I’ve been revamping my blog since I started writing again after my summer hiatus. A tweak here. A small change there. A new format. A new look.
I have two blogs. One where I showcase my amateur photography skills. Another to write musings and to detail my observances on any given day. I’ve been thinking about combining the two. In the long run it might be simpler. One place for readers to visit instead of two. Only one notification going out to email subscribers, not multiple. It might be simpler keeping up with my blog if I only had one domain to maintain. Not to mention one yearly domain fee to pay. The fee is just a small price to pay tho to have a creative outlet and space of my own for an entire year. And as Clark always says, why pay for one blog when you can pay for two – *sarcasm* – he says he thinks I seem to think there’s a money tree in the backyard. I say it’s not easy being married to a high maintenance woman. That usually earns me a smile and shake of his head.
Ok. Full disclosure. In all honesty, I have three domains and three blogs. (Are you reading this, Clark? Why would I pay for one blog when I can pay for three. *wink*) My third blog is private at this time. I’m not ready for the big reveal yet. I can share with you tho that it’s content is the likes of which I have never seen yet on any blogging venue. Anywhere. When the idea hit me, it was like winning the lottery! Or, hitting the jackpot! It’s a million dollar idea and I’m sure publishing houses everywhere are going to be clamoring on my doorstep to sign a book deal with me to have exclusive rights to my million dollar blog. Move over Human’s of New York – there’s a new kid in town. (Have I peeked your curiosity? Good. Sit tight and be patient.)
So, back to my original point. Is it easier to combine all areas of creativity and simply cram them into one combined blog? Or, Is it confusing to your audience if you combine different genre’s into one’s creative outlet just to save time and a few pennies? Is simpler really better?
Confucius said – “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Leonardo da Vinci said – “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Pete Seeger says – “Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.”
Well, darn it, I’m sophisticated. And, genius! I’m able to scale things back and simplify just as well as the next Joe Schmoe. I don’t need to ‘have it all.’ After all, isn’t it the simple things in life that reap the best rewards and make us happiest?
- the first snowfall of winter
- a warm meal
- laughter with friends
- a good book
- holding the hand of someone you love
- a sunny day
Simplicity. I do believe it’s best when applied to certain situations and circumstances. Like perhaps, a blog. It can’t hurt to try. Right? So, for now, possibly temporary or possibly not, I will experiment and continue to tweak my blog. This month concentrating on consolidation and simplicity. It may just work out well to scale back on the double domains (triple – if you count my super secret private blog!) It will be like a grab bag for my readers. When you get a notice of a new posting, you’ll not know what to expect until you follow the link. It will be like a treasure hunt! And, who doesn’t love finding a treasure?
Simplicity – It does a body good. Keep it simple, my friends