Are you a blogaholic?
How many blogs do you run?
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that more is better when it comes to running blogs and/or websites. But running more than a couple means you have to spend a ton of time just doing the basics to bring traffic to your websites.
I run a number of blogs myself – frankly more than I ought to if I want to give them all the attention a good blog needs. I know all too well how easy it is to think that I need to start developing this or that new idea that I’ve had. Often they end up on the sidelines later, only occasionally updated.
You can read some good tips on coping with a number of blogs over at Raj Dash’s blog. These tips were posted last month, so you may have read them already, but they’re very much so worth the read. And make sure you read the added discussion on that post over at ProBlogger.
On some of these sites, I suspect I would really be better off just turning them into websites. WordPress is an easy way to handle them, and with just a few changes I could probably make them look more like websites and less like blogs.
The trick is figuring out how many you really can run while maintaining your sanity and interest in blogging. This can depend in part on how often you want to post.
Most of my blogs, I only post a few times a week, not a few times a day as many bloggers recommend. Sometimes I will have multiple post ideas in a given day, and in those cases, I post away or save the ideas for later.
A part of the problem can be not only finding enough time to blog, but enough time to market your blog. This includes posting relevant comments on other blogs, which can help to build your readership. Add in your other preferred methods of marketing your blog, and it can be quite a bit of work.
However, all this means is that the limit as to the number of blogs you can run depends on your own time limitations. The faster you can work while maintaining the quality you desire, the more you can run. Just watch out that you don’t burn out too quickly.