I’ve been thinking about my blog lately and how it has pretty much shifted from its original purpose. I’ve also realised the flaws in how I set things up, such as the tags and categories. I foresee having to go back and edit quite a few things!
I thought about setting up a second blog more specific to our life as a home educating family where I could also have a bit of a personal record for myself. The problem with this scenario is that I’ve had multiple blogs before and I don’t really have the time or mojo to work on more than one blog. Also, I foresee a lot of duplication with two blogs. For instance, I really like including photos of our adventures here on Veganopoulous, but those same adventures would be included on a second blog, which seems an unwise use of my limited time.
So I’ve decided to just stick with the one blog and make some changes. I’ll still have what my readers are used to, like the vegan stuff (yes I know, I was supposed to be veganising Greek recipes but I get too distracted by amazing recipes on other blogs and my new cookbooks!) and my cooking flops. But I’ll also be blogging about home ed related stuff and probably more about family/life stuff. Currently I have home ed related posts listed under the ‘Homeschooling’ category. I’m not that much of a brainiac with WordPress and readers but this is the feed URL for the Homeschooling category: http://veganopoulous.wordpress.com/category/homeschooling/feed/ Hopefully you can plug that in to your reader and be subscribed to that category, if that’s the only category you’re interested in reading here :)
Truthfully, I did set up the second blog yesterday and made a couple of posts but hadn’t yet mentioned the blog anywhere. Then I got three followers, each one of those standard spam-like profiles, where clearly they have no interest in the actual content of my blog. To be honest I found that creepy so I’ve deleted the very short lived second blog.
I realise my blog’s changes may not be for everyone reading! I have followers for the vegan side and then I have followers for the home ed side, then I have followers who are vegan homeschoolers! So I’d like to have something for everyone but still not bore readers with stuff they’re not interested in :)
I don’t like to give too much away about our family life, so that side of things will still have the privacy concerns, like the photos of us with heads cut off or books in front of our faces. But I have had some questions asked about our homeschooling life and people asking me to blog more about it. It’s fun getting questions from homeschoolers overseas about life as a home ed family in Australia.
Unfortunately I have also had some negative comments on this blog when I’ve made homeschool related posts (YES IT IS LEGAL IN AUSTRALIAAAAARGHGHGH please don’t tell me it isn’t as the Australian Government will also disagree with you there!) so comments will still have to be approved. Mmmkay? It is a little stressful getting silly comments in real life and I don’t want to have to deal with them in my ‘safe space’ blog, especially as this is our family life and we make the decisions that are best for us.
I hope my readers will stick around with these changes! I will try to strike a balance between themes and please feel free to skip the bits that don’t interest you.
Okay, time to go and get cracking on some music history lessons for the kids. Which in my house is a fancy way of saying it’s time to put on some ABBA.