I asked myself this same question about two years ago and found the answer… an answer that was right and of immense benefit for me today. As a blogger, you probably have loads of ideas up there in your smart little head and think the best thing to do is to create a chain of blogs where you can spit what you have inside of you. I was just like that but things turned out differently. Now, let me tell you a little story about my short blogging career so far.
The story of my life
In 2009, I launched my first blog and it was all about online privacy, proxy tools, VPN software programs and a bit of PC tips. It was doing well for a while and I did get lots of targeted traffic from countries with heavy censorship but a time came when I told myself I had to expand my cyber territory. I created a second blog based on blogger tricks and blogging tips and then a third blog on mobile gadgets and general technology. I had three blogs but you know what? I realized I was having a hard time trying to maintain them.
It was rather stressful for me trying to cope with blogging and other things I had to do offline and sometimes, I left the blogs unattended to. My mind kept telling me I had to do something, I knew what I had to do but was very reluctant to do it.
It’s alright to have as many blogs as you want but I think you need to consider a lot of things before deciding to start another blog just for the fun of it. Making money online through blogging doesn’t depend on the number of blogs you have, it’s more dependent on how successful those blogs are. Have you ever considered the fact that someone with just one blog can be making more money than another fellow with ten blogs?
How busy are you?
Before creating blogs you may never be able to maintain, you should put the time you spend online into consideration. If you’re the busy type that’s still coping with studies or a hard job offline, having loads of blogs is probably a bad idea. The time on your hands should be the main determinant. I mean, what’s the point in creating a blog you don’t have enough time to update? A blog you don’t even have enough time to drive traffic to efectively?
Are you actually ready for another blog?
You started blogging just a little while ago and you think you’ve gathered enough experience to manage lots of blogs? You may have to think again and ask yourself if you’re actually ready. How the hell are you gonna optimize and build backlinks for all those blogs at once and make sure they’re not sitting at the bottom of SERP?
The bitter truth
It’s better to have one popular and highly successful blog than ten unsuccessful ones. That’s what prompted me to delete my two other blogs and focus just on this. It was hard, deleting months of hardwork but it was a decision I took. There were topics on the two other blogs that were a bit related to this blog and I decided to import those few topics… I deleted those two blogs in one night and focused all my energy, time and everything on the last one standing.
It’s not the number of blogs you have that determines how much money you make online, it’s rather the number of successful blogs you have even if it’s only one. Focusing your energy on the number of blogs you can effectively manage is a lot better than distributing that limited energy and time over lots of blogs that may never grow because so little is put into them. I focused everything I had on one blog and I think you know the rest of the story. And if you think you’re doing bad in a niche, there’s nothing wrong with trying something else that’s gonna work for you.
Of course, I can’t tell you how to manage your blogging carreer and what worked for me may not work for everyone, I just think this can be a little piece of advice that may be of use to some one out there. If you must create another blog, be sure the first one is mature enough to stand the busy times ahead.