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Sitting on a fence: should I make another blog?

I think I’m ready to get back to blogging regularly, but I am caught in a logistical issue: should I continue blogging here or move to another blog (have .nl domain and basic WP installed for a while now).

Many of the things I want to blog about are not fitting easily in this blog – gardening, cooking and making things with my own hands – so it would be fine for a new one. But there is a huge overlap that comes from wanting to write on homeschooling-related topics: learning, relationship building, facilitation. These are where it would help to have a history and a connection.

Also, there is an audience change. I want to connect more to the readers in the Netherlands and although I can’t write comfortably in Dutch yet, some things I’ll be writing will be focused on the local things and linking to the Dutch-speaking internet. I’m also thinking of writing post summaries in Dutch.

And there is also a future. I’ll be back to working at some moment, but at the moment it’s not clear how much it would be related to what I did before. I want to keep (whatever is left of 🙂 my old professional identity, but I would also like to experiment with new things.

So I don’t know, should I continue here or there? Dividing between two wouldn’t work. May be blogging there and cross-posting relevant things here? Or taking a plunge and reshaping this blog to add new sides of me that want to be visible and then dealing with what comes out?

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  • Peter Albion September 27, 2014, 12:48

    I’m reading your post because the RSS from your blog is still in my reader from years ago. For what it’s worth I think it could work for you to continue here and use categories to separate different aspects. That could retain some previous audience while building a new one. Cross posting here might also work to retain that audience.

  • Janet Tokerud September 28, 2014, 05:05

    I am familiar with your blog from way back. I think stay here and write whatever you want at least for while. If you write enough to justify splitting into 2 blogs, you can decide that further down the road. Unless, it would be more fun or set a foundation for later to split now, of course. I really enjoyed your writing about blogging and you’ll come back to that but I would like to see what else you want to write about. All the best.

  • Harold Jarche September 29, 2014, 17:20

    Perhaps you just need to add new categories to this site and add a categories link in the navigation bar. I find having a single blog is practical as I only have one brain, and then only one outboard brain 😉

    Best wishes for whatever you decide, Lilia!

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