WEEKEND POTPOURRI — THE VANISHING BLOGS — JUNE 24

TGIF!!

Good morning…and welcome to another edition of my obsessive blog changes.

If you have been following my journey for awhile, you know that I’ve had as many as twenty blogs.  Yes, I know it’s like a disease.  But the fun was in creating, maintaining, and changing them up.

But all fun has its limits, doesn’t it?  So I reduced the number to fourteen for awhile by merging a few of them.

The other day I was having coffee with a friend who listened while I moaned about the number of my blogs (this theme shows up in my newest WIP called Defining Moments!); and when I went on to lament that there were none that I could actually give up, especially the five sites dedicated to my published novels, she simply said:  “You could add pages for them to another blog.”

Yes!  I’d done that before, when merging a few of the sites.  Here’s the whole story of my mergers and acquisitions (LOL) at My Blogging Journey.

But to stay on track…this simple little decision was a lot more complicated than I had imagined it would be.  Yes, setting up the pages was relatively easy.

Then I had to move reviews to other sites—you may have seen a whole potpourri of reviews appearing on Facebook—and next I had to change all the links on my books read/purchased/challenges, etc.

As I thought about all the possible ways that links could end up being “dead” in various posts, you could hear me making the expletives shown above…and then I decided that I could only do so much.

But what is the lesson I learned here?  Oh, yeah…be careful what you begin, because you never know how winding the pathway may become….

I think I’m finished…for now.  But if you go to any of my older posts, with links to reviews, and the “this blog no longer exists” message appears…well, that’s why!

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6 thoughts on “WEEKEND POTPOURRI — THE VANISHING BLOGS — JUNE 24

  1. I don’t know how you do it Laurel-Rain, managing all those blogs.
    I have enough work managing one.

    I agree with you that you never know what it might become. My little book blog is not so little now 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    carol

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