Multiple Blogger Personality Disorder

When I wrote my last post here way back in March, I didn’t intend for it to actually be my last post here.Ā  But it was shortly after that post was written that my freelance writing business started to pick up, and between paid blogging projects and keeping up with my author blog and my freelance content writer blog, I was feeling stretched way too thin in the blogging department. Something had to give, and it ended up being this blog.

One of the reasons I started this blog in the first place was because I felt it didn’t mesh well with my quote-unquote “author brand.” I was following advice I’d received ages ago about not mixing my personal stuff with my author persona, combined with online marketing advice I’d picked up over the years about how blogs have to have a specific niche to succeed.

I realize now that that was all bad advice, at least in my case. For one thing, I’m not an online marketer. I mean, sure, I’d hoped to earn some extra income here from time to time from the occasional affiliate link, but it’s not like that was the primary purpose. I’ve also come to realize that, as a fiction writer, my personality and personal interests are as much a part of my “brand” as my books. The sort of stuff I post here has every business existing on my primary blog alongside posts about zombies and romance and knitting and writing progress.

Therefore, I’m gong to officially put this blog on permanent hiatus and merge the content here with JeanMarieBauhaus.com, where alongside author-type posts I’ll be sure to include posts from time to time on health and food and DIY and crafting and being prepared for whatever life throws at you. If you’re a subscriber here or have been following this blog, I hope you’ll join me over there.

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One thought on “Multiple Blogger Personality Disorder

  1. *hugs* everything is a learning experience! I’ll be honest that I’ve not followed your ‘author’ blog as much, because this was the one that interested me most. Happy to see that you’re consolidating (sanity is a good thing! Most of the time…) and I will definitely be following you over there now!

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