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Should I Write One Blog Or Two?

What should I blog about?Hi Anne,

When deciding to start writing, what is the best way to start especially when you have different interests?

For example, one of my interests is anime (Japanese animation), another is crafting, etc.

Should I create a  blog based on anime I like or have seen and so on, or do  a blog based on crafting and the crafts I have made. Or have a blog about both and just have them in different section?

Thanks for your help,

BD

Hi BD,

Not so by-the-way, I had to do a bunch of editing to make your questions flow and to correct your grammar, so that’s where you need to begin – thinking about is what you want to do to improve your writing.

If, as I suspect, English isn’t your first language, you have to decide what language to write or blog in and it may be than your native language would be the best. Or perhaps you can hire an editor or a tutor to help you with English; if you want to earn your living writing in English you’ll have to get a whole lot better at it.

I’ve written quite a bit on how to get started in freelance writing and most of it is true for blogging as well. For example, The 5 Steps To Actually Starting A Freelance Writing Career will give you an overview of what you need to know. There’s actually a whole category here called Getting Started & Getting It Done that will also help.

There are a ton of blogs about anime and about crafts and if you’re into making drawings and costumes and scenes for anime and related subjects, it might be interesting to combine them into one blog – you’ll have to do some research on both and to find if any are combined. That way you’ll know if there’s a market for what you have to say.

Blogs are hard work, lots of fun and there’s no guarantee you’ll make money with yours. Checkout ProBlogger.net and his book on 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. and consider joining A-List Blogging Bootcamps – an ideal program for getting a good start to your blog.

Hope this helps, and when you get your blog launched tell us how to find it.

Do you have a question about freelance writing? Contact me with Q&A in the subject line and I’ll do my best to answer it for you.

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  • I’m addicted to blogging and I agree with all of the previous comments. I just want to add the time management factor. They keys to successful blogging are content and consistency. If you can’t consistently maintain your sites, only start one. Consider all others later.
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    • Anne

      Well said I think Marcie… although a few bloggers get away with posting when they want to – JonathanFields.com comes to mind.

  • Actually Anne, I’m not sure you answered the question she asked, so I will.

    I write 5 blogs. I do so because each topic is drastically different than the other. Yet on two of the blogs I write about a bunch of different subjects because they relate to each other, at least in my mind.

    I’d think that if anime and crafts were something one could relate to in some fashion then have only one blog. It certainly would give the writer a lot to talk about. If they’re totally separate then have two separate blogs. As Grady says it’s not easy for most people to maintain more than one blog, so I’d base it off how much that person believed she could write.
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    • Anne

      Well said, Mitch. Thanks.

  • Running one blog can be a lot of work. Running several is even more challenging. Still, sometimes two things you might be interested in might be different enough that you might want to separate them.

    If you do choose to do two blogs, I’d recommend starting with focusing on one until you get it going good. Once you get it to a level you are comfortable with, adding a second would be much easier.
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    • Anne

      Good approach Grady.

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