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Friday, 23 October 2015

I have this dilemma...

I’ve got too many interests.

I love painting and sketching. I love gardening. I love nature. I love succulents. I love my memories. I love chickens. I love books. I’m interested in simple living, I’m interested in the health and well-being of the mind and body and our planet, I like home-made remedies and love deep discussions on religion (or the lack of it) and I love doing various crafts, like making jewellery and every now and then I love a good recipe.

And I’ve got a blog for each one. Seventeen of them to be exact. And a few in Afrikaans. Plus ten that I’ve made private. I love blogging, writing and sharing my interests, and I’m blessed that I do actually have the time, but it’s killing me, trying to keep up with all of them! I feel guilty when I neglect one of them and then will probably end up posting any drivel just so the blog can stay alive.

And you might ask, “Why?! Why so many? Why not just have one blog for all of it?” And I actually do feel a bit silly having so many blogs, even Blogger is getting suspicious, wanting to know whether I’m a Robot when I post a lot! Even though the limit on the number of blogs one can have is 100. I wonder if there is anyone that has reached that limit…?

Well, here’s the thing. I feel that, when I subscribe to a blog, it’s because I’m interested in that particular topic, say for example chickens or art, and if there is all sorts of other random topics included, I probably won’t subscribe. There’s a gardening blog I love, but every now and then (in fact, more often than not!), the lady includes posts on do-it-yourself furniture making and restoration, and I’m not interested in that at all. So eventually I unsubscribed from her blog. And the people that are subscribing to and reading my various blogs are, so I presume, doing it because they’re interested in that particular topic.

So here’s my question - how do you feel about the matter? To do or not to do so many blogs? Should I just have one blog and combine everything in there? Would the regular readers of say, my Nature Journal or my gardening blog, still visit my blog?

I would love to hear what you think!


  1. Maree, you lead a FULL life! I like your blog the way it is - basically staying on one topic, and occasionally taking off on the odd tangent. But then, again, that's how I write my blog :) I think too many subjects might become confusing and less interesting.

    1. Thanks a lot, I've also been thinking about it and you are right Kathryn - keeping to one topic is the way to go and this blog is my passion, so this is where I will be spending most of my time! Thanks for the feed-back, appreciate that!

  2. For me keeping one blog flowing is quite enough.
    Why think of jumping from 17 down to 1? Maybe consider combining some to reduce the overall total for a while and see how it goes.
    Never feel guilty about missing a day or three or even a week or three (I know, easier said that done). Most of those who actively follow will notice when you write something new and come by to read it.

    1. You've given the perfect solution John, right down to not feeling guilty! lol! I'll be doing what you suggest, keep 2 or 3 of my favourites and maybe keeping the rest of my thoughts sprivately to myself. Thanks for the feed-back, dilemma solved!



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