2 blogs, 1 girl, and limited time – help!

I’ve been wondering about something since a while now – I maintain two blogs – this here, my personal blog, and my photoblog, Shutterbug. The photoblog has a niche – photography and art – which I keep hearing is really important to building a successful blog. My personal blog is, well, personal! I write about a whole lot of stuff, though there are some dominant themes traveling, book reviews, spirituality and even photography. So, there is a definite overlap between the two blogs.

Then there’s the question of time. I work full time, so there’s a limited amount of time that I can spend on my building and promoting my blog. I’ve devoted most of my energies to building this blog up, and my photoblog is suffering as a result. It’s got a few readers and subscribers, but if you look at the stats, they aren’t too impressive.

I started it because I wanted to have a “portfolio” of my photographs. It was a very vague notion in my head, and I started it on a whim. (I had thought of quitting work and applying for a course in photography, but then dropped the idea as being rather impractical.)

Punto interrogativo ? Question mark?

Image by silgeo via Flickr

I can very easily merge the two blogs by changing the Friday Frame feature to a weekly one instead of doing it twice a month – that’s the frequency at which I post on my photoblog anyway.

What I’m wondering is:

  • Should I merge the two blogs
  • Maintain both blogs
  • Post the same picture both here and on my photoblog every Friday?

I don’t see the point in the last option, except to have it as a portfolio if I ever need or want one, as a place to chart my own progress maybe. But it’s so hard to ignore the stats! And I am so confused!

So, what do you think? Which of those three options should I chose? Or do you have another suggestion? I need ideas and help here, please!

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  1. Well, I can only share my own experience.

    I have two blogs too- a personal and a cat blog. I don’t post much in the cat blog- maybe once a week or so; I have often thought of merging the two and bring the cat posts to my personal blog- but the cat blog has a ‘following’, and can take more neglect than the primary one strangely.

    I have decided to keep both anyway.

    The cat blog is here: sherkhanmeows.blogspot.com

  2. My opinion is to merge them and have just one blog. Why not create a category on this blog, for your photography? Or add a page that will show off your photography? Then you would perhaps generate even more traffic – people who visit the personal blog will have an opp to check out your photos and vice versa? I don’t know what other people do but I always nose around a person’s blog to see if there is something else that catches my eyeball 😀

  3. I like your photos in your photoblog. Normally, I like everything in one place, but I think here, you are better off with 2 blogs. Simply because the theme you have chosen in Shutterbug really shows off the photos to great advantage…whereas this theme is much better for textual stuff

    You should consider linking both blogs together though. For a while, I did that with my photoblog, but since mine were mostly personal pictures eventually decided to keep them separate.

    • Thanks so much for the input Nishita! After considering everyone’s input both through the comments and on Twitter, I’m thinking that it would be best to continue with both blogs. Thanks for the suggestion on linking both of them! 🙂

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