New Things for the New Year

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photo credit: Mexicanwave via photopin cc

After several years of trying to maintain 5 blogs in the Earthformed Network I’ve decided to reign in my writing responsibilities for the coming new year. We Are Earthformed has always been the flagship, my baby, because it was the first. You’ll notice little by little that the content from Casa Guanajuato Reviews, La Comida De Mi Vida and Dig The Earth will become part of this blog. Each content stream will be maintained as a themed column of this blog, but you won’t have to travel back and forth throughout the blogosphere to find them like you did before.

This has not been an easy decision. It’s going to take a lot of work. In the end though it will add to a more rounded content complement for this blog and it will be easier to fit articles of all types and topics into what is to be more of a magazine or newspaper type of layout. I hope you enjoy this change and find the additional content inviting.

As always you’ll be able to find giveaways, family friendly product reviews, recipes and cooking ideas, and gardening articles. I believe it will be easier to focus on my writing since I’ll be reducing redundancy of maintenance and marketing tasks. Even though I’ve been blogging for several years it wasn’t until this year that I realized how exhausting and sometimes tedious the job of promotion can be. I know for sure this is one reason some of my blogs, and other offline tasks, were neglected.

Are there topics you’d like to read about? What is your passion?

26 comments for “New Things for the New Year

  1. January 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I always like recipes on blogs, easy family friendly ones are what I gravitate toward generally.

  2. January 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Yay for streamlining. Happy 2014!

  3. January 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Maintaining multiple blogs/sites is a huge endeavor I also struggle with! I understand and wish you much success!

  4. January 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I love anything homemaking! Recipes, reviews, crafts. Oh, and giveaways are always nice too! 🙂

  5. January 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I like to read a little bit of everything. I am passionate about recipes, though. 🙂

  6. January 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Comment *Looks like you have some fun things planned for this year!

  7. Audrey at Barking Mad!
    January 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I don’t know how people with multiple blogs balance it all . . . it’s not something I have the coordination or patience for, so I give you major props for having multiple platforms for so long.

    WHile I’m becoming more and more interested in cooking and crafting blogs, my mainstay is the storyteller – like myself. I love it when a writer can roll a product review into a story as well. 🙂

  8. January 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I love how-tos, crafts, recipes, and personal stories the best.

  9. January 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I am passionate about crafts and DIY projects.

  10. January 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Best of luck with your updates and changes! A new year is a great time to start anew!

  11. January 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Change is always so exciting! I can’t imagine trying to juggle 5 separate blogs, when do you sleep?!

  12. Beth @ Musing Mainiac
    January 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I like recipes and easy craft projects!
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  13. January 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I love reading about reading books lately! But blog-wise anything related to low carb food

  14. January 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    You can do it! I am passionate about so much – but I anything kid-friendly is so great!

  15. January 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    You are right, promoting is tedious and I’m not sure if I could handle that many blogs! I actually started a second one but it pretty much sits idle because I just don’t have the time for it. Good luck!

  16. January 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Blogging should be enjoyable – not stressful.

    Reigning in and re-organising sounds like the perfect solution. I look forward to seeing more variation here!

  17. January 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I couldn’t imagine trying to maintain 5 blogs, so making them one seems to be appropriate for me anyways. I’m all about kid-friendly and food:)

  18. January 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    This will also be revamping my blog this year. My blog is a mix of Family, Health and Lifestyle. I have been stuck in regards to providing new content for my readers, which has left me doing mostly reviews and sponsored posts. I feel I could do so much better with my blog for my readers. I also make handmade jewelry and had moved that to another blog, which has now been neglected. In addition I lost a a lot of my audience with that move. I need to bring that back and incorporate it somehow. Since it is part of me, why keep it separate.

  19. January 3, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Maybe more work initially, but in the long run it will be less work for you. You won’t have to travel to a ton of different sites either! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  20. January 3, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Baking is my big passion followed by anything artsy or creative.

  21. January 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I’m excited to see how you’ll incorporate all the different topics. I like to read a bit of everything.

  22. January 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Good luck with the change. I rebranded and changed my blog recently and I have to say it has been very freeing and the best decision.

  23. January 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve been reevaluating and “remodeling” my blog for this year, too. But I’m breaking it into two sites, instead of merging several together..

    • January 7, 2014 at 9:56 am

      That is what I did several years ago. At least yours is into 2 and not 5 like I did. I hope your change goes well!

  24. February 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I love reading (and writing) personal stories but often struggle to find the time. I can’t imagine running FIVE blogs!

  25. February 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Good luck with the merger!

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