Can More Than One Blog Be One Too Many To Juggle?

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Is One Blog Enough For You?

Before 2013 I started a file of all the blogs I write to get organized and didn’t realize how many blogs I had until I did put it in writing.  It got me thinking: How many blogs make for one blog too many?

Do you also count blogs you guest post for? What about other writing you may do on the outside to promote your website?

Does there come a point when you should ditch some of your blogs to focus on just one or a couple? That’s my next decision.

The Advantages of Several Blogs:

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  1. Linking – The obvious advantage is linking opportunities from one blog to another.
  2. Never Get Bored – Sometimes I would get bored always blogging on the same topic. By having a variety of blogs, one does not get bored. Never again will you be bored if you have more than one blog!
  3. More Connections – You can connect with more people when you blog in a different niche. I’ve met so many more people since I started this blog.

 The Disadvantage of Several Blogs:

  1. Focus – You could lose focus on one of your niches. If you spend time on one niche more than another you could lose some of your focus.
  2. Commenting – It is harder to comment on each niche daily or weekly sometimes. It requires more reading.
  3. Maintenance – Maintaining one blog is a lot of work as many of you may know. Imagine doing that times 2 or 3 or more.
  4. Posts – You will post less on one blog if you have several blogs.


There are many bloggers who have more than just one blog that they manage. Some do it with great success and post reguarly on each of the blogs.

Bloggers who have more than just 1 blog:

  • Ms Ilene – Basic Blog Tips is Ms Ileane main’s blog but she recently started  another for podcasting Ms Ileane Speak. I have learned a lot reading Ms Ileane’s blogs over the past 2 years. I asked Ms. Ileane about her dual blogs and she admitted she is addicted to blogging! You can read more about her multiple blogs at her post on her new blogger blog.  She also said “the 2 brands did not mesh together seamlessly.” Something to consider when deciding on a single blog or having multiple blogs.


  • Mitch Mitchell – I’ve known Mitch from his I’m Just Sharing blog but he has several others including SEO Excellence and Top Finance Blog to name a few of Mitch’s.   

Here is Mitch’s take on multiple blogs: “Blogging is a good way to keep in touch with people, get your views out, and show your proficiency. But there is one thing I’d caution against, which is not to start one if you don’t think you can sustain it. Nothing worse than going to someone’s blog and seeing that they haven’t written anything in a year.” Excellent point Mitch!

  • Samantha Gluck – Samantha has 2 blogs MedTopicWriter and FreeLanceWritingDreams. I asked Samantha how she does it with her 2 blogs:

“To manage 2 properly, you’ve got to hone your time management skills. I do it w/a editorial calendar, mind mapping, & prayer.” 

  • Brenda Pace – I met Brenda early on blogging with PibblesnMe about her adventures with her dog Titan and a whole lot more Brenda now has MyGirlyParts, “real talk for real women. ” Ladies, a must read blog!   Brenda admitted to me “It’s a lot of work!” She is right. 



  • Holly Jahangiri – Holly is everywhere! Her personal blog is Jahan  I met Holly on  the Blog Engage platform. She has been a professional writer for 20 years and man can she write! She also writes for Race to the Hugo Award. 

Do you have more than one blog? If you do how do you manage the multiple blogs at once?

Can you think of more advantages or disadvantages of multiple blogs?

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 6 years experience in content marketing, social media, blogging and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

95 comments On Can More Than One Blog Be One Too Many To Juggle?

  • I’m struggling with this right now. For years I focused on a single blog. Now I’m trying to get a few others off the ground.

    It’s a lot of effort. I have a lot more research and writing to do, and I’m still trying to figure out time management.

    But I love being able to write about brand new topics. And not having to worry too much about post length, posting frequency, traffic, ad revenue, and so forth (yet).

    The new blogs are reminding me how fun blogging can be when you aren’t bogged down by the details. 🙂
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    • Hi Nancy, You are right, the details can really bog us down. I’m down to just 2 now. I no longer do the retail sites I had since my divorce. It gives me much more time to focus on this blog and I’ve been offline more too. I did enjoy several blogs because if you got bored with one you could move on to the next one and then never get bored. Thanks for coming by and I hope your struggle ends soon with them.
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  • hey Lisa,
    This is really matter to think, I just have only one Blog & I be confuse while handling just only on blog so it’s really hard to hand more blogs for me.
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  • Hi Lisa,
    So glad you stopped by my blog and I found you. Love this post. I get asked this question all the time from new bloggers and I myself had quite a time deciding what would be best 1 or multiple blogs and I get this question at least 2 times a day. You make valid points for having multiple blogs. In the beginning, I found it to be too much work so I settled for one. Now I find myself thinking of another blog in another niche and am considering doing two, but that is because the other one is now well established and getting traffic. Great info.
    Thank you.
    Barbara Charles
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  • I have the 2 blogs that I have really been putting a lot of effort into. I have thought it would be fun to start something new but I have not tried it. It looks like it is a lot of work to handle more than one especially at your all level because you get a lot of comments. What can I do………… 🙄 🙄
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  • I’m just going through the “trying to focus” phase, because my number of blogs had got too much to handle.

    Having said that, the reasons I was doing separate blogs very much fit in with those you mentioned. Especially that I like the variety.

    And of course the problem is, which of my babies to abandon !!
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  • I am a multiple blog blogger. Right now I only concentrate on two of my own but also guest post and run blogs for some businesses and charities. I probably do not blog regularly enough on my own sites but when I do I put a lot of time and research into the posts and do not write just for the sake of it. My main site seems to take care of itself now, in that it has a lot of visitors to prior posts that have ranked well.

    In fits of enthusiasm I have bought domains to add more blogs but am not going to set them up until I have plenty of content written to get them going, because I know I will feel overwhelmed if I have even more to do.
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    • Hi Sue, interesting insights, thanks for sharing. I know what you mean, if I had to start one more blog I may cry. I would be overwhelmed. Sometiems I do get overwhelmed and then think, what is the priority? I’m my own boss, stop pressuring myself 🙂 I agree it’s not good to write for the sake of writing. Thanks for coming by and hope to see you around again soon.
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  • HI Lisa I love your blog, you are doing a Great job here. I couldn’t imagine having more than one blog to take care of I do accasionally posy on IBO but this is usually just a copy of a post I originally put on my blog. Thanks for the great information Chery :),
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  • I agree with you Lisa, This is absolutely right that more blogs can be Juggle very easily,

  • Hello Lisa, Having more then one blog or website, will require a lot of your time, the question is do you have that much time to give both your website or blog, and give them the attention it will need to succeed?

    Don’t get me wrong there’re some people that can juggle a number of blogs but you can sometimes get it way over your head and it can do more harm then good.

    Thanks so much for a great post.
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    • That is the question Rob, so far I’ve been able to. I’ve always loved to multi-task too. I didn’t like jobs that I had and could only do one thing. I got bored way too quickly. Maybe that’s the type of personality it takes to manage multiple blogs. A little bit of ADD? Then there are those that love to focus and analyze just one thing. Each works for each indvidual, right?
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  • Hey Lisa!

    Firstly I want to thank you for those great links you mentioned in this post. I know a few of them and will like to know them better!

    The issue of having more than one blog? Yikes!!! Right now I couldn’t handle it. I am writing more emails for my list than I do on my blog lol.

    However, I do see the benefits. I made it my mission of 2013 to strive more on my list than anything else – and I’m still struggling with that one !

    Thanks for the wonderful post,
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  • Hi Lisa,

    I have two blogs, one gets a lot of attention, the other not so much. I think the main thing for many bloggers is time and we know how important it is to do blogging correctly after all it’s not just about putting content out there, it’s everything else that comes with it.

    Thanks for sharing,

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  • Hi Lisa,

    Gosh… I’m glad I had no multiple blogs to work on 😀 lol…

    Well, I’ve met some folks with 5 blogs and posting regularly too. I think they are SUPER addicted 🙂 I can’t think how you do with your 3 blogs (I know of) either.

    I do like to manage multiple blogs, but I feel things won’t be easy as move on Lisa. Yeah, for me. So instead of having multiple blogs, I expanded scope of my own blog.

    Writing won’t overwhelm me but commenting can be, though I need more time to write a post than a long comment 🙂 Lack of stable mobile data connection is a con as I can’t count on commenting via mobile. Gotta reach PC 🙂 Else I would have commented here before just after my driving test.

    I don’t like overwhelm myself and lose interest on what I do dear. I’ve got that through early days of my studies ’cause I’ve been pushed to do a lot of work hoping to get better results but lost interest and failed. Finally did it my way and I’m happy more than ever about my achievements 🙂

    I think slow but consistent move is better for me 🙂 I do blogging as a hobby so I shouldn’t feel pressurized or pushed to do it, right? 🙂

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    • Hi Mayura, you have done a terrific job of expanding your blog. And it’s a blogger blog which I think is so amazing. I have a few and one ranks pretty well and I don’t post often on it. This blog is more of a hobby for me too and that’s why I enjoy it so much like my photo blog too. I hope you passed and finished up that test Mayura. What’s up with the mobile connections there? Thanks for your input today and enjoy the rest of your night.
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      • Thankies Lisa 🙂 I think we all can look back and see our progress. I was really happy when the day you published your ebook, it’s a milestone to remember. Impressive! Isn’t it cool to see we all moving together while improving and keeping old connections? 🙂

        Yippy 😉 I’ve got my license and now ready to drive officially dear.

        Here mobile data connections are still unreliable Lisa. Not everywhere, but when it comes to my area, the connection strength is low. Mostly I get E-GPRS data connection though 4G has been introduced here and being used in other cities. Still under development, but hope we will get reliable 3G or 4G data connection in coming months.

        Have a fabulous day too dear 🙂

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  • Hello Lisa,

    I have several blogs, because I focus on different topics within social media. It’s a way for me not to dilute my brand. If I had only one blog, it might be too broad for people to really enjoy.

    Thank you for your article!

    • Interesting Cendrine. I’ve had so many different views on this topic. I have seen a couple of your blogs and I can see why you have different ones. Do you have trouble managing any of them or do you post more often on one over the other?
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      • I don’t have trouble managing them because I have set up priorities. There is one I update regularly, and the rest are more like side projects, which means that I post only when I find something relevant.

  • A very good topic of blogosphere. I have heard so many times that having more than 1 blog is not good but I think its good to have 2-3 blogs. You will never loose the interest and also you always have something to write. Thanks Lisa. Very nice post 🙂
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    • Hi Atish, thanks for coming by and contributing to the debate on this topic. That’s the one thing I found Atish – I don’t lose interest having several blogs. If I get bored for a day I have another one to work with. Though I can say, some days I get stressed because I have so many ideas and only so many hours.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    This is a really interesting question. I can only manage to sustain one blog at the moment. I’m considering setting up some different kinds of websites in the near future, but I don’t think I’d want to commit to another blog – it’s just too labour intensive. As some other people have commented, I’d rather do one blog well than end up with two or three that I can’t maintain properly.

    Excellent topic – something I’ve often thought about but never seen an article covering it like this – thanks!

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  • Hello Lisa,

    I only have one blog and have found one’s enough for me. I write on the topic of leadership which I’m passionate about. I really enjoy sharing my ideas and thoughts on the topic.

    I have thought about starting another blog focusing on writing but don’t want to spreed myself too thin. I’d rather be consistent on one blog than inconsistent on two blogs 😀

    Great post!

  • I started with one blog. Then I added a few more. I juggled as many as six for awhile. Although I may still build a few of them in the future, I came to the conclusion that my main blog needs my focus and beyond that I need to work on writing books and songs.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    I also have more than one blog, although only two are currently actively updated. It is a lot of work, but I think this is not so much of a problem if you’re not trying to run every blog on the same scale. I don’t run any of my blogs as part of a business and only consider Quick Blog Tips to be a “serious” blog in the sense I try to post regularly and consistently, and promote it where I can. My personal blog is the other of the two, and my posting frequency is irregular, but it’s more for me than anyone else. It’s just a mixture of topics and only gets a little promotion via Triberr. It works out well for me and even when my time is as stretched as it is now, I still keep both blogs running without a huge amount of stress 🙂

  • Hi Lisa

    I just have the one blog that I have really been putting a lot of effort into. I have thought it would be fun to start something new but I have not tried it. It looks like it is a lot of work to handle more than one especially at your all level because you get a lot of comments.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    I used to have 7 domains!!! Then I end up dropping to only 3 blogs and now to only ONE blog. When I talked to Adrienne Smith whether to keep “Health Matters” and the “love & relationship” blog…she just said to drop them and KEEP ONLY ONE BLOG, ONE NICHE. And I feel so much lighter. So much more FOCUS. Steve Scott’s (6-figure income man) said you need to have several blogs to be successful; all you need is ONE blog, ONE niche. And on this niche, you can write “sub-niche” under it. To me this is PLENTY. It’s already hard enough for me to draw traffic to just 1 blog. Let alone have 3-7 of them, I’ll be doomed. LOL!!!! Anyway, thanks for sharing us this post.


  • You know, I read this earlier today & thought I’d commented, and just realized I hadn’t; sigh! lol

    Thanks for including me in your post. I have 5 blogs as you know, and you’d asked me how I manage it all. On one of them I accept guest posts and that helps a lot. On another I write whenever I feel like writing, which means it could be 2 posts a month or 5 posts a month; it’s local so I need to have something special to write about that concerns local issues.

    The other three… That’s interesting. Two of them are business blogs, and I’ve reduced the output on one to a post a week and the other 6 or 7 posts a month. I might pump one up though as I have a story to share but I haven’t figured out which blog I want to put it on yet.

    My last one is the one you linked to, and I try to write something every 2 or 3 days. I used to have a schedule of writing almost daily and the problem wasn’t me being able to keep writing that much but people who wanted to visit and comment not being able to handle that much content. Now, I sometimes write posts in advance and will reschedule them if something else comes up that I want to address first. Something’s always in the pipeline.

    BTW, when you get a chance ask Brian Hawkins how I write the posts for our Hot Blog Tips weekly newsletter; I don’t want to say… 😉
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    • Mitch you are welcome. Wow you sound just like me with your blogs. Almost the identical schedules! Except you probably write late at night where I write early a.m. 🙂 I do like to get guest bloggers on any of mine if they can really contribute something of value to mine. It sure does help. I don’t do it enough though. LOL, I just started my newsletter and it’s more writing but it’s a much quicker writing. I will have to ask Brian. Enjoy the weekend ahead Mitch.
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  • You make me sound so much more organized than I feel! If you’re going to have multiple blogs, it helps to have a definite and distinctly different purpose for each. I have a few blogs that I forget about completely, until I get notice that someone’s followed or tried to register on it. 😉 But when they are unique and have very different purposes, it’s easier to manage it.

    Thank you for including me in this wonderful post, Lisa!
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    • Hi Holly. You probably are more organized than you feel. Good point about being distinctively different purposes. Thanks for coming by and sharing Holly. Have a wonderful weekend!
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      • That may be true. I’m only recently feeling the need for to-do lists (and the need to write in Sharpie marker on my arm where I put the blasted lists). I’m actually pretty good at juggling all the “stuff” – until I miss.

        But honestly, I blog because I enjoy it – my own blogs are not a business, so much as they are a creative outlet and a means of communicating, writing regularly, and having fun. So if I forget one, now and then, or don’t write for a month, it’s not really a tragedy, either.

        Now, when I blog for others, that’s a whole different story – but I usually juggle other people’s stuff better than I do my own. 😉
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  • I found your post interesting because I have two blogs in completely different niches and I do wonder sometimes if I have bitten off more than I can chew.

    I started my detox blog some time ago and while learning about SEO and how to get traffic I became involved in a coaching prgram which required me to start a blog in the internet marketing/make money online niche.

    Sometimes I think that I should just concentrate on one and forget the other for for the time being I am persevering with them both to see where it leads.
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  • Hey Lisa

    I have two blogs. I post once a week to my main blog but less so with the other one. It tends to be more like every 2 to 3 weeks. That’s the niche blog I started.

    I don’t think I could sustain any more than that and I’m in awe of people who can!
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  • Hi Lisa,
    I agree with you that having multiple blogs can be a very daunting work indeed. I recently have just one blog, but I’m working on creating more which i plan to monetize with adsense.

    This is just to increase revenue which is one of the main reason of having many of it.

    Thanks for sharing Lisa.
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  • I have older blogs that I have abandoned since I created Think Spin in 2009. I can barely post regularly with one blog since I’m writing a book. As you know, a book sucks up time and requires tremendous focus. My book is 61k plus words. I’m constantly revising it and I need to tweak the query letter that I’ll be sending to agents.

    I’ve been writing shorter posts at my blog to stay relevant while I’m working on the book. I used to send out shorter pieces of fiction, which I love to write. I haven’t done it as much since I started blogging. I consider myself more of a writer than a blogger, though I’m proud of both.

    Honestly, for me, social media periodically becomes overwhelming. I love blogging yet at the same time, I love keeping my questionable sanity.
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    • I guess I didn’t answer your question and rambled a bit in the process. If someone is good at time management, more than one blog would be possible to juggle. I’m not good at time management, therefore I can only handle one blog. Kudos to you and others who can maintain several blogs at a time.

  • Hey Lisa,

    Okay, well I do have more then one blog but I don’t write as much content on them as I do my main one.

    Back in 2010 though I created one for a product I was going through and I never intended to continue writing on it. I did quit about six or seven months later because I had finished the course and it was really hard keeping up with two because I was doing double the work, double the commenting and double the promoting. I still have it because it was a learning experience and I shared what I had learned. It is a heck of a lot of work and I so admire those that can do it religiously.

    I’ll never do it again, it will wear you out!

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    • Wow Adrienne, always learning something new about you. So you still have it? Do tell! It can be hard keeping up. Especially with reading other blogs and commenting. OMG! I don’t know how you do it, you are everywhere. I’ve cut down on my bloggers blogs – they are not really for commenting, more for retail sites. An extra presence. Thanks for your input today.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for including me in this group of esteemed writers and blog owners. I want to let everyone know that I gave Lisa my answer over Twitter, so that’s why I didn’t write out words or use proper grammar. That 140 character limit is a killer!

    The key for me is using a powerful editorial calendar. I got a simple one from when I worked at the Houston Chronicle and have since expanded on it to make it really detailed. If any of you would like me to send it to you, please let me know via email or on Twitter. I’m happy to share. All I ask is that you, in turn, freely share it with others as well.

    Mind mapping has really proved invaluable to me. I only recently began using mind maps to plan out individual stories and articles. A fairly new client of mine uses them extensively in his business, so I tried it out for myself. They’re great.

    Again, thanks Lisa. I can’t wait to check out these other blogs you’ve included in this list. Some I already visit regularly, others are new to me. I’m always excited about new reading.
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    • Hi Samantha, and I played with the format from Twitter (embedded it) but it would not work with the bullet points. Maybe I’ll move it around for you 🙂 I bet you are so organized Samantha with your calendars. Mind maps? Sounds interesting too. Haven’t really heard of them before – I don’t think. Thanks for the insights today Samantha.
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  • Lisa – Nice article, I do have 2 blogs now and it has been a great experience handling and maintaining both of them. As you are rightly mentioned, it helps to an extent, but sometimes it can be a pain. I really have to devote more time now and organise my thoughts in specific manners for each blog article.

    But I never regret having the 2nd one now, I think if you have one, it is not a big challenge to have couple more 🙂
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  • LISA! 😯 Ugh, I have tried to combine blogs in the past and it just didn’t work. It lost focus and readers. Since I finally got Pibbles & Me niched in that pet blogger/pit bull/dog arena, I started lacking all those other posts that popped in my head yet, I sure as heck couldn’t write them on facebook! :mrgreen: Then My Girly Parts came about and I have to admit, although having two blogs is a lot of work, along with my full-time job that is not blog related, and wifely duties, I’m enjoying the release and laughter I’m getting on MGP. I think I’ve finally found the rhythm that I need and am alternating post days. I’m not on a schedule, it’s next to impossible for me however, I do know 2 routine post days on Pibbles & Me (Black & White Sunday and Wordless Wednesday) and My Girly Parts is whenever I feel the urge to be very womanly. 🙂 On MGP, I also welcome lady guest bloggers to bear their souls to our subscribers. It’s been working out well, I think and look forward to growing both of them in the future.

    This is a fabulous post Lisa. I know you are handling more than me and still think you are SUPER WOMAN! I like my sleep too much and am stingy at giving it up. 😉

    BTW, thanks for the shout out!
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    • LOL Brenda, I think you are in a real groove now Brenda. I would not combine them now. I totally get it as I have a full time job and a hubs (thought my cat is easier to care for than Titan I’m sure!) I don’t stick to a schedule either but try to post here now 2x a week and on the retail sites 1x per week as well as the other blogs I have. I love the new MGP – it’s a lot of fun. That’s my problem SLEEP – I don’t sleep enough. I just can’t. I used to when I was younger. That’s why I kept starting new blogs. What else can you do at 3 a.m.?
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    • I have multiple blogs. My original one is multi topic–I mean really multi topic, expat, politics, law, religion, motherhood, marriage, and pop culture. I know I should break them out for more followers. Sounds like that worked for you, and most people frankly. But I had reasons for keeping the topics in one blog, not the least of which was I’m also a mother of 4 and there are only so many hours in a day. Eventually I started freelancing for a news site, moved blogs, started one with my son, etc. I have 5 now and am trying to make them each a tad more topic consistent.
      My personal blogs suffer for readership–I’ll get a blogroll spot from a political blog and then start writing about breastfeeding and lose the spot or someone won’t comment publicly because they wouldn’t admit to reading my stuff–but my few readers are loyal and I’ve learned a ton about the kind of things that pique or repel interest, stuff that metrics don’t pick up. The news blog is great, but presents my biggest current problem: I can’t consistently schedule posts. I’ve tried but I end up with mediocre pieces. If I’m doing long, irregular, and varied then, I am finally figuring out, I have to provide quality, which of course takes more time. My goal is to do one a month, which isn’t exactly the traffic generating recommendation.

  • My hat off to everyone one who has more than one blog. Maybe it’s because I”m relatively new and still adjusting but one blog alone is a lot of work 🙂 yet with the advantages you shared with us as well as in a revenue point of view I can see why it’s worth the hard work and effort.

    Thanks for putting this post together. You definitely picked a great group of people to seek advice from 🙂
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  • Currently I have only one site fully working, but in the past I used to juggle (hehe) 5 sites at the same time and moreover they were all for different site niche. Tell the truth, it was a real nightmare… Finally i decided that I’m not a golden boy and have to go only one thing at a time. So now I’m pretty happy only with one blog… Thanks for the good ideas.
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  • I manage two Kokoa and it’s so hard but you have to be on a schedule. I post on one twice a week and the other I post 3 times a week. I do all my posts on Sundays I type fast so I can knock out the entire week on both blogs in about 2 hours. I take the weekdays to promote and read other blogs. I think for me I work on my things 6 days a week because I can’t rest until I start seeing the fruit of my labor so when I start seeing more progress I can rest I do now so that I can rest later.
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  • Thanks for the great article ! I just started following you on Twitter and added your blog to the long list of PR blogs I subscribe to. Looking forward to reading more from you!
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  • Hello Lisa,
    i have 3 blogs that i run and the 3 are entirely on different niche. i have not for once find it difficult to maintained the blogs and the 3 blogs are doing well. i love the 3 blog because the maximize my revenue.
    if you ask me, i’ll say it is worth it. Thanks
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Great share!

    For me it is really very difficult to handle a single blog right now, I cannot even think of getting involved or starting a new blog.
    But Amazingly we have many friends who are handling multiple blogs, how they are doing so really surprises me. They should come on this blog and share their secrets on this as well.

    Thanks for this share Lisa, have a great week ahead.

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  • Lisa, Having Multiple blogs needs strict attention to schedule, we may not be able to give same priority to multiple blogs due to time constraints.But nothing is impossible, if we stick to schedule post on regular internals and equally marketing in social media, that will help to get success. May be getting success in one blog always motivates to have more blogs 🙂

  • I have just one bog for now Lisa. I have been blogging for 5 months now and don’t think I can already handle more than 1 but I hope to when I finally become full time blogger 😉
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  • Another great post, Lisa.

    I have two blogs, but currently only write on one. The good thing is, blog #2 is more static-site modeled, with the blog being a secondary aspect I will foster “all in good time, my pretty… all in good time.” 😉

    I have great admiration for those who manage more than one blog. Aside from the commitment, the brain power and time investment is huge. Kudos to you and the others you highlighted.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Just like a few people mentioned above, I too have another blog only for freelance writers. That was actually started long back along with AhaNOW, and it surely DOES take double the effort!

    Both niches were widely different and so were the readers at both the blogs. But that time, both the blogs were on Blogspot and it was fun blogging because I didn’t really care much about the traffic, rank, SEO, commenting system, who came or who didn’t, and all those other things. I always wanted to help people through both the blogs by sharing my own experiences as a writer etc.

    So, the writing blog was all about helping newbie freelance writers in the online world, while Aha as you know is all about different issues. However, when I switched them to WordPress, I was told to concentrate on one and let that rank and then go to the other, and that’s what I’ve been doing. But I guess I’ve neglected the writers blog for long, though surprisingly it gets double the subscribers and lots of traffic as compared to Aha, perhaps because it’s more targeted. But yes, I soon intend to re-start with that blog, which I’ve neglected long enough now.

    Personally speaking, those who have two blogs find it tough to manage both and if they do, only one of them really does well, though there might be exceptions. But yes, I’m sure if they are really full time bloggers and all the time into Blogging, they might be doing wonders. I know of people who are managing even 3-4 blogs, which surprises me!

    Thanks for sharing this, and reminding me about it too.:)
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