If you have ever wondered whether to create more blogs or just focus on the one you already have then you are not alone. I was in the middle of your shoes.
Few months after I started flashlearners.com, the thought of having more than one source of income, exploring other niches and the fear of getting banned by Google inspired me to create other blogs. Right now, I have multiple blogs.
Do you think you should go ahead to create another blog like I did? After running multiple blogs for a long time now, here are the reasons I think you should or shouldn’t have another blog.
To make things easy, this article is broken down into three sections;
- Reasons you should have more than one blog,
- Reasons you should not have multiple blogs
- How to manage multiple blogs without going crazy.
6 Reasons You Should Have More Than One Blog
1. Multiple Source Of Income:
There is nothing as sweet as having two or more successful blogs. You will just keep getting money from different angles.
After much effort, I started earning a reasonable amount of money from my second blog. Then, the third blog started to bring some cash to the table. It was really amazing.
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2. As A Backup:
You won’t realize the advantage of having more than one blog or domain until your blog gets completely banned by Google Adsense Team. Another evil that may befall you is your site getting hacked by Google.
None of my blogs has been banned by Google. However, one of my blogs was hacked a few months ago.
Apart from the homepage being flagged by Google as hacked, all the content got unindexed. This mean’s zero organic traffic for me.
It took a whole lot of technical steps and weeks before I was able to recover from the hack and Manual Action Penalty by Google.
Guess what? I didn’t go crazy because Flashlearners.com was there for me to fall back to.
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3. More Exposure:
Having more than one blog helps you explore other niches. You just become a more versatile and complete writer. You will have knowledge in multiple areas and can turn this into several profitable blogs.
If you have been blogging on Romance and then start a Tech Niche, it becomes very easy for you to make the tech world romantic… how schway is that?
You may even experiment on different topics to know which one helps you rank more. In fact, experiments can make you realize the big blogging mistakes you are already making and how to correct them.
However, some of these experiments are capable of sending you to the village. In fact, your blog can just vanish from Google like it never existed.
The best way to mess around with things and get away with it is to create another blog for experiments.
5. Your Blogs can Promote Each Other:
A good reason you should have another blog is that your blogs can promote each other.
Traffic from other blogs help me to reach more audience and as well sell more products.
6. You have a Blog for Yourself And as a Team:
You might have your own niche blog, but also have a team of bloggers that you’ve partnered up with to do another niche blog.
If you are currently blogging for someone or partnering with another person to manage a blog, it won’t be a bad idea if you have your own. It will improve your blogging skills.
In summary, the following are advantages of having more than one blog:
- Increased revenue
- Diversified content
- Diversified audience
- Wider social media reach
- Exploring multiple niches
- More traffic
- Easier to rank
- Your blogs can promote each other
- You can offer a greater range of service
Why You Shouldn’t Have More Than One Blog
1. One Blog Can Finish You Already:
Blogging life is already hard; don’t make it harder.
Managing one blog is frustrating and time-consuming enough, so why would anyone want to run multiple blogs? If you currently have one blog, you can testify already that blogging is not beans.
2. Divided Attention:
It is very hard to focus when you have more than one blog. In fact, what is happening to one blog is happening to others. Managing more than one blog is like marrying more than one wife.
Running multiple blogs divided my attention. It got to a point where readers began to notice that I was no longer consistent here at Flashlearners.
If you imagine doing the following on two or more blogs, then you won’t think about another blog…
- Building Backlinks
- Creating content
- Submiting to Google
- checking analytics
- Onpage SEO
- Ranking monitoring
- Security measures
- Paying for domains
- Migrating to new hosting
- Double risk, etc
3. The Quality Of Your Content Would Drop:
Creating content is easy. What is difficult is creating high quality content. If creating high quality and SEO friendly article is your focus, then it will be extremely difficult for you to run more than one blog successfully. One or more of the blogs will surely suffer.
Imagine creating more than ten articles daily with each article being unique and over 1500 words? This made me abandon some blogs I created.
4. You May End Up Breaking Your Baskets:
It is true that putting all your eggs in one basket is bad. However, don’t put your eggs in baskets you don’t trust.
It is better to put your eggs in one good basket than spreading them across baskets that are not strong enough.
5. One Blog Can Be More Than 5 Blogs Combined:
If you focus on one blog, it is very likely that it will succeed more than if you have 5 blogs. For example, flashlearners is doing far better than other blogs combined.
If I had invested the time and energy I spent on flashlearners and other blogs only on Flashlearners, it would have converted more.
Others reasons why you shouldn’t have more than one blog are:
- It’s Hard To maintain More than One Successful Blog
- You are very likely to fail (All your blogs)
- Your blood pressure will increase by default
- You will hardly find time to sleep
- Your social life will tend to zero
How To Manage More Than One Blog Without Running Mad
1. Prioritize Your Time.
Time is one of the greatest assets given to man equally. What you do with time determines what life will do to you.
Learn to manage your time so that you can complete the tasks in your blog. Maintain a healthy blogging schedule and post ideas to drive traffic.
When starting any creative project, most of us have an optimistic view of being able to fit it all in. It’s easy to imagine that you can fit in multiple blogs a week and maintain that schedule for the whole year, but you don’t want to overwhelm yourself before you even begin.
It’s better to start slow and work your way up than starting out with a lot of posts and burning out before you gain any traction.
Even if you can only publish one piece of content every other week, the best thing you can do for any blog is stay consistent and keep going.
2. Employ Persons To Help You Out
The best way to run more than one blog without running mad is to employ other human beings to assist you. They will make life easier for you.
Hiring persons may not mean they will be under you permanently. You can just hire them for a specific task and then continue doing your thing. Remember, the journey is still far. You may end up a leper walking along.
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