Blog Specialization?

How do you feel about specializing your blog toward one or just a few related subjects? I’ve posted about everything from audio engineering to alcohol addiction and my line of thought is that if someone follows me because of a music-related post they probably won’t be interested in the majority of what I write.

Creating more blogs for my other topics has been something I’ve mulled over a few times but I’m worried about how much work that would be! Certainly I don’t have to write a post on every single one every day, but I also can’t go for a month without posting something.

I know I’ll at the very least be creating a music blog. Posting my own music here is fine as this is my personal blog but I’m talking about for more audio-engineering and production discussions. The vast majority of my followers and people whom I follow are in the mental health community and obviously couldn’t give a toss about the new features in Ableton Live 10.1! I’m also quite passionate about music production so I don’t think it’d be difficult for me to come up with content whereas the well has run relatively dry on mental health for me (and I’ve been hemorrhaging followers, actually).

So I think that’s the conclusion I’ve come up with after talking about wanting to change up my blog a few weeks ago. This one will stay personal and will likely consist of my daily musings so if you enjoy reading that, good news. I’ll have the other blog set up today, I’ve learned putting something on a list to do “tomorrow” never happens, haha.

Also I’m on a bit of a streak right now, that’s refreshing!

13 thoughts on “Blog Specialization?

  1. I maintain the same style of blog posts while still allowing flexibility for various subjects. I would get bored if I had to specialize. People change, and just like blogs and writing style.

    One thing I don’t recommend is having more than one blog. I see bloggers jump around from one thing to the next, rather than stick to one blog and work towards perfecting their craft. I think if you were to incorporate music into this blog that you have, you would have more time to master your blogging style/craft. No, we wouldn’t think it would be weird if you have a second devotee to your music! 🤗

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    1. If you have a second topic devoted to your music.*** I know my comment deviates from what everyone else is saying, but I really think that you have something good going on with the blog that you currently have. Perhaps make a separate page for your music within your blog?

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      1. There are pages and blog posts. I keep recipes under a page tab but page tabs won’t appear under the WP Reader unless you add a link to your page on a blog post.

        For example, I keep recipes, drinks, poetry, and college-related stuff under separate pages. This allows me to expand on various topics while keeping one blog. 🤗

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      2. Interesting, thank you for letting me know! I very rarely actually go to someone’s page and rely on the reader. Lol. I do have a website though which also uses WordPress that I should do that on for sure.

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  2. I post everything into one blog, it’s just my life and all of the things I am interested in. But I see a difference in reads and follows, majority is from the mental health community. It’s not that easy to incorporate all into one blog. I find Hilary’s answer a good one, to try a different page tab for different interests.

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  3. I like the idea of having a bit of separation between your main blog and a music one, but agree that more than that may be a bit tough to handle. I guess as time goes on and as you grow as a person you find you want to write about different things and I think it is totally okay to branch out a little within your own blog! I have evolved from solely focusing on my ED and recovery to things that happen in my daily life that I want to address, and I don’t think it’s changed the feel of my blog as a whole much! (I hope) ! Keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

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