Should I start another blog?

by Ginger on April 24, 2009

in Blogging & Social Media, Oh Baby!

I’ve been thinking about my blog here for a while, and where it’s going (or not going as the case may be). I’ve had RambleRamble for about 8-9 months now, and things around here have definitely changed. Some of those things I hope to remedy soon (I swear I’m going to get back to photography, I swear it!), but there’s no doubt that other things are probably going to be different for good.

Here’s the thing. When I announced that I was pregnant, I said I probably wouldn’t post about said pregnancy all the time–that’s never what RambleRamble was meant to be when I started it up. But as this strange little incubation continues, I’ve got lots and lots of thoughts on pregnancy, having a kid, how my life is changing, etc, ect. But I’m still not sure that this is the place for it, or that you RambleRamble readers want to hear about it. So….

I’m considering getting another blog, one that would house all the pregnancy nonsense (and eventually kid nonsense). That would allow me to leave RambleRamble for my photography (I swear it’s coming back!!), random lists, silly thoughts, etc. Plus, that way those of you who aren’t into the whole pregnancy thing don’t have to keep hearing about it.

Of course, here’s where everyone can stop and laugh hysterically, thinking “um, Ginger if you’re barely keeping up with this blog, what in the HELL do you think you’re going to do with two?”. Trust me, I get it. That’s why I’m asking for your opinion on this.

There’s a nifty little poll down below asking you whether you want all the babyness around here to go, or if you don’t mind it staying. Be aware that if it stays, the pregnancy posts will probably increase in frequency. Be aware that if it goes, posting around here will probably continue to be at the current 2-3 times a week rate.

I know I’ve lost lots of readers over the past few months due to the slow posting and absolutely terrible commenting I’ve been doing, but if you’re still around and reading, I’d really love your input. RSS feed readers, please, just this once click on over and vote in this quick (super quick) poll. Do you hate the baby stuff? Do you not mind it? Let me know!

Elizabeth April 24, 2009 at 10:38 am

I definitely love hearing about baby stuff! It’s such an exciting time, and as for photography, who do you think your biggest subject is going to be? It totally ties in!

Elizabeth´s last blog post..A special message from the pups

belle April 24, 2009 at 10:42 am

I like the babyness, personally. I mean, for the first time in your life, you have a tiny human GROWING INSIDE OF YOU. That is a totally new experience and I can completely understand wanting to document it. I would.

I see no reason mixing baby stuff in with the other stuff Dooce-style. I think we’d love to share the pregnancy experience with you; and we’d love to be here to listen to the other stuff, and maybe help you feel like your own person again when you start getting tired of being just mommy and not feeling like you have your own identity anymore 😉

Allison Blass April 24, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I just wrote a post about this kind of thing on my blog called “I’m not a box.” Basically, it’s a post version of a comment I would leave here. At the end of the day, the blog should be about what you want to write about, and it can be a mix of things. Nobody said that you have to write about just one thing, and usually people like to get to know many facets of the person they are reading – that is, unless the person is writing a very specific topical blog, like personal finance or marketing or whatever, in that case, personal stuff would probably be left to a minimum.

I call this new kind of blog a “life-blog.” Life-blogs are about anything and everything that you are, and you shouldn’t be ashamed to share what you’re proud of.

Allison Blass´s last blog post..Friday Fun: Tribeca Film Festival and I’m Coming To Minneapolis!!!

Kat Argonza | Tough Girl 101 April 25, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Mix and match, that works too.

Kat Argonza | Tough Girl 101´s last blog post..Attack of the Stage 5 Clinger

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