I have always thought that although our Total Money Makeover became the main focus of my blog, that I was still kind of a food blogger. I decided to make a recipe page the other day to compile all the amazing recipes I’ve shared with you over the past three years. And…um…there really aren’t that many, so I didn’t do it. I’ve been going back and forth about creating another blog focused on cooking or homemaking or switching this blog to another URL and having a wider scope in general, but I’ve had a hard time deciding. I’m sharing my pros and cons list with you and hoping you’ll weigh in and
make my decision for me give me your advice.
Pro #1 – I’d have my own, personal, online recipe database! No more searching through friends’ blogs to find that recipe I read two years ago and loved but didn’t print. No more searching through my
disastrous highly organized cookbook cabinet for a recipe I copied and l threw into the whirlwind filed away.
Pro #2 – I’d be encouraged to try more new recipes and reflect on how successful they were. I’ve recently started cooking dinner for four, so I’ll even have a panel of willing taste testers.
Pro #3 – Each of my blogs would have a more narrow theme, which “they say” is good for growing readership. It would also help me organize my thoughts better.
Pro #4 – After we get out of debt, I won’t have to change the theme of my blog. I’ll just cut back on my money blog and continue my food blog.
Pro #5 – A new blog would allow me to have a new title and URL that might give more information on my focus than “Mrs. Dexter.”
Con #1 – I’m deathly afraid that none of my readers (especially my new ones that clicked over from Freshly Pressed!) won’t follow me to a new blog. And then my stats page will be so sad.
Con #2 – Having two blogs will probably cause me to post only one or two times a week on each blog. (Although a new blog with combined themes wouldn’t have this problem.)
Con #3 – I might feel pressure to try new recipes and stress myself out when I don’t have time. I’m thinking about doing some freelance writing to get our debt snowball moving faster, so I’m afraid that I’ll be taking on too much.
Con #4 – The lighting in my kitchen is terrible. So maybe the fewer food pictures the better?
Con #5 – The idea I have for my new blog idea is focused on a demographic that Dexter and I joke we belong to (but the real members of this group would totally know we didn’t).