Anyway, I recently started a blog. My intention is to chronicle my journey through personal development, becoming healthier/happier, into the online business world and beyond. Recently, a series of posts I was doing began going off on a tangent that I didn't intend. This caused me to stray from the core mission for my blog, and I started wondering if I should start a whole new blog about the "tangent topic."
This experience led me to consider possibilities for many other auxiliary topics for blogs. These auxiliary topics have much more potential for money-making than my initial blog, which has started basically as a "diary" about me. Originally, I thought of creating a "www (dot) example (dot) com (slash) subsection" on my blog for the side-topic, thereby removing the off-topic posts from my main site, but leaving them visible to those who want to read them.
Long story short (yeah, right), my question is this: What are your thoughts about creating a central blog-the "tree trunk" for my business-and then branching off with other blogs? In my example, the diary blog would be the trunk, and I could create a blog about music, one about TV, one about movies, and one about books. Basically, should I attribute them all to myself, connect them all and cross-promote for myself? Or should I treat them all as separate entities and keep them at a distance from each other?
I'm not really sure what my endgame vision is here, and that's part of my problem. I'm not sure how I feel about branding ME, versus branding my companies. If I did it this way, I suppose I would be the main catalyst through which all my traffic flows to the other blogs (at least in the beginning).
If anyone would be willing to chat with me one-on-one about this, please PM me. It's a difficult conversation to have this way, but I'm desperate to get these issues worked out in my head so I can move forward with my project(s).
Thanks for reading!