When you first start a blog you’ll begin to realise that blogging can take up a lot of your free time. However even so, some bloggers (myself included) insist on running multiple blogs.
The problem with running multiple blogs is that your time will get spread thinner and thinner, and eventually one or more may begin to get neglected.
So how many blogs should you have? Let’s explore the options..
For obvious reasons one blog is optimal. Having only one blog means it will get all your focus, which will result in a shorter work period, and in most cases better results. Having only one blog may also cost you less in operational costs, which is especially great if you are only blogging as a hobby.
The downside of having only one blog is that unless it is exceptionally successful, you may not earn a great deal of income from it. This isn’t much of a problem if blogging is a hobby, but more so if you plan to make a living online
Maintaining two blogs, while slightly harder than just one, is still quite manageable. Your available time for each is only split in half, and for those who can stay on focus and avoid procrastination this won’t be too detrimental to either blog. The key is to properly and efficiently divide your time, write yourself a schedule, identify goals and work towards achieving them in the time you have allocated each day.
The benefits of running two separate blogs is that with two blogs, you have the opportunity to increase your income, as two income paths are always better than one.
Having three blogs under your command can, and will get a little crazy at times. If you have a full-time job I don’t see it working. If you blog as your day job, you may be able to still run each one to its potential, but every now and then, the quality may slip. That’s okay though, as long as it doesn’t happen too often.
The benefits of maintaining three blogs however (as opposed to cramming all topics into one) is that by separating topics each blog will increase its niche power on the target genre. The content provided will be more focused (hopefully) towards the readers in its niche.
However I wouldn’t suggest trying to maintain this many blogs, especially if you’re starting out in the blogging world. Stick to (preferably) one or two in the beginning, make them successful, and then you can consider starting a new blog.
Wow you’re keen.
Running four blogs is definitely akin to working a full-time job and even so, it can quickly become unmanageable. If you are insistent on this option you may have to pick one or two as the priority and accept that the other two may suffer from time to time. It makes it slightly easier if the blogs are personal, not commercial but it still isn’t recommended.
Remember always ‘Quality over Quantity’. Quality content and presentation should almost be your number one goal.
If you can maintain three blogs and still keep pumping out quality content, then go for it but you really need to be honest with yourself here. Do you really have the time and finances to run multiple blogs? If you do go for it, just don’t let your readers down. Learning better time management skills will help you succeed, alongside setting goals and hard work.