At first the blog seemed benign. An innocuous presence in the peaceful blog community, the blog stopped in daily to chat about this or that with a congenial group of visitors. The other bloggers became comfortable with the blog and became friends.
And then one day, quietly, the solitary blog spawned a new blog, subdividing like a traitorous amoeba under the apprehensive eyes watching through a microscope. Some of the other bloggers grimaced with suspicion, while others calmly accepted the new blog on the block. The division passed as the new blog settled into the digital domain
But then an insidious thing occurred. Like a mad scientist working in his lab, the blog owner created another and another blog. They kept coming uncontrollably. This demented blogger had surely lost his mind and allowed his blog to go out of control.
Okay, it's really not all that bad. It's true that I have started some new blogs and anyone is perfectly welcome to view them, but I will totally understand if you think it's too much and choose not to. This is my little bit of experimentation and you can certainly choose to ignore it. I know I have done this in many cases where I have run across multiple blogs under one blogger's umbrella.
I find it annoying when I go to a blogger profile to find a list of blogs and I don't know which is which. As I have indicated in the past, I will sometimes just turn around and leave rather than try to figure out which blog is the main blog or the blog that pertains to my interests. I hope that I have not done that.
On my profile page I link Tossing It Out as my webpage. In my about me bio I have left a description of each blog in order to guide visitors to the blog that might be of greatest interest to them. Tossing It Out will continue to be my primary blog. As a rule, I will only post once a week on the other blogs unless some event--like the A to Z Challenge--makes more posting appropriate.
This is only my experiment. Do not be alarmed. I have been in my laboratory testing with blog ideas that suit me and now I've put them into operation. There are no devious plans afoot here, only my curiosity to see what works and what doesn't. After all, I am a blog scientist and the science of blogging is one of my fields of interest.
Now let me introduce you to my new blogs:
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Blog is one that many of you have already met and some are now following. I would recommend that anyone who has any interest in the A to Z Challenge follow this blog for updates and information about the Challenge.
A Faraway View is a blog about dreams, subconscious mind, and creative mental processes. This is currently my pet project. This blog features the imaginative art of Ada Zdanowicz. Be sure to watch for a special guest post from Yvonne Lewis of Welcome to My World of Poetry on November 10.
A Few Words: Ecclesiastes 5:2 is contemplative Sunday blog that will focus on selected verses of Psalms. It's similar to my early Bible study posts except with much shorter entries.
Wrote By Rote is a blog about writing memoirs and will include various life stories about me and others. I hope to get a lot of guest posts on this one. This one could turn into a real focus of attention for me eventually.
There you have it. I guess that has me back at seven days a week again, but I will be making a real effort at producing mostly shorter posts. Don't feel any obligation to keep up with all of these because I completely understand if you don't. However, I would appreciate seeing your happy little heads smiling back at me from each of these if you would be willing to follow--you know to make the follow box look good. But only read what interests you--I know you have a lot of other blogs to read.
Like I've already said, this is my little blogging experiment. I felt it might be better to expand into more blogs than more posts on Tossing It Out. I've been that route before. I heartily welcome and strongly encourage guest posts from anyone who has something of interest on any of these topics.
Finally I want to extend a big thanks to Alex J Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish for their immensely successful Pay It Forward blogfest. I do hope some of you will still check out the blogs I recommended--they are very good ones. And if you missed my guest post on Friday please be sure to visit So You Want To Be A Writer? and leave a comment.
Have I overdone it with the blogs? Have I made it clear about which blog is the main blog to visit? If you have multiple blogs, how has it worked for you?