Specifically I am talking about drawing the line between business and personal blogging. I originally started this blog as a way of sharing more of my plush creatures and telling stories about what they get up to while they wait for someone to liberate them from my shop. I let it lie dormant for quite some time and then I resurrected it by adding in my 2 other Etsy shops and writing about all my different creative projects and creations.
In the past few months I have been doing more online courses and a current one, Unravelling, has really made me think about sharing a bit more of myself with the world. I woudl like to create a sort of personal journal on a blog, where I write a bit about what is going on in my world (and my head!), and hopefully connecting a bit more with others. Now, here is the question - does that fit with this generally rather light-hearted blog or should I start a completely new one? Do you, the readers, want to read about the adventures of the 365 Scientist followed by my anxieties or worries on body image for example?
Also, just how personal do I want to get when people can see who I am? I would feel more comfortable blogging anonymously about such things - I don't want people to connect my fun toys with a person talking about sadder things, and I don't want to accidentally offend anyone who actually knows me in real life.
There is also the question of how to gain any readers and followers of a new and personal blog - I would feel disheartened at talking online pretty much to myself, and can't connect with followers I already have if I want to be anonymous - aaaggghhhh!
I would love some knowledge from anyone who writes a personal blog, or who mixes personal and business successfully.
Thanks for reading this post even though there is only one picture and lots of my ramblings!!