Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year - New Blogging Resolution

Gerard ter Borch d. J. 001I am resolving to post more on my blogs in 2011. I really want to build this into something really useful. I want to expand my product reviews and giveaways, and I hope that I can get the support of businesses. PR Welcome!

You may have noticed that I have a new look and a new title to go with this resolution. The name has changed from Musings to Rhyme Schemes and Daydreams. I chose the Musings name when I first started the blog several years ago. I hadn't been to many blogs at that time, I wasn't sure what I was even going to do with this other than try to create a non-private personal journal. Now, I have visited dozens if not hundreds of blogs and I have a better idea of what I want to do with it. I never really liked Musings; it's kind of dull, actually. I wish I had put more thought into it when I first started because I had a great notion only to find that it was so great, someone else is already using it. C'est la vie.

Rhyme Schemes and Daydreams alludes to my love of writing and my tendency to "imagine the possibilities," aka daydream.

I have two other blogs, and I'm trying to decide if I should pull them all together or continue to maintain them separately.

A few years ago, I started my Hurricane Safety blog with the intent of providing tips to people who might need to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane. At the time, I was really frustrated that after a couple of really busy and devastating storm seasons, people here on the Gulf Coast, at least in my part of it, seemed to be blasé about preparedness. It also provides a quick reference for me to find supply lists and phone numbers. Of late, I have expanded it to include some other safety information, such as home fire prevention and readiness.

More recently I started Crazy Kitty Chick. My intention was to post cat-related articles, personal stories as well as information found online, reviews of products, ideas for DIY projects, and that sort of thing. I pretty quickly broke my own rule and included some non-cat content. If I maintain that site as a separate blog, and I'm going to do that for now, I will probably move those non-cat posts over to this one.

What do you think? Do you like the new look of this site and what you're reading here? Should I keep all three separate sites or try to merge any or all of them? Are you a blogger? I would love to hear your success stories and whether or not you've ever faced a decision about maintaining multiple sites. I've also been trying to convince my husband to blog about the things he's interested in. I keep giving him ideas. Have you been able to convince someone else to take up the task? Do tell!

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