing three or four of them (The very thought of doing so is, a very scary one).
But, guess what?
There are people who have managed to pull that off; they did it by doing the following things:
- By adopting a realistic blogging schedule.
- By constantly brainstorming.
- By accepting guest blog post submissions.
- By getting an additional blog administrator.
- By increasing the speed of their typing.
- By outsourcing tasks like proofreading and the creation of images.
I would not recommend that a person handle numerous blogs on their own, due to the humongous workload involved.
Do you manage numerous blogs?
If your answer is, “Yes,” I would love to read all about it via the comments section of my blog.
Sometimes It Is Good To Only Have One Blog
Although I am capable of managing two blogs, I would prefer to manage one.
I love the idea of focusing all of my creative efforts on one blog; as a result of that, my blog will not be neglected and I would be in a much better position to maintain the consistency of my blogging schedule.
Also, I am more than capable of managing one blog.
It would be nice if all bloggers knew what they were capable of; that way, they would know whether or not, if they are in a position to handle the responsibilities that comes with managing an additional blog (Or managing additional blogs).
However, one blog is more than enough for most people to handle (And, not everyone is capable of managing a single blog efficiently).
By the way, are you doing well at managing that single blog of yours?
There is an old saying that states, “Do not bite off more than you can chew.”
So, do not try to manage more blogs than you can actually handle.
But, if you know for a fact, that you are quite capable of managing more than one blog, you are more than welcome to make it a reality of yours.
And, never forget the amount of work that is required to make multiple blogs run smoothly.
However, if you are one of those people who can only manage one blog — your own, do not feel badly; instead, smile knowing that you will always do the best with what you have.